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#7134432 - 04/06/18 01:11 PM .40 cal handgun advice
MortgageMan Offline
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I have some .40 cal ammo that I would like to shoot. Any advice out there of a good .40 semi-auto pistol that is on the softer side (for a .40) recoil wise. I have fired a couple of them but both were pretty snappy. I realize they all, probably, have more kick than a 9.

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#7134446 - 04/06/18 01:29 PM Re: .40 cal handgun advice [Re: MortgageMan]
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Any full size metal frame gun should be pretty light. 40 in general is pretty snappy. Taurus PT100 is a light kicking gun. I'd bet a Sig P226 kicks reasonably.

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#7134450 - 04/06/18 01:32 PM Re: .40 cal handgun advice [Re: MortgageMan]
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My duty/off duty carry is a SW M&P 40. With the adjustable grip it is a pleasure to shoot.
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#7134462 - 04/06/18 01:45 PM Re: .40 cal handgun advice [Re: MortgageMan]
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Glock 22c

A heavier sig might be a little softer, my old 226 wasn't bad.

Taurus sucks

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#7134466 - 04/06/18 01:48 PM Re: .40 cal handgun advice [Re: MortgageMan]
Scott W Offline
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Registered: 03/08/18
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Loc: Cedar Park, TX
I love the "I have ammo so I need a gun" excuse. Wish that worked at my house. If that was the case, I'd go buy one of everything on Academy's shelf.

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#7134468 - 04/06/18 01:49 PM Re: .40 cal handgun advice [Re: Choctaw]
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Originally Posted By: Choctaw
My duty/off duty carry is a SW M&P 40. With the adjustable grip it is a pleasure to shoot.


I like those.
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#7134484 - 04/06/18 02:11 PM Re: .40 cal handgun advice [Re: Choctaw]
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Originally Posted By: Choctaw
My duty/off duty carry is a SW M&P 40. With the adjustable grip it is a pleasure to shoot.

This is what I shoot. I never knew the .40 S&W was snappy until I read it on the internet. Now, my 3.5" 1911, that's snappy.


Edited by Bar-D (04/06/18 02:12 PM)
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#7134599 - 04/06/18 04:06 PM Re: .40 cal handgun advice [Re: MortgageMan]
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Grip it and shoot it.
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#7134669 - 04/06/18 06:12 PM Re: .40 cal handgun advice [Re: MortgageMan]
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The good thing is at .40's are extremely cheap right now

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#7134675 - 04/06/18 06:28 PM Re: .40 cal handgun advice [Re: MortgageMan]
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I have a Bersa Thunder .40 truck/boat gun..........it was too good of a deal to pass up....love it.
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#7134744 - 04/06/18 07:40 PM Re: .40 cal handgun advice [Re: MortgageMan]
whitedawg Offline
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I really like my FNH FNX 40, it has added bonus being able to swap out with 357 Sig barrel
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#7134787 - 04/06/18 08:18 PM Re: .40 cal handgun advice [Re: MortgageMan]
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I have the M&P .40 compact and don't find it uncomfortable to shoot at all.
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#7134836 - 04/06/18 09:01 PM Re: .40 cal handgun advice [Re: Brother in-law]
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
The good thing is at .40's are extremely cheap right now


Thatís no joke.. funny how the best caliber is all of a sudden the whipping dog.
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#7134888 - 04/06/18 10:09 PM Re: .40 cal handgun advice [Re: MortgageMan]
gusick Offline
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I don't think a 40 kicks bad at all in a full-sized gun. I've had a lot of 40s and the only one I thought was really snappy was the Kahr PM40 but it's still not as bad as a snub nose 357.


Anyhow, I recommend getting one of these: https://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?....40+AUTO+Pistol

That's a fairly high price for a police trade-in, but those suckers cost about $800 or so new. I doubt it will kick too bad.

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#7135176 - 04/07/18 01:08 PM Re: .40 cal handgun advice [Re: MortgageMan]
bronco71 Offline
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Registered: 09/04/07
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I carry an EAA Witness compact alloy pistol either in .40 or 10mm. I do not consider the .40 recoil bad at all, the 10mm is moderate. But then I shot a 44 Mag Ruger Blackhawk with heavy bear loads (rifle loads) for years so my opinion may not be worth much......

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