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Ruger 4 16.00%
Smith & Wesson 6 24.00%
Glock 1 4.00%
Sig 7 28.00%
H&K 1 4.00%
Beretta 2 8.00%
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:17 AM   #1
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I am considering getting another .40 S&W handgun but I am not sure where to go so naturally I will ask all of you!

Here's the deal. I have three Glocks, all .40 cal. They are a G22, G22C and a G27. I have holsers for all of them and several accessories for the G22s (extra mags, after-market barrels, tritium sights, Laser-grip, etc, etc.,) and I just don't really care for them. The G27 is too damn small for my big hands and the G22s just don't appeal to me so much. I will probably retain one of them just because.... well, just because!!!

What should I narrow down the replacement to? I am a big Ruger fan, so that is on my list. I also have an S&W 4013- that is gonna go too (don't like it either) but maybe an M&P? Or Sig? Or what else do y'all think? I am posting a poll on this so please vote there and give your reasons why in your post.

I probably won't be pulling the trigger on this for several months, so there is plenty of time.

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I vote M&P...obviously. :-)

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I am considering getting another .40 S&W handgun but I am not sure where to go so naturally I will ask all of you!

Here's the deal. I have three Glocks, all .40 cal. They are a G22, G22C and a G27. I have holsers for all of them and several accessories for the G22s (extra mags, after-market barrels, tritium sights, Laser-grip, etc, etc.,) and I just don't really care for them. The G27 is too damn small for my big hands and the G22s just don't appeal to me so much. I will probably retain one of them just because.... well, just because!!!

What should I narrow down the replacement to? I am a big Ruger fan, so that is on my list. I also have an S&W 4013- that is gonna go too (don't like it either) but maybe an M&P? Or Sig? Or what else do y'all think? I am posting a poll on this so please vote there and give your reasons why in your post.

I probably won't be pulling the trigger on this for several months, so there is plenty of time.
man, oh man Vikingdad! there's lots of good choices in the 40 caliber markets! i am pretty sure you're going to get at least a hundred suggestions for pistols.

check out the SA XD and the XDm. i have the XDm40 and really like it. nice pistol and doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

the S & W MP line of pistols. another one i was giving heavy consideration to when i bought my XDm40.

the CZ pistols.

the Beretta pistols. several different ones to choose from. my favorite was the model 96. loved that one.
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I did fondle a Ruger LC40C today. I do like the Rugers. I have a .380 Beretta and a couple of .25 Berettas, a buddy of mine has a 92F, but I have not fired any of them in .40 cal. I don't really care for the Berettas I have fired.

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What do you plan to do with the gun?

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I really don't like the 4013 S&W and apparently nobody else did either because they have been discontinued. Really an awful gun IMO.

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I have been very happy with my Springfield XD and my cz. Time to find a range that rents.

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Once I get it narrowed down to three or four I will arrange to shoot those choices (rental or borrow from friends).
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Well I'm basically a S&W man through and through.

I own two 9mm M&Ps, one a compact and one a full size.

Absolutely love shooting them. They are hands down my favorite semi-autos I have ever fired (which includes: Glocks, Rugers, Taurus, Bersa, Berettas... could be more that I'm forgetting right now). They point naturally in my hand, have easily the best ergos, the trigger isn't terrible, especially in newer ones (my biggest problem with the trigger is the reset, but that gets less bad after 1k rounds or so). They are aesthetically much more appealing than a Block. They feel less bulky in my hands than a Ruger (SR series) or a Beretta 92 (even the Storm felt a little clunky).

S&W has a great warranty and they put out quality products to boot.

BUT. You can't really go wrong with any of the choices in your poll. Every single company listed produces quality firearms.

My only other recommendation is to make the most of the 10 round limit. For example, it might just upset you to get a full sized M&P and miss out on the possible five additional rounds, whereas the compact size has exactly 10 round capacity. So you wouldn't be missing anything by being in Kalifornia, in that regard.

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