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Old July 8, 2018, 05:53 PM   #76
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Those old Smith 3rd Gen Fortays have parts issues. Word to the wise.

Sig 229 is a mucho better choice. Built originally from the ground up to handle the .40S&W cartridge, unlike Smith's 40XX-series guns which were little more than re-barreled 59XX-series guns.
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Old July 9, 2018, 09:11 PM   #77
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A .40 in non-Tupperware? That's easy: Browning Hi-Power.

The BHP is incredibly well-made, classy, compact, and carries 10+1, which is more than enough to take care of anything short of defending the Nakatomi building. I carry mine everyday, even though I could be carrying a 1911. And, it fits in any 1911 holster.

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Old July 10, 2018, 03:33 PM   #78
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My favorite is the CZ75B SA in 40S&W. A moderately heavy pistol at approx. 38 ounces. It can be converted to 9mm with a simple barrel and mag change. A very high quality 22 top end is available.

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Old July 11, 2018, 02:07 AM   #79
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You can't beat the 15 round capacity and very few guns in it's class can match that.
Capacity is part of the trade-off with .40 S&W. I earlier recommended the PX4 and FNX in .40 S&W. Both have 14-round magazines, which is decent for a forty. Given that the 9mm versions of each have 17-round magazines, that can be a major stumbling block for people who don't see much ballistic advantage.

The way I see it, 9mm is usually fine. If you want to give up a little magazine space for a heavier bullet, .40 S&W will do more damage to the target. If you want to give up a little magazine space for a faster bullet, .357 Sig will do more damage to the target. It's just a question of whether that extra damage, in either way, is worth the cost.
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Old July 11, 2018, 04:35 AM   #80
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Anything metal frame, that is decent. I love my CZ75B

The Browning Hi Power or Hi Power practical in .40 is nice, especially if you remove the magazine safety. I really like the CZ75B in .40S&W. The S&W Model 59 gen3s are also nice guns, but they are like carrying a brick. I had the 5904, 9mm. I would consider the CHP trade ins, though!
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Old July 11, 2018, 07:37 AM   #81
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The Browning Hi Power or Hi Power practical in .40 is nice, especially if you remove the magazine safety.
Yep, the one I own, a gift from my #1 son, is the most accurate of my 40's. (Sig P226, Glock 23, Colt Gold Gold Cup Elite, & Browning Hi-Power). But it has a recoil spring that's very stiff, without a doubt, the toughest to rack of any auto I've ever shot. I really like the gun, relish it's superb accuracy (sub-2" gps at 25 yds), but that recoil spring's a deal killer for day to day carry. I much prefer its 9mm brother, a Practical that's almost as accurate. YMMV Rod
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Old July 11, 2018, 08:33 AM   #82
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I don't really care for .40SW at all (don't see the point compared to modern 9x19mm ammo), but I am very tempted by the prices I've been seeing lately for police trade-in .40SW HK USPs and SIG P226s.
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Old July 11, 2018, 09:50 AM   #83
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Also not a .40 fan after watching qualification scores go down and 3rd gen G22's fall apart at the PD range. But if I were to own a .40 is would definitely be a heavier gun like the S&W 4006, Beretta 96, Taurus PT101, Sig P226, etc.
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Old July 11, 2018, 01:58 PM   #84
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Also not a .40 fan after watching qualification scores go down and 3rd gen G22's fall apart at the PD range. But if I were to own a .40 is would definitely be a heavier gun like the S&W 4006, Beretta 96, Taurus PT101, Sig P226, etc.
A more efficient solution is to get a 10mm 1911 (a non-Glock for the OP), and have a spare .40 barrel hand-fitted.

Shoot .40S&W ammo as much as you like until it becomes unimpressive, which is usually pretty quick as far as accuracy goes, and then field-strip it, re-install the 10mm barrel, and get started enjoying great power, awesome accuracy, and immense coolness.

You can thank me later.
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Old July 11, 2018, 03:38 PM   #85
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I have many pistols in 40, and my winner is Kahr k40 elite03. It truly is a perfect fit for the 40 S&W. Love this gun.
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