Which .40?

Which .40?

This is a discussion on Which .40? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Im torn between the Springfield XD40 the Taurus Millinium 140,Springfield XD9 or Glock 26. Which one would be best for ALL the time carry for ...

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    Which .40?

    Im torn between the Springfield XD40 the Taurus Millinium 140,Springfield XD9 or Glock 26.
    Which one would be best for ALL the time carry for a smaller person?
    Or any other recommendations?
    Thanx!


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    for a smaller person, get the xd40sc, im a smaller person, 5'9" 170lbs, and the xdm 40 is a little big

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    For a smaller person get the one that starts with 9mm.

    I'd look at S&W but then I'm biased that way.

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    The XD9 is small and very nice. Haven't fired a Glock 26, but it feels similar, should conceal about the same. They are both 9mm though and you said best .40 in the subject...

    You didn't mention the Sig p228. Just a thought.
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    Yep, I'm a fan of the S&W M&P 40c as well. IMHO, the thinner grip & interchangable backstraps gives it the edge over the mentioned examples for a smaller-handed shooter. Bowie Tactical also does a "short trigger" rework that reduces the trigger reach & reset even further.
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    I’ve never shot the XD40 so I have no opinion.

    I do not like the trigger pull on the Taurus Millennium 140, but I do like its size.

    I own a Glock 26 9mm and with over 1000 rounds through it; I’ll have to say I’m impressed. I have not found a round it does not like, and for its size it’s very accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kspilot536 View Post
    Im torn between the Springfield XD40 the Taurus Millinium 140,Springfield XD9 or Glock 26.
    Which one would be best for ALL the time carry for a smaller person?
    Or any other recommendations?
    Thanx!
    G27 all the way, with the XD a close 2nd.
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    Only thing consistent is DAO and Double Stack... Size wise the G26 is the smallest but do you want a 40? For me and most from what I have read cocealing the length of the gun is not the prob but the height. Your method, location and rig to conceal can have a lot to do with this. All seem like reasonabl choices and there are many more... of those you listed I would personally go XD9 (you didn't say compact or not) or G26 because you can get the extended mag or a larger mag and still use same pistol. I have just stumbled on to the XDM and have begun saving for it...

    If you open the door to a micro pistol (Kahr, KT etc...) that's another can of worms...

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    I would get the XDsc-40 if I was you. I have one and love it, and it fits well in my Don Hume IWB holster. I also have a XDM-40 to carry when its cold but thats a big gun so need more clothing like a sweater to conceal.
    The Glock is also good but for me I shoot the XD's better. I wouldnt get the Taurus Millinium because the internal parts break easily (I have a friend who has one).
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    Get the xdsc40...its awsome and small enough to conceal anywhere. I have one and have fired over 1000 rds and no problems.
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    I'm confused. The topic is "Which .40" but you listed 9mm models as options?

    Anyway, my vote goes to the XDs overall...

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    Best 40 cal? G27 no doubt.

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    Glock 27 if you want a .40S&W. 26 if you want a 9mm.
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    personally i would like the G27 or the MP40C. I would have got the MP40C if it wasnt't for a deal i found on my G27. It's all how you shoot it and how you want to conceal it though!
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    I don't have experience with the xD or Glock but will highly recommend the M&P 40 full size or compact. My son bought both the 40s and I bought both the full and compact 9mm. I really can't tell the difference between the 9 and 40 as far as recoil in these pistols - both very controllable and tame. Not sure why, but I shoot more accurately with his 40s than I do with the 9s.

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