Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by triplebike, Jul 12, 2022.
Since you already have the 9mm PPQ, you can search for a .40 PPQ but I don't know the price for a used one.
The Walther P99 AS .40, the S&W SW99 .40 and the Magnum Research MR40 I suggested are all of the same Walther P99 AS platform as well as the Canik TP40 V2, another good pistol.
I have a S&W 40VE that I picked up cheap. That one I would say stay away from. It has the worst trigger that I have ever pulled. It may be just the one I got but it soured me on them.
Best of luck
SW Shield (for CC). Chambered in 40, it barks and recoils more that the HK due to it's lighter weight but not and issue for me.
That's a good idea. I"ve only ever thought of 40 S&W to 9mm. Question, would you be able to go from a 10mm barrel to a 40 S&W barrel, then to a 9mm barrel? I've got the Glock 22 which is a 4.49 in barrel which is the same length as the 9mm G17 barrel. Those however are 4.49 inches. Assuming aftermarket has a 9mm 4.61 inch 9mm barrel for the Glock, would it work on the G20? I'm assuming if it did, that it would probably require a spring change out. Curious.
Anyone considering this definitely needs to handle a G20 first and not just assume that any prior experience with a Glock in 9mm will be instructive. I don’t mind the size, but many people with less-than-large hands find the grip way too big.
That's where Glock 22/23 shine.
With 40-9mm conversion barrels and Advantage Arms slide kits, you can shoot cheaper 9mm/22LR for practice yet put the 40S&W barrel back in for HD/SD.
Life is good with choices.
Just as the plandemic was kicking off, I ordered a Gen4 G22 police surplus. At that time, they were $279, and it arrived looking 99% new and wearing night sights.
It quickly became my favored home defense pistol, even though I initially bought it more as a range toy.
Funny, I paid $266 for it through PSA a few years ago brand new. Great little pistol but just didn't fit my hand properly.
I have a 10mm and a .40 caliber Grand Power P40. I've shot the 10mm extensivley, great design. I picked the .40 up on Gunbroker a few years ago for a steal ($380 including shipping), and it came with 3 mags. I put a few mags through it, works great. Not sure what I am doing with it yet, I was (and may still) contemplating sending it out to have the barrel reamed to 10mm.
I have the 9mm Grand Power Q100 and love the way it shoots and the different recoil impulse.
If I were you I would not modify the chamber of your .40 S&W P40. I would rather sell that pistol to buy a P40L in 10mm Auto instead.
Pop the dentent out of the lever and it becomes a decocker only
I you want to change the shape of the levers too, you can replace them with a decocker only lever https://langdontactical.com/px4-carry-lever-decocking-lever/
Glock, 22, 23.
If I knew then, what I know now, I'd never have bought a 9mm. Instead, I'd always look for the 40s&w alternative. Buy that, then buy the 9mm barrel.
That's pretty much what I do now.
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