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#5680426 - 04/01/15 08:54 PM Thinking of Getting a .40 cal
DQ Kid Offline
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Registered: 02/20/12
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Loc: Flower Mound, TX
And am crossed between a Glock 23, Springfield XD or XDM and S&W M&P or M&P Shield. My primary usage will be wearing around the ranch and using for snake control or putting a wounded animal down. If open carry becomes law, would also consider doing that too. For all around purposes that I described, what one of those models would you prefer and why? Thanks.

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#5680430 - 04/01/15 08:56 PM Re: Thinking of Getting a .40 cal [Re: DQ Kid]
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Registered: 08/27/12
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Loc: Watauga, TX
M&P. I love my shield, but if I was going to carry OWB I would go full size M&P
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#5680433 - 04/01/15 09:00 PM Re: Thinking of Getting a .40 cal [Re: DQ Kid]
JCB Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 22835
Loc: M.I.A.
The mid size Glocks are the best feeling simi-autos I have ever shot. I say go with the 23.
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#5680480 - 04/01/15 09:24 PM Re: Thinking of Getting a .40 cal [Re: DQ Kid]
Colt W. Knight Offline
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Registered: 03/22/11
Posts: 2036
Loc: West Virginia
I own an MP40 - Very nice gun, especially after I polished the trigger. I liked it a lot better than the equivalent Glock. I like the grip and grip angle better, it had better sights, and I really like the serration on the slide. At the time the the MP was $499 for either a 9mm or 40 cal. At the time gen 3 glock 19s were 499 and 40s were almost 100$ more.

I do intend to replace the trigger on my MP40 because the articulated trigger is just stupid, IMO.

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#5680528 - 04/01/15 09:53 PM Re: Thinking of Getting a .40 cal [Re: DQ Kid]
Booner1 Offline
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Registered: 09/16/12
Posts: 1564
Loc: Terrell
I have the XDM and love it. Very sweet shooting piece w/adjustable rear sight and 5.25" barrel. Got it on sale for a really good price also.
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#5680537 - 04/01/15 09:59 PM Re: Thinking of Getting a .40 cal [Re: DQ Kid]
TexFlip Offline
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Registered: 08/18/12
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Loc: Harris County
Only thing about the 40s is they're harder to get rid of than a 9 or 45. Might want to consider that if you plan on ever selling it.
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#5680574 - 04/01/15 10:20 PM Re: Thinking of Getting a .40 cal [Re: DQ Kid]
gusick Offline
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Registered: 07/19/13
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Of those, I prefer the XD or XDm. I like the sights and trigger better.

They are all good. I don't hate any of them except the sheild. If you get a glock 23, get a gen 4. The gen 4 is built for .40, the gen1-3 were designed around 9mm.

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#5680749 - 04/02/15 07:14 AM Re: Thinking of Getting a .40 cal [Re: DQ Kid]
JRJ6 Offline
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Registered: 03/13/14
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I have a Glock 23 and really like it. I also carry it on my hip for around the lease and it's a great gun on the range.

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#5680763 - 04/02/15 07:22 AM Re: Thinking of Getting a .40 cal [Re: DQ Kid]
patriot07 Offline
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Registered: 11/06/11
Posts: 947
Loc: Royse City, TX
My vote would be for the XD or M&P. I prefer either of them to the Glock, and I'm not sure what the point would be of limiting yourself to a small pistol if you're carrying OWB.

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#5680798 - 04/02/15 08:01 AM Re: Thinking of Getting a .40 cal [Re: DQ Kid]
therock Offline
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Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 798
Loc: Southwest TX
Just like any other decision on choices, wich one feels best in your hand. All three are quality guns but some guns just don't feel right to one person but are perfect for others.

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#5680849 - 04/02/15 08:36 AM Re: Thinking of Getting a .40 cal [Re: DQ Kid]
bjones2571 Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 1890
Loc: Houston, TX
If you search online there have been a couple of reported kabooms in the .40 call Shield.

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#5680892 - 04/02/15 08:56 AM Re: Thinking of Getting a .40 cal [Re: DQ Kid]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Online   content
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Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 6450
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Why the .40 over a 9mm? 9mm is plenty, particularly for what you listed as your intended uses. MAS cheaper ammo with the 9mm.
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#5680905 - 04/02/15 09:08 AM Re: Thinking of Getting a .40 cal [Re: DQ Kid]
okstatefan Offline
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Registered: 01/26/13
Posts: 808
Loc: Forney, TX
One thing I think you will find is people will generally recommend whatever it is they purchased.


If I were buying a .40 today, it would probably be a Sig P229.

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#5680940 - 04/02/15 09:27 AM Re: Thinking of Getting a .40 cal [Re: DQ Kid]
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Registered: 01/24/07
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Loc: Sherman/North of Dallas
Glock for sure, but if you aren't planning on concealing it you might as well go with the 22 over the 23 for more sight radius. I love 40cal it is a happy median between 45 and 9.
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#5681705 - 04/02/15 05:33 PM Re: Thinking of Getting a .40 cal [Re: KRoyal]
Bullfrog Offline
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Registered: 01/21/11
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Originally Posted By: KRoyal
Glock for sure, but if you aren't planning on concealing it you might as well go with the 22 over the 23 for more sight radius. I love 40cal it is a happy median between 45 and 9.


I love 40. I don't they're harder to sell than a 45 or 9. Lots of people made the right decision on the 23! Lol
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