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40 s&w and panic buying

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by TennJed, Dec 28, 2012.

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  1. SOUTHPAW

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    The problem is multiple attackers and other variables.

    Having 10 rounds more than you need is better than coming up 1 short... :uhoh:

    Also, I read a study somewhere that calculated the average number of rounds used for total incapacitation. 9mm was something like 5-6 shots avg, .40 was 4-5 avg, and .45 was 2-3 avg.
     
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  2. Clinton

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    My next will probably be a 357 revolver to shoot 38p

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  3. Ky Larry

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    The .40 S&W is another choice. Just because somebody runs it up the flagpole doesn't mean everybody has to salute it.
     
  4. Clinton

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    Just picked up mine and put 50 rounds through it and I enjoyed shooting this round. 15 yrd All in soda can dimensions. 25 yrd basketball and I have not shot a pistol in years.... pmc loads.

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  5. SDGlock23

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    It is widely popular in LE circles. But in my observations, most people can't shoot a pistol for crap. The .40 does have some recoil, more than both the 9mm and .45 ACP, and honestly most people shoot the 9mm or .45 better than the .40. I cut my teeth on the .40 and I love it, it's my favorite of the three. I reload so I don't worry about availability, but I'm glad there's a lot of .40 out there, it's a great cartridge.
     
  6. hwmoore

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    the 40S&W/357sig/9mm combo of a glock 23/22 got me hooked on the Tupperware gun my others would be a air-weight 38 and a mini 380. I would love to try a PMR30 talk about not being able to find something
     
  7. Texmex247

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    One of my first pistols was a sigma 40ve. I shot it well but always hated the excessive recoil. I sold it within a year or two of owning it and have never looked back. Now, I reload for 8 different calibers and have zero desire to get back into the 40 s&w market. There's nothing a 40 can do that a 45 can't do at about half of the pressure. I hate the square nosed profile of most of the factory offerings for the 40 and back in the day it was expensive to shoot. I admit, if I were new to the gun game, I might buy one just to be able to feed it. Luckily that's not a problem for me and my family of nines and 45s.
     
  8. SOUTHPAW

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    Well I did some more panic buying last night.

    Went to my local Walmart for some cat food and misc crap and decoded to stop by the ammo case for a peek. They've been sold out of .22lr, 9mm and .45 since the SHTF and haven't gotten any shipments in either. To my surprise, I noticed the 3,000 rounds of .40 they had were completely gone! There were 2 boxes of match grade .22lr and 4 boxes of UMC .40 100rd value packs, so I snatched them up, along with the last box of .357mag JSP. I shoot .40 the least of all my auto loaders but figured it's better than nothing...

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  9. psyopspec

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    As an issue arm? Do you have a source for this?

    I've seen 9mm Glocks on their hips, and 1 Glock 21 early on in Afghanistan that was procured through other means. But no .40s.
     
  10. anchorman

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    This is the main reason I ever shop at walmart, is that it's a convenient way to gauge the level of paranoia in society. Hurricane Ivan came through here back in 2004, and katrina in 2005. there wasn't a bit of food on the shelves two days before these things hit, but both times I didn't feel the need to panic, as walmart still had a healthy supply of shotgun shells and beer.

    I'm really suprised people cleared out the .22lr this time around, that is normally always available around here.
     
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