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Steel framed .40 S&W guns that aren't 1911's?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Elkins45, Jan 2, 2013.

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  1. Elkins45

    Elkins45 Member

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    What autos are currently on the market that are steel framed and chambered in 40 S&W that aren't 1911 designs? I'm hoping to find a used 3rd generation Smith, but what quality steel framed guns are currently available new?
     
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    Kahr, but it is a single stack.
     
  3. 2wheels

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    CZ handguns and some of their clones come to mind, including the Baby Eagle and the Witness series.

    I don't know if the Hi-Power is still produced in .40S&W, even if you can find one used it occurs to me that the reason you object to the 1911 might be that it's single action.
     
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    CZ and the clones made by EAA. There is also the Beretta 96
     
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    Browning High Power (Steel)
    Sig P229 (Stainless steel) Older models.. stainless elites in new models.
     
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    The Beretta 96 is aluminum alloy framed.

    The frame on the SIG P22x series is also aluminum alloy.
     
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    Sig Sauer - never mind - best to read the last post before deciding to post.
     
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    S&w 4006
     
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    Didn't realize the 96 was alloy...sorry
     
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    I would say that for the most part, a 9mm will have a close cousin in .40 regardless of manufacturer.
     
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    There are several SIG Sauer pistols [p226 and others] that are steel framed in .40 S&W. Go to their catalog and look at the weights of the same model. Heavier weights equal steel frames.
     
  12. ATLDave

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    CZ and EAA witnesses, as others have already suggested. There were some BHP's made in .40 for a time, don't know if those are still being churned out.
     
  13. Elkins45

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    I didn't ask because I'm opposed to SA autos, just that I'm interested in trying something new. All the polymer guns are starting to look alike to me.

    It seems that the previously well-kept secret of the S&W 3rd generation autos isn't as well kept as it used to be. There aren't many 4006's on the used market that I can find. I may have to try a CZ or one of the EAA guns.
     
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    i agree. all the tactical tupperware looks the same.
     
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