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Do you still carry the .40?
« on: February 12, 2017, 10:51:16 AM »
I hear a lot of nonsense that the .40 is dying.... true or false? I carry my Glock 27 still to this day.
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Re: Do you still carry the .40?
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2017, 11:33:22 AM »
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I don't "carry" a .40 but my nightstand pistol is a G24 w/a 21rd magazine inserted.  also have an STI Tactical SS in .40 - I believe that .40 is my 2nd favorite pistol round (of those that I have)

was behind a LEO at the market the other day and asked what caliber he was carrying - he said his dept issued glocks in .40 caliber (don't know if he was Conroe City PD or Montgomery County)
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Re: Do you still carry the .40?
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2017, 11:49:31 AM »
Hell right. Good to hear.
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Re: Do you still carry the .40?
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2017, 01:48:19 PM »
It's probably going to take a bit of a ding in popularity if it's true the FBI (and by extension the police) are going to switch back to 9MM from .40S&W, but I'd say it's here to stay.

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Re: Do you still carry the .40?
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2017, 03:04:02 PM »
Never have carried .40 but still have my .40 M&P C.O.R.E. for USPSA, though have been shooting my 9 Pro instead as I'm just so much faster and more accurate with it.
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Re: Do you still carry the .40?
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2017, 03:16:52 PM »
My main carry pistol is a Walther PPS in .40

My main nightstand pistol is a Beretta 96 Brigadier (.40)

I like the .40 and I don't care if it's popular or used by police or law enforcement. 

I also like .45ACP and have several pistols which fire it.
And we all know how unpopular those became when the .mil dropped the caliber.   
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Re: Do you still carry the .40?
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2017, 06:08:42 PM »
Dont think Ive ever carried it? Ive got several 40SW guns but I normally dont carry them.. although may have once..

It wont ever die either... millions of guns out there chambered in it...


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Re: Do you still carry the .40?
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2017, 08:49:32 AM »
I carry my 40 S&W Legion 229 all the time. Sweetest shooting 40 I have ever owned. And as far as it dying? Please

They said that about the 38 super and 10mm as well and they are quite well represented in the competition community.
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Re: Do you still carry the .40?
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2017, 10:28:00 PM »
I have 2 in 40. I carry my Px4 plenty.  The 40 isn't going anywhere.

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Re: Do you still carry the .40?
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2017, 11:09:32 PM »
My favorite carry gun has become a Beretta MiniCougar 8040D that I converted to DA/SA. My other primary carry is an NP3 coated Beretta 96G Centurion, but with a 357Sig barrel.
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Re: Do you still carry the .40?
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2017, 08:56:31 AM »
Well, I still carry its predecessor - got a 1911 and a Carbine chambered in 40 Long & Strong.  I have fired a few S&W 40s from each to confirm it as a viable emergency ammo should I ever face a supply v. demand dilemna.  My 1911 reported feeling strangely slutty and unfulfilled, but she spits them out like a pro.  The carbine is a slut and was heard chuckling and muttering something resembling:  "that all you brought?"

The 40 was a good play when S&W addressed concerns some of the most conservative shooters expressed regarding the 40 Long's (10mm's) overly boisterous victory celebrations.  The fat lady won't be singing 'bout the 40; she learned her lesson when she started composing for the 10mm and got drowned out by another endzone celebration.
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Re: Do you still carry the .40?
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2017, 04:16:26 PM »
I carry, train and compete in 40.
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Re: Do you still carry the .40?
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2017, 01:22:46 AM »
I still carry my Gen 4 G23 (.40 S&W), but it now shares time with my Gen 4 G19 and my G43 (both 9mm).  Before I retired in September 2015, the G33 was the ONLY gun I carried, on duty and off duty; uniform or plain clothes. If I were still an active police officer, I would still be carrying it exclusively.

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Re: Do you still carry the .40?
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2017, 11:13:28 AM »
I dont believe its nonsense when gun shops HAVE hard to find manufacturers and models of 40's in stock and they cant seem to sell them.

Look online, why is the 40 ALWAYS cheaper than the 9mm?

CZ 40's are always in stock in REALLY hard to get models like the Rami or 75 tacticals,  and cheaper than the same gun in a 9mm thats sold out. One LGS here has had both in the case for OVER a year. But cant even get the same models in a 9mm.

JR Carbine has 40 cals in stock on Buds GUN, , some almost $200 cheaper than the same model in a 9mm.

Thats just two examples.  Its pretty much across the board.

Our local LGS's have ALOT of used 40's in all types for sale cheap.  One huge LGS, one of the biggest in my state, has at least 10 used  beretta 96's and one 92's. While the 96 was priced high $375 to $425, the 92fs was $475. 
 
It is dying.

I seen the very SAME history around here with the 17 HMR.  They sold like hotcakes for about 2 years, then started coming back used in droves. The used racks were stacked high and deep until they got the prices cheap enough that people started slowly buying them because they couldnt find the same model in a 22 mag. Eventually, they sold the used ones, but it took a while and they had to get really cheap to dump them. One thing that helped was 17 hmr ammo prices came back down after the initial gouge, and 17 was available during ammo crunches when 22 mag was not.

IMHO, The 40 cal is not going to go away,, but its popularity is done.
Its painfully obvious . The general public  here just dont want it. Ammo is expensive and the 40 just didnt live up to all the hype.
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Re: Do you still carry the .40?
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2017, 12:09:33 PM »
I don't know that the .40 was ever all that popular.

I still prefer it to a 9, cause at the end of the day........  it's 9mm.  :th_thicon_lol:
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Re: Do you still carry the .40?
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2017, 12:29:30 PM »
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Re: Do you still carry the .40?
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2017, 07:59:17 PM »
I hear a lot of nonsense that the .40 is dying.... true or false? . . .

i've read the same about 45/70 , 30/30 , 45ACP , any revolver , etc. etc . etc.
still read it about how deer can't be killed with (insert your choice here)
and pistol caliber rifles have slightly more power than a hard sneeze, blah blah, etc.  :th_thicon_lol:
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Re: Do you still carry the .40?
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2017, 10:50:27 AM »
I never owned not carried a .40

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Re: Do you still carry the .40?
« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2017, 08:47:24 AM »
Well, I still carry its predecessor - got a 1911 and a Carbine chambered in 40 Long & Strong.  I have fired a few S&W 40s from each to confirm it as a viable emergency ammo should I ever face a supply v. demand dilemna.  My 1911 reported feeling strangely slutty and unfulfilled, but she spits them out like a pro.  The carbine is a slut and was heard chuckling and muttering something resembling:  "that all you brought?"

The 40 was a good play when S&W addressed concerns some of the most conservative shooters expressed regarding the 40 Long's (10mm's) overly boisterous victory celebrations.  The fat lady won't be singing 'bout the 40; she learned her lesson when she started composing for the 10mm and got drowned out by another endzone celebration.
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Re: Do you still carry the .40?
« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2017, 05:43:12 PM »
What kind of Carbine?

Mechtech - I am a fan.  The 10mm delivers 16.5" of acceleration, my 1911 trigger with a Vortex Strike Eagle 1-6 doing target identification.  I can poke holes in the side of any barn out to at least 200 meters - even farther for bigger barns.