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Re: Is .40 S&W dead 💀
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2020, 09:28:48 AM »
When I got my G 20 I carried it.
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At 5'8'' and 145 lbs covered was no problem, concealed was a joke.   ;D
Now I carry a Witness Compact 10mm, it's not much larger than my S&W 469, and will handle any threat conceivable in the North East.

BillT, I see the same trend at Rock Island auctions .
2 same model pistols the 40 will be $100 lower minimum bid.
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Re: Is .40 S&W dead 💀
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2020, 11:29:40 PM »
Funny that .40 caliber guns do sit on the self longer and go for a much lower price. One of my students got a CZ75 in .40 for a steal. I think he paid $500 for it. I got a tanfoglio witness small frame for $289.99.
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Re: Is .40 S&W dead 💀
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2020, 01:31:53 AM »
I remember after the Sandy Hook shooting, when everyone went nuts. .40 S&W was the last caliber they ran out of. And the first caliber they got back in stock. In that regard it might not be a bad idea to have at least one .40 laying around. I just have never been attracted to the caliber enough to buy one.... Even heavily discounted. It's easier to keep plenty of ammo in stock, and buy it when it's plentiful and cheap.

I never thought I would see the day when you had to buy ammunition the same way you buy stocks.... When no one wants either. It's like the whole toilet paper deal. Back when all the Corona crap started last March, they were stripping the shelves of it. Now it's stacked high, deep, and cheap. People are still wiping their asses with 6 month old stuff, they've got piled up in their closets.
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Re: Is .40 S&W dead 💀
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2020, 09:30:23 AM »
I play gun games...tried a G35 for USPSA, and thought that a G23 was the perfect modern iteration of a Commander length pistol... I have neither today... I can shoot the 9mm guns much quicker... YMMV

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Re: Is .40 S&W dead 💀
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2020, 10:26:00 AM »
I too had a G23 (won it actually in a match) that came with both the .40 and 9mm barrels.  I thought it was the cat's meow... at first.  Gone, also.   It might not be a bad choice for today's ammo shortage, though, if you're trying to have at least one of each caliber.
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Re: Is .40 S&W dead 💀
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Re: Is .40 S&W dead 💀
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2020, 08:19:52 PM »
Yes, this severe ammo shortage is putting a pinch on everyone. 
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Re: Is .40 S&W dead 💀
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2020, 04:20:47 PM »
BillT, why settle for 2nd best when you can get 10 MM ?
Something else to think about, "European style gun control" includes bans on "military" calibers, that would ban your 40, but not my 10 mm.   ;D
Had a good laugh when THAT little detail sank in.   ;D
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Re: Is .40 S&W dead 💀
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2020, 04:26:54 PM »
BillT, why settle for 2nd best when you can get 10 MM ?
Something else to think about, "European style gun control" includes bans on "military" calibers, that would ban your 40, but not my 10 mm.   ;D
Had a good laugh when THAT little detail sank in.   ;D

I agree. All the .40 S&W amounts to is a, "10 MM Special".
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Re: Is .40 S&W dead 💀
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2020, 05:54:26 AM »
I agree. All the .40 S&W amounts to is a, "10 MM Special".

The 40 is like the "9MM short" also known as the .380. 
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Re: Is .40 S&W dead 💀
« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2020, 09:23:34 AM »
The 40 is like the "9MM short" also known as the .380. 

40 S&W  =  10mm Kurz  ?
                  10 mm Not so special ?     ;D
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