40 dead ?

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by Cpippen, Jun 12, 2017.

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Is the 40 S&W cartridge heading the way of the dinosaurs?

  1. Yes

    22.3%
  2. No

    54.3%
  3. No but will eventually be like the .41 magnum

    23.4%
  1. MacEntyre

    MacEntyre Shoot on Sight! Charter Member

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    It's the facts that are not even close.

    The Hi-Power was adopted as a military sidearm by over 90 countries, and about 50 still use it.
    FN did far better with the Hi-Power than Colt did with the 1911.
    Both were successes, but the Hi-Power is the most successful of all military pistols, ever.
    FN also did far better with the FAL than any other maker of battle rifles.

    ...and the 40 cal is dying. Don't join a Kickstarter project to design a 40 cal firearm.
     
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  2. Combat Diver

    Combat Diver Active Member

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    .40 S&W isn't going to die tomorrow. No longer the current fad just like the .38 Special but both will be with us for a very long time.


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  3. IrishCannon

    IrishCannon Fight hard.

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    I know I am better with 9mm, enjoy shooting it more, and it is cheaper to practice with...so to me, it is an easy choice. I sold all my 40 hardware and feed. G23 was my absolute least favorite.
     
  4. Cpippen

    Cpippen snowflake melter Charter Member

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    I had a 23 didn't like it nearly as well as I did my 19. The M&P is a great platform, in my opinion ymmv, for the 40 caliber round.
     
  5. pikepole20

    pikepole20 Happy to be here

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    in 40 caliber I have a G22 and a G27. Luckily I have a conversion barrel for both
    I also have a G20. I also have some 9mm handguns as well. It is still hard for me to get that a 9mm is just as effective as a 40 or 45 using the same ammo. It is easier to shoot a 9mm in the same gun though. I like them all.

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