Re: Thoughts on a .40 cal
With the cost of ammo these days I'm trying to collect as many like calibers as I can. I've got two 9mm at this point, a Glock 17 and Beretta 92, and I want to get a 1911 in 9mm to save on ammo. I'm even thinking of getting rid of my 7.62 AK for one in 5.56.
I also have a slight issue with most 40 cal gun designs. Most seem to be 9mm that are scaled up to 40, but they don't change the magazine width. Most 9mm handguns and mags are desgined to perfectly stagger the 9mm round. When you stick a 40 in the same space it doesn't stagger correctly and significantly reduces the round count.
So yeah, I wouldn't get a 40 just cause you don't have one. If there's a gun you want that just happens to be in 40, go for it.