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Old 11-26-2013, 09:33 PM   #1
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I'm looking to buy a 40 s&w I just don't know what. It's gonna be mostly for plinking and SD. I'm just looking for some options that may become possibilities. any suggestions?

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Old 11-26-2013, 09:36 PM   #2
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I'm looking to buy a 40 s&w I just don't know what. It's gonna be mostly for plinking and SD. I'm just looking for some options that may become possibilities. any suggestions?
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Lots of good guns out there.

Sig, Springfield, Glock, Smith and Wesson, H&K are all good places to start. Find what fits you best and shoots best for you.

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This caliber ammo has a snappy recoil. Many will say it feels sharper than 45 ACP. Make your first gun an all steel one. More weight will mean easier control.

The Baby Desert Eagle is very similar to CZ 75 but easier to get in 40. It was my choice, and would be again. It has a military no BS look, feels heavy as a brick, and is truly built like a tank.

The discontinued all-steel police surplus S&W's are also excellent. Then the Browning Hi Power. It is a classic, but more expensive, and be sure to feel the trigger before you buy. Bottom line - steel. A Glock or an XD are very good also, but may take longer to adjust to, for some people never.

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A .40S&W seems an odd choice for plinking. But to each their own .

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I like the .40 for plinking...ammo is readily available and only a little more $ than 9mm.

I don't find the recoil snappy and I am a little recoil sensitive...though, my .40's include a Glock 35 and a S&W Pro Series...both competition models so I often wondered if there was some better recoil control technology at work. Yes, it does kick more than a 9mm, but for me it is not terribly noticeable like a .45 is.

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I'm looking to buy a 40 s&w I just don't know what. It's gonna be mostly for plinking and SD. I'm just looking for some options that may become possibilities. any suggestions?
I'm with SSGN Doc, there are many many brands of guns that shoot well, just go to a large box store with a larger selection, and find one that feels best in your hand.
If it doesn't point naturally for you to begin with, and fit and feel good in your hands, then marksmanship is an uphill battle.

Then decide if you like de-cockers, or safeties, or none of the above
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If you are gonna go with a all steel pistol then Sig is the way to go, IMO. Expensive? Yes. Reliable? Certainly. Look at the P229, good ergonomics and easy to find in the caliber.

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Full size 40S&W - you might look at the Glock 22. It's good for what you said. And don't forget the LE trade-in G22s for under $400. They have night sights, too.

But also handle the G23, it's just the right size.

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Thank you for all the suggestions. What do you Guys think of the m&p40

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