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.40 caliber pistols

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by gunflask, Mar 12, 2009.

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  1. gunflask

    gunflask Member

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    glock is known for having great 9mm pistols, the 1911 format is known for being the preferred pistol to shoot .45 acp rounds. is there a brand or format that is known to be the handgun to shoot .40 s&w's with? the reason I ask is I met just pick-up a pistol chambered for .40 since that is the only ammo that seems to be available. thanks in advance
     
  2. Rmac58

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    My CZ P-06 is quite a good handgun.
     
  3. MT GUNNY

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    Smith & Wesson 4006 for .40
    1911 for .45
    Beretta 92 for 9MM
     
  4. 23Glock

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    (I seem to be saying this a lot lately)
    Have you tried shooting a .40? Don't buy a weapon just because ammo is *currently* plentiful. Buy it because you can shoot it well and you like the round. If you've never shot a .40, try it before you buy it: It's not for everyone.
     
  5. rlv66

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    Beratta 96 for shooting fun.
    FNP-40 for business.
     
  6. ajoker31

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    If your looking for a seemingly light shooting .40, I would agree with Gunny by recommending you try shooting a S&W 4006. CDNN has some nice used ones fairly cheap.


    Jerry
     
  7. colorado_handgunner

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    Springfield XD's are great for .40 and generally have good mag capacity.
     
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  9. earlthegoat2

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    Id say Glock is known for their 40s more than their 9s. Lots of LE have 40s. Anyway the quinessential 9mm is the Browning Hi Power.
     
  10. bondmid003

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    and just picked up Springfield XDM
     
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    Glock definately, if your going to get a .40 I would definately reccomend a larger gun to fit it because it can be quite snappy at times.
     
  12. Claude Clay

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    p239/40 & drop in 9mm conv ported bbl makes for good SD and economical practice.
    1911 for 45
    BHP pure 9mm
     
  13. Rockwell1

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    Why not a Dan Wesson Valor ?

    1911 platform .40 S&W caliber round
     
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    By saying .40 Cal.

    you are leaving it open to .40 S&W, 10 MM AUto as well as .400 Cor Bon.

    DIfferent cartridges, same caliber.

    R-
     
  16. priler

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    i would look into a pistol that was FIRST designed from get go as a .40s&w and then possibly made for other calibers.there are several but not many.

    secondly,i would consider the beretta px-4.personally,i'm not neccessarily a fan of the px-4 or the .40s&w for that matter.so why would i have you take a look at it,well,two reasons.

    firstly,the rotating barrel lock up system is basically the strongest lock up of any "normal" pistol out there that i've seen compared to the other normal systems used on others...that may be something to consider.

    secondly,it's also one of the softest shooting .40s&w out there especially considering it's polymer.i believe this also has to do with it's lock up.it's not too much different in 9mm compared to other 9mms but in .40s&w it does seem to suck up more then normal recoil.

    the system is a bit bulky and i believe it may explain why beretta went to a different system for the sub compact but for a full size and especially in .40s&w,it is something to consider.

    by the way,if i wanted a beretta 92 in .40s&w(96),i would look into the 90-two.it was designed around the 40 first.
     
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    double post
     
  18. LightningCrash

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    CZ75B in .40S&W
     
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    Glock 22 is my duty gun.
     
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    That video is funny. what ever happened to that idiot?
     
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    I wouldn't recommend a Glock in .40 caliber because they don't have a fully supported chamber. I would recommend Glocks in 9mm. Yes I know lots of Police Depts use them... still that doesn't mean anything other than they got a good deal... and of course the Glock reliability thing... still, no fully supported chamber... no no for me.

    Get an XD if you want a good solid combat .40 caliber.
     
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    My Heckler & Koch 40 USP Compact is a great "40 Gun".
     
  23. gglass

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    I'll go out on a limb and say Smith & Wesson... They did of course invent the round.

    Having said that... Go out and buy a Smith & Wesson M&P40 like mine below:

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  24. Zebraranger

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    My Walther P99 .40 has a little recoil, but its managable. The Beretta 90-Two was specifically built for the .40 S&W cartridge. I just got it a few days ago. Going to the range tomorrow.
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  25. LightningCrash

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    gglass, I thought the .40 S&W was actually a joint project between Winchester and S&W?
     
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