This is a discussion on Why Is the .40 S&W So Beat Up On These Days? within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by frankmako it is 40 for me. been that way for 14 years. went from the 45 acp to 9mm to 40 and ...
Just my .02 I happen to like 40 it has its downsides several mention recoil however its got many advantages. One it has on 9 is 9mm if it doesnt expand is only .355 to reach this .40 must shrink ive yet to see any round that stayed together do that. So I beleave there is a advantage on 9. In 45 you get a shallower grip which in double stack adds to control therefore accuracy. It also has greater capacity and in a perfect world one shots always enough but in our world wolves travel in packs.. In single stack I find I have other rounds I choose bit in double its hard to beat.
The only good I see to a .40 is it was the base of the 10mil :)
Glock 20sf, Glock 19 gen4, Glock 26 gen3, Colt 1911 Series 80
Resize it first, then after you reload it, run your finger down from the mouth to the base. All of my 40 brass from the Glock does this. There is plenty of info out there to verify this.
Either yours does too and you just don't know it, or, Glock has made the chamber tolerances tighter in your particular barrel.
As a matter of fact, it's such a well known issue, Redding Dies make a resizing die specifically designed to remove it.
Google it, the infos there.
Ignorance is a long way from stupid, but left unchecked, can get there real fast.
another "caliber war" thread. seriously. where's a photo of a cat when you need one.
carry a G23 everyday loe it,,, also the fact fact it can shoot 9mm with barrel change to save money...
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Why Is the .40 S&W So Beat Up On These Days?
Whatever doesn't kill you postpones the inevitable.
My .02: I don't think that the .40 is being beat up, unless being "beat up" equals the .40 not being embraced by the rest of the world as it has been with law enforcement in the U.S. and Canada.
What it seems like has happened to the .40 is that the "honeymoon is over". Back in the 1990s, it was the "hot gun you just had to have", and the "new wonder caliber" and law enforcement couldn't get them fast enough. Now that the caliber has been around for over twenty years (yes, it has been that long), I suppose there's a pretty large base of information about how the round performs in the real world. Therefore, I think people have more realistic notions about what it can and cannot do, and they choose or reject it accordingly.
I would say that the .40 S&W is pretty firmly entrenched as the dominant law enforcement cartridge in the United States. I don't see the other popular LE cartridges changing that anytime soon. (and I'm not a fanboy, the round has strenghts and limitations aplenty). As far as the .40 being most popular with armed citizens, I have no idea, but I would imagine that the 9 is gaining ground with them simply due to compact pistols and cheaper ammo.