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

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

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Post by tomtexan » Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:30 pm

My nightstand gun is a S&W SD40 with a TLR-1 HL mounted to it.
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Re: So....Does anyone still shoot .40 ????

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Post by Liberty » Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:47 pm

It wasn't that long ago that 9mm was considered under powered, and .45 not enough ammo. The solution was the .40 cal. Along came a couple of ammo shortages, and .40 ammo got real scarce while 9mm. reputation and tests seemed to indicate that quality hollow point 9mm was indeed a decent self-defense round. Glock has come out with double stacked .45 ACP for those that want to make sure that their defensive load starts with a 4 and can have more than 7 or 8 rounds on tap. The reasons to buy a .40 have narrowed down.

There are a lot of .40s around people bought a lot of them. They are still good guns. But almost any new .40 cal gun today has a twin available in 9mm. More capacity, lighter recoil, more gun choices. cheaper range ammo, tend to make the decision to go 9mm easier
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Post by Syntyr » Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:48 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote: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:
I am with TAM on this one. I had a .40 HK USPC and I sold it. I then bought an HK P30 SK in 9mm. I also have an XDM in .45. I alternate carrying the two. I shot both of those bettet than the .40 USPC.
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Post by sbrawley » Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:54 pm

My EDC is the XD mod2 in 40.
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Post by John Galt » Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:13 pm

Yes, but not as much as the 9.


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Post by cmgee67 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:33 pm

I don't much like 40. I like 9 and 45. My carry gun is a M&P 45 Shield. I've never liked how 40 handled

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Post by yodajim » Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:57 pm

I have a Smith and Wesson MP in a 40 cal .
What I like about it is it takes Three barrels .
( three guns in one )
I have a Storm Lake 9mm conversion barrel and 9 mm mag to go with it
I've never had a problem shooting 9 mm with this barrel
I also purchased the 357 sig barrel for it also
The Sig barrel uses the 40 mag

The 357 Sig conversion is my personal favorite

So how ever your feeling that day you can just switch calibers

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Post by tbrown » Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:15 pm

There are still a few fans but the craze has passed. It's so unpopular since the election that my local Academy put the .40 Blazer Brass on clearance for $2.99 a box.

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Post by WTR » Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:20 pm

tbrown wrote:There are still a few fans but the craze has passed. It's so unpopular since the election that my local Academy put the .40 Blazer Brass on clearance for $2.99 a box.

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Post by patterson » Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:57 pm

I'll stick with 9mm and .45acp and if feel like carrying a wheel gun .357 magnum

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:40 pm

Syntyr wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote: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:
I am with TAM on this one. I had a .40 HK USPC and I sold it. I then bought an HK P30 SK in 9mm. I also have an XDM in .45. I alternate carrying the two. I shot both of those bettet than the .40 USPC.
BTW, I still think that the USPC is a very good pistol. I bought a .40 on the recommendation of a friend, and I never did get very good at shooting that caliber. I was REAL familiar with .45 ACP and reasonably familiar with 9mm at the time, and in hindsight, I should have bought a .45 or a 9mm. If I'd had a USP compact in either of those two calibers, I'd likely still own and carry it today.
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Post by o b juan » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:03 pm

O P
Are you Kidding ??

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Post by o b juan » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:03 pm

O P
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Post by aaangel » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:08 pm

still carry my glock 27 (since 06), most of the time.9+1 rounds in a regular mag and 15 rounds in a G22 spare mag. but now, my MP2.0 in 9mm is getting more and more carry time. 1000 rounds of tula ammo for $170 or so, gets me shooting every week! and yes as parabelum said, 9mm Luger +P Federal HST 147gr hollow point LE ammo is an awesome round! If it's good enough for the FBI.....well you know!
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Re: So....Does anyone still shoot .40 ????

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Post by EastTexasRancher » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:48 pm

Someone else posted the exact same "question" to a Facebook page this evening.

I'm also unsure of the correlation between caliber and price....

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