Steel framed .40 S&W guns that aren't 1911's?


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Elkins45
January 2, 2013, 11:48 AM
What autos are currently on the market that are steel framed and chambered in 40 S&W that aren't 1911 designs? I'm hoping to find a used 3rd generation Smith, but what quality steel framed guns are currently available new?

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Hit_Factor
January 2, 2013, 11:50 AM
Kahr, but it is a single stack.

2wheels
January 2, 2013, 12:03 PM
CZ handguns and some of their clones come to mind, including the Baby Eagle and the Witness series.

I don't know if the Hi-Power is still produced in .40S&W, even if you can find one used it occurs to me that the reason you object to the 1911 might be that it's single action.

squarles67
January 2, 2013, 12:05 PM
CZ and the clones made by EAA. There is also the Beretta 96

tarosean
January 2, 2013, 12:33 PM
Browning High Power (Steel)
Sig P229 (Stainless steel) Older models.. stainless elites in new models.

mgmorden
January 2, 2013, 12:36 PM
There is also the Beretta 96

The Beretta 96 is aluminum alloy framed.

Sig P229 (Stainless steel)

The frame on the SIG P22x series is also aluminum alloy.

Spammy_H
January 2, 2013, 12:55 PM
Sig Sauer - never mind - best to read the last post before deciding to post.

jmr40
January 2, 2013, 12:56 PM
S&w 4006

squarles67
January 2, 2013, 12:58 PM
The Beretta 96 is aluminum alloy framed.



The frame on the SIG P22x series is also aluminum alloy.
Didn't realize the 96 was alloy...sorry

guyfromohio
January 2, 2013, 01:08 PM
I would say that for the most part, a 9mm will have a close cousin in .40 regardless of manufacturer.

GreyCoupe
January 2, 2013, 05:57 PM
There are several SIG Sauer pistols [p226 and others] that are steel framed in .40 S&W. Go to their catalog and look at the weights of the same model. Heavier weights equal steel frames.

ATLDave
January 2, 2013, 06:00 PM
CZ and EAA witnesses, as others have already suggested. There were some BHP's made in .40 for a time, don't know if those are still being churned out.

Elkins45
January 3, 2013, 03:17 PM
I didn't ask because I'm opposed to SA autos, just that I'm interested in trying something new. All the polymer guns are starting to look alike to me.

It seems that the previously well-kept secret of the S&W 3rd generation autos isn't as well kept as it used to be. There aren't many 4006's on the used market that I can find. I may have to try a CZ or one of the EAA guns.

Robbins290
January 3, 2013, 03:19 PM
i agree. all the tactical tupperware looks the same.

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