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Old 07-29-2013, 10:11 PM   #21
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I didn't see any green font? Joke?
he wasn't joking. he also has called it a pansy round as well!
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he wasn't joking. he also has called it a pansy round as well!
Some guys just need a bigger caliber to compensate!
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Some guys just need a bigger caliber to compensate!
i agree, but didn't we invite him to come play with us and our 44 Magnums?
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This thead interests me cause i really heard many good things about the 40. Most were touting it as superior to the 9 in power. I really like the 40 myself and i have no issues with the recoil of the 40, and i am not a fan of huge recoil.

But just recently, i went with a friend who was trying to trade or sell a 40 and i was stunned by the disinterest by evryone.....i then realized the 40 has lost its luster for the moment.

Seemed to happen suddenly.......why has it fallen lately? Is it the rise in popularity of the 45?
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This thead interests me cause i really heard many good things about the 40. Most were touting it as superior to the 9 in power. I really like the 40 myself and i have no issues with the recoil of the 40, and i am not a fan of huge recoil.

But just recently, i went with a friend who was trying to trade or sell a 40 and i was stunned by the disinterest by evryone.....i then realized the 40 has lost its luster for the moment.

Seemed to happen suddenly.......why has it fallen lately? Is it the rise in popularity of the 45?
I'm not sure, but the fact that i can buy .40s by the 100 round pack at walmart when you can't find 9s or 45s makes me smile.
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I'm not sure, but the fact that i can buy .40s by the 100 round pack at walmart when you can't find 9s or 45s makes me smile.
I wish I could Glad someone can though.
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I'm not sure, but the fact that i can buy .40s by the 100 round pack at walmart when you can't find 9s or 45s makes me smile.
I bought 4 100 round boxes of Remington UMC JHP .40 for $40 each =)
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This thead interests me cause i really heard many good things about the 40. Most were touting it as superior to the 9 in power. I really like the 40 myself and i have no issues with the recoil of the 40, and i am not a fan of huge recoil.

But just recently, i went with a friend who was trying to trade or sell a 40 and i was stunned by the disinterest by evryone.....i then realized the 40 has lost its luster for the moment.

Seemed to happen suddenly.......why has it fallen lately? Is it the rise in popularity of the 45?
Some people just think they know everything, but know nothing. I have an old '94 Winchester SRC in 38-55. Most people that saw it knew nothing about it and told me to toss it for something modern. Well, I kept it and it had put meat on the table for the family of the individual who bought it new in the 1920's. I know that for a fact, cause I got it from his elderly son. It worked out damn good for me as well. That round was originally a popular bp round in the late 1800's and is very capable of taking a large elk. Today it's coming back and there are a number of custom gun makers chambering their rifles in that caliber. Those who told me to get rid of it knew nothing.

Revolvers were supposed to be dead and autos became the most sought after handguns out there. Well, look around now and see how revolvers are starting to show up more and more in your local gun dealers display cases, as well as being talked about on many gun forums. Maybe some younger people who believed all the crap they read in gun magazines are finally starting to get it. At least I hope so.

As far as I'm concerned and this is just my opinion, but the Colt SAA and 1911 share the thrown and always will regardless of what new guns they come out with. The .45 will always be king where bullets are concerned, but any round in the .40 caliber family, which also includes the .40S&W .41LC, 44-40, 44special, 44Russian, 44Henry, .44mag, .45mag, .45Schofield, .454Casull have always, by those in the know, been considered the man stoppers. Arguing about that is arguing with history.

I waited a long time before I got my G27, cause I pretty much stayed with the old faithful rounds, but at least in my case I am as confident when carrying my .40, as well as when I'm carrying my 9mm, or .45. People should make up their own minds as to what they want to carry. After all, in the end it's a decision that they'll have to live, or die with.

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Some people just think they know everything, but know nothing. I have an old '94 Winchester SRC in 38-55. Most people that saw it knew nothing about it and told me to toss it for something modern. Well, I kept it and it had put meat on the table for the family of the individual who bought it new in the 1920's. I know that for a fact, cause I got it from his elderly son. It worked out damn good for me as well. That round was originally a popular bp round in the late 1800's and is very capable of taking a large elk. Today it's coming back and there are a number of custom gun makers chambering their rifles in that caliber. Those who told me to get rid of it knew nothing.

Revolvers were supposed to be dead and autos became the most sought after handguns out there. Well, look around now and see how revolvers are starting to show up more and more in your local gun dealers display cases, as well as being talked about on many gun forums. Maybe some younger people who believed all the crap they read in gun magazines are finally starting to get it. At least I hope so.

As far as I'm concerned and this is just my opinion, but the Colt SAA and 1911 share the thrown and always will regardless of what new guns they come out with. The .45 will always be king where bullets are concerned, but any round in the .40 caliber family, which also includes the .40S&W .41LC, 44-40, 44special, 44Russian, 44Henry, .44mag, .45mag, .45Schofield, .454Casull have always, by those in the know, been considered the man stoppers. Arguing about that is arguing with history.

I waited a long time before I got my G27, cause I pretty much stayed with the old faithful rounds, but at least in my case I am as confident when carrying my .40, as well as when I'm carrying my 9mm, or .45. People should make up their own minds as to what they want to carry. After all, in the end it's a decision that they'll have to live, or die with.
Gunsmoke, if you want to toss that old wore out, antique and ancient M94 in 38-55, i'll be glad to take it off your hands!
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