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Old 03-12-2013, 01:58 AM   #51
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Take a look at .357 Sig caliber before you get a .40 caliber. It's a 9mm projectile on a .40 caliber brass. It's the choice of quite many LE agencies. I have two .357 Sigs (along with two 9mm's) and love 'em.

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Why would you want a .40 they are all plagued with being either under power for the weight of the gun or having a lot of muzzel jump and just ....lacking in general either get a .45 or stick with the 9mm...the .40 smith & wesson was created due to the fact that there are more female police officers out there and was targeted at police departments who primarily use .45 ACP as a carry weapon well its been 15 years and the 9mm has become the predominant handgun round in the universe.FYI i know alot of cops male and female they all hate the .40 s&w they either still carry .45 ACP or they carry a 9mm mall security guards don't even like them it was a nice idea that fizzeled out along time ago don't waste your money
Sir I must disagree. The 40S&W was the result of the infamous FBI shootout in Miami where several officers failed to neutralize 2 criminals with their .357 revolvers loaded with .38+P and 9mm pistols and were later shot themselves. Because of this incident, the FBI felt they needed a more powerful ammo.

That was the birth of the 10mm by a fellow by the name of Cooper and the Bren handgun. Unfortunately for them, they took a long time to put the caliber into the market. S&W saw the opportunity to make a round with the same diameter but shorter (and smaller primer) thus making the grip of the gun smaller. That was the birth of the .40S&W and had nothing to do with female police officers.
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Cant we all just agree to disagree, hug it out and blow some stuff up??

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Yes let us be back to blowing **** up
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My gripe with the 40 cal is I can get 357 ammo for the same price or less. If I am going to pay magnum prices for ammo I am going to buy a magnum pistol.

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My gripe with the 40 cal is I can get 357 ammo for the same price or less. If I am going to pay magnum prices for ammo I am going to buy a magnum pistol.
Idk where you're from but i pay $6-7 less per a box of .40 than 357. And no wheel guns for me
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Idk where you're from but i pay $6-7 less per a box of .40 than 357. And no wheel guns for me
I get Fiocchi 357 ammo even with the shortage for $18 for 50. I haven't seen any 40 cal ammo for $11 or $12 for 50. You must get a hell of a deal on ammo.
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Don't buy 40 at all go 45. 40 is the worst of both worlds
Your opinion, my experience shows that it doesn't give up much to a 45 ACP. The main reason I went with 40 S&W is that no 45 ACP ammo was available at the time I needed a firearm for CCW and now with even 40 S&W ammo next to impossible to get a hold of I'm very glad I went to that caliber because I stocked up with plenty of ammo at very decent prices. And as for "Snappy", it's never bothered me but then I started out shooting 44 mag single action revolvers so recoil never seemed to be a big deal for me.
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Take a look at .357 Sig caliber before you get a .40 caliber. It's a 9mm projectile on a .40 caliber brass. It's the choice of quite many LE agencies. I have two .357 Sigs (along with two 9mm's) and love 'em.
Here in the S.W. corner of Oregon almost all of the LEO's use 40 S&W, 357 Sig ammo is rare to be seen here. What's interesting is that my Cougar 40's magazines will take 357 Sig ammo so if I wanted to get a barrel in 357 Sig, if available, they would work.
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