Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by mongoslow, Feb 16, 2018.
.41 Magnum Police load as originally envisioned by Elmer Keith.
Sig 239 .40 LEO with Aluminum stocks, Tritium and the trigger reset up grade. I also have a Shield .40 as an EDC beater
My son has my old Glock 27 after I got the Shield .40 and I have a Tangfolio Witness Compact all steel .40 as my truck gun .
S&W 4006. This is the only .40 I own. It's always been a grail gun for me but I never could find one. I was at the range one day with a friend who had one and I mentioned that I always wanted one. He offered to sell it to me for 200.00$ the next day. I was on it like Caucasian on rice
So I have a G23 gen 4 on the way and plans to add another shortly thereafter, along with adding a Colt Combat Commander .45acp. There's no replacement for displacement......imo
Yeah, used LEO pistols are a great buy! That is something I like about Glocks is that I have no qualms buying a used one at a good price. If anything is worn out (not likely an agency would be selling unsafe guns?) it is super cheap to replace parts from a variety of sources. I think the G27 and a G21 are my only Glocks purchased new because I wanted to get the gen4 grip options.
I started with a LEO trade-in G23 it was short lived (Glock ergonomics just don't work for me) sold it off and bought a FN FNS40 and a Sig P229, stayed with those 2 for a while then decided I needed a couple more and bought a Walther PPS and a Springfield 5.25 Competition. I really thought at that point I had the 40 bases covered and then PSA had a sale on Springfield 3.8 compact and then I saw Steyr had a rebate so now I'm up to a smooth 1/2 dozen 40s
My only issue is if you have a 9 and a 45 what's the point in 40, other than just to have one?
Not to mention police trade in Glocks are about the same between 40 and 45 around here. Why wouldn't you get the 45?
Recoil isn't an issue for me, but I can get both 9 and 45 ammo cheaper than 40. So that's another issue.
FWIW the 226 in 40 I shot was a sweet shooter...
I want to trade out the 4013 for an M&P 2.0 5" .40. Some day soon.
I like the .40 S&W, but I also like 10mm, .45 acp, and 9mm.
I've had a lust for an hk usp 45 full sized but I wonder if a full sized hk usp 40 would also do it for me (and keep me in a caliber I already own).
While I agree in general about LEO trade-in's, remember the reason for the Gen 4 Glock's was because of problems with earlier generation Glock's in .40 S&W.
I also had a SIG P229 in .40 which I loved. Unfortunately, one summer (at my old teaching job we did not get a summer paycheck) I had some unexpected expenses and my summer money ran out and I needed the money more than the gun. I decided I didn't need 2 .40s, and the SIG would definitely bring more money than the Taurus (below). Now another SIG P229 has been on my 'want' list for years.
My 2nd .40 was a Taurus PT140 Millennium Pro. It started my like of .40S&W. It hasn't worked in many years, I really do need to send it in for repairs.
I currently have, and often carry when in a state where I can carry, a S&W M&P40c. I love that gun.
On my want list (other than replacing my long gone CZ 40B and SIG P229):
-SIG P239, Kahr K40, Kahr T40 and Springfield Armory EMP. I'd really like them all, but they are all metal framed, old school, single stack .40s of roughly the same size. Though, I've wanted them for 10-15 years. I can see maybe eventually ending up with 2 of the bunch, but I doubt I'd get all 4.
-Glock 23 and/or 27
-Just about any future defensive purchase in 9mm will also be considered in .40S&W.
Glock 22 Gen4
What? The Gen 3 is still be made and of all the generations it is probably the most trouble free. The Gen4 had a long period of brass to face and erratic ejection issues. The Gen4 main purpose as far as I can tell are the multiple grip panels for adjusting the grip size. The recoil spring was changed to a nested dual spring, but the old Gen1-Gen3 recoil spring/rod was pretty famous for lasting a good while, and the pistol still able to function after the rod broke and flew out the front (after several thousands of rounds). The Gen4 is an improvement in many wyas but reliability is not one I am aware it can claim. My 2 Gen3 and one Gen 2 trade-ins have tens of thousands of rounds through them (from me at least, plus whatever the police dept shot) and I have had zero failures or issues with them. I replace the recoil spring every 4,000 rounds as part of maintenance but they all have original extractors, ejectors, strikers and springs.
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