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

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  1. gp23

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    9mm, 40s&w, 45auto,10mm and .357mag all good rounds can't go wrong with any of them really.
     
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    My 40 is a safe queen now. During the 9mm shortage I carried it. I still have 60 rounds of SD Ammo and about 100 FMJ's lying around. 9mm is my carry now.
     

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    Same here. I had gotten out of the .40 caliber completely a few years ago to concentrated on various 9mm platforms. A while back I came across a few Glock 22 deals that I just couldn’t pass up. One of those deals included a high end 9mm conversion barrel. Having a platform that was capable of shooting three different calibers made a lot of sense so the time was right to get back into the caliber. Makes me miss my Glock 23 that was my off-duty carry for years.
     
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  4. 3007

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    It won’t hurt to have one or two lying aroubd. We are always an election cycle away from another shortage.
     
  5. Bradley T

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    Wait, did I read that right?
     
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    Only things I don't like about my G22 is the five dollar a box greater cost and the skint knuckle it gives me. It's not just the 22, but the 19x does it too. "Undercut" trigger guard is the cause . Just need to remember knuckle tape. Forties rule!

    One o these days I'm gonna get up a buck twenty five and get that .357 barrel. That's what's up!
     
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    cadillacguns Millennium Member

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    Asking for a friend like the current ED commercial on TV eh?

    I just spent the weekend in the Michigan woods (Kalkaska County) and the first thing my family showed me was (and I have never seen one) Black bear paw prints close to the cabin seen when he/she crossed a dirt road.

    I lighted up the woods with my Glock-22 with Crimson Trace green laser attached.

    I was ringing swinging bowling pins and my Ford Taurus's old replaced break rotors.

    You and your buddy carry what you can, make mine a .40 any day, 22/23/27 for me.
     
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    Asking whether .40 S&W is "dead" and obsolete is like youngsters asking "Are we there yet?" on a road trip. ;)
     
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  9. G26-Has-my-6

    G26-Has-my-6 Fullclip's Life Matters! FLM!!

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    can I add 357sig to that list?
     
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    Of course options are awesome!
     
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    From the lemming like following the 6.5 Creedmoor has fomented, I think we can assume(bad wor) that the popular tide has shifted to the 115 YO 9mm. This should produce a temporary glut of 40S&W ammo for a short while. Ill have to buy some.
     
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    Since the 357 Sig is the third most powerful caliber of that group I think you can consider it for woods carry.
     
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    Alive and kickin
     
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    IMG_1205.JPG When you have 10mm in two of the best platforms ever made, why settle for less! :)
     
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    147gr HP 357 Sig 1225 fps with 490 ft/lbs energy.

    147gr HP 9mm 1000 fps with 325 ft/lbs energy.

    180gr HP .40 1000 fps with 400 ft/lbs energy.

    230gr HP .45 890 fps with 405 ft/lbs energy.

    Third most powerful.
     
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    I finally got around to weighing my KKM 40 to 9 conversions barrels.
    G22 Orig 40: 3.7 oz, Conv 9mm: 4.3 oz
    G23 Orig 40: 3.4 oz, Conv 9mm: 3.8 oz
     
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    Minimum size caliber round I would use to stop a threat where by I can put the most rounds in center mass at the quickest speed possible - that would be 9mm for me . Having a lower cost for practice at the range is an added bonus .