Do you/would you carry a gun in .40?

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    Do you/would you carry a gun in .40?

    Yes - a Smith &Wesson Shield chambered in .40. It's a powerful round with real snap, excellent for SD in the hands of an experienced shooter. It's my second favorite round - sitting just below the venerable .45 ACP round.
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    Carry a Beretta 40 S&W on duty and a Glock 27 off duty. Getting ready to add a Shield into the mix.
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    A FNP40 is in my rotation.
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    Do you/would you carry a gun in .40?

    I've already got a 9mm and a .45ACP so I really don't see any need for a .40S&W. It won't do anything the other two won't.
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    Re: Do you/would you carry a gun in .40?

    SR40c EDC. I shoot it better than my SR9. And the 9+1 or 15+1 capacity is nice as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lamerem View Post
    Because I have yet to see the stores in my area adopt a decent supply of 10mm ammo!
    Store bought 10mm is not really full power loads.
    One needs to purchase it from Buffalo Bore, Underwood or Double Tap for true full power loads.
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    Re: Do you/would you carry a gun in .40?

    Quote Originally Posted by ZX9RCAM View Post
    Store bought 10mm is not really full power loads.
    One needs to purchase it from Buffalo Bore, Underwood or Double Tap for true full power loads.
    Back to my point of cost. You gotta be able to practice with what you carry and for some, 10mm is too expensive for that.

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    I don't at the moment but I did at one time. P229R in .40. Sadly I had to sell it some yaers back.

    I plan on picking another one in the next couple weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gene83 View Post
    Our local police department is currently in the process of switching from .40 caliber Glocks to the .45 caliber Sig. You can read that story here...

    KPD switching to higher caliber service weapons » Knoxville News Sentinel

    Feel free to agree or disagree with the argument about stopping power. I already have two pistols in .45 ACP.

    I won't be buying a .40 simply because I don't need another caliber of ammo that I can't find anywhere.
    Apparently there was more to the switch from Glock to Sig than superior stopping power in .45 ACP. This story ran today.

    Documents reveal more about KPD switch in weapons » Knoxville News Sentinel

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    I am not really sure how anyone could say that they absolutely would not carry a .40. I could understand not liking it, or saying it wouldn't be their first choice, but the .40 is a more than adequate pistol cartridge. To me its like someone saying they absolutely wouldn't carry a 9mm or .45, all are fine in defensive ammunition.

    Also I carry a 9mm and .40.
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    I have an old Glock 23 that is carried sometimes (more often in cold weather when it can be concealed better under more layers of clothing).
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    P229

    I have a P229 SAS 40 S&W in my carry rotation. I bought the 40 because I could get barrels for it in 357 Sig and 9mm as well as a .22 conversion kit for a pretty well rounded gun. I can practice with cheaper caliber ammo and carry in 40 S&W. The weight of the P229 soaks up recoil very well and carries easily in a Garrett Industries Silent Thunder STX Champion OWB holster with a jacket, vest or untucked shirt as a cover garment.
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    I shot one and found it to be a bit more recoil and snappy than other calibers, nothing wrong with that though. If you want one I would suggest you try to find one you could shoot before you buy it. I can't tell you how many people I have met who bought a carry gun and wound up not liking it for different reasons and that is with various calibers and models.

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    Personally, I prefer the .40 over the 9mm or the .45 for EDC. The .40 is set at 35,000 psi like the 9mm, has just about the velocity of the 9mm but has expansion with good rounds rival that of a .45, .96-.97 for a .40 vs .99 of a .45
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    I'm moving from my S&W J-Frame (Model 38 Bodyguard) to a Glock 27 as my primary EDC. I'm sure I'll still carry my J-Frame from time to time, but plan is to carry the new Glock. Just breaking in my new holster so that I can draw it smoothly. Already put 125+ flawless rounds through it, so good to go.

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