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    Anyone still .40 S&W?

    Busted out the old G22 for my every other year qualification shoot, and got sticker shock at the price of practice ammo. $0.35 per round average price for bulk. I had to pay like $0.50 for a quick LGS box to shoot.

    I wouldn't guess that the 40 cal demand is that great these days. That's my tragic story for the week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markm View Post
    Busted out the old G22 for my every other year qualification shoot, and got sticker shock at the price of practice ammo. $0.35 per round average price for bulk. I had to pay like $0.50 for a quick LGS box to shoot.

    I wouldn't guess that the 40 cal demand is that great these days. That's my tragic story for the week.
    Never owned one. I've owned 9mms, 45s, 38spls, 357 mags, 44 mag, 32acp, 10mm, even a 38 super. Never a 40 cal.

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    Glock 23 here, with conversion barrels for 9mm, .357 sig, 22tcm. Handload everything I shoot. No problem at all.

    -TL

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    Last edited by tangolima; 05-06-24 at 15:36.

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    Never bothered with the 40 either, much like kirkland, I own too many calibers already. Never saw the point of messing with 40 when 9 and 45 out of auto's works just dandy.

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    I never did get dies for 40 cal. I just don't shoot enough of it to justify a loading set up. I just hurt my soul to pay $0.50 per round when 9mm is nearly half that.

    I was terrified to shoot the pistol after running everyone else's 9mm pistols all the time. But after the first snappy recoil, I was able to run the gun respectably.
    "What would a $2,000 Geissele Super Duty do that a $500 PSA door buster on Black Friday couldn't do?" - Stopsign32v

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    I enjoy my G27. In a covid world, having a G30, G27, and G17 was a blessing. A solid chance at finding something on the LGS ammo shelf that could work.

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    I have an M&P40 that I still enjoy, but I also have a Storm Lake 9mm conversion barrel for it. It gets its time on the line too.

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    I have an HK USP in .40 but rarely shoot it. I dont have anything against it. If Im bored one day I might get a P30 in .40
    I have dies so it isnt that bad. I just think why waste my powder when I can just reload more 9mm.
    Do you even get down innagrass, bro?

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    I just recently picked up a " new to me" FNS40 to add to the SR40 that I've owned for years. The ole SR40 was the first handgun I'd ever purchased and its still my favorite. Ran years of IDPA with it as well as many training and range sessions...the wife's had an FNS9 for years and I've always liked it too so when one came up recently I just had to grab it.

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    I just got back into .40!

    The reason some people don't shoot .40 well is because they're firing it from a Glock or some single-stack sub-compact.

    It's far more pleasant from a PX4 or S&W M&P!

    I got back into .45 and learned that many accessories aren't available for the .45 / 10mm frames but are the 9mm / .40 frames. The 9mm / .40 guns are smaller than the .45 guns and hold more rounds.

    I reload .45 and found reloading 9x19 to be a pain because of the variety of cases that need to be avoided. Plus the cases are just small.

    Reloading is a little more enjoyable with the bigger cases, and I found .40 to be in that category.

    I've recently bought cases (1k) of brass .40 fmj for $310 shipped. Not bad. But like I said I reload it, too. 180 gr coated bullets for .10 each shipped.

    I carry 165 gr HST.

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