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What is causing people to sell their .40 cal guns?

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Old February 3rd, 2013, 02:31 PM   #61
 
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We are talking small differences here in some cases but you poke a hole in the heart, even a tiny one and bye bye…in that case 9mm is just as lethal as .45 inch.
As a point of interest, Massad Ayoob has mentioned in many of his past articles the case of a female LEO who took a round through her heart during an armed confrontation. She not only shot down her assailant, but survived. My point: Nothing is guaranteed.



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As a point of interest, Massad Ayoob has mentioned in many of his past articles the case of a female LEO who took a round through her heart during an armed confrontation. She not only shot down her assailant, but survived. My point: Nothing is guaranteed.
Well there are of course always exceptions. Out of curiosity, do you have the details of that incident or a link to the article. I have heard that reference before but have never been able to find that when I search for it.
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Well there are of course always exceptions. Out of curiosity, do you have the details of that incident or a link to the article. I have heard that reference before but have never been able to find that when I search for it.
My sincere apologies if my original post came across as sarcastic or brusque; that was definitely not my intent. Anyhow, here's a quick reference for you: Sheepdog Tip of the Day Hope this helps.

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Old February 3rd, 2013, 05:23 PM   #64
 
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The only thing with a .40s&w is when reloading for it you have to really pay attention to detail. This is a high intensity round and pressure can spike with small changes. Be carful not seat bullets to deeply and stay away from max loads is my advice. Also a light crimp to keep bullets creeping back. As far as store bought ammo ,every one is hording again because of the anti gun scare that is affecting us all. There is rumors of the anti's wanting to tax us to death on ammo. Here in Ma. A bill was submitted ,they want to require us to buy 250,000$ liability ins. How crazy is that.
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My sincere apologies if my original post came across as sarcastic or brusque; that was definitely not my intent. Anyhow, here's a quick reference for you: Sheepdog Tip of the Day Hope this helps.
Not taken that way at all...there are exceptions, plain and true.

This is one that I have heard before but not specifically who she was and thanks for that part...now I can start reading
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There is a TON of .40 ammo and guns in my area. No one is buying them. I can go to any of the local stores and pick just about any kind of .40 ammo out at will, I don't get it??? It's like the .40 is cursed or something.
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Not taken that way at all...there are exceptions, plain and true.

This is one that I have heard before but not specifically who she was and thanks for that part...now I can start reading
Only too happy to help. Have a good week!
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I just checked, and your supposition is not true. Guns in .40cal aren't being traded in any greater numbers than other calibers.
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Two weeks ago I bought a Kahr CW40 and I love it. Finished the break in yesterday.
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Beans, Bullets, and Band-aids. Get them while you can, can what you get ans sit on the can. Wait a minute. that sounds like hoarding and being a prepper. Or, is it doing a good deed daily and being prepared. Why I like .22 cheap enough to buy enough to be good enough. Powerful enough to kill an #800 alligator with one shot. That is gun control. Two shots, one hole.
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You may see alot of use Glock .40s that were police trade-ins. There are times when one of my LGS has a ton of used Glock .40 cal trade-ins. Don't know why anyone would pay what he gets for them though.
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I have had a SIG 229 in .40 for years and have put countless rounds through it. For me, it is my absolute go to. I wouldn't even think about selling or trading. In fact I have seen a few departments in St Louis area going to that pistol as well.
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I moved up from 9mm to .40 S&W and like the .40 caliber better. With the snappier recoil, I pay more attention to my technique, resulting in tighter groups.
Yes. Me too. Really like 40 cal. with the SR40c.
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Buy a glock 22 or 23 and a .357 sig replacement barrel and you've got virtually two guns. The light weight 155gr. ect. hollowpoints in 40 S&W are a quite damaging round.
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Folks at our LGS say it's the snappy recoil. When folks try it out, they decide they should have gotten the 9mm or 38 and trade them in.
I test fired a 40 SW and it was jerky. The torque from the gun wanted to rotate in my hand. The recoil was jerky and it was hard to be accurate. I just did not like the feeling of shooting it.
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