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DarthZed August 23rd, 2011 10:03 PM

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?

clandestine August 23rd, 2011 10:04 PM

I think the USCG uses the .40. Im not aware of any Military Units that use the 40 besides that.

fivepointstar August 23rd, 2011 10:05 PM

IIRC The SEALs use SIG P226 in .40 cal

Lou45 August 23rd, 2011 10:08 PM

Sounds like RARE ammo cans:lol2:

04RWon August 23rd, 2011 10:09 PM

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
(yes I like to stirr crap up lol, in good fun)

clandestine August 23rd, 2011 10:09 PM

They may switch to .40 since DADT is abolished.


DOH! 04 beat me :)

Ethan83 August 23rd, 2011 10:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fivepointstar (Post 1245922)
IIRC The SEALs use SIG P226 in .40 cal

This must be Clancy's inspiration for the name 'Rainbow Six'.

04RWon August 23rd, 2011 10:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by clandestine (Post 1245927)
They may switch to .40 since DADT is abolished.


DOH! 04 beat me :)

:lol:

Thats what I dont get...even the Military openly uses it now...so why dont you admit it?:D

clandestine August 23rd, 2011 10:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fivepointstar (Post 1245922)
IIRC The SEALs use SIG P226 in .40 cal

Those poor guys. And here I thought they got the best gear. :sad20:

clandestine August 23rd, 2011 10:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 04RWon (Post 1245932)
:lol:

Thats what I dont get...even the Military openly uses it now...so why dont you admit it?:D

Ill die before I own another .40. Die I tell you.


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