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One more good reason to carry a .40 S&W

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Wurger, Jul 16, 2012.


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  1. Wurger

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    A few weeks ago I was out not far from our house (1/4 mile) and I noticed a neighbor outside smashing up some drywall in the yard. These people are always a bit strange and I remember going by and had just a moments thought that I had my little LCP with me. About a week later I was reading the local paper and noticed that a woman was arrested for discharging a firearm inside of her house multiple times. Again, just thought it was a curious thing, didn't raise any red flags in my mind.

    Then.....a couple of days ago my wife comes home from walking and states that she had seen one of our friends and she had filled in the blanks. The neighbor I had seen and his wife have been partaking of these substances called "bath-salts". A husband and wife with a young child no less. They had called the police 80+ times in a month to report intruders in their house. Seem that they had convinced themselves that there were people living in their walls. The wife was shooting into the walls to get the intruders and the husband took the drywall from the house and broke it up with a pick-ax in the yard to try and stop the noises they were hearing!!!!

    Needless to say I was glad that I had my LCP but I wonder what effect the 7rds of Winchester PDX .380 would have had if called upon to defend my life from a pick wielding drugged up psyco.

    Thinking again about a moony gun, CM40, to replace my LCP for most carry situations where the G27 is a bit too big.

    Makes you think.
     

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    You may want to shoot a small .40 before you decide. 9mm is a much better choice in a small gun, IMO.

    .40 ain't no magic stopper.
     

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    Not to mention the little Khar 40s have a reputation for failing to return to battery... And exploding if you don't fix it before pulling the trigger again. I would look at 9mm if looking at a Khar. I do like .40s&w. Good cartridge. I stick to 9mm because I'm poor. Lol.
     
  4. Wurger

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    I do like the .40S&W in the Glock 27.
     
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    I've been lurking on the Kahr site for quite a while. Never been too happy about the owner of the company and I know of the problems with the magazines and spotty reliability issues. Some love them, some don't. Do you have a link to a out of battery ka-boom with a PM/CM40?

    I hear you...but the last time there was an ammo shortage, the 9mm was no where to be seen and I could still pick up .40 for $15 a box of 50 at a couple of local gun shops.
     
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    Meh, I'll stick to .45, got rid of all my .40 stuff a while back.
     
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    Huh? You story gave zero good reason.
     
  8. Wurger

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    Maybe a .45 XDs????
     
  9. Wurger

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    Huh......you no make sense
     
  10. Wurger

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    bath salts today?
     
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    Same here. Pound for pound, it's really hard to beat the Glock 27!

    The Glock 27 is one of the few Glocks that I actually still like!
     
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    If you think the G27 is far too large to conceal, you need to find a better holster. Try Blade Tech or Raven Concealment.

    I carry a HK 45 full size pistol every day and I can conceal it with no problem. I'm just over 5' tall and have a slender build. I can hide the gun under a baggy shirt with no problem with the Raven holster.

    When I carry it in the Blade Tech IWB, it disappears almost completely without printing in the least. If I can conceal a full size gun that well, you can do it even better with the Glock 27!

    Trust me on that!
     
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    i'm thinking maybe a g30 with the big mag, bath salts equal zombies:wow:
     
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    10mm FTMFW! Pop one of those baby's off near the zombie pad and it will vaporize! :)
     
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    +1 I had a Kahr MK40 that was very reliable but I just didn't care for the way it shot. I sold it and kept my PM9, however, I carry a G29sf 95% of the time anyway.
     
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    G27 is my ccw. Loaded w/ Winchester 155 grain Silvertips. A smoking hot load


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    I don't have a link, but I remember someone posted pictures of their (I think it was PM)40 ka-boom. They actually have a little "gas ejection door" on the side that pops off if the gun goes ka-boom. This guy said he sent it back into Kahr and they reattached the door and sent it back to him. It still had FTRTB problems when he got it back.
     
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    Have you provided any concrete evidence that a .40 S&W would defend your life better than your .380? Was there any shooting in your story that supports your thread title? Didn't think so. If you somehow feel that the .40 is somehow the magic bullet that the .380 isn't, why not carry something bigger, like a .45?
     
  20. Metal Angel

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    Oh yeah? Well I'm four foot nothin, 85 pounds soakin wet and carry a Desert Eagle .50AE with 10 spare mags IWB in nothin but a Speedo every ****** day and it doesn't print at all and no "sheeple" ever notice!





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    People have different needs for concealment. Stop telling people they should be able to do what you do.
     
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