Sounds about right. Maybe they could beef it up with some weight a bit to handle the rounds. I dont see why they wouldnt make one though. I bet theyd sell quite a few. Id buy one.You know it's eventually gonna happen. People will limp wrist the hell out of them and they will get a bad name. Thats my prediction anyway.
I don't think there really is much of a market for a gun this size in .40, if there was there would be more manufacturers making them. I believe Kahr and Taurus are the only manufacturers who make a .40 close in size to the LC9. KelTec tried but eventually gave up due to not being able to get the design to work reliably, and low sales. 9mm guns this small are already a handful, .40 recoil would be brutal, and after the gun is beefed up to handle .40, it's going to be heavier and thicker, taking away the advantages of the small, slim design. There's been several new pocket sized 9mm's coming out lately, but no .40 versions, if there really was a large market for such a small .40 at least one manufacturer would jump on, there would be a lot less competition than in the small 9mm market. Performance wise, there isn't going to be much of a difference between 9mm and .40 out of the short barrel at close range, just a lot more recoil from the .40.I wouldn't be surprised if Ruger makes a LC40, because it will sell and produce profits.
As others have pointed out, it will have substantial kick to it in something so light.
I have a Kahr MK40, and like it very much, but it's all steel......can absorb some of that power.