Originally Posted by Chase127
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.