Is the .40 S&W still dead? (Asking for a friend.)

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by 3007, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. 3007

    3007 Previously Will Beararms

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    It has dawned on me that the .40 vs. 9mm debate is a cultural thing. We need to thank the Lord that we live in a free society and that we can have such debates.

    Many of us in out late 40’s abd 50’s came of age when tbe .40 was the rage. You younger folks are coming of age while the 9mm is the rage.

    It’s all good. Neither caliber is going anywhere anytime soon. Some day my future Grandchildren, God willing, will say something like: “ Grandad like his .40’s “

    In the meantime, carry on, enjoy freedom, enjoy the caliber of your choice and have a nice day.
     
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  2. Toni77

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    Another thread? Sure, let’s do it.

    I enjoy 45 GAP more than any other caliber and it has a brilliant future still to develop
     
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  4. Maccabeus

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    I'd answer your question, but I'm going to start my own thread about it later this evening.
     
  5. 3007

    3007 Previously Will Beararms

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    Hilarious!
     
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  6. 3007

    3007 Previously Will Beararms

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    If it works, it works.
     
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  7. Toni77

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    In the next thread my preference will be 380 acp
     
  8. MinervaDoe

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    What if somebody threw a caliber war and nobody showed up.
     
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  9. Maccabee2A

    Maccabee2A Luke 22:35-38

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    The universe will instantly explode.
     
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    I hate it when that happens.
    You've got to keep those 10mm loads within SAAMI spec.
     
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  11. ZekerMan

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    The .40 is alive and well at my place...but who cares?:chatter:
     
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  12. LostinTexas

    LostinTexas Exploring Alternate Routes

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    460 S&W or go home.
     
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    500SW disagrees
     
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  14. SmokelessPowder

    SmokelessPowder Consummate Reloader

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    I can honestly say that I really like the heavy 9mm conversion barrel in my G22 upper. I'll have to weigh it to see what difference there really is. I have a G17 but I like the heavier G22 a little better, plus I can shoot 40 with it too.
     
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    I started with 9mm in the mid 90s. Switched to 40 in the early 2000s. Back to 9mm in 2009 because I wanted to shoot more do to price of ammo and less recoil was a plus. I would trust my life with either round.
     
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  16. vadersfather

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    Is the .40 still dead..... it never was. I have a 17L and love it to death, but, the .40 was, is, and always will be a stud.
     
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    I think the availability of better 9mm ammo these days may be a factor in any decline of .40 popularity. Plus, most 9mm pistols will hold more rounds than a .40. Cost of ammo may also be involved. I have been paying $8.49/box of 50 of Remington military overrun which looks identical to that in the UMC or pretty boxes.
     
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    I shoot lots of .40 S&W and I still like it...but then, I also shoot lots of 257 Roberts, .41 Magnum and 10mm...so I can be a little odd..
     
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    Too Snappy. :outtahere:
     
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    Wait till FBI agents get into a shootout and 4 or 5 of them are gunned down by someone carrying a G22 loaded with new modern ammo! It's not a matter of if but when.
     
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