Hi-cap .40 S&W choices?


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Gannet
September 21, 2005, 05:06 PM
I'm interested in an autoloader in .40 S&W that carries more than 10 rounds in the magazine. I'm aware of the Springfield XD series and several Para Ordnance models.

What other makes and models should I be looking at?

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Old Dog
September 21, 2005, 05:29 PM
Go for the best. SIG P-226. 12 round capacity. Stellar reliability out of the box, well-deserved reputation for accuracy. Tremendous ergonomics.

shield20
September 21, 2005, 05:33 PM
Or SIG 229DAk - looks sweet!

Working Man
September 21, 2005, 05:33 PM
HK USP .40c 12+1, and IIRC, FS takes 13+1

I am rather happy with my HKs (.40c and .45FS).

HSMITH
September 21, 2005, 05:37 PM
STI Edge or Eagle. 17+1 with standard mags, 20+1 with basepads. 1911 type platform, light, accurate, and DEAD SEXY!!!!!!!!!!

dakotasin
September 21, 2005, 05:52 PM
sig 226 - 12
sig 229 - 12
beretta 96 - 12 (?)
hk usp - 12

that's all on the top of my head... there are variations on each, too... eg, sig 229, 229 dak, etc etc...

kirkcdl
September 21, 2005, 06:16 PM
Steyr M40... :D

45+
September 21, 2005, 06:22 PM
Glock 22 - 15+1
Glock 23 - 13+1

Excellent out-of-box reliability, good aftermarket options, many supply sources for mags, holsters, barrels, etc.

Good shootin'....

TheStook
September 21, 2005, 06:32 PM
SW40VE or SW40GVE. 14+1 and 15+1 mags are available.

Longbow
September 21, 2005, 09:52 PM
Glock 22 - 15+1
Glock 23 - 13+1

Excellent out-of-box reliability, good aftermarket options, many supply sources for mags, holsters, barrels, etc.

Good shootin'....

Ditto! ' got best finish out of the box too.

Major Beer
September 21, 2005, 09:58 PM
XD Tactical 40

12+1

if $ is no object, get a Sig. as far as Glock vs XD, that's your call. i got an XD only because it felt better in my hand. both are awesome shooters.

HSMITH
September 21, 2005, 11:07 PM
Really, can the average service pistols compare to these?

http://www.stiguns.com/guns/Eagle5/images/EagleWeb05_800w.jpg http://www.stiguns.com/guns/Edge/images/EdgeWeb05_800w.jpg

HSMITH
September 21, 2005, 11:09 PM
If you need a little more bling........

http://www.stiguns.com/guns/Executive/images/Executivetest1_800w.jpg

If you think you need a rail......http://www.stiguns.com/guns/Tactical/images/Tactical5web_800w.jpg

kngflp
September 21, 2005, 11:54 PM
Cz 75 12+1

Cueball
September 22, 2005, 12:02 AM
H&K USP... Mine has mag extenders giving me 15+1

meef
September 22, 2005, 01:10 AM
Taurus 24/7 - 15 + 1 rounds in a really nice, inexpensive (relatively - say $340 +/-) pistol.

Try it, you'll like it.

rgoudy1975
September 22, 2005, 01:20 AM
My XD holds 12+1 and shoots very well. I love it.

chopinbloc
September 22, 2005, 08:13 AM
glock. simple, reliable, way more accurate than any of us is likely to shoot in a fight for our lives. it won't need a billion trips to the gunsmith to coax it to work right.

used to be all against the glock then i bought one and i realized what a great platform it is. when you stop trying to have the latest, greatest, century old pistol and you put aside all the ninja fashion, glock is the workhorse that gets the job done. sure, sig and h&k are excellent pistols but they cost significantly more. the xd looks like a great pistol too, though i've never shot one. i've heard they worked the bugs out of the sigma and it works fine now. my buddy has one and hasn't ever had a problem, plus they're a little cheaper than a glock. me, i carry a model 23. i feel it is the perfect balance of power, capacity and size/weight. it also fits my hand well. the other nice thing about a glock is it's gonna be hard for some jackass da to make you look bad by your choice of weapon because of the number of police departments who issue them.

litework
September 22, 2005, 09:17 AM
HK USP and USP compact
Sig 229 and 226
Steyr (somewhat obscure)
Browning/FN Hi-Power
Springfield XD
Beretta 96 and CX4
Smith 4003 and 4006
Walther P99
Glock 22 and 23
CZ (Various Models)

These are off the shelf, higher capacity .40ís.
The USP Compact would be my personal choice.

P. Plainsman
September 22, 2005, 05:56 PM
How about a list of non-polymer hi-cap .40s?

CZ 75B;
the non-Sigma S&Ws;
the BHP;
Beretta 96;
SIG P226ST;

what else?

Oh, and the 1911-type .40s. By the way, those are some awfully big billboards on those STIs.

RyanM
September 22, 2005, 07:29 PM
Glock 22 or 23. You can even get 29 round mags (http://www.lonewolfdist.com/products.asp?prod=6&curRecIdx=21#) for them.

Gannet
September 22, 2005, 09:40 PM
Thanks for the replies. Lots of good suggestions.

chopinbloc
September 23, 2005, 05:29 AM
ryan, those sherer mags suck. i had one for my glock and it would fail about 2 or 3 times per mag. but i bought a couple extensions from these guys (http://www.arredondoaccessories.com/A_mag.cfm?#glock) haven't had a chance to try 'em yet but they came well recommended. it also makes sense that a 20 round column should work. 30 rounds of .40 is just too much to make a magazine reliable.

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