looking for an SA in .40


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Ian's Dad
January 5, 2010, 09:07 AM
i think my next purchase will be a Single-action pistol in .40 s&w. I don't want a full size (5" 1911)...

what are some options and recommendations? So far I'm considering Browning Hi Power and STI's offerings. Looking to spend $1000 or less if possible..

looking for something along the size of the BHP or a commander size 1911...

any recommendations appreciated.

Also, before you tell me that .45 is better and why don't i get that, I already know that! LOL

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hammerklavier
January 5, 2010, 10:47 AM
CZ75 compact. I think some of their other models would do as well. They are SA/DA, which means SA for all practical purposes.

easyg
January 5, 2010, 10:52 AM
You can get a CZ75B SA in .40S&W.
It does not have a decocker and has a manual safety and is only single-action.

And the Springfield Armory XD40 is single-action as well.

mcdonl
January 5, 2010, 10:54 AM
I love my 410S.... DA/SA....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/mcdonl/GUNS/DSCF1796.jpg

Very reliable, comfortable... good shooter.

smoketheresfire
January 5, 2010, 11:48 AM
CZ75B like the other guy said. Don't forget the SIG/Sauer 229. There's also the 226 but that would be getting pretty big (not any bigger than a BHP though)

Oldnoob
January 5, 2010, 12:27 PM
You already know the BHP, so maybe a CZ75 SA is in order.

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f185/johell/My%20gun/CZ75BSA.jpg

There are other cz clone meet your requirement too.

ps: XD is a striker fire pistol, not single action.

railroader
January 5, 2010, 10:03 PM
ps: XD is a striker fire pistol, not single action.

Actually even though the XD is striker fired it is a true single action pistol. When you rack the slide the striker is fully cocked unlike some other striker fired pistols. Mark

REAPER4206969
January 5, 2010, 10:05 PM
Actually even though the XD is striker fired it is a true single action pistol. When you rack the slide the striker is fully cocked unlike some other striker fired pistols. Mark
+1...

HZOX221
January 5, 2010, 10:08 PM
Didn't Kimber make Commnader size 40's?

martialartsblackbelt
January 5, 2010, 10:09 PM
410 s&w is a boat anchor

REAPER4206969
January 5, 2010, 10:16 PM
In a few months the CZ-75 P-07 will be available in .40. It is single action cocked and locked capable.

http://www.impactguns.com/store/media/cz/cz_p07.png
http://www.impactguns.com/store/media/cz/CZ_p07_Beauty_Gun.jpg

easyg
January 6, 2010, 12:30 AM
Actually even though the XD is striker fired it is a true single action pistol. When you rack the slide the striker is fully cocked unlike some other striker fired pistols. Mark
Exactly.

A pistol need not have a hammer in order to be single-action.

CPshooter
January 6, 2010, 02:11 AM
H&K USP .40 (or USP Compact)

Can either be carried DA with the safety off/on, or SA cocked & locked.

H&Ks are the best of the best when it comes to the polymer combat pistol market. Mine have never missed a beat. Here's my stainless USP.40c.

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n106/TonyG749/IMG_0320.jpg
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n106/TonyG749/USP%2040c/IMG_0168.jpg

NWCP
January 6, 2010, 03:53 AM
The HK USP was made for the .40 round. My full size has never missed a beat and is easy to shoot. I carry it cocked and locked.

kamagong
January 6, 2010, 12:01 PM
The BHP .40 is a nice one. I don't like it as much as the 9mm BHP, but it is my favorite .40.

Oldnoob
January 6, 2010, 02:12 PM
Actually even though the XD is striker fired it is a true single action pistol. When you rack the slide the striker is fully cocked unlike some other striker fired pistols. Mark

+1...

Exactly.

A pistol need not have a hammer in order to be single-action.

And how about the ability of cocked n carry? Manual decocked? or even the ability to decock?

It take more than the ability to fully cocked a firing pin to be Single Action. When someone ask for a Single Action pistol recommendation, give him a SA pistol. Don't sneak in a striker pistol just because you are a fan for it.

There are many SA pistol out there (not many in 40 though).
Beside the CZ I mentioned, how about

Beretta Steel I

Pardini GT

Tanfoglio Witness Elite

ps: Though, they are harder to find and the price will be an issue. Good luck.

orrwdd
January 6, 2010, 03:18 PM
How about the Springfield EMP in 40S&W. Mine cost right at $1000 and is a true 1911 style SA. It is also very accurate.

Bill

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