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Old May 22, 2024, 08:18 AM   #176
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When it comes to the personal choice of a defensive caliber, and firearm for my personal use, I do not (and should not) use the same criteria that a large organization uses.

I don't think you should, either.
I don’t think a person should use a cartridge solely because organization X uses it. If a person looks at the stated reasons for why that organization uses that cartridge and that reasoning fits within their own standards, then I personally don’t see an issue in using that data, as limited as it may be, to inform their decision.

A number of people disregard the FBI. Fair enough. The problem I see is many people do not have the means or time to do their own extensive testing. If someone can point to another publicly available source of information I am all for it.
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Old May 22, 2024, 08:30 AM   #177
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The one fact that can be verified is that right now there are lots and lots of used .40 pistols on the market because the people who had those .40 pistol no longer wanted them.
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Old May 22, 2024, 08:32 AM   #178
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Cut to the chase

Nice job Jar!
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Old May 22, 2024, 09:36 AM   #179
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More for the rest of us that like the 40.
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Old May 22, 2024, 09:42 AM   #180
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The one fact that can be verified is that right now there are lots and lots of used .40 pistols on the market because the people who had those .40 pistol no longer wanted them.
Yes, and the knife cuts both ways. The same lack of evidence of superiority for one member the service pistol caliber performance class over the others says that the .40 is as good a choice for self-defense as any of the members of the class.
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Old May 22, 2024, 10:01 AM   #181
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The one fact that can be verified is that right now there are lots and lots of used .40 pistols on the market because the people who had those .40 pistol no longer wanted them.
People have dumped their .40s simply because most people hate the snappy recoil and see no reason to deal with it when the 9mm will do the same job with less fuss and in a weapon carrying more ammo.

The folks that like the .40 should be thrilled to have all these old discarded pistols available cheap.

Funny thing is........people are not snapping these bargains up.

Go figure.
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Old May 22, 2024, 01:11 PM   #182
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Let’s see;
$100,000 pickups
$50,000 midsize pickups
$1,200 for a set of passenger car tires
$100 22 Hornet ammo
$800 Ruger Single Sixes
$1,000-$2,500 lever action rifles
Gas, groceries thru the friggen roof!
I bet you will find your answer somewhere here.
Oh, and feel free to correct me for any underestimating.
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