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Old 04-17-2012, 20:41   #1
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How much more to shoot 40 S&W than 9mm?

For those that do not reload, I assume 40 S&W is more costly than 9mm. True or not? This is a general cost trend so forget crap ammo or best ammo on the planet in your answer.

Per box of 50, with grain weights towards the low end for each caliber, how much more is 40 vs 9mm ?

You can also assume ammo is from Walmart type of stores.

Thank you for your time. I'm looking at changing my order from a G19 to G23 since the my local gun stores are all back ordered out on the 19's for a few months.
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Old 04-17-2012, 20:45   #2
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The .40 is more expensive to buy and more expensive to reload vs the 9mm. More brass, more lead, more powder often means more money. I'd guess minimum .40 is around 10% more than 9mm. Of course I'm talking FMJ target ammo here, once you get into premium JHP ammo the prices is almost a wash. I can reload .357sig cheaper than .40.

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Old 04-17-2012, 20:50   #3
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About $4 more per box of 100 for Federal fmj ammo at our local Wal-Mart - 4 cents per round. Not a huge difference.
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Old 04-18-2012, 03:42   #4
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Funny you should ask, as I just got a G-26 to use/practice with as I carry the G-27 (Yes, I know I could have gotten the G-27 a 9mm bbl), the 9mm price to practice will save $ over the years.
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:12   #5
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Around my neck of the woods theres about $2 per box of 50 rounds difference between 9,40 and 45 starting with 9 of course being the cheapest.


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Old 04-18-2012, 08:58   #6
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My LGS routinely has 9mm for around $10 (Blazer or SB or like that). Lately .40 seems rather pricey, $14-16. .45 of course is even more. Even online I'm having trouble finding .40 for under $14 regularly.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:04   #7
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As with most things, the bigger it is the more it costs. 9mm, 357sig, 40 or 45acp, all can be loaded for exactly the same cost for powder & primer, only the bullet price goes up as it should. There is almost twice the bullet wt in a 9mm vs 45 or 1.5x in 9mm vs 40.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:13   #8
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In my neck of the woods, the 100 round value packs of Federal Champion 9mm are $19.97 while the .40 in the same ammo is $27.97. The WWB value packs run $24 for 9mm and $32 for .40.

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Old 04-18-2012, 12:27   #9
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In my neck of the woods, the 100 round value packs of Federal Champion 9mm are $19.97 while the .40 in the same ammo is $27.97. The WWB value packs run $24 for 9mm and $32 for .40.

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Old 04-18-2012, 13:54   #10
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After reading the posts above, I decided to get the G23 Gen 4. I knew it would be more for the ammo but not sure how much for range type ammo. Thanks to all of you.

The G23 ($589) was not that much more than the G19 ($569) without taxes.

I also feel better knowing that if the 40 is not a good round for me, I can always buy a 9mm barrel for it. This is not my plan just a option.

As a new G23 Gen 4 owner, is there anything else I should be aware of with this particular Glock?
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Old 04-18-2012, 14:19   #11
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I am looking to buy a glock but I cant decide on a 17 or a 22 but I think the ammo price alone is gonna make me lean towards the 17
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Old 04-18-2012, 14:40   #12
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I am looking to buy a glock but I cant decide on a 17 or a 22 but I think the ammo price alone is gonna make me lean towards the 17

If you get a G22, you can add a Lone Wolf 9mm Barrel & have both in the same gun.
Might be worth thinking about?
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Old 04-18-2012, 21:06   #13
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I have only begun shooting 9mm and I still do not reload them, but I might start. For practice, I found a great change in POI going from the standard 115gr to the 124gr +p+ of my carry load. It is enough of a difference that the POI will change 4.5" at 10 yards.
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Old 04-19-2012, 14:51   #14
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For quality ammunition the .40 will cost 45% to 50% more than the 9mm.
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Old 04-19-2012, 14:57   #15
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their quite a bit a difference where im at, 100 rds of 40 cost around 27 buck, box of 100 of 9mm runs about 19 a box
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