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    Cool poor .40 S&W

    Why are people so biased against the 40 S&W? It's a good round.

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    Because 9mm can pretty much do what the 40 S&W can and you can practice a lot more with the cheaper and more plentiful 9mm.
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    Geez....here we go again.

    Here, let's sum it up: 9 can "pretty much" to what a 40 can and the 40 can "pretty much" do what a 45 can. Advocates of the 45 will say, then why not go with a 45. Supporters of the 9mm will say, well the 9 is cheaper, why not just stick with it then. Those that like 40, will say 40 is a good mix of mass & velocity, while the 9 is about velocity and the 45 is about mass. It's a happy medium. People will beat there chests to say the 45 is a man's round and others will say 9mm is effective and they get the advantage of capacity. And finally, some will say, "the 40 is too snappy, it hewts my we wittle hands".

    So, get what you like and shoot it until you proficient. That's pretty much the gist of it.:) lol
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    Deja vu?

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    It seems for every caliber available there will be advocates & detractors.

    Choose the caliber you want, shoot it until your hand feels like it's falling off & if you don't like it sell your gun & get one in another caliber. Or make do with what you have. I've shot everything from .22 cal to .45 in pistols except .44 cal & they all have something to be said for it. I wouldn't want to be shot by any kind of ammo.

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    It's snappy, not a ton of fun to shoot. I prefer my 9s, 357 SIGs, and my 45 to my 40. Unfortunately, I may have to get used to it, as I am thinking rather seriously about getting into law enforcement, and while they do not mandate or issue a weapon around here (buy your own), I believe they do mandate the chambering. 40, of course. Yuck. A 45 or 357 SIG is more my style.

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    Seriously, who's biased?

    This topic has been beat to death
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    Yep....read first reply in this thread. 40S&W is my favorite for CC. That don't make a hill of beans to the rest of the world, but I feel mighty comfortable with it. Great caliber.....too bad S&W had to embellish their name on it actually. It is what it is. Best HP per in³ in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nebraska12 View Post
    So, get what you like and shoot it until you proficient. That's pretty much the gist of it.:) lol
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    as long as you have somthing and not just leaving it at home is the best cal. end of story, a 22 is better than nothing at all, just be armed always.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dkelly27 View Post
    Why are people so biased against the 40 S&W? It's a good round.
    It's all perception.

    9mm - Metric, and the image of a sophisticated European cold war agent comes to mind, packing a Sig 210 along with a bejeweled cigarette case and an attractive female on his arm.

    .40 - English, an Americanized 10mm "short." Fat guy with a tight jean and a moon crack sitting at the Waffle House, with a Glock 22 OC'd in a Fobus paddle holster, grabbing an afternoon meal before heading off to the Monster Truck show.

    (ask a silly question...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by PEF View Post
    It's all perception.

    9mm - Metric, and the image of a sophisticated European cold war agent comes to mind, packing a Sig 210 along with a bejeweled cigarette case and an attractive female on his arm.

    .40 - English, an Americanized 10mm "short." Fat guy with a tight jean and a moon crack sitting at the Waffle House, with a Glock 22 OC'd in a Fobus paddle holster, grabbing an afternoon meal before heading off to the Monster Truck show.

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    Hey! I like Waffle House.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nebraska12 View Post
    Hey! I like Waffle House.
    Don't worry, I like the .40...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PEF View Post
    Don't worry, I like the .40...
    :).....so do I...but I loathe caliber arguments.
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