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Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Bluescot, Nov 14, 2019.
I think it just stays a 9mm
NO WAY! I'm waiting for this HELLCAT to come out with a .45 Caliber Model. This will be the "Latest and Greatest" .45 in the History of Gun Manufacturing! I can't wait!
Beretta has the PX4 Subcompact .40 and APX Compact .40, which are a nice intermediate-subcompact size. The magazines hold 10 rounds of .40S&W, grip height is 4.8", which lets most people get a whole hand on the grip without any excess grip length, and the 1.3" width (on the APX) is pretty good.
I don't know about the likelihood of Springfield doing a Hellcat in .40, though. As some have said, Springfield does a lot of .40's, but they definitely broke from the norm with the Hellcat, given the lack of a grip safety. I would really like to see more .40 pistols in this size class, though, including the Hellcat, maybe. I don't think there's no market for it, but I think manufacturers are making a conscious effort to lay off new guns in the caliber until the next upturn in sales.
I like .40, but I prefer it in full three finger grip guns (without a pinky rest, think Glock 23.) For smaller two finger grip guns, 9mm makes more sense for controllability out of these small guns.. I look at these guns as replacement for .38 snubbies in the small CCW role. As such, while 9mm can be seen as an upgrade from .38 (especially out of a snubbie.)