This is a discussion on poor .40 S&W within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by PEF Don't worry, I like the .40... So do I....
I beat up on mine at least once a month
I've never seen a gun I didn't like.
Plenty of people like the .40, otherwise it wouldn't be so easy to find anywhere that sells ammo. Shoot what you like. I like my SIG P229, in .40 no less.
I have all three. 9, .40, & .45. I prefer the .45, but that's just me. My G21 and 1911 have significantly less recoil than the .40 or even the 9mm. I can make pretty fast headshots on Zombie targets all day long with either one. Running the .40 it takes me about twice as long for follow-ups, but it IS a sub-compact.
I carry all of my guns in different situations, and I don't feel the least bit under-gunned with any of them. Personally, I feel the .40 is a caliber best suited for a hunting sidearm, which is where mine gets the most use.
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I still do research on different calibers. Difference is, I do the research myself and form an educated opinion based on my own wants and needs. For instance, right now, I'm reading what I can about the performance of .357 Sig.
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The .40 S&W would be a much more effective stopper if it had just been named the 10mm TSM "Tactical Short Magnum". I can't believe the marketing guys at Smith & Wesson gave up so much POWER with such a simple...name!
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