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Old 05-12-2012, 09:19 PM   #101
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Here's my 2 cents...I had a 40 for a number of years but never warmed up to the round. Didn't like the recoil but liked the power of the round. Since the advancements in 9mm ammunition I sold my 40 and have only 45s and 9mm now.
nothing wrong with that. some people just don't care for the 40 for various reasons and that's okay. i personally like the 40 and for me the recoil isn't bad. it is a little more snappy than the 9mm and even the 45, but nothing that would stop me from shooting it or carrying it. my biggest complaint with the 40 is the price of the ammo. but i have been giving a lot of thought as to adding a set of dies and start relaoding it with all the others i reload for.
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:11 PM   #102
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My big issue with the 40 is it's way more pop than I need, more expensive, and most likely in self defense ill be shooting without hearing protection.

Can't tell me even with adrenaline that isn't going to factor in a confined space.
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:33 PM   #103
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My big issue with the 40 is it's way more pop than I need, more expensive, and most likely in self defense ill be shooting without hearing protection.

Can't tell me even with adrenaline that isn't going to factor in a confined space.
that is quite possible. i know that every one of my 45 pistols sound different and that's using the same ammo in all three.
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:42 PM   #104
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axe55 & oblivion9 - you have a point, I was recently in a room when a 22 derringer went off - AD - and it scared the hell out of me. The sound was way out of proportion to the caliber. Buddy forgot about his hide away gun until we started to move him and it hit the floor. Lucky no one was hurt.
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My first handgun was a Ruger LC9. Ammo cheap for practice. Easy recoil. I shoot a 100 rounds of 22 and 10 round of 9mm x 19mm. A week. The 9mm ammo is $12.00 for 50 rounds which lasts me over a month. I keep a magazine at home with hollow points for protection. no regrets of its power.

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if not for scads of .45 acp brass, i'd have large frame(s) in.40s&w due to the amount of surplus brass available; it'd be 9mm for carry because .40's recoil more than i care for in small guns...but i'm old and wussy!
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I love the .40 s&w round. My Glock 22 has less recoil than my 9mm does. I guess I am phasing out the 9mm as it has become a range beater. I still carry the 9mm when fishing, camping and hiking though. Just because I dont care if it gets beat up a bit. Im not much of a balistics guy but I am confident in both rounds abilities.
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