.40cal recommendations?

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  1. CBR1000RR

    CBR1000RR New Member

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    Hey yall I need your recommendations on a good .40S&W pistol. I know most prefer the .45 but I got one of em already ordered, 1911 of course. I already have a 9mm cz. Now I'm interested in the .40cal load...so far Ive test shot the Glock and HK usp. liked em both of course, prefer the usp actually. Anyone have experience with S&W or Sig? I would prefer a full size pistol. :D
  2. Glocker

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    I guess you can take this with a grain of salt, but based upon my experiences with the caliber, I really couldn't recommend using it at all.

    I've owned a G23, Beretta 96, and a Baby Eagle. Try as I might, I couldn't get any of them to shoot straight. Since I shoot other calibers just fine, I've concluded that the caliber itself is inherently inaccurate. Either that, or all 3 guns were lemons. I don't think I want to try it a 4th time to find out.

    Personally, I'd recommend 357SIG instead.
  3. pickenup

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    Got the wife a Walther P-99 in 40. Only one that would "fit" her hand right.
    No complaints....so far. :D

    (edit) The German model, not S&W. ;)
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    Oddly enough I bought a Ruger P944 in blue just to see if I liked the 40S&W. It has now gone approx 6K rnds without malfunction and I can keep them in a 3in. group at 25 yrds. I find I can shoot it better than any of my 9mm pistols.

    That sir is my 02 cents worth. I can shoot my Ruger better that a very expensive HK USP40c. Yes I do like the 40S&W.

    Smoky
  5. Rembrandt

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    Browning High Power...
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    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    I agree wholeheartedly.

    Browning Hi-Power Practical in .40 would be the cat's meow!!

    :) :)
  7. Cheimison

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    The Walther P99 is the most comfortable gun I've ever held. USP .40 has to be good if it's anything like the 9mm.
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    If'n ya wanna pay the price, don't over look the Sig 239 in .40........


    Compact to carry, fits the hand well and is dead on accurate.
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    Alot of police dept's here carry the Glock 22. My local shop is getting a couple trade-ins in the next couple of days and I'm real tempted to get one myself.
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    Para Ordnance 14 LDA, 1911 type gun , 10round mags , really good trigger
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    Kahr K40/PM40 or the CZ40B are both very nice. The CZ replicates the size and grip of a Colt Commander very well plus it is da/sa with ten shots, utterly dependable and decent accuracy. The Kahr is a nice carry piece, very slim, decent trigger, and very good accuracy from such a small gun but limited capacity
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    Try the Springfield Armory XD. It's been a great shooter for me.
  13. denfoote

    denfoote New Member

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    It might be heresy, but here goes!!

    Smith and Wesson SW40VE!!!!
    I have an SW40F that's the cat's meow!!
    But, they don't make this one any more.
    So, the SW40VE will have to do!!

    Think out of the box!! They really are good guns!!
  14. DK76

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    I have heard and read that the 40 S&W is an inherently inaccurate round many times, but I have shot some VERY accurate 40's. A CZ 75 and SIG PRO that I had the pleasure to shoot would keep up with my much more expensive Kimber in 45 ACP. In fact I have shot a handful of CZ 75's in 40 and 9mm. They were all incredibly accurate. The Ruger and Glock 40's I shot were decent to very good. Only 40 I shot that really didn't impress me was a Beretta, but it shot good enough for it's intended purpose. So actually most 40's I shot were pretty darn good shooters.
  15. Cheimison

    Cheimison Former Guest

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    .40 is a functionally accurate round. 10mm is more accurate, but its also a semi hunting round. 9mm is more accurate, but I don't think I'll ever have to shoot anything far enough away for it to matter. So for a defensive pistol .40 is plenty accurate, comparing it to .357 Mags is just silly.
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