Looking an inexpensive .40


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wnycollector
April 26, 2008, 01:42 PM
I picked up a .40 S&W keltec sub2k a few months ago and really like it, now I want a .40 cal pistol to go along with it. It takes Glock 22 mags and that is where the problem starts for me...I hate the grip angle and trigger feel in glocks...so buying a Glock 22 is out. I'm mainly a revolver guy, but I do own 3 autos (SIG P6, P220 and P226). In a perfect world I would just pick up a CPO SIG in .40, but finances do not allow it.

I'm thinking of either a EAA witness or Ruger P944. I like the fact that the EAA can be converted to 10mm for ~$200 plus the CZ/Witness grip fits my hand like a glove. My favorite carry gun is a .357 Ruger Security Six snubbie...so I'm kind of partial to Ruger products.

Any other suggestions?

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DaleCooper51
April 26, 2008, 04:49 PM
If you are going to buy before the end of April, you might want to take a look at the Smith M&P .40. They have a $50 mail in rebate and will mail 2 additional magazines. I picked up the 9mm version last week. After the in-store sale and rebates it came out to $319.

I normally shoot DA revolver and find the trigger to work well for me. I don't do well with traditional DA/SA semi-autos.

Moonclip
April 26, 2008, 05:57 PM
I'd pass on the Ruger autos in .40S&W. Mine had very poor trigger pulls and poor accuracy though they were reliable. Maybe a used CZ75?

lee n. field
April 26, 2008, 10:33 PM
Any other suggestions?

XD.

brett30030
April 27, 2008, 12:12 PM
You can get used beretta 96 thru CDNN for cheap. I love mine.

ezypikns
April 27, 2008, 01:04 PM
Both around 300.00 and both really nice firearms.

wingman
April 27, 2008, 01:34 PM
I'm not a big 40 fan however I've owned and shot a number of them the best lost cost version is the CZ40B accurate and dependable, higher cost but excellent is the Browning hi power.

beemerphile
April 27, 2008, 02:46 PM
Cz75B SA.

RobertFBurnett
April 27, 2008, 02:47 PM
I'll +1 DaleCooper51's M&P Vote, for the price after rebate it is very hard to beat. Of course me and M&P don't get along, but thats more the fault of my shooting grip than the guns.

2nd would be SAXD, loved all the ones I've fired.

My $0.02

RFB

wnycollector
April 27, 2008, 04:42 PM
I went to a local gunshow today and I checked out a LOT of guns. The CZ40P has really piqued my interest!

MechAg94
April 27, 2008, 04:53 PM
Yesterday at a gun show, I saw some used S&W pistols in .40 S&W for about $300. I can't remember what they were. Some sort of almost-1911.

wingman
April 27, 2008, 10:04 PM
Yesterday at a gun show, I saw some used S&W pistols in .40 S&W for about $300. I can't remember what they were. Some sort of almost-1911.
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That is the CZ40B, grip is large then the 1911 but as I stated above accurate
and excellent overall, with reloads & commerical.

armoredman
April 27, 2008, 10:47 PM
CZ75 is avilable in 40 in the standard model, the all steel framed Compact 40, and the new alloy framed P06, a 40 SW version of the famous P01. Go for it.

guntotinguy
April 27, 2008, 11:09 PM
Xd-40

kd7nqb
April 27, 2008, 11:21 PM
As the official M&P super fan I must add one more vote for the M&P. But would also encourage you to look at the CZ's. Also for a while Kel-tec was making a .40 but I have never actually seen one just heard that they exist somewhere. So if you can find the P-40 then that might be a good option.

Glockorama
April 27, 2008, 11:30 PM
Stoeger Cougar. You get the exact same gun as the Beretta Cougar for half the price.

rellascout
April 27, 2008, 11:33 PM
+1 to the Cougar.

Good solid pistol cheap.

CZ 40P is cool but the price has gone up to about $450+

-v-
April 28, 2008, 12:40 AM
Stoeger Cougar, CZ-40P (Can still find them for $400 here and there), M&P 40, EAA, Taurus 24/7, Glock, or XD .40 will all serve you well, the last two being in the $450-500 range

modifiedbrowning
April 28, 2008, 01:01 AM
Bersa or the Firestorm version. Usually priced $300 to $350.
www.bersafirearmsusa.com
www.firestorm-sgs.com
www.bersatalk.com

sernv99
April 28, 2008, 07:19 AM
when I shop around for a .40, it will be in a CZ-75B model. I have the 9mm version and that gun is sweet. All steel and the fit and finish is excellent. These guns are underrated and at a good price. I don't know why these are not talked about more on the boards (aside from the CZ forum).

MechAg94
April 28, 2008, 11:37 AM
Quote:
Yesterday at a gun show, I saw some used S&W pistols in .40 S&W for about $300. I can't remember what they were. Some sort of almost-1911.
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That is the CZ40B, grip is large then the 1911 but as I stated above accurate
and excellent overall, with reloads & commerical.
I could swear these were S&W name pistols. They did have that CZ look though I have never had or fired a CZ pistol.

lee n. field
April 28, 2008, 03:19 PM
Any other suggestions?

EAA's new Toakarev copy is supposed to be available in .40.

Texastbird
April 29, 2008, 01:07 AM
mechag- I too saw those 40cal S&W police trade ins at the gun show. I don't know the model number right off hand (4006??) but a friend of mine had one some years ago. DAO trigger turned me off of it. Built like a tank though.

McCall911
April 29, 2008, 01:12 AM
CZ-75B, definitely. I called mine "the shootingest damn gun I've ever owned!" I had an enthusiastic buyer and had to sell to take care of finances...

Mad Magyar
April 29, 2008, 02:33 PM
I don't know why these are not talked about more on the boards (aside from the CZ forum).
Are you kidding me? I wish Jeff Cooper would have "anointed" something else.:)

wnycollector
April 29, 2008, 04:44 PM
thanks for the input, I picked up a CZ-40P locally for $325otd. I cant wait to get it to the range.

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