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Which sub-compact .40 would you get?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by wingnut, Apr 15, 2008.

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Which sub-compact .40 would you get?

  1. Springfield XD 40 sub-compact

    54 vote(s)
    40.0%
  2. Glock 27

    51 vote(s)
    37.8%
  3. Kahr PM40

    30 vote(s)
    22.2%
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  1. wingnut

    wingnut Member

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    For concealed carry .40, what would you go with, and why?

    I have it narrowed down to these three:

    1. Springfield XD 40 sub-compact
    2. Glock 27
    3. Kahr PM40

    ...Or would you go with something else?
     
  2. bps3040

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    My wife has the XDsc9 and I love it. I am thinking of trading in my Service .40 for a sub compact .40.
     
  3. old_ironsights

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    My 10+1 P40 is light, thin, snag-free, dependable and accurate. You can buy a whole lot less for a whole lot more, and most people do.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. mrrev

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    Got the 27, so far I'm very happy with it. Make sure you get the mag finger extension from Priece. Finishes it up nicely...
     
  5. RyanM

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    Of the ones listed, Glock 27. I'd prefer an MK40 over any of the three listed, though.
     
  6. glockman19

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    None of the Above. I'd get a Hk or Sig in the .40 caliber
     
  7. wingnut

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    I have a Sig P229 .40 and love it, but it's a little too big to carry concealed with my normal work attire.
     
  8. possum

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    i have a xd sc .40 and that is what i reccomend. they are reliable accurate and except the higher cap mags with the mag sleeves.

    if you are gonna get a kahr i suugest that you go with one of the steel framed models. i have the k 40 and i can equally reccomend them as well. they are accurate, reliable, have a nice trigger, and i have never had an issue with it or the xd sc.

    the mags for the kahr are expensive but for a carry gun you really don't need that many i have 3 and that gets me by.

    the mags for the xd are less expensive and easier to find.
     
  9. DWARREN123

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    I have the GLOCK 27 and like it a lot. Got it after having my GLOCK 23 for awhile, same basic platform so it is easier to transition between them. Also got an Advantage Arms Conversion Kit for the 23.
    Trying to stay with one reliable platform (GLOCK) and one caliber (40 S&W).
     
  10. againstthagrane

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    p2000sk :). especially if you're a lefty.
     
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    Why do you say so if you're a lefty?
     
  12. Treo

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    I vote "None of the above" how about a CZ 2075 RAMI ?
     
  13. CPshooter

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    Because the H&K P2000 pistols have ambi mag and slide releases.

    If you're shooting .40 out of a smaller handgun you should probably consider something with better ergonomics built into it. From personal experience I'd say the XDsc or a P2000sk would be your best bet. I've owned a G27 and while it's a tad lighter and shorter than the other two, it starts to hurt after a shooting a few magazines worth of ammo. I personally like my .40s to be somewhat robust in design. For example, that KelTec P40 looks like it wouldn't last longer than 5k rounds. I'm not saying they can't last longer or that it's a terrible gun because I don't own one, but I can only imagine that it's not quite as solid and built-up as a an XD, H&K, Sig, etc. A steel Kahr isn't a bad choice either.
     
  14. 71Commander

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    I checked PM40. If you go this route, get the MK40. You'll be glad for the extra weight.;)
     
  15. DevilDog0402

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    I have the Glock 33 (.357 Sig), but I am planning on get a 27 barrel for it. Great little gun w/ a lot of firepower!
     
  16. NG VI

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    I've got a Glock 27, so i voted for that. I like the amount of customization you can do, for me it's little things since I am no gunsmith, but I've got a 9mm conversion barrel for it, a pair of Concealable Control floorplates, some +2 floorplates, G23 and G22 magazines, Hogue grip for it, and holsters for it are almots certainly going to be easiest to find for it out of the three.

    That said, I'm with treo, the CZ 2075 RAMI is on my wishlist.
     
  17. jlpskydive

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    I voted XD it's what I carry daily. It's also the most accurate 3" pistol I have ever fired. 1911 grip angle, 10+1 with the Pierce extension, never failed to go bang, and I can conceal it with just a t-shirt. I have a Sig 229 as well and I simply can't carry it concealed. (I'm tall and skinny) :)
     
  18. Walkalong

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    I voted Kahr because it is easier to conceal, but I prefer the XD SC. I have one in .40 and it is great. I don't carry it really, but goes along in the car a lot. I keep the sleeved full sized mag in it when I do, but can swap it with the compact mag if I get out and take it with me for a short stroll (gas station etc) My 3" CDP is just as easy to conceal, is thinner and more comfy to carry any length of time, is a .45, and a 1911, which I prefer.
     
  19. wingnut

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    Cz & Mk

    Wow, I hadn't looked closely at the CZ 2075 RAMI. That's a pretty cool gun. Anyone have experience with one?

    And those who like the MK40 over the PM40, what are the reasons? I assume the heavier gun will be nice for reducing recoil, that's a plus. But does the heaviness make it harder to carry for long periods of time? I guess the same concern would apply to the CZ 2075 RAMI as well.

    Thoughts?
     
  20. Rinspeed

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    I'd take the 239 over any of your choices.
     
  21. philvis

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    I chose the PM40 since I feel the Glock 27 and SA are closer to mid-size guns. If I need a small gun that is easy to conceal but still packs a whallop the PM40 is my best bet. The only place I can carry a G27 is on my hip (pockets ain't big enough on my pants)...and I would rather have a G23 than a G27 as they carry about the same for me.
     
  22. OregonJohnny

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    XD-40. I cannot say enough good things about mine. It has at least 2,000 rounds through it without a single malfunction. As others have stated, it is very accurate for a 3" gun, in fact I think I shoot better with this than my full-size 1911 and Beretta 92! I have shot the Glock 27, and although it functioned well, the trigger guard kept slapping my middle finger in a weird way. I've never gotten along with Glock sub compacts, they just don't fit my hand very well.

    My XD-40 SC goes with me everywhere. I conceal it in an IWB holster when I wear a long shirt or coat, I throw it in my backpack when I'm at my office, and it sits beside my bed at night with an X-treme Mini light clipped on the rail. (The Glock does not have a rail). Anyway, the XD is durable, accurate, extremely reliable, and comfortable to shoot. You won't be disappointed.
     
  23. J Lambs

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    On the list, I would choose the XD sub for shooting, which I have in 9mm. But for carry, I also have the MK40, which is much easier to CCW that the XD.
     
  24. Autolycus

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    HK P2000sk is nice.
     
  25. Treo

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    Cz 2075 Rami

    QUOTE:"Wow, I hadn't looked closely at the CZ 2075 RAMI. That's a pretty cool gun. Anyone have experience with one? "

    I own one, we bought it for DW but it just wasn't a good fit. So I stole it from her ( I bought her a CZ82 to replace it) I love mine it's accurate, it conceals easily & I never thought it was heavy.

    MAKE SURE YOU GET GOOD MAGAZINES we almost got rid of it because we had a bunch of FTFs until we got new mags
     
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