Re: whats your favorite .40?
Plano came close to saying it all: "What will a .40 do that a .45 will not, at half the chamber pressure?".
If I had to 'downsize', the .400 CorBon, a '.357 Sig', on Steroids, based on the .45 ACP case, would be my choice, and the 1911 Platform, it's home!
Presently, my only .40's are long guns, single shots, at that, in .405 Win, and 40-50, and 40-70, Sharps BN.
Efficient caliber, but, for a pistol, excepting the CorBon, and the 10mm, in original loadings, a waste of time, and money, as previous chamberings for the same arms gave better terminal results.
I ask only one question, before the furor begins; in your experience, had you shot a .45, and well, could you have improved on the results, had you a smaller (.40) pistol???
My 1911's are all old and dear friends, the kinda friends one can count on; all,work the same way, and feel pretty much the same, in my hands, so 'no light' situations are almost a 'no brainer'- "point your finger, pull the trigger, threat goes away", simple response to ugly inputs, IMHO.
Don't start no s**t and there won't be none, Terry