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

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Elkins45, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. Elkins45

    Elkins45 Well-Known Member

    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?
  2. Hit_Factor

    Hit_Factor Well-Known Member

    Kahr, but it is a single stack.
  3. 2wheels

    2wheels Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. squarles67

    squarles67 Well-Known Member

    CZ and the clones made by EAA. There is also the Beretta 96
  5. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Browning High Power (Steel)
    Sig P229 (Stainless steel) Older models.. stainless elites in new models.
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2013
  6. mgmorden

    mgmorden Well-Known Member

    The Beretta 96 is aluminum alloy framed.

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

    Spammy_H Well-Known Member

    Sig Sauer - never mind - best to read the last post before deciding to post.
  8. jmr40

    jmr40 Well-Known Member

    S&w 4006
  9. squarles67

    squarles67 Well-Known Member

    Didn't realize the 96 was alloy...sorry
  10. guyfromohio

    guyfromohio Well-Known Member

    I would say that for the most part, a 9mm will have a close cousin in .40 regardless of manufacturer.
  11. GreyCoupe

    GreyCoupe Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. ATLDave

    ATLDave Well-Known Member

    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.
  13. Elkins45

    Elkins45 Well-Known Member

    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.
  14. Robbins290

    Robbins290 Well-Known Member

    i agree. all the tactical tupperware looks the same.

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