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If you could only have one gun in .40?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by jedi, Oct 15, 2003.

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  1. jedi

    jedi Member

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    If you could only have one gun in .40 for everything..home defense..ccw..duty (if applicable) range target shooting etc. Which gun (make and model) would it be?
     
  2. Preacherman

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    Dead simple... Glock 23.
     
  3. 10-Ring

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    Has to be a 40 huh? Well, I guess if it had to be, I'd go w/ the Beretta 96. The one I owned was the nicest shooting 40 S&W pistol I had shot (and I had owned & shot a few...USPc 40, Para P-16, 96, Glock 23)
     
  4. Werewolf

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    That's easy:

    Full Size=Glock 22
    Compact=Glock 23
    Sub-Compact=Glock 27
     
  5. Phantom Warrior

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    Well, since I only own one .40 :( , the choice is pretty simple. But no matter what I own, the choice will still be the same:

    Glock 23
     
  6. J.BELLINO

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    G-23 no question about it!
     
  7. chaim

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    Hmm, I think a .357mag revolver (especially a 3" K-frame) or a mid-sized 9mm is a better candidate for the "one gun for everything" possibility but if I had to pick a .40 the main candidates would be:

    -CZ 40B
    -CZ 75B
    -Kahr K40
    -SIG 239
    -Taurus PT940
    -Kimber or SA 1911 chambered in .40S&W
     
  8. mrapathy2000

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    one gun it would be Steyr M40.

    short easy trigger pull with a safety easily turned off with 1 finger while going for trigger pull from trigger guard to safety to trigger and bang. gun has a built in lock which new glocks have though those are pricey $450-$500. steyr has a physical round in chamber indicater unlike those cheap extractor ones. can pickup a steyr on sale in $300-$400 range any higher and would pass and order one from cdnninvestments.com or zanders sports.

    but if I had money to spare a glock 23 would be nice. steyr m40 and glock 23 similar size and design. though with glock would have to get new barrel to have full case support which would cost atleast $85 minus shipping and another $85 bucks to get a safety kit and another $25 to get jig to get kit installed.
    with a use generation 2 glock 23 the gun would cost $350 though lacks accessory rail and finger grooves. new one would cost anywhere from $429-$500+
     
  9. Ian11

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    Glock 23

    My favorite in .40 as well.:D
     
  10. SteelyDan

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    I don't pretend to be an expert, but someone should mention the Sig 229, with the option of a .357 S&W barrel for, I can't remember, around $150.
     
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    After owning several examples in .40, and having none of them meet expectations, I decided to skip .40 altogether.
    The best one I've found was the CZ75 in .40, they have one with a brushed nickel finish at my local shop, and I've been eyeing it maybe a little bit too much. Really sharp!
    Maybe if I sell my two 9mm CZ75s, and my Kadet kit, hopefully I would be able to get it.
     
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    Glock 35 Tactical Practical:neener: :cool:
     
  13. MikeJ

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    Sig 229! A spectacular gun. I also own a Glock 23 and it is very nice but if I could only keep one it would have to be the Sig.
     
  14. Berg01

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    I have a CZ 75B Duotone in .40 S&W; handfit and balance are tremendous, and the gun is accurate; a nice gun under any circumstances; a great gun for the price!
     
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    Sig 229.
    My daily carry.

    RTFM
     
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    STI Trojan 5.0 or S&W M646, depending upon if one likes autoloaders or revolvers.
     
  18. WhoKnowsWho

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    USP40 Compact
     
  19. Rebel Gunman HK

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    Hk USP 40 Duh :evil:
     
  20. W Turner

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    Well, if I had to choose a gun in .40 caliber it would be the Glock 29.

    Its the same size as the 23 for all practical purposes and IS chambered for .40 caliber..........just a tad longer case:neener:

    Seriously though, if it had to be .40 Short and Weak I would probably go with the Glock 27. With the finger extensions I can get even my big paws on it and it conceals the best for me.

    Mino
     
  21. Sean Smith

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    Probably a SigSauer P229, though I really don't like .40 S&W.
     
  22. RWK

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    Sig P-226: As durable and reliable as a Glock and considerably more accurate.
     
  23. GlocksRock

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    Glock 23 or 27
     
  24. DMK

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    I do. It's a CZ-40B. It's got a very comfortable grip, DA/SA trigger and it's Commander sized with an alloy frame so it's fairly compact and light for CCW.
     
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    For me it would be a tough choice between the 229 and 239 but I think the 239 would win out only because it's more concealable.

    Rinspeed
     
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