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well i just sold my .40

Discussion in 'The .40 S&W Club' started by trigger45, Jan 23, 2010.

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  1. trigger45

    trigger45 G23 Millennium Member

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    my son after taken the armed sec. guard course. handed me $250 and said ill give you the other $250 in 2 weeks. I said whats this for? he said im buying that pistol you taught me how to shoot with. i said Im glad we talked about this son.

    well I get to go g23 shopping hopfully soon.
     
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  2. Poohgyrr

    Poohgyrr trout fear me!

    The .40 is a good round. Congrats on your son both getting his training and paying you for the pistol you taught him on. Best.
     


  3. G23c

    G23c

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    the .40 is a great round, what pistol was it, a G23?
     
  4. mesteve2

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    BETTER would be a .357 sig or the best is a Glock 38 in the new
    .45 gap.
    It will stop the bad guy.

    Lots of people do not like the .40 short & very weak. Even knowledgeable LEO's.
     
  5. RustyShackelford

    RustyShackelford > OD Glock 32

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    bashing the .40S&W on a topic-specific board?!!

    Blasphemy!
     
  6. Scott30

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    I hope the $500 is to shop for a new gun for your son. I would hate to think you would charge him 500 for a used Glock.
     
  7. trigger45

    trigger45 G23 Millennium Member

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    well he got a holster 100 rnds of ammo jhp and i took him shooting. it also had a ss guide rod and 20lb recoil spring. he came up with the price not me.
     
  8. trigger45

    trigger45 G23 Millennium Member

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    looks like im getting a G17 instead. no used g23 around here.
     
  9. DLL9mm

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    Sounds like a plan :supergrin:
    I personally would rather have a G17.
     
  10. mteagle1

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    Don't give up on the 23, there are several web sites selling used ones.
     
  11. Rusty Guns

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    At the present I have two G-23's and am in the market for a G-22.
    My Son is a LEO in Texas and able to carry the pistol of his choice "within reason"
    He is left handed and loved shooting my G-22, so when he started his classes for LEO I gave him My G-22. He carries it both on duty and off.
    I am going to give him a G-23 for off duty use if he wants it, and get me another 22.

    Rusty
     
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  12. got_metal

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    You mean to tell me that my .40 "short and very weak" won't stop the bad guy? Guess I better start shoppin for a new Glock.:upeyes:
     
  13. Poohgyrr

    Poohgyrr trout fear me!

    That will work to. Both rounds do fine as long as we put them where it counts. I'm planning to get a used G19 someday myself, & the G17 has done well for a lot of people.
     
  14. trigger45

    trigger45 G23 Millennium Member

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    well every time i own multiple pistols that use different ammo i end up not being able to afford ammo. When i only had 9mm i always had money for ammo. $16 for .45 is not affordable. $14 is steap. i need to stock up on a single pistol rnd. this is the way to go. for me. when i got my g19 i remembered how much i was able to practice. this G17 was $450 and looks like it is new inside and out. the .40 is better than the .45 in my opinion. and better than 9mm, but til the price of ammo comes down, 9mm it is.
     
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  15. trigger45

    trigger45 G23 Millennium Member

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    i said $400 he said no. so i gave him a holster and ammo too.
     
  16. FLSlim

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    You raised him right! Good job and hang in there, you'll find the 23 you want.
     
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  17. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

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    i dont own a .40 any more. ive shoot plenty of .40cal.

    why do folks like the .40 over other calibers?

    9mm not big enough?, 45acp too big?, 10mm too powerfull? these are the only reasons i could figure might make scense to some.
     
  18. voyager4520

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    ^I like the size of 9mm Glocks and around here 9mm is just as expensive. In my area 9mm is hard to find while .40 has been on the shelf since the very beginning of the ammo shortage. When I bought my first .40 I was considering a G19 but when I looked for 9mm ammo there was none to be found, but .40 was all over the place and the G23 was the same size pistol.