View Full Version : .40S&W Name Change +++.40 Liberty+++

April 13, 2000, 09:42 AM
L. Neil Smith has a good idea.....


PUBLIC NOTICE: henceforward, I shall be calling the cartridge formerly known as ".40 S&W" by a new name -- ".40
Liberty" -- to disassociate one of the greatest implements of self-defense ever conceived from the cowardly corporation
doing its best to eradicate the very concept of self-defense, and to remind everybody to boycott that corporation and
interdict its sales to all government agencies. -- L. Neil Smith

This is an easy way for shooters and manufacturers to promote solidarity.

I've been thinking of getting set up for reloading 40 caliber. I wonder if Dillion and Montana Gold Bullet will sell me dies and supplies in .40 Liberty?

Does this sound like a good idea? Whos with me?

[This message has been edited by Bullwinkle (edited April 13, 2000).]

AF Shooter
April 13, 2000, 10:34 AM
I like it! .40 has been my favorite caliber for some time now. Duty load, PD, IPSC, and IDPA. .40 Liberty it is :) Now I just have to find a way to tell my wife about all the money I just spent on Hi-Cap magazines for my .40 Liberty Para LDA ;)

Tom Whitman

April 13, 2000, 11:35 AM
I like it!

Proud owner of a Glock 23 .40 Liberty

The Griffon
April 13, 2000, 12:32 PM
Recently bought a Glock 23C. What a fantastic gun. .40 Liberty it is. Boycott all Smith&Wesson products! Now if I can just get rid of my S&W 9mm.

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April 13, 2000, 08:59 PM
Let's keep this near the top for a while.

I love my .40 Liberty Kahr MK40.

If you haven't read the L. Neil Smith's S&W rant in the web link in Bullwinkle's post at the top of this thread, go do so now. It's good stuff.

April 13, 2000, 09:18 PM
ruger has printed .40 auto on all it's pistols in that caliber for some time.

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what is for lunch.
Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote.
Let he that hath no sword sell his garment and buy one. Luke 22-36
They all hold swords, being expert in war: every man hath his sword upon his thigh because of fear in the night. Song of Solomon 3-8
The man that can keep his head and aims carefully when the situation has gone bad and lead is flying usually wins the fight.

April 13, 2000, 09:51 PM
What about the .40 Winchester or .40 Win.
After all wasnt the development of the round a joint venture between S&W and Winchester?

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April 14, 2000, 09:23 AM
For some reason it sticks with me that Federal was the one but I'm not even close to sure.

April 14, 2000, 10:26 PM
I think it ought to be the 40 Gaston. After all, Glock beat Smith to production!

John Lawson
April 15, 2000, 06:38 AM
If you had that printed in raised, reverse lettering on your other foot, you could easily spread the word all around Frostbite Falls, MN. I miss your poetry corner.

Long Path
April 17, 2000, 09:32 AM
BTT! Love it.

April 17, 2000, 06:42 PM
It's like when the city of Atlanta renames a road in the attempt to reduce crime in that particular area


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George Hill
April 18, 2000, 05:54 AM
I just shorten it to .40.
I just dont acknowledge the S&W involvment.
Since the .40 was developed as a model of the 10MM FBI Load - we could call it the .40 FBI...

April 18, 2000, 06:23 AM
How about .40 Slick & Leftson..
Actually, .40 Auto sits right with me, although the word "Liberty" will always get my vote. Tough choices...If only everything were dependent on a name change.
Try: Federal Prisoner Clinton. Now that I like!

"When evil wins in the world, it is only by the default of the good. That is why one man of reason and moral stature is more important actually and potentially, than a million fools". -Ayn Rand

April 18, 2000, 05:02 PM
What about the slick little S&W revolver my dad gave me chambered in .32 Smith and Wesson Long?

April 18, 2000, 05:23 PM
Why not just call it what it is?

10mm Short.


George Hill
April 19, 2000, 12:55 AM
LOL - I like that one!

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