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Old August 23rd, 2011, 09:03 PM   #1
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Does the military use .40 S&W?

Sportsmans Guide was offering free shipping on orders over $100, so I ordered a bunch of ammo cans. I'm quite the ammo/magazine whore, so I figured I'd grab a bunch while I could get them cheap. I ordered three 40mm, five .50 caliber, and three .30 caliber cans.

When I opened the boxes I found that all the cans looked nearly new (just like all the others I'd gotten from SG) However, two of the .50 cal cans say .40 caliber S&W on the side. I wasn't aware that our military uses that caliber. I could understand 9mm (one of the cans does say 9mm), but .40 Smith and Wesson? Where the heck did that come from? And two of the five cans say this. It just stuck me as unusual. Anyone have any ideas?


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Old August 23rd, 2011, 09:04 PM   #2
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I think the USCG uses the .40. Im not aware of any Military Units that use the 40 besides that.


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Old August 23rd, 2011, 09:05 PM   #3
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IIRC The SEALs use SIG P226 in .40 cal


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Old August 23rd, 2011, 09:08 PM   #4
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Sounds like RARE ammo cans


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Old August 23rd, 2011, 09:09 PM   #5
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They got rid of dont ask dont tell so now the military can openly use .40S&W


Nahh kidding, they just realized its a far superior round
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 09:09 PM   #6
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They may switch to .40 since DADT is abolished.


DOH! 04 beat me


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Old August 23rd, 2011, 09:10 PM   #7
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IIRC The SEALs use SIG P226 in .40 cal
This must be Clancy's inspiration for the name 'Rainbow Six'.
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 09:12 PM   #8
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They may switch to .40 since DADT is abolished.


DOH! 04 beat me


Thats what I dont get...even the Military openly uses it now...so why dont you admit it?
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IIRC The SEALs use SIG P226 in .40 cal
Those poor guys. And here I thought they got the best gear.


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Old August 23rd, 2011, 09:13 PM   #10
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Thats what I dont get...even the Military openly uses it now...so why dont you admit it?
Ill die before I own another .40. Die I tell you.


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Old August 23rd, 2011, 09:13 PM   #11
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I had this discussion with a co worker about 2 months ago. We were talking about the SIG Navy Pistol. He was in the navy and he called a buddy who was a SEAL and confirmed they still carry the SIG Navy althought they are authorized to carry any pistol they want. he said most of them carry the 1911 but some carry the SIG


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Old August 23rd, 2011, 09:15 PM   #12
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Ill die before I own another .40. Die I tell you.
Hey, I wanted to tell you where I knew youd see it. I was at another member(drmsparks) house and he showed me a trigger job you did on a standard AR trigger. I gotta hand it to you, that was a nice f***king trigger! Very good work.

Anyway, ANOTHER .40.....got too many as it is huh?
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Hey, I wanted to tell you where I knew youd see it. I was at another member(drmsparks) house and he showed me a trigger job you did on a standard AR trigger. I gotta hand it to you, that was a nice f***king trigger! Very good work.

Anyway, ANOTHER .40.....got too many as it is huh?
I dont know what your talking about. I have never worked on an AR before.





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Old August 23rd, 2011, 09:25 PM   #14
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I dont know what your talking about. I have never worked on an AR before.





Thanks for the compliments 04RWon
Give credit where its due
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 09:35 PM   #15
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Ill die before I own another .40. Die I tell you.
So you're backing out on buying my CZ?


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So you're backing out on buying my CZ?
If you werent married......


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Old August 23rd, 2011, 09:43 PM   #17
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Any statement coming after the words "The SEALs use" is a lie 96% of the time.

Any person that says "When I was in the SEALs" is a liar 97% of the time.

Just so you all knew...


How come nobody cares what the other spec ops groups use? PJ's, Delta, the 160th, Green Berets, etc? Kind of annoys me that the SEALs get all the love.


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Any statement coming after the words "The SEALs use" is a lie 96% of the time.

Any person that says "When I was in the SEALs" is a liar 97% of the time.

Just so you all knew...


How come nobody cares what the other spec ops groups use? PJ's, Delta, the 160th, Green Berets, etc? Kind of annoys me that the SEALs get all the love.
Its simple navy guys are beefcakes.


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Any statement coming after the words "The SEALs use" is a lie 96% of the time.

Any person that says "When I was in the SEALs" is a liar 97% of the time.

Just so you all knew...


How come nobody cares what the other spec ops groups use? PJ's, Delta, the 160th, Green Berets, etc? Kind of annoys me that the SEALs get all the love.
You forgot Chuck Norris....but he only uses his fist and beard

Actually good point. I think its because the SEAL's are a primary focus of the media at the moment
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Its simple navy guys are beefcakes.
dont you have a .40 cal dildo?
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