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Old August 23rd, 2011, 10:03 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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I think the USCG uses the .40. Im not aware of any Military Units that use the 40 besides that.
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IIRC The SEALs use SIG P226 in .40 cal
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Sounds like RARE ammo cans
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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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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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IIRC The SEALs use SIG P226 in .40 cal
the SEALs use it 9mm!
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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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They may switch to .40 since DADT is abolished.


DOH! 04 beat me
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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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