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Old July 3, 2018, 06:09 PM   #26
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Recommendations for a .40 non Glock. Looking for something different that is a good shooter for this caliber.
I have 2 XD-s in .40, a Service and a Subcompact. I think they work well. Heavy for their size.
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Old July 3, 2018, 06:49 PM   #27
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Any HK (only wildcard for me is the VP40 as have no experience with it.)

Pretty much any hammer fired classic SIG and the SIGPro.
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Old July 3, 2018, 06:53 PM   #28
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Recommendations for a .40 non Glock. Looking for something different that is a good shooter for this caliber.
Something different...

I've been having fun lately with a Ruger Blackhawk 10mm / .40 Convertible.

Different enough?

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Old July 3, 2018, 07:20 PM   #29
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Something different...

I've been having fun lately with a Ruger Blackhawk 10mm / .40 Convertible.

Different enough?

Maybe too different. But you win in the make me think department!
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Old July 3, 2018, 07:59 PM   #30
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the Sig secret, or poor mans Sig the SP2022 in .40. Lot of bang for the buck mate..

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Old July 3, 2018, 08:36 PM   #31
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H&K USP or P2000 are both good handguns in .40 S&W.
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Old July 3, 2018, 08:53 PM   #32
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Sig 229.

More accurate than any Smith 4006 ... and just as reliable.

Owning three S&W 3rd Gen pistols, I can tell you that parts are getting scarce which makes it harder to want to shoot them.

Supposedly Numrich Corp acquired all of Smith's remaining parts for its 3rd Gen semiauto pistols. But whether you'll be able to get the specific part you need if something breaks is just a guess, ... or the triumph of hope over experience.
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Old July 3, 2018, 09:24 PM   #33
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Although I wouldn't refer to it as a poor man's Sig, I would second the SP2022.
I don't know if you'd call a polymer handgun different but they are inexpensive, reliable and darn accurate.
I have one in 9mm and 40 S&W and love them both.
The attached pic is from my last range trip and the best of my 5 shot groups at 20 yards and open sights.
With my 65 year old eyes I'd have to say it's more accurate than I am.
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Old July 3, 2018, 11:56 PM   #34
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Unless I missed it... only one mention for FN? They make excellent pistols, and if it wasn't Glock or Smith, I would pick FN
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Old July 4, 2018, 01:23 AM   #35
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Springfield XD40 and XDm Compact have both been reliable and handle recoil better than Glock. Ditto for Beretta Px4, including the Compact which still has the rotating barrel, and also Smith M & P Compact, Gen 1. All are better in .40 caliber than the equivalent Glocks.
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Old July 4, 2018, 01:37 AM   #36
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All the incessant worry about 3rd Gen parts availability?!

A) they made a ZILLION of these and by & large, most parts swap between common models

B) these guns, especially the steel frame models like the 4006 hardly ever break or need repair

C) if you are talking about spending as little as $400, do you really have to plan out the next 20 years of possible usage and wear? Really? If you spend cash on ONE box of ammo to feed a 4006 just once a month, in 3 years you've spent more on ammo than you did on the $400 used gun.

Go wear out a 5906, 4006 or 4506 before you cry yourself to sleep at night worrying over PARTS, sheesh.
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Old July 4, 2018, 01:40 AM   #37
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I don't know that people are crying themselves to sleep. I think they're simply pointing out that parts aren't as readily available as they once were, and it might be something to keep in mind.
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Old July 4, 2018, 03:56 AM   #38
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If you like DA/SA, the Beretta PX4 Storm may be the softest-shooting polymer-framed option.
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Old July 4, 2018, 04:01 AM   #39
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I like my XDM and Beretta 96. Recently picked up a Blackhawk 10mm with the .40 extra cylinder that is a pleasure to shoot.
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Old July 4, 2018, 05:59 AM   #40
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M&P40C - my EDC

After owning many and trying many, it was the right choice (for me)

I have the V1 model
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Old July 4, 2018, 06:04 AM   #41
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Most of the common .40s have been mentioned. I'll add the Browning Hi Power in .40 to the list.
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Old July 4, 2018, 06:04 AM   #42
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I got my .40, my first one, a year or two ago.

It's one of the S&W valuelines, the 410. It's now out of production.

Nice handgun, but my only complaint is that it shoots low for me no matter what I'm running through it.

I got it to be my living room gun, though, so that's not such a huge deal.



"Go wear out a 5906, 4006 or 4506 before you cry yourself to sleep at night worrying over PARTS, sheesh."

Unfortunately, I ran into some issues finding spare magazines for my 410. S&W stopped making them, and no one else was supporting them.

Someone sent me a link for a handgun magazine website and they had some very good prices on used S&W mags. I got 3, so I should be good for a long, long time.

As for other parts, I don't know, but I've heard that the valueline pistols generally don't share a lot of parts with the Third Gen guns.
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Old July 4, 2018, 08:09 AM   #43
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Were I looking for a .40 that was not a Glock my money would buy a police trade in da/sa (I dont like DAK) Sig p229 or 226. Hands down, no question.

I have to talk myself out of buying one almost weekly, saving for the new P229 SAO legion supposedly shipping this summer, or I'd have a trade in P229
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Old July 4, 2018, 09:03 AM   #44
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CZ 75 Full size

Not much heavier then a 9mm, the CZ 75 in forty is an outstanding and reliable handgun with some heft for target shooting. Put a 20 pound spring in it and shoot the heck out of it. The browning hi power is discontinued. You can also buy a 10mm 1911 and a barrel for 40.
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Old July 4, 2018, 09:10 AM   #45
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There's a lot of police trade in .40's out there. I would look for a USP or P226/229
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Old July 4, 2018, 01:18 PM   #46
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I have a Stoeger 8040 I will NEVER part with. It's comfortable, accurate, perfect grip, sexy like a good Italian woman. They stopped making them this year but there should be stock somewhere. Paid $389 for mine and it's easily the best gun I ever bought next to my Ruger Security-Six.

Next choice would be a Springfield XD. I like a manual safety and their grip safety is close enough.

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Old July 4, 2018, 03:27 PM   #47
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Rhino revolvers are made in .40 as well, there’s few revolvers out there. But I’d go with a Jericho 941. Oddly enough Action Express made .41 AE which was slightly hotter than the .40 and several years earlier. Load data for both now are printed as the same . The Jericho 941 and Uzi had the .41 AE had the round first and a few conversion kits for other guns were made. So if you want a weird 40 S&W then go to cartridge it mimicked. The only disadvantage the 41 AE had was making brass. The rebated rim turns lots of new brass into scrap. I think it was too ahead of it’s time as well. But it’s obsolete today and it’s reloads or buying original ammo. So I say a Jericho 941 in 40 S&W. I’ve got one in 9mm from the ‘90s and it’s great. Mine is all steel and 15+1. The 40s hold a few less. I want a .41AE kit.
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Old July 4, 2018, 05:21 PM   #48
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Let's get serious ... Rhino revolvers are junk.

Just get a 10mm on the 1911-platform, and then have a spare .40S&W barrel fitted. Trust me, it's the most NOT Glock you'll ever have.

Plus, you'll have 2-guns-in-1 with just a barrel swap. Easy peasy.
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Old July 4, 2018, 05:47 PM   #49
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I was looking at the FNX40 and the PX4 Storm in 40. I chose the FNX and absolutely love it but they're both great guns.

If you're a hammer guy of course
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Old July 4, 2018, 07:11 PM   #50
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I haven't checked lately but CDNN Sports Inc used to have a lot of new and used Smith & Wesson "Third Generation" pistol magazines at good prices.
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