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hegotahemi 12-29-2011 02:03 PM

whats a good .40 caliber handgun
In the market for a reliable .40 caliber handgun. I know glock is reliable any other manufacturers that I can look into.

Marlinman 12-29-2011 02:07 PM

S&w, sig saur, and ruger all make great guns. Just handle as many as you can. Shoot as many as possible. Find the one that suits your purpose best.

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ScottA 12-29-2011 03:10 PM

Any of the major manufacturers will produce guns that will shoot fine and you can give to your great-grandchildren some day. Most of selecting a handgun is how it feels to you.

My .40 is a Springfield XDm. But I would have no problem recommending to check out Ruger, Smith & Wesson, Sig Sauer, Beretta, a dozen others and yes even Glock (ugh).

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hegotahemi 12-29-2011 04:39 PM

I have a Ruger SR 9 and have shot a glock 23. I like the feel of the glock. I will try to rent other guns.

gollygee 12-29-2011 07:04 PM

The Bersa .40 was my first semi-auto & didn't need a "break-in". I haven't visited with a lot of Bersa .40 owners, as most seem to prefer the 9mm or .45ACP, but I don't hear about complaints with the .40 other than i'ts "snappy" recoil, compared to the .45ACP.

Mine is the Firestorm Mini. They no longer import the Firestorm rollmark except in .22 & .380. The Thunder Ultra Compact (UC) is the same pistol with cosmetic differences. The new "Pro" Thunders have polygonal rifling, loaded chamber indicator & accessory rail. They also offer it in the high capacity (HC) with 13+1 capacity, which may be my next Bersa.

Gh0zt36 12-29-2011 07:18 PM

Glock 20 with a lone wolf 10- .40 conv barrel :cool:

RevDerb 12-29-2011 07:19 PM

I just picked up a Ruger SR40c two weeks ago and love it. It fits my hand very well, shoots where I aim it, and eats everything that I feed it so far. Thanks for allowing me to brag.

Sniper03 12-29-2011 07:24 PM

If not the Glock as you stated I would seriously look into the Sigs! Maybe followed by the Springfield XD series. :)


locutus 12-29-2011 07:29 PM


Originally Posted by hegotahemi (Post 662055)
In the market for a reliable .40 caliber handgun. I know glock is reliable any other manufacturers that I can look into.

I have a Glock and a SIG-Saur P226. Both are excellent. I guess I prefer the SIG-Saur P226 because it's identical to the 9MM SIG P226 that I carry every day.:)

But actually, you can't go wrong with Glock, SIG, HK, Walther, S&W or Ruger.

The ergomonics of the Ruger would make it my last choice, but it's strong, safe, reliable, accurate and inexpensive.

Axxe55 12-29-2011 08:43 PM

i personally endorse the SA XDm40 because i have one and it shoots very well and fits my hand good. i almost bought the glock as i have shot them before and i do like them, but i like the XDm better. as much as i like my XDm, i would suggest try the XDm as a choice when looking for one that works for you and check out as many as possible. if you have a chance to test fire them, try out them out as every handgun will handle recoil differently. find what fits you and you will most likely enjoy it. good luck.

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