Is .40 S&W DOA?

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  • Sep 1, 2018
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    .40 is here to stay with USPSA major divisions. It has taken the place of .38 super.
     

    ToolAA

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    Jun 17, 2016
    9,391
    God's Country
    That guy doesn’t know what he’s talkin’ about. My favorite Open Cary firearm is my G27.

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    DelawareGold

    Junior Member
    Jul 25, 2022
    25
    New Castle, Delaware
    My 229 is a 9 lb. pull in DA.
    My G27 is a 3.8 lb. pull all the time.
    My thumb is always on the hammer
    when holstering and unholstering.
    So I have a tactile sense of reassurance
    with a hammer fired pistol, that I don't
    have with a striker fired.
     

    Garet Jax

    Not ignored by gamer_jim
    MDS Supporter
    May 5, 2011
    5,657
    Bel Air
    My 229 is a 9 lb. pull in DA.
    My G27 is a 3.8 lb. pull all the time.
    My thumb is always on the hammer
    when holstering and unholstering.
    So I have a tactile sense of reassurance
    with a hammer fired pistol, that I don't
    have with a striker fired.

    No need to defend yourself - you do what makes you comfortable. I missed the hammer preference. A sig P226 is a hammer fire with a .40 cal option.
     

    DelawareGold

    Junior Member
    Jul 25, 2022
    25
    New Castle, Delaware
    Roger that. The 226 is even bigger than my 229,
    I was hoping for something in .40 with a 3" barrel.
    HK P2000sk, and Beretta PX4 sc, seam to be the
    only options. I don't understand why any of the
    1911 style sub compacts aren't available in .40, I love
    1911's.
     
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    Magnumite

    Active Member
    Dec 17, 2007
    6,199
    Harford County, Maryland
    All the 40 S&W chambered guns in use, police department trade ins…40 is readily available and won’t be going anywhere. Check the retail websites and on sale for reasonable prices - it can be picked for a little over 9mm prices.

    Like 45 and want to stay on top shooting it? The 40 offers similar recoil and character for less ammunition cost. Just after the FBI dropped the 40 I bought 900+ rounds for less than 115 grain 9mm ammo. I I converted a 9mm I built to 40 with a Kart barrel, an extractor , and retuned it with intentions to rechamber it to 10mm after the 40 ran out. I built the 10 and plan to keep the 40 a 40. It is a good round with good ballistics and terminal results in police use. I am still buying ammo for my 40 cal pistol…
     

    ToolAA

    Active Member
    Jun 17, 2016
    9,391
    God's Country
    My 229 is a 9 lb. pull in DA.
    My G27 is a 3.8 lb. pull all the time.
    My thumb is always on the hammer
    when holstering and unholstering.
    So I have a tactile sense of reassurance
    with a hammer fired pistol, that I don't
    have with a striker fired.

    My very first carry gun was actually a G27 and I was a bit concerned about re-holstering a striker fired pistol. I’ve since gotten over it, but at the time I wanted a little mental assurance. I picked up a Striker Control Device. It’s basically a replacement slide cover plate with a small hinge and a boss on the inside which will inhibit firing when the operator’s thumb is pressing on the back of the cover plate.

    Here is an article explaining how they work.


    I don’t know if they still make them anymore, but I’ve put hundreds of rounds through without any issues.


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    Choko

    Junior Member
    May 14, 2022
    18
    Frederick
    I carry it in a G27 every day. I love to watch every time the panic buying starts and there's still 40 sitting on the shelf almost unmolested. I shoot well with it and there's plenty of it.
     

    Garet Jax

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    MDS Supporter
    May 5, 2011
    5,657
    Bel Air
    I carry it in a G27 every day. I love to watch every time the panic buying starts and there's still 40 sitting on the shelf almost unmolested. I shoot well with it and there's plenty of it.

    Me too. I have owned a lot of guns and the G35 is the one I shoot best by far. I got G27s because they can use the same magazines as the G35.
     

    Bullfrog

    Active Member
    Oct 8, 2009
    12,121
    Carroll County
    Roger that. The 226 is even bigger than my 229,
    I was hoping for something in .40 with a 3" barrel.
    HK P2000sk, and Beretta PX4 sc, seam to be the
    only options. I don't understand why any of the
    1911 style sub compacts aren't available in .40, I love
    1911's.

    I would recommend the CZ2075 Rami in .40, but they discontinued it in 2016. :sad20: That sounds exactly like what you're looking for.

    It's hard enough to locate a 9mm version that was just discontinued at the beginning of the year.

    Also the SIG P224 was a subcompact version of the P229 that was available in .40, but it was discontinued a while ago also. They pop up at gun shows occasionally.
     

    LuckyShot

    Pissing off Liberals
    Apr 13, 2010
    289
    on 270
    I assume you were only thinking of single action when you typed that?

    Because a decocked DA pistol would be 'more trustworthy' than striker fired. Not that either is going to go off spontaneously, but there would have to be a whole heck of a lot go wrong all at the same time before you'd get a ND from a DA pistol with the hammer down.
    yes single only
     

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