Marginal at best? Then why do many police departments use the 40? Its not cause its cheaper, or easier to shoot.
They use the .40 mainly because of perceived deficiencies with the 9mm. Often undertrained police officers fail to place their shots consistently, resulting in a failure to stop the threat immediately. Switching to the .40 is often a bureaucratic fix for a problem that results from a lack of training, not a deficiency in the 9mm round itself. However, many departments around the country are starting to realize this and have been switching back to the 9mm in recent years.
0331: "Accuracy by volume."
Last edited by Theohazard; October 9, 2012 at 01:05 AM.