Help me pick out a 40 cal

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  1. Trench Sweeper

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    Ok, I have decided that I want to get a 40cal mainly because I currently do not have one. Also, because I can find ammo for it for about the same price as my 9mms right now. Problem is I am not finding any 40 cal pistols locally just ammo. So, I am going to have to get one off GB or just order one. I have had Glocks in 40 in the past and wasn't really impressed one way or the other with any of them just to be honest. They did what they were supposed to do but were just kind of plain.

    Anyway, I am going down a rabbit hole there.....So, to me it makes sense to just have just one for ammo availability purposes and such. So, if you were going to order something in 40 right now what would it be? Price being reasonable of course and by that I am going to keep this under say $600 since it will spend most of it's time in the safe and only shot every once in a while just to make sure all is well with it.
     
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    I like the smith M&P’s and you could probably find a police trade in
     

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    If a Veteran try a Blue Label dealer in KY, a Gen 3/4 G-27/22/23 would be $398.20 + tax.
     
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    My Glock 23 is "maybe" my favorite Glock, but if I were looking specifically for a .40 I'd buy an HK. Try to find a used USP in great shape, either full size or compact. I also have a P30 V1 in .40 that's a great shooter!
     
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    I carry my 23 daily. It's the right combination of size/concealability, caliber, capacity, reliability and shootability for me.
     
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    I've had .40s in XD, S&W, HK, CZ,, Kahr, Sig,.....
    My EDC for the last 15 years has been a Glock 23. I try others now and then but I'haven't found anything yet to beat it. It has all the bases covered, size, reliability, parts availability, cheap parts and mags, holster availability......
     
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    OP

    For the limited amount of intended usage of your next Glock in a .40 I would recommend looking at the G22 or maybe the G23 both in a gen 4. While both could be EDC, the G22 is a great fit for the safe and the G23 a great fit for safe/EDC.

    If I were looking for the ammo insurance type plan you are contemplating, six months ago I would be looking at the police trade ins in gen 4 and many were available, in varying degrees of condition, from $265 to $325. Today that goal is almost impossible to find and the prices have edged up when they are available. I bought a couple back then and figured on replacing sights and a good cleaning and was done.

    Another police trade in that WAS available was the Sig P229 in a .40 for $375-425 which was a great deal but no longer common.

    Good luck
     
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    I would take a hard look at the M&P 2.0 series. With your budget, you will probably have money left for ammo and extra mags.
     
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    Lots of police trade-ins, of all makes, out there right now.

    If Sig Sauer is on your list, be sure to search for "Red Box" Sigs, also called Certified Pre-Owned (CPO). These are trade-ins "rebuilt" by Sig and sold with a one year factory warranty. They can be a real bargain.

    My Glock 23 hasn't been shot in more than a year but I shoot & carry my 27 on a regular basis. This has to do with the location of the "Glock hump" on the backstrap. The G27 puts the hump right in the palm of my hand and makes that 40 caliber smack feel soooo good.
     
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    Glock 23. It's just the right size and with the addition of a Glock 32 barrel and a KKM 40-to-9 conversion barrel and a couple of 9mm magazines, it's 3 guns in one.
     
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    How about a CZ-75B in .40 S&W like the one pictured here. It's a GREAT .40 caliber being all steel, DA/SA with thumb safety and superior ergonomics to the 1911, and it has a FULLY SUPPORTED chamber which is nigh on impossible to find in any Glock barrel!

    Go ahead and order a RIA .22 TCM9R conversion barrel for the MAPP FS while you're at it. That way, when you get bored with same-O, same-O and want to shoot something absolutely astounding, drop in the MAPP FS barrel, pick up a couple of Mec-Gar 17 round, "blue follower" magazines in 9mm and shoot something that will impress you! You can always put your .40 barrel back in...or even drop back to a 9mm barrel if you want.

    CZ75B 556x24 safety on.jpg CZ75B556x24 mag out.jpg
    The cartridge shown is the 5.56x24 Rowell which is derived from the .22 TCM9R and developed for hand loaders to use OTC .224" bullets for reloading.
    22TCM_22TCM9R_556x24.jpg Here you can see a comparison between the .22 TCM, .22 TCM9R, and 5.56x24 Rowell. The .22 TCM and TCM9R have identical cases, only a short-nose bullet is used to allow the round to fit in a 9mm length magazine and action. The 5.56x24 was designed to be safely fired in any .22 TCM chamber.
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    The .40 S&W CZ-75B it a great .40, can fire the 9mm with appropriate barrel, and become a fire-breathing, shoot through car doors and TL3A Kevlar beast with a .22 TCM9R barrel installed!
    Below is a shortened video showing the 5.56x24 round being fired at a wedge of poured concrete. The camera was being held by the support hand while trying to aim the gun which is why you get to see those massive gouts of dirt blown out when the 2,000 fps bullet hits on either side!
     
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    The best shooting 40 i have is the HK USP. Very comfortable to shoot
     
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    I have a G27.3, G22.4 and an H&K USPc in .40 S&W. I like them all. I am also in the market for an H&K P2000 in .40. I carried a P2000 on duty for about ten years, or so, before I retired. Very reliable pistol, thousands of rounds and I don’t remember a single malfunction, ever.
     
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    The one I'd get is a Steyr M40. Easily the best 40 I've shot.
     
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    I have a HK p30l which is probably the best gun I own.
     
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