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What .40 for my 40th?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Sergei Mosin, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. Sergei Mosin

    Sergei Mosin Member

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    I turn 40 in a few months and I want to buy a .40 to mark the occasion. I already have three .40s - they are a SIG P229, an HK USP, and an HK P30. What should be my fourth .40?
     
  2. 460Shooter

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    A 10mm man. It’s still 40 cal and it’s something different.
     
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  3. WestKentucky

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    Gp100 10/40 moonclip gun
     
  4. guzzi

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    CZ Tactical Sport Orange.

    Awesome it is.
     
  5. 460Shooter

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    Fantastic idea. The S&W 610 is available too.
     
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  6. 1KPerDay

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    How about a .400 Cor-Bon 1911 instead? Or a .40 swamp barreled flintlock or something cool?
     
  7. Buzznrose

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    A Glock 40 is .40, but it’s a 10MM

    Happy birthday
     
  8. jjones45

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    Well you already have 2 or 3 of the best but I’ll make a suggestion anyway. How about a Glock 35 since you don’t have a longslide 40 or Glock in 40? There’s the beretta 96 or px4 storm also. Or maybe a cz p06, even though discontinued it still pops up here and there and is a great shooter. M&p’s in 40 can be had for good deals as well. I’ve seen FN FNX or FNS’s in 40 for sub $300 lately, which get decent reviews. Lastly there’s my person choice, a ppq 5” in 40. I could keep going all day long on good 40’s since I haven’t quite jumped off the 40 band wagon yet.
     
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  9. 5-SHOTS

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    In not particular order:
    Pardini GT40
    Grand Power P40
    Used, like new, Mauser M2
    EAA Witness (Tanfoglio) race gun (Stock II, Limited, Match, something like that)
    Beretta 96
    STI Rangemaster, Trojan, Champion
     
  10. bannockburn

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    I also would consider a CZ P06. Looked at one some time back but decided to go with it's 9mm brother, P01.

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  11. Armored farmer

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    ...now you're talking FUN!
     
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  12. marvin02

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    A PCC in .40?
     
  13. somethingbenign

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    I'd go with a Sig p239 with a 357 Sig barrel for variety if I could find one. Just loved the way that thing shot, first one ragged hole in paper was with one. I do like this idea and looks like I am getting a single seven in a bit.
     
  14. tommy.duncan

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    Definitely a revolver!!

    Ruger GP-100 would be a great choice.
     
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  15. Sergei Mosin

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    Some interesting ideas here. If I get another 10mm it'll be a 1911 (already have a 1006 & a G20). The question then would be which one?

    Don't hold with putting autoloading cartridges in revolvers (or revolver cartridges in autos). The flintlock idea is neat, but I know nothing about them.
     
  16. 460Shooter

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    Dan Wesson, hands down. Although the SA 10mms look pretty nice also.
     
  17. LiveLife

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    I would suggest Glock 22 (G23 for carry) with 40-9mm conversion barrel for cheaper practice or suppressor use with threaded barrel.

    There are plenty of police trade-ins from $320 - https://www.sportsmansoutdoorsuperstore.com/category.cfm/sportsman/police-trade-in-glocks

    BCA conversion barrel for $43 - https://www.bearcreekarsenal.com/bc...-9mm-conversion-barrel-stainless-steel-finish

    BCA threaded conversion barrel for $45 - https://www.bearcreekarsenal.com/bc...rel-stainless-steel-finish-threaded-unbranded

    And they can be pretty good shooters too (If you are buying at LGS, dry fire and buy the one that does not jerk/move the front sight as much for more accurate pistol out of the box ;)). If you are buying police trade-in, somebody already spent the money to break-in the pistol and smooth out the trigger for you. :D:thumbup:

    Gen3 Glock 22 with KKM conversion barrel - https://www.thehighroad.org/index.p...ick-plated-bullets.761471/page-5#post-9655361

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    Gen3 Glock 22 group witnessed in person by another THR member (Some members were in disbelief with sub 2" group from load development) - https://www.thehighroad.org/index.p...ick-plated-bullets.761471/page-4#post-9646469

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  18. sparkyv

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    BHP. I have spoken.
     
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    One of the .38/40 and .40 Ruger Old Vaquero conversion sets, or one of the surplus CHP 4006 guns. The P239 .40 is also a great idea.
     
  20. Tallball

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    Some that I have and like:

    S&W M&P
    Glock 22
    Beretta 96
    A CZ or "CZ inspired" pistol (such as my Tanfoglio)
    1911

    The CZ's are probably my favorites. The S&W and Glock are still probably available as police surplus at very low prices. I got both of those and the Beretta that way.

    I agree that if you get the Glock 22, you might as well get a 9mm conversion barrel and a G17 magazine while you're at it. That's the route I went. Mine shoots them both equally well.
     
  21. URIT

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    I would be buying one of the single-stack S&W Gen3 models built on a .45 frame and with an under bored .45 barrel, e.g., 4013, 4014, 4053, 4054, or CS40 because they didn't start out as 9mm handguns. I own the last three models mentioned and they're all fine shooters, fit my hand well, and make a nice EDC choice. These single stack models are the ones that can be converted to 10mm.
     
  22. FL-NC

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    Glock 23
     
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  23. Patocazador

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    If I wanted to do that, I'd have to find a .76 caliber.
     
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  24. Buzznrose

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    Or a matching pair of .38’s
     
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    BHP Practical in 40
     
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