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Old 03-11-2012, 14:14   #1
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Need a .40

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?
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Old 03-11-2012, 14:17   #2
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Old 03-11-2012, 14:18   #3
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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.
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Old 03-11-2012, 14:19   #4
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Old 03-11-2012, 14:20   #5
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cz75B IN 40 S&W. Feels great in hand and shoots like a dream.
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Old 03-11-2012, 14:24   #6
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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.
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Old 03-11-2012, 14:27   #7
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In 40 the SIG 229 is the way to go. I would also consider a HK USP full size in 40. Bill
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Old 03-11-2012, 14:39   #8
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I wouldn't get a 40S&W Hi-Power.

That pistol is meant to be 9mm, in my opinion.
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Old 03-11-2012, 15:34   #9
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Best deal you'll ever find on a quality 40cal.
http://www.summitgunbroker.com/Sig_2340.html
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Old 03-11-2012, 15:42   #10
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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.
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Old 03-11-2012, 17:15   #11
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I have a Beretta PX4 in 40s&w that I love.
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Old 03-11-2012, 17:19   #12
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I have a Beretta PX4 in 40s&w that I love.
That's another great option.
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Old 03-11-2012, 18:25   #13
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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).
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Old 03-11-2012, 18:30   #14
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Old 03-11-2012, 18:46   #15
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Old 03-11-2012, 18:51   #16
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Another vote for p229

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Old 03-11-2012, 19:27   #17
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Sig or HK.

Completely agreed.
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Old 03-11-2012, 20:59   #20
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Sig Shoots .40 very nice. I would go with a P229
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