.40S&W guys : which one ?

Which .40S&W pistol and why ?

  • Beretta PX4 Storm

    Votes: 4 19.0%
  • S&W M&P 2.0

    Votes: 15 71.4%
  • Stoeger/Beretta Cougar

    Votes: 2 9.5%

  • Total voters
    21
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Which .40S&W pistol and why ? This is for carry , range , and home defense. Just an all around / do all pistol in .40S&W . I know there are others in the same catridge but these are my choices. I have had each one of these in the past and they served me well. They are all gone now but I have spotted one of each around my area for a decent price. Thanks for your opinions and experiences. NOTE: I have a Glock 22 and 27.
 
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I have most of the big name ones. 229/226/usp/96/320 etc etc. And some lesser ones like the smith third gen. If I had to keep one for actual use it would be the Glock 22 or 27. If I had to use it for concealed carry it would be 27. Otherwise 22

Of the lot.....px4
 
I already have a Glock 22 and 27

I still say px4 of the ones you picked. But id take a 226/229 or usp or Beretta 96 or a 320 over a px4.

Px4 were selling for under 250 bucks 3 year ago. And they couldn't move them at that. Lol. Fine guns but lacked the demand of the others.
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A day of shooting some of my favorite 40s
 
Px4 were selling for under 250 bucks 3 year ago. And they couldn't move them at that. Lol. Fine guns but lacked the demand of the others.
New guns?

I've never seen a new PX4, in a brick and mortar store, under $500. Certainly, I may have lived in the wrong places, but I've followed the PX4 since introduction.
 
Depending on whether you prefer striker or DA/SA, I'd choose between the M&P or PX4.

I know there are a lot of Cougar fans out there, but it was an intermediate step between the 92 and the PX4. I think the PX4 is a better gun than the Cougar.
 
New guns?

I've never seen a new PX4, in a brick and mortar store, under $500. Certainly, I may have lived in the wrong places, but I've followed the PX4 since introduction.

Never said new. During the great 40 die off of yesteryear....the usp was 400ish. The 226/229 was 350 ish . The Glock 27 was 299 for two years. All in like new shape. The px4 went unsold for almost a year at 249 with 3 mags

Aim/recoil/and kings had truckloads
 
My S&W M&P 2.0 in 40 is the only striker fired pistol that I have kept and I quite like it. Too large for carry in my opinion, but a great pistol.
 
From your list: the M&P (Compact) 2.0.

Were me: Replace both the G22 and G27 with a G23.4.
 
Another vote for the M&P. I have a M&P 2.0 Compact with a 4" barrel. It is a good gun. I honestly don't have experience with the other two but my vote is due to a prejudice of mine. I believe it is better to have a pistol that was originally designed for 40 than a pistol that was designed to be a 9 & converted.
 
New guns?

I've never seen a new PX4, in a brick and mortar store, under $500. Certainly, I may have lived in the wrong places, but I've followed the PX4 since introduction.
I agree . I am a PX4 shooter. I have 3 and I've never seen any used one , much less a new one for under $500 .
 
VP40 then the Smith M&P2.0

This is by far the most informative articles I’ve ever read comparing the VP to the PPQ:


Take away:

“The locking block area of the VP9 is clearly stamped and welded at the seams. The PPQ uses a solid, one piece machined locking block for their system.”

I personally found the PPQ to be a softer shooter than the VP9, and as soft as the M&P 2.0. Maybe the M&P locking block is solid too?
 
I went with the M&P mainly because I want a longer barrel with a .40. and the M&P's I've had have been accurate and reliable. But I wouldn't turn my nose to the PX4 its only 1/4" shorter.
I like my Stoeger 9mm, but I think I'd pass on the .40.
 
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