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I'm looking to buy a new handgun, not sure of what to buy. I'm certain of caliber I want a 40s&w, but the make not sure.
 

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Start buy informing us WHY or WHAT you want it for?
Have to ask-- Why are you certian you want a .40 :confused:
 

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Self defense, target, carry in vehicle, want a 40 because I don't care to much on the 9mm or 380.
Started out with the same thoughts. Shot various .45, .40 and wound up with a Sig P226 9mm.
 

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If you want to enjoy shooting I'd look at the .45ACP or the 9mm, NOT the .40 Small & Weak!
 

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I have a Sig p229. I love it. My dad has a sig sp2022 he loves it. One is all metal, one is polymer both shoot great and carry well.
Both can be found in .40cal.
You might also look at the p239 also available in .40cal
I had a friend who bought a H&K .40cal and then sold it off for a 9mm. It was just to expensive to shoot enough to get good with.

Go to a range where why you can rent guns to try and shoot everything you can get your hands on.

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I own a Ruger Sr40. I like it a lot. Shoots well, no issues, good recoil I guess. I've been looking at the Glock 27. It's a subcompact. I believe it holds 9+1
 

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SIG P226 would be my choice. If you get a .40 you can swap it out for a .357 SIG if you feel like shooting something with a higher velocity later on.
 

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no ranges or places to rent, then just start hitting the stores and trying out as many as you can to see which one feels the best in your hand. the one that feels the best is the one you are likely to hit accurately with.

go with the 9mm. cheaper by a long shot in regards to ammo cost. if you don't reload or can afford the ammo you will never be good shooting the 40. i own a 40, but it gets shot way less than the others right now until i get my reloading dies in for it.
 

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Glock 22 Xdm 40 or Ruger Sr20. All compact size with descent capacity. They all include trigger safeties ideal for carrying, although the Ruger and Springfield have additional safety features like Ruger: manual safety and Xdm: grip safety. Ruger would be your lowest priced at right around 400 and a hundred bucks more would get you the Glock or Springfield.
 

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canebrake said:
If you want to enjoy shooting I'd look at the .45ACP or the 9mm, NOT the .40 Small & Weak!
Hahaha yes!
 

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Like many others, 40sw takes a back seat to 9mm and 45acp for me as well. But if you're looking for a great 40sw, Bud's has the two-tone Sig P226 for $669. It's gonna be really tough to beat that gun at that price.

Most of the $400+ polymer options are also excellent guns.
 

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I have a M&P .40 and I absolutely love it...and you can buy the 9mm barrel from Smith and Wesson or some aftermarket vender and you could run 9mm during practice (to conserve some money).
 

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I would rather shoot my Glock 36 (45) than a Glock 23 (40). There are lots of smaller 45's available. Of the 40's I have shot (not many) the only one I liked was the Steyr M40.
 
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