So....Does anyone still shoot .40 ????

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So....Does anyone still shoot .40 ????

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Post by mikebass78 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:45 am

Just wondering....I see .40 Pistols around so much and for sooo cheap....

Is this a dying/dead round?

Thoughts????

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Post by n5wmk » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:49 am

Many law enforcement departments. Corinth and Little Elm both use Glock .40s. I believe Plano also. Not sure about other DFW PDs.
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Post by puma guy » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:59 am

Yes.
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Post by Jusme » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:08 am

It is still a very popular round. Before I bought my M&P 9 I fired the same gun in 40. I didn't care for it as much as the 9. I realize my limited test doesn't speak for all guns, in .40 cal, but it was just my personal preference.
I do agree that the number of used guns in .40 seem to outnumber those in 9mm, but I think that has more to do with the initial popularity, of that caliber, and the large numbers of those guns sold. The owners may have moved to other calibers, or just bought other guns in .40
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Post by WildBill » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:17 am

Jusme wrote:It is still a very popular round. Before I bought my M&P 9 I fired the same gun in 40. I didn't care for it as much as the 9. I realize my limited test doesn't speak for all guns, in .40 cal, but it was just my personal preference.
I do agree that the number of used guns in .40 seem to outnumber those in 9mm, but I think that has more to do with the initial popularity, of that caliber, and the large numbers of those guns sold. The owners may have moved to other calibers, or just bought other guns in .40
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Post by WTR » Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:16 pm

I love my .40.

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Post by stever1950 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:46 pm

I bought an SD40, one because I could afford it and two because I prefer larger calibers. After I put an APEX trigger and spring kit in it is a whole different shooter. I buy my ammo at Freedom Munitions for about 60% of store bought so I can afford to throw all I want down range. I don't find the flip to be much worse than my wife's compact 9 and I was used to shooting hot .357s so I am back on target quickly. However, when I buy my compact secondary gun it will probably be 9 just for capacity.
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:10 pm

I guess I was ahead of the curve when I got out from under .40 Cal a few years back when I sold off my USPc. :mrgreen:
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Post by ntexaschl » Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:12 pm

I frequently carry my Kahr MK40. It's a good compact big bore pistol.


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Post by parabelum » Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:27 pm

I think that with emergence of hot 9mm rounds, .40 is slowly drifting away. .45 folks will always love the big fat 230gr round, but those who love .40 will find much pleasure in higher capacity, lighter guns, with decent 9mm +p 147gr ammo.

Now I see that 10mm is coming back, with federal offering hot 180gr jsp rd, around 600 ft/lbs at 1200 ft/sec I think...
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Post by MP(Ret)95B » Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:32 pm

I have a .40 that I carry in warmer weather (Taurus PT140 G2). Lighter weapon for the summer months.
In the "winter" (Texas here), I either carry my Ruger P89 (9MM) or my P90 (.45). Like my .45....both the P89 & P90 are heavy weapons but solid platforms.
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Post by C-dub » Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:22 pm

I switched from .40 to .45 after shooting one of TAMs .45''s. I also didn't know about double stack .45's early on or I might have started with one of the Glocks. However, they didn't have the SF models back then and my hands aren't big enough for the regular ones.

The .40 was recommended to me by an LEO friend. As for round count, with my 21SF I only give up 2 rounds per mag and I think the .45 is easier to shoot than the .40.
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Post by jmorris » Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:29 pm

2 9mm, 2 .40s, 1 .45. Shoot & carry them all.
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Post by NotRPB » Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:04 pm

C-dub wrote:I switched from .40 to .45 after shooting one of TAMs .45''s. I also didn't know about double stack .45's early on or I might have started with one of the Glocks. However, they didn't have the SF models back then and my hands aren't big enough for the regular ones.

The .40 was recommended to me by an LEO friend. As for round count, with my 21SF I only give up 2 rounds per mag and I think the .45 is easier to shoot than the .40.
I had the 40 S&W all models of Glock and a Kahr, sold or traded them all ... I Almost bought a .41AE (Action Express) instead of 40S&W and it would have looked great next to my 8-track tapes, betamax and OS/2 computer operating system disks

After two friends, Officer Jeff Ginn and Officer Les Early were killed, I supplied several Pasadena Police Officers with Glock .40 guns (and some 870 shotguns, and some other weapons) to replace revolvers in the late 1980s/early 1990s a couple got used on duty defending lives..

I carry Glock Model 30S : about the size of a Glock 26, (smaller than a 19, slightly bigger than a 26/27 but holster fits) in .45, I carry loaded with Glock 21 mag +2 baseplate for 16 rounds of .45 (15+1) using Xgrip mag spacer and PearceGrip +2 base plate on the Glock 21 Magazine.
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Post by puma guy » Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:26 pm

jmorris wrote:2 9mm, 2 .40s, 1 .45. Shoot & carry them all.
Is that two on each side and one in the back? :lol:
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