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Need comments on S&W 4040PD

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Ivansrm, Jan 17, 2004.

  1. Ivansrm

    Ivansrm Active Member

    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....
  2. Alan Fud

    Alan Fud Well-Known Member

    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.

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  3. Ivansrm

    Ivansrm Active Member

    Thanks Alan,

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

    longeyes member

    What is the going retail price for this handgun?
  5. Alan Fud

    Alan Fud Well-Known Member

    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 :)
  6. enfield

    enfield Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. Alan Fud

    Alan Fud Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. Ivansrm

    Ivansrm Active Member

    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. :)
  9. Marcus

    Marcus Well-Known Member

    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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