Walther P99 9mm and a Mossberg 500, pictured below
Walther P99 9mm and a Mossberg 500, pictured below
Never cared for the 40 caliber because as far as I know there has never been a gun designed around the. 40 caliber cartridge and a gun is never better than in the caliber it was originally designed for. That's why on the Glock 27 for example you have trouble getting that ninth round in there because you are putting 40 cal rounds into a 9mm magazine. I wouldn't have anything but a Glock 9mm period. The 40 also has a very sharp snappy recoil in small frame guns because it's a very high intensity round and you're trying to force 45 performance from a 9mm platform.
But What if you compare the 9mm modern defensive round to the same defensive round in .40. wouldn't the .40 have much better ballistics?
Im not trying to argue or anything, I heard James Yeager say the same thing in one of his videos and it got me thinking.
i have really gotten into fireamrs lately...hence I haven't been on here as much as I would like. I have a Ruger 1911 which i absolutely love to shoot. Barely any recoil and I am really accurate with it. I asked around and that is the norm i guess. I don't like the fact that you once you chamber a round that the trigger is half cocked. At the range it is fine but not for carry or even having next to your bed at nite....just seems a bit too dangerous to me even with the beaver tail safety....cleaning/disassembly is a bit of a pita too. Are there any models that are like the 1911 w/o having the trigger half cocked when a round is chambered? I also have a M&P shield in a 40, a glock 17, and I just picked up a Ruger 10-22 take down. I also have my oold service pistol a Beretta 92D Centurian which after shooting the other guns I think it is a complete POS. Not worth shooting just because I have to clean it after but it was my first so I am keeping it for sentimental reasons.
I only own two as of now. Glock 19, and XDM .45 Compact.
Wife is the limiting factor. Two is pushing it.
Back in October, after 2+ years of procrastination, I finally got around to taking the required course and putting in for my CWP. Decided I needed something a bit newer than my 50 year old Detective Special, so I bought this...
It's a S&W Model 637. From what I hear, it takes SC SLED 3-4 months to process a CWP application, so I still have a couple months to go before I can carry it.
Paul, that is a beautiful revolver.
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.357 Lady Smith for me these days. Trigger on this is really sweet.
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Glock 17, 19 or 26 depending on whether or not concealment is an option in a Fobus paddle holster loaded with Cor-bon 115 grain +p hollowpoints with a 33 round mag for reload.
Paul, that 637 is gorgeous. That would certainly make for a fine barbeque gun. (And I'll bet you know what a "barbeque gun" is too ).
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First off, nice gun Paul. I guess i didnt write it well but i do know what you mean about the gun being half cocked anytime you engage the slide. I just love the ergonomics of the gun. I was wondering if there is a gun with the same basic shape and characteristics of it but maybe with a DA/SA. In a 9mm would be nice to for ammo cost
I prefer a nice long rifle made from steel and wood- There's something truly spectacular about a rattle through a few 'mad minutes' with an SMLE III* in .303- true, the No4's aperture sight makes life a bit easier, but it doesn't have the panache
I don't hunt anymore- not for any other reason than I've really gone off getting soaking wet and muddy in pursuit of something that I've then got carry back to the car as it leaks blood and bowel contents down me at inoppurtune moments.
That said, I do have an equal soft spot for the XM177e2, a modern (well 40 year old) classic- would that I could own a 'full fat' self-loading one, but my country has decided that as a tax-paying, law-abiding, adult I can't be trusted.
As I'm in the UK- no carrying for me or pistols....I would sell a cherished bodypart to be able to own and shoot a 1911a1
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Para USA LDA. It's a DA 1911 and available in 9mm. Not my cup of tea, but it may be yours.
The H&K USP was designed around the 40 S&W cartridge. My son owns one, but I prefer a P30LS in 40. personally. Lately been playing around with this, a Savage MK-II in the 22lr FV-SR flavor. It has a threaded barrel from the factory (16 1/2") and a tupperware stock. I restocked it with a cheap laminated stock. Shoots about 1/2" at 50 yards now for 5 shots, but I'm working on improving it. My daily carry weapon now is a Ruger SR-22. It takes a can as well.
Figure 8 or 10 shots will discourage someone as well as a 40 cal, just more fun pumping in the rounds. Very accurate for close work & quick for follow-up shots. Holster is IWB 5:00, I'm right handed, so it draws from the small of the back with a reverse grip. Light to carry & can't be seen with a loose shirt.
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