Featured 40 Cal, I Get It Now

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by PattonWasRight, Mar 4, 2018.

  1. PattonWasRight

    PattonWasRight

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    Those holes are just more confidence inspiring

    The round itself also just looks more "serious" as well

    In a full size Glock 22, the recoil difference vs 9mm didn't seem all that much different, and I have medium size hands ... I forgot about it and just enjoyed shooting it

    I wanted to test at an IDPA-type pace, and below are 9 shots ... 3 shots from each of three mags .. reloading, and taking time to get a glimpse of the sights and then launching off. That circle is the size of the new head circle, for reference sake, so one 1 second penalty. I'd take that in any match.

    I would definitely rely on this round over 9mm for defense in home and vehicle

    Plus, nice to have a platform / round that runs counter to the masses, in case supply of what's popular becomes scarce

    AimSurplus still has these, $335 delivered if anyone is "40 curious" as I was, and our cat buddy Twizzler is apparently ... an awesome mouse-devastating machine

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    It's always nice to have options...
     
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    Glad you're liking your 22. I'm very pleased with my 22 and 27. The .40 is almost exact half diameter between 9mm and .45. Punches good holes for sure.
     
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    Ballistically comparing 180 grain 40 to 185 grain 45, the 40 is closer to the 45 than it is to the 9mm. As far as recoil just as the OP has observed that there is little difference between a G22 and a G17, I find that there is little difference between the G23 and the G19. I've never shot either a 26 or a 27 but I imagine you can feel the difference more there. Even so, I'd rather carry a G27 than a G30 just because the G27 is less bulky, lighter weight, and more concealable.

    My first Glock was a G19 but once I realized that I could have the same size gun in a more powerful caliber I upgraded to the 40 in a G23 but got a 9mm conversion barrel so I can still shoot the cheaper ammo. I also have a 357 Sig barrel for it and that's the other thing that's great about any 40 caliber Glock.

    The 40 has a lot going for it.
     
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    20170803_115837-1.jpg I love my G22. 10yrds 50 rnds 180 gr. Magtech ammo with double taps.
     
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  6. PattonWasRight

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    Mean like the veritable museum of Glocks in your signature? I think that's the longest Glock signature ever known to mankind?

    The round did surprise me. I was always a bit "meh" but now I'm onboard with it.

    Good to know on the 23 vs 19 ... I'd def grab an LEO one when they come along next time. Also, forgot to mention, I have a 9mm conversion barrel (Lone Wolf Korean job) as well ... put 100 rounds thru it no issues with it :)

    Nice shootin'. Hey, the G22 has been good enough for the Lawmen for about two decades now, it's good enuf for me.

    Overall, now that I've shot it, I think the criticisms about the 40 are waay overdone, and only apply to a certain % of shooters
     
  7. Maccabeus

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    Keep talking. One of these days I may actually buy one.

    While I've always imagined it should be the perfect compromise caliber in a reasonably sized package, I've just never been moved to buy one. .45 was always my favorite with 9mm, .38 spl, & .357 close behind. I've even dabbled in .380. But for some reason not .40.

    Now that it's supposedly a "dying" caliber (not that I actually believe that), it actually makes me want one more than before. I was almost tempted by the S&W 2.0 Compact in .40, but the urge passed.
     
  8. PattonWasRight

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    Well, hey, owning a 40 cal 22 is kinda' cool in that it has been the defacto LEO firearm, so it does have that bit of "province" going for it

    Honestly, at $300 it's a no brainer

    I emailed and asked for handpick (best of 5) and got a gun that looks like new on the outside, and has Glock night sights that still glow. The only wear are the "smiles" on the outside of the barrel

    https://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=F1GLK22G3
     
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    That's a nice score.

    It's not the $300 I'm worried about. It's the fact that I would then need to buy a pile of practice ammo, another pile for deep storage, and a bunch of SD ammo, too.

    It's a lot cheaper to just keep shooting all the 9mm & .45 ACP I already have on hand.

    If fire, flood, or sinking boat ever deprives me of my existing guns, I might just start over with .40 only for my semi-autos. (I would still have to have my wheel guns, though).
     
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    The best thing about the G22 is its ability
    shoot 9mm and 357 sig and with a six inch
    AM 40 barrel, shoot a 180gr bullet at 1250 FPS.

    That is more powerful than most 10mm ammo.

    JMHO, a G22 with the grip cut down to a G27
    is one of the best do all handguns.

    GT has some trade in for under 300 dollars.
     
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    I shoot my .40’s out of a 29. Look at a .40 next to a 10mm
    Talk about confidence inspiring!



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  13. Joco34

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    I love my Glock 31 gen 4 with 357, 40 and 9mm conversion barrels. It pretty much covers the spectrum of ammo that I shoot all in one pistol. Of course I also have a bunch of Glocks to include a 45. Next in the wish list is a 10mm barrel and mags for the Glock 21!
     
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    My G27 and G22 with 9mm conversion barrels are great. But I normally carry a G43 for size and weight. The 27 is not bad but it's thickness is a little uncomfortable for me. If they built a .40 in the size of the 43 I would have one. And yes I am aware of the 36 but I don't own any other .45 and don't want to stock up on another caliber.
     
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    Was referring to the bullet diameter.
     
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    I shoot the .40 just fine. Sure I guess everyone can shoot 9mm a little faster, but I'm not noticing a significant difference for myself. I can feel the sting of the recoil in my hand a bit more in my Glock 23 than my 19, but am pretty close to control of muzzle flip as the 9. I've been shooting .40 for I don't know maybe 15 years ? I'm use to it I guess, and feel comfortable with it's capabilities. I own two 9mm's, and use 124 grain plus p gold dots for my self defense rounds. But gees recoil is comparable to a .40 with those rounds. Currently my EDC is a gen 3 Glock 19...Trying to clear my Glock 23 as my EDC - been having some reliability issues with it - perhaps the WWB ammo I've been using. But .40 will eventually be my EDC again - just working out the bugs right now, so using the 19 currently. I have no problem one handed shooting or defensive type drills with the .40 cal.
     
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    All Federal Officers will turn in their .40 S&W weapons. This will take 2 years. They will be issued the 9MM.
    This is a seeking of balance for female officers. I suspect this will be challenged after another massacre of Federal Agents.
     
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