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Old 10-01-2010, 08:15 PM   #11
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I have a 27 for ccw. I love it for what it is. I still want a 30 though.

Practice, practice, practice.


If you do have to use it, the recoil is fine. Chances are you won't rapid fire in a altercation, and take one shot to sway the bad guys decision. If that doesn't work you'll have plenty of time to re aim.


IMO when you reach for your small ccw it feels much better pulling a 27 than a 26 or any other 9mm.
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This thread is from 2007.

AndyGriffith, my nephew lives in your area; good luck with that.
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:03 AM   #13
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Default 40 or 45 what was your choice and why ?

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I went and shot Glock's yesterday. I'm interested in buying either a G27 or G30. I was a little rusty on semi-auto shooting. Haven't been in almost a month now. However I was able to group my .45 rounds much better than the .40 rounds. Recoil on the .45 was much less. I haven't shot .40 in a long time, I have a XD45 but I'm going to sell it.

This gun will be for conceal carry so thoughts on the variances in calibers and models would be helpful. Despite the grouping, which I'm sure with a little more practice I could accomplish with the .40 I couldn't tell much difference.
I googled 40 versus 45 and that is what led me to this site. I have a Glock 17 and need to purchase a smaller gun to conceal.
What was your choice ? The Glock, was it a Gen 3 or one of the new Gen 4s ?
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I own a G23 and love it. Even though eventually down the road, i will want a G21 but, does it really matter? i mean if i have a unwanted guess or a incident in the streets, i feel more than confident my 40 with hollows or hydra's will do the trick...hands down
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srsly? read the post dates folks!
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My 9mm +p is almost ballistically just as effective as a standard .40 round. I would either go 9mm +p/ +p+ or just go all the way to a .45. I am not a fan of the .40. Its kinda pointless...
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i like both . but i like the .45acp glock 21sf & 30sf better . but i am looking to get another glock 23 . that lil sucker rock`s !
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almost?? i highly doubt that its pointless. Both my unc and brother's department both uses .40 cal

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almost?? i highly doubt that its pointless. Both my unc and brother's department both uses .40 cal
All Austin LEO's are now carrying .40 cal as far as I know.

I too doubt it is pointless. While I wouldn't want to be hit by either, I believe the .40 still makes a bigger mess than a 9mm and that is the point. Same can be said going up to .45 vs .40. The trade off is mag capacity and .40 is a good compromise for some.
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I have a very vague recollection of the 10mm coming first. Supposedly it was going to be the new wonder-round for the FBI, but when it proved to be too much for many to handle, the scaled down version resulted in the .40 S&W. Like I said, it's a vague recollection and I could be way off base.

I like the .40 personally. I have a P94 and an M&P 40c. I won't deny that it is a snappy round, especially in a compact, but it is certainly manageable.
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