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I want a better .40 cal carry gun. Period.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by thomis, Jul 11, 2013.

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  1. 460Shooter

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    Fnx40. Not owned, but made in America at least. I love my FNP45
     
  2. TestPilot

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    It's a personal decision.

    However, since I carry around an M&P, I'd be happy to answer questions if you are interested in M&P.
     
  3. dprice3844444

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    ref light strikes,check the firing pin hole from the inside area where the pin fits for burrs.they might not have drilled the hole deep enough.all it takes is a few thousandths short to cause problems
     
  4. Fiv3r

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    My FNS-40 is a bit big for concealed carry, but it's been 100% reliable, easy to shoot, and it's made stateside.
     
  5. SharpsDressedMan

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    Aren't some Glocks actually made here now?
     
  6. allaroundhunter

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    Only some 17s
     
  7. CNobbe

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    Not to mention Kahr has terrible customer service...

    M&P 40c IMO fits your criteria. Nice gun.
     
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  8. Dean1818

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    Love my Shield 40
     
  9. Phaedrus/69

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    FNH does manufacture them in the US. I think they're pretty good guns. I had an FNP45 Tactical and overall I had no major complaints, but I wound up trading it in on an HK USP45 Tactical. Although I took a bit of a beating on the trade I'm still happy; the HK is just a flat out better gun. Each of us has our own idea of the ideal gun and yours may not match mine. But I don't like the safety on the FN pistols. The lever is a bit small and the detent isn't extremely positive. I don't feel like I'd be comfortable carrying any of them cocked and locked, which is my preferred way to carry. Also they safety is also a decocker. While some like this I don't. On my USPs I always change the detent plate out for a #9 which removes decocker functionality from the lever. The HKs also have much more positive detent.

    On the plus side the FNP/FNX triggers are very nice! If I had to carry hammer down on a live round I think I could maybe even live with it on the FNP.
     
  10. osteodoc08

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    M&P40c or Shield. The Shield is the more compact or the two.
     
  11. WinThePennant

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    Easy. Based on your criteria, go for the M&P 40c.
     
  12. TarDevil

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    To the OP...

    Based on your criteria for not trusting the Ruger SR40, you will eventually run out of guns to trust. Every brand on earth has a few that need attention from the factory.
     
  13. ku4hx

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    Yep, seven round .357 Magnum is looking better and better.
     
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    how about the 40 Springfield?.
     
  16. JDGray

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    I've tried a bunch, but will never part with my Kahr CW9! You'll have to pony up for an upgrade over the CW line to not have a SS slide, but its concealed and don't matter to me. Kahrs have the best triggers for long safe pulls, and are accurate for me out to 75yrds, way outside the window for SD use. The accuracy will give you all the confidence you need for SD use, and mine has been 100% reliable.
     
  17. Deltaboy1984

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    M&P or a used Sigma 40 VE.
     
  18. surfinUSA

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    I say, send you gun back to Ruger and have it fixed. But for me, I like the G27.
     
  19. bdickens

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    There is no mechanical device that will never malfunction.
     
  20. mdauben

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    There's a lot of fine pistols made outside the US, but if that's one of your criteria the only two I can think of that meet your other criteria are the:

    • S&W M&P40c
    • Kahr P40 or CW40
    Note that the Kahrs are single-stack, so less rounds (6+1) than the M&P (10+1)
     
  21. armsmaster270

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  22. Chuck Perry

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    Another vote for the SIG P224. I recently played with one at a local shop and it is a very nice pistol. It also will work with full size P229 magazines, which in 40 I think holds 12 rounds.
     
  23. FM12

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    Only semi auto I personally own is a Sig 299/40 S&W. Carry a Glock 22 on duty, but the SIG is my go to off duty weapon. Its the double action only version, very like a revolver! Best of both platforms I guess, double action only with 12 round and fast reload capability.
     
  24. PabloJ

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    If you do not like Glock (some are marked Made in USA on the slide) then professional's choice would be S&W CS40 (with rich boys choice being S&W 4040). Sadly both can now be found only on second-hand market as plastic-framed stuff brings better profits (actually much better profits).
     
  25. Hanzo581

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    At least the OP will never have to practice malfunction drills since he'll only be carrying perfect firearms that never have the possibility of having a bobble. Sounds like a time saver to me.
     
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