.40 S&W Carbine Options

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    .40 S&W Carbine Options

    I shoot and reload a lot of .40 S&W ammo and was thinking of getting a carbine in this caliber.

    From what I gather, my options are:
    Hi-Point - Cheapest for about $200
    Beretta Storm - Futuristic(don't like) and kinda pricey for me
    Ruger - Really like this one a LOT, $450 Does anyone have any experience with it?

    Vector, H&K clone - Both too expensive.

    AM I missing any possibilities?
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    here is one more to look at
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    A friend of mine has a Ruger (in40cal)and likes it .
    I have a Beretta ( in45cal) and will never sell mine.
    I got it for the same reason you are looking at one,
    I have a 45 cal Glock and they share ammo
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    To bad they don't make one in 10mm!
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    Kel Tec

    A local PD issues the Kel Tec in .40 that uses Glock magazines. I had to test fire and zero them all and add a laser sight. The laser was cheap and herd to keep zeroed, but the guns worked fine. None have been back for repair or service yet. I have a Ruger in 9mm and it's solidly built and very accurate. It's a bit heavy.

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    I bought a PC4 a few months ago and I really like it. Its a solid little gun and its accurate for what it is. Down side to it is magazine availability (no high cap) and the trigger is pretty darn heavy.
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    I have shot the ruger carbine in .40 s&w and it was a really nice carbine. very smooth "rolling" recoil, pretty accurate (tho i was shooting at close range, 20 yards or so). the only thing i don't really like is the fact that it looks like a 10/22 which i think are ugly as sin personally (untill you add an aftermarket stock).
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    I have CX4 Storm in 40 and love it also have one in 9mm. I didn't like looks at first. It grew on me. they shoot great , light , many accessories and very light. I have eotech site on mine and it is very accurate to 100m with sight. My favorite guns to shoot out of the almost 40 I own. somebody had them for $500 the other day I will post if i find it. I picked up the 9mm the other day for $375. what a steal
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    I have and like my Hi Point 4095 carbine. Great shooter, very reliable and good ghost ring sights.
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    i have a cx4 storm .40 also. it's a blast to shoot and very accurate. i got mine for $500. like 357sig said, lots of accessories and very light.

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    Ruger PC 4

    I bought a PC4 a few months ago and I really like it. Its a solid little gun and its accurate for what it is. Down side to it is magazine availability (no high cap) and the trigger is pretty darn heavy.
    You are Dead Wrong! I have a Ruger PC4 and they do make High Caps for it! Here is mine, right now it has a Vortex Strike Fire on it and the High Caps are Beretta 96 D Magazines..........Ruger uses Beretta mags, you just have to make a new notch for the Ruger Magazine catch. It's easy to do. I have tons of 96D mags from my old Duty carry. No it isn't for sale............... They shoot cast lead bullets great too........I just loaded up a bunch of the RCBS 170Gr bullets with 6 grs of Unique for it, was going ot go shoot today but it looks like rain.........

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    The Kel-Tec Sub2000 40 cal weighs about 4 lbs, lighter than the others, and it folds. Will take 31 rd Glock mags. Here's a review.

    Gun Review: Kel-Tec Sub-2000 .40 | The Truth About GunsThe Truth About Guns
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    I had a Ruger PC4 and I liked it very muchI thought it was very accurate, and a very sturdy gun... I got it for a house gun alternative/supplement to the 12ga. Drawbacks I found: I didn't like the sights. A cheap red-dot would have been great, but not easy to get the mounting equipment for one. Also, although I did find hi-cap mags aftermarket, I found them to be unreliable.

    I do have a Kel Tec but it's 9mm. Can't speak for the .40, but the 9mm KelTec is pretty good. Uses Glock 17 mags, or the available 33 round Glock mags. The mags are very reliable, as is the weapon itself. Fairly accurate, but the stock is too short for a good cheek weld.

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    I have a cx4 storm in 40sw too. It's a lot of fun to shoot. :)

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