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Old 03-23-2014, 12:46 AM   #51
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A good gun for a good price is the Stoeger model 8040 "Cougar".
A .40 made by Stoeger that is identical to a Beretta Cougar. 11+1 capacity, 3.62" barrel, DA/SA hybrid. Accuracy is great as a result of the rotating barrel lockup feature. Price is about $400 to $450.
All metal, "Bruniton" finish. I've had one for 5 years, shoot it often, no trouble.

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A good gun for a good price is the Stoeger model 8040 "Cougar".
A .40 made by Stoeger that is identical to a Beretta Cougar. 11+1 capacity, 3.62" barrel, DA/SA hybrid. Accuracy is great as a result of the rotating barrel lockup feature. Price is about $400 to $450.
All metal, "Bruniton" finish. I've had one for 5 years, shoot it often, no trouble.
The shops near me are all pretty similar in what they carry, and most stick to the "staples". Low priced guns are usually Hi-Point, maybe the odd Witness, or surplus guns. Then you get into the more intermediate, Taurus, XD, Glock, Charter Arms, and Ruger guns, then they get into the pricier stuff like Beretta, Colt, Sig, H&K, Smith and Wesson revolvers. Only one shop has high end custom guns.

The shop I ordered the M&P through has some Lion Heart pistols, and RIA guns. But most of the shops lack the variety to stock Stoger, CZ, and other mid-range guns.
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Thanks for the reply, SSGN
It does make a big difference what is available in your local shops.
They have to make a profit, and they do that by selling the stuff they can afford to stock.

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Doc,

Just wanted to let you know I just left a LGS where I was able to hold and dry fire a GP100 Match Champion.

It has a beautiful trigger. I think I slightly prefer my older Smiths' triggers, but for a brand new gun, this was very nice. Like glass. And the action was very smooth.

I was impressed.

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I really enjoy shooting my Ruger SR40. Ruger is priced well and it's made in Arizona where I live so that's a plus for me.


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SSGN, glad you got something your happy with. I Was hoping you'd get the G100. We have 2 Ruger revolvers. The SP101 is my wife's Nightstand Gun, and we have my Dad's Custom Security Six 5" Bull Barrel. I want to get Her(MzGrn) the Match Champion if I can find it In Stainless...but the 4.2" Barrel would work out.....

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From what I'm finding out in research, the M&P .40 and .357 Sig are identical except the barrel since the Sig round is just a necked down .40.
They are. You can convert in either direction with a drop-in barrel. Every company that offers a 357sig simply stocks it with their factory 40sw mags (even if stamped otherwise).

So for those in the know-- how much is an extra M&P barrel?

I have a G23. Bought in part because I knew I could get a 357sig Lone Wolf barrel for about $100...whereas many other manufacturer's would cost twice that much to convert.
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They are. You can convert in either direction with a drop-in barrel. Every company that offers a 357sig simply stocks it with their factory 40sw mags (even if stamped otherwise).

So for those in the know-- how much is an extra M&P barrel?

I have a G23. Bought in part because I knew I could get a 357sig Lone Wolf barrel for about $100...whereas many other manufacturer's would cost twice that much to convert.
I saw that Midway offered a S&W factory .357 Sig barrel for the M&P for $77 but they are out of stock. Storm Lake barrels were running $150ish. That's as far as my research has lead so far.
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They are. You can convert in either direction with a drop-in barrel. Every company that offers a 357sig simply stocks it with their factory 40sw mags (even if stamped otherwise).



So for those in the know-- how much is an extra M&P barrel?



I have a G23. Bought in part because I knew I could get a 357sig Lone Wolf barrel for about $100...whereas many other manufacturer's would cost twice that much to convert.

A secret to the M&P series. If you have the M&P .40, you can use the factory 9mm and .357 sig barrels for the conversion. There are dozens of reviews online of people doing this.


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I have shot Glocks with the lone wolf kits in them. Balance is an issue for Glock in the stock configuration. You add more weight to the top of a Glock I would rather shoot a hi point. If you are buying a conversion kit you wanted a 9mm anyway. Why not just get a 9mm? It's not like you are going to find any more $8 a box 9mm ammo.
Huh? I have a G20 with a Lone Wolf barrel in .40 and have no idea about this "kit" you are referring to or any change in balance. Using the same springs and mags as the 10. So far I have had no issues with the pistol as a .40
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The M&P came into the shop, so I picked it up. Also been picking up a few loads to try. They had one box of Zombie Max left on the shelf and it was cheaper than the Critical Defense, even though they are the same round, so I picked it up.

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