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

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    Personally i only carry .45 & the wife carries 9mm
    I have owned .40's but not a huge fan,
    alot of people are scared to shoot a .45 but in my experience the .40 is the snappiest little bugger.
    Plus its real easy to tell the 9mm & .45 apart quickly if they get mixed up
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    I just bought a .40 because there were no .9mm guns that comfortably fit my hand when I stopped by the LGS. I may get a small 9mm when the current panic buying spree settles down.

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    Yes, I have a G23 and a G27. I carry both often. As to why, I like having a round that is bigger and more powerful than the 9, because you can't always count on expansion. I frequently carry a .45 ACP for the same reason. I like the 9 and I do own a couple and carry them from time to time but more frequently it's a .40 or .45.

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    I'm strictly .40S&W. I carry a Glock 23, Sigma 40VE & have an M&P 40C on order. I used to have a 1911 9MM. I have nothing against any other calibers but like to standardize on one size. When My 40C comes in I'm thinking of adding a .357 barrel or a 9MM or both. With the 9MM barrel I'd have to get some magazines for it. The stock .40 mags will also take .357 sig. I might just invest my money in higher cap mags if /when available. We'll see.
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    I have three .380s (PPK/S, P238, LCP), three 9mm (G26, G19, G17), and three .45 ACP (XDs, SIG C3, Glock 30) carry guns. Nine carry guns, not one chambered in S&W .40. I've not found a .40 I can shoot as well at the pistols I already have.

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    I started shooting a 9mm for ammo cost. But if I had my crystal balls to see into the future Id opt for the 40. I still like the 9mm platform though.

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    I carry a .45, but I wouldn't have a problem with a .40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skatalite View Post
    I'm a 9mm fan but am thinking of throwing a .40 into the mix. I figure I'll go with a Glock model of some kind, or even a S&W M&P40C since I have one in 9mm.

    Do you carry a .40? If so, which? And why a .40 over any other caliber?

    Would you carry a .40? Why or why not?

    Thanks!
    I carry a 9 or a .45. There's no reason for me to carry or consider a .40

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    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...

    http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/ja...rvice-weapons/

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram25 View Post
    Springfield Armory XD40SC is my EDC.
    Same here.

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    Red face

    I switch between my G27 and SP101 357.
    40sw recoil doesnt bother me one bit. I dont see what all the recoil fuss is about.
    I also have a G19 but rarely carry it, kind of wimpiesh ( to me that is).
    I just feel better carrying 40, 45, or 357 mag.

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    I wouldn't. I'd rather just get a 10mm.
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    Glock 22 for CCW and home defense. The 40 packs almost the same punch as a 45 and lets you have a few more rounds. Some say its snappy, but thats what practice practice practice is for. I dont know that I would like shooting it in a subcompact though. My Kahr 9mm sub is snappy as it is.

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    I own a XD40 that is fun to shoot but I carry a Ruger SP101 .357. At times on weekends depending on clothes I`ll carry a .45 acp. I just love my little revolver and have always liked the .357 round.
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    Love my S&W 40VE had it for about 5 years now. Carry it often during the winter when clothes permit that large of a handgun IWB. I also love my LC9 for comfort and concealment, but I find the 9mm as snappy or more than my .40 (obviously has a lot to do with weight and barrel length) but I feel very comfortable either way and confident that if the need presents itself that either would do it's job! I say find what feels the best in your hands......and then find that same gun in the largest caliber you are comfortable with! I am also a fan of the fact that I have no issue finding .40 ammo in these crazy times where all the other shelves seem to be bare.
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