Need comments on S&W 4040PD


January 17, 2004, 12:49 AM
Has anyone shot the new S&W 4040PD? It's the new scandium frame 40 cal w/ 3.5 inch barrel. I was wondering how it handled as far as recoil and how close in size it is to the 3913. I'm debating getting this or the CS9 for off-duty carry. Any comments would be appreciated....

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Alan Fud
January 17, 2004, 04:16 AM
The 4040PD is almost identical in size to my 3913TSW ...
... I picked one up earlier this week but snow and sub-freezing temps have kept me from firing it yet (no longer living in the Florida Everglades, ya know :p ). When the temps rise above freezing, I'll try to make it out to the range and let ya know how it shoots.

Regarding CS9 vs 4040PD ... I'd take 8 rounds of .40S&W over 8 rounds of 9mm just about anytime.

As a footnote, I also own the 4013TSW and that, too, is about the same size as the 4040PD but the 4040PD is a single stack and conceals much better than the 4013TSW and I lose only two rounds (7+1 in the 4040PD vs 9+1 in the 4013TSW).

PS: When I was buying this, I "heard" that S&W is going to be coming out with one of these in .357SIG soon -- you can take that for whatever it is worth.

January 17, 2004, 11:43 AM
Thanks Alan,

I'm curious to hear how it shoots. Let me know when you get a chance. Stay warm!

January 17, 2004, 11:52 AM
What is the going retail price for this handgun?

Alan Fud
January 17, 2004, 11:59 AM
I paid just under six bills -- about $200 less than S&W's "suggested" price.

Ivansrm, I'll let ya know as soon as I make it out to the range :)

January 17, 2004, 09:45 PM
It may just be me, but if I was going to carry a 7+1 pistol, I'd carry a .45. The single biggest advantage the compact .40's have is the extra mag capacity.

Alan Fud
January 17, 2004, 10:30 PM
enfield, I've never shot anybody and fortunately I have never been shot either so I do not have any first hand experience with this but according to the current published edition of "Street Stoppers" written by Marshall & Sanow, the .40S&W has a one-stop capability of 96% compared to 94% for the .45ACP

Now, I personally don't understand how a smaller round can be more effective than a larger one, but Marshall & Sanow are claiming that the.40S&W is a better stopper than the .45ACP -- thus making the 4040PD a good choice.

By the way, I own the 4513TSW as well which gives me 6+1 rounds of .45ACP in about the same package.

January 17, 2004, 10:55 PM
It's our department policy that we can only carry 38 special, 9mm or 40 cal off-duty. So 45acp is not an option for me. That is why I am inquiring about the 4040PD. :)

January 17, 2004, 11:53 PM
I can`t speak for the 4040 but I have a 4053 (same barrel length,8 shot single stack,aluminum frame,DAO). I just got it so I`ve only had one short range session with it but the recoil even with hot Triton ammo was uprisingly mild. Muzzle flip was minimal as well,much less than my buddy`s USP .40 Compact. The 4040 is only slightly lighter so I`m guessing it would be more of the same. Accurate,thin,lightweight sounds like the makings of a great carry gun to me. Marcus

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