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View Poll Results: Thoughts on 40s&w
Love 40 23 22.55%
Hate 40 19 18.63%
Don't give a rats arse about 40 60 58.82%
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Old April 9th, 2019, 08:55 AM #51
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I find my 29/30 (10mm/45ACP) Glocks are less snappy that my 27 (40SW) Glock. More of a push.
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Old April 10th, 2019, 11:01 AM #52
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Glock 23 is a 13 round, .40 SW, and a good gun, if you are sold on .40. Plus, for $150 you can get a 9mm conversion barrel and a mag. Now, you have choices. Your range time, using the 9mm barrel, will cost less.
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Just got approved for my HQL last night. I am thrilled. Now for my first handgun. I'm looking at a Beretta 96a1. Thoughts on 40s&w. Tell me what you think in the comments.

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Make sure get your collectors license as well. It's free and makes life easy on you. Go with the 92FS, great pistol and a great 9MM cartridge, not to mention Langdon tactical, wolf, and Wilson all make great accessories for the platform. If your in to beretta that much classic firearms has the.380 beretta cheetah. I think it is the 85f, basically a mini 92FS! .40 caliber is a snappy round IMHO, and many of .40 caliber benefits can bae had in 9mm with proper ammo.
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There's an indoor range in belair where they have good prices on the M9, plus you can rent one before you make a purchase to see if you even like the platform of DA/SA
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Guys and gals, thank you all for you input. It means a lot that you all cared enough to reply to my post and vote in my poll.

That being said, I have settled on the Beretta 96 as my first, but I will be getting other pistols and calibers over time with the perks of a designated collector soon (thanks for the advice on that one). I have large enough hands and I tend to shoot better with heavier full sized metal pistols. I'm guessing their mass tends to soak up more of the recoil, because I've haven't really felt the abhorrent "snappiness" that many are describing through their Glocks and other polymer options. Also, my groups tend to be tighter with those aforementioned larger heavier pistols. I'd probably look at a 1911 as my next due to my preferences.

Once again. Thank you all. Peace.
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While I understand everyone having the idea that HQL is infringement that we shouldn't be happy about, I took the OP's excitement as now being able to purchase his first handgun. If correct, he has a right to be excited and doesn't even remember what it's like to buy when his rights were unabridged.

Welcome to the world of handgun owners!
Thanks for realizing this and being understanding.
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No complacency here, but it is nowhere near helpful. The tone is condescending. I agree with a succeeding post about understanding the OPís excitement. Like, hate it, doesnít matter. He took the steps, did it despite the infringement and is exercising buying a handgun. Cudos to him. Another point for gun owners.
Different topic, needs its own thread. Add to one of the many.
Thanks for understanding.
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The Beretta 92/96 is a large frame pistol meant more for open holster than concealed.

So why the Berretta as your first choice? What else have you shot? Why are you carrying and what situations or SD senarios do you expect to encounter? You have to train for the real world.

As for .40, that’s your choice but for a CCW chambering but I always recommend carrying what your local LEOs are issued as your starting point. As mentioned, most agencies are migrating back to 9mm from .40 thanks to improvement in JHP designs. As you gain experience in your shooting and CCW, you can experiment later with heavier calibers like 40 and 45 ACP. Golfers don’t carry 1 club or ball so neither should a shootist.
Probably won't be CCW'ing. I love the look and reliability of Berettas. Been a fan of the 90 series ever since I saw Leon the professional with his pistol with an SGS style compensator. My rifle will be seeing most of the action as I'm focusing on hunting. The pistol will be for more home protection and target practice.
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I have pistols in 9mm, 40 S&W, and 45acp. I have the M&P Shield 9mm for CCW when I am on my property or when I travel out of the Democratic People's Republic of Maryland and go into America. Take your time shoot them all. It will depend on you and the gun. I had a Glock 27 40 S&W and couldn't wait to get rid of it, however my full size 40 S&W shoots great.
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