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I don't, but I would
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I don't and probably never will. I prefer my pistols in the 9mm flavor, if I want bigger I'll switch to .45 ACP.
That being said, I voted "I don't, but I would." I'd probably never choose to carry a .40 but if that's all I had to work with, that's what I'd carry.
Glock 23 with a grip reduction done by Coldbore Customs and nite sights is my carry gun most of the time.
The first time I shot a .40 I hated it. It was someones M&P and I was new to pistols. I manage it the G23 pretty well now with Federal Hydra-Shoks in 165grain. It's also my nightstand gun.
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I carried a .40 229 for years and then picked up a G17 and have barely carried the .40 since.
I now prefer the extra rounds and faster follow up shots in the 9mm platforms than the .40 versions.
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Thanks for all of the responses and explanations, and for participating in the poll.
One of the primary reasons I'm thinking of a .40 is because I can actually find ammo. Every other caliber is difficult to come by in these parts. I figure if I was going to add another pistol to the rotation, a .40 would be ideal.
My friend just got a CZ in .40, and I'll be trying it out on Friday. We'll see how I like it considering I've never shot a .40 before.
I purchased a full size 1911 .45 to use as my carry pistol, so yes I would buy a .40. Reason I bought the .45 was because its the only gun I have ever wanted, If I did not go with that choice I would of looked into a Kahr .40 (CW I think) I say buy what works for you, Funtion over style has always been my motto.
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After my latest trips to the LGSs in my area, .40 cal might be the only choice available to first time buyers in search of an edc semi-auto hi-cap.
I don't carry a .40 but I would.
I alternate my EDC carry gun between a PPS and a Glock 23. I really wanted a Glock 19 but I waited too long to get one before all the panic buyers bought them all up. So I went with the 23 and I'm happy I did. I can shoot just as well with it and it doesn't hurt to have a little more stopping power. Although I think a 9mm is plenty sufficient. Besides, I just know as soon as I see a Glock 19 on the shelf I'm gonna buy it on the spot and probably start carrying it instead of the 23.
But yeah, I carry a .40 and will continue to do so.
G23 here. 1911 is my first, but I do still sometimes carry the G23. It depends on what the plan for the day is. I mean, I trust the Glock in the salt spray and such much more.
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I don't hate the .40 but with a 9mm and a .45 already I just don't feel any need for one.
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I carry a .40 every now and then but normally I carry a 10mm Glock 29 loaded with very hot Underwood Ammo. The 10 just packs so much punch at 1600 f/s with 787 fp that I know if I have to shoot, it will do the trick.
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