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doolyd
03-11-2012, 14:14
I currently have only one .40 cal pistol and it is a S&W 411...cheap by all standards. I don't really care for this pistol much so I want to get a different .40. The reason, I can get free ammo on occasion. It would most likely be more of a range gun.

I do not want a GLOCK, i have a G19 and love it.

I was thinking either a Highpower which I have in 9mm or a Springfield EMP but I have been hearing some rather negative information in regards to extractors and difficultly feeding hollow points. For a $1000 pistol I don't really want to worry about it nor send it back multiple times to get it running correctly.

So, is there anything else I should consider in .40 cal?

EL COLONEL
03-11-2012, 14:17
Sig sp 2022.........:wavey:

Rumbler_G20
03-11-2012, 14:18
Oh HECK yes!

The Springfield Armory XD.

It is what Glock wishes they could make. It has no history of failure. It has a significantly better (granted that IS subjective) trigger, is extraordinarily reliable, is reasonably priced, and last but not least; a very long service life. :wavey:

jrs93accord
03-11-2012, 14:19
SIG SP2022, SIG P226, or SIG P229.

jmathis84
03-11-2012, 14:20
cz75B IN 40 S&W. Feels great in hand and shoots like a dream.

Bruce M
03-11-2012, 14:24
Maybe a Smith 4006 if you like an all steel pistol and sometimes they can be bargains.
If you prefer a new gun, maybe an M&P or possibly the all stainless P226 or P229 if weight and price are not an issue and life of the pistol is.

The Retired Sarge
03-11-2012, 14:27
In 40 the SIG 229 is the way to go. I would also consider a HK USP full size in 40. Bill

bac1023
03-11-2012, 14:39
I wouldn't get a 40S&W Hi-Power.

That pistol is meant to be 9mm, in my opinion.

TN.Frank
03-11-2012, 15:34
Best deal you'll ever find on a quality 40cal.
http://www.summitgunbroker.com/Sig_2340.html

pitt1011
03-11-2012, 15:42
Try out a HK P2000. Right now, its the only .40 S&W I own. I'm not crazy about the caliber but the P2000 has been my favorite pistol chambered for the caliber. It is about the same size as a G19/G23. That makes it ideal for just about any purpose whether its range time or CCW.

bac1023
03-11-2012, 17:15
I have a Beretta PX4 in 40s&w that I love.

TN.Frank
03-11-2012, 17:19
I have a Beretta PX4 in 40s&w that I love.

That's another great option.

G31
03-11-2012, 18:25
The best .40 I've fired is my SIG P229. Recoil is very low, compared to other guns. There are a lot of .40s I have not fired, but I have had a decent sampling over the years. The P229 is great at taming the .40 (it was made for it).

M&P Shooter
03-11-2012, 18:30
SA XD
Sig
HK
CZ

glock2740
03-11-2012, 18:46
M&p40

flynlead
03-11-2012, 18:51
Another vote for p229

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WoodenPlank
03-11-2012, 19:27
I wouldn't get a Hi-Power.

Fixed your post for you, bac... :whistling:

NEOH212
03-11-2012, 19:28
Sig or HK.

:wavey:

WoodenPlank
03-11-2012, 19:29
Sig or HK.

:wavey:

Completely agreed.

James Dean
03-11-2012, 20:59
Sig Shoots .40 very nice. I would go with a P229

tim12232
03-11-2012, 21:57
Oh HECK yes!

The Springfield Armory XD.

It is what Glock wishes they could make. It has no history of failure. It has a significantly better (granted that IS subjective) trigger, is extraordinarily reliable, is reasonably priced, and last but not least; a very long service life. :wavey:

:upeyes::upeyes:
After having an XD40, XD9, and an XDm9 "all of which I no longer have"
I will take a Glock any day of the week over the XD's! BTW I used to hate glocks but they are a damn good gun!

Glock40man
03-11-2012, 22:09
Try out a HK P2000.

Those are great little pistols.

Feanor
03-11-2012, 22:19
I currently have only one .40 cal pistol and it is a S&W 411...cheap by all standards.

I do not want a GLOCK, i have a G19 and love it.

I was thinking either a Highpower which I have in 9mm or a Springfield EMP but I have been hearing some rather negative information in regards to extractors and difficultly feeding hollow points.

A couple of things, why restrict yourself from the best .40 currently on the market? Of all the gen 4 woes, the gen4 G22 isn't among them. IMO it's the finest .40 available, and the gen4 enhancements render it a masterpiece, unlike the gen4 19/17! Also, the .40 Highpower would be a questionable decision, nice looking, and nice feeling, it is, like the Beretta 96, not a good match for the .40 S&W cartridge, it being to my mind not up to the challenge of a steady diet of .40 ammunition.

Also, the SA EMP is a neat little piece of work, I have high esteem for such little 1911's, however they are notoriously finicky, it's my opinion that as cool as these little devils are, shrunken down 1911's are not the best of innovations.

If I was you, I'd be looking in two specific directions, either the S&W M&P, or the Glock-22/23. These two pistols rule the .40 caliber roost, parts abound, accessories abound, armorers abound, and the price is right.

Edited to add: BTW, the S&W 411 is a decent pistol, it's nothing I'd be ashamed of owning.

mt920
03-11-2012, 22:32
I have a Beretta PX4 in 40s&w that I love.

Great choice....

skeeter7
03-11-2012, 22:54
Another vote for the Sig P229. I have the P226 in 40S&W and I love it, don't get me wrong, but one day I will unload it towards a 229.

oldnoob
03-11-2012, 23:30
My top pick of 40s&w from my collection are:

1) USP full size - nice fit, smooth slide action. Great design on the mag release. V1 allow you to carry lock and loaded.

2) Steyr M40A1 - decent trigger for a poly pistol. Great grip ergo. Heavy weight for a polymer pistol due to steel insert.

cowboy1964
03-12-2012, 00:12
M&P if you want to keep the price around $500. M&P's are very Glock-like, yet different enough to be interesting.

HK or Sig if you like those and have the dough.

BassSlinger
03-12-2012, 00:55
I think you should reconsider glocks. Good price, simple yet affective, and plenty reliable guns. I would go G22,23, or even 27. All are great choices for .40 IMO of course.


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doolyd
03-12-2012, 07:44
I wouldn't get a 40S&W Hi-Power.

That pistol is meant to be 9mm, in my opinion.

I would agree with you but I just love mine so much that I thought I would also love one in a .40.

NG VI
03-12-2012, 10:32
The 2340, the USP .40, the Glock 27 or 22 or 35 (I know you said you no want, but they still make the list), if you want a High Power, why not go with a CZ 75 in .40 instead? It's not based off the High Power, but they've got a lot of similarities and the CZ is an excellent fit for the .40.

doolyd
03-12-2012, 19:45
I think I may have found what I am looking for now I just need to find one.

CZ 75 Tactical Sport in .40. Any reason not to?

bac1023
03-12-2012, 20:33
I think I may have found what I am looking for now I just need to find one.

CZ 75 Tactical Sport in .40. Any reason not to?

That's an awesome pistol.

I have a CZ 75 Champion in 40S&W and its incredible. The TS has the same trigger.

hogship
03-12-2012, 22:31
Best deal you'll ever find on a quality 40cal.
http://www.summitgunbroker.com/Sig_2340.html

At $335, that looks like a good deal to me.

Another option might be the Beretta 96.......

I have the 96 Centurion, and it's been good to me.......It was a police trade-in, and the price was $299, IIRC.....some holster wear, but shot very little.

ooc

http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL431/781008/1425902/392973027.jpg

doolyd
03-13-2012, 17:31
That's an awesome pistol.

I have a CZ 75 Champion in 40S&W and its incredible. The TS has the same trigger.

Is all the plastic pieces a big issue? Plastic trigger, plastic guide rod and plastic plug?

hallnh727
03-13-2012, 18:43
Sig p229