Due to the moderate (high in CS:S and CS:GO) amount of damage and the stopping power this pistol cartridge has, the P228 and P250 is the weapon of choice at the beginning of each map.
The P228 can instantly kill players that are not wearinghelmets. in CS:GO, the P250 can instantly kill a player with a single headshot even if a helmet is worn.
Pistols that use the .357 SIG are good firearms for Terrorist players who have sufficiently skilled in scoring headshots that otherwise cannot be done with the Terrorist's 9mmpistol.
The .357 rounds are not effective at long ranges thus users should wield guns with this caliber for close to mid range combat only.
At longer ranges, it is recommended to crouch and burst-fire to maintain accuracy.
Since the amount of .357 rounds that the player can carry is low, avoid spraying bullets unless at close proximity, especially in CS:GO. The magazine size for most of these pistols are small and are not suitable for spraying bullets.