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    Oh geez..... smh.

    FWIW, I prefer 9mm... just b/c.
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    The article itself states it well on why to have one. Ammo was and still is available. Take out all the other factors and any gun that is loaded is better that a cool caliber that is empty.

    I like my M&P 40, it handles well, shoots very consistently and fits my hand comfortably.

    Works for me.

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    Not a bad article, but I don't agree with all the conclusions drawn by the author. Yep, the .40 S&W is a "designer" round, as is every round out there. In my opinion it is a pretty well "designed" round. There is no such thing as the "perfect" round for all occasions. I have not experienced the difficulties in performance or control with the .40 that the author relates. I personally prefer it to 9mm, but I certainly understand that the 9mm round and the firearms it's used with are an excellent (perhaps best) choice for a lot of people for a lot of reasons. As far as availability, .40 got pretty rare in my area for quite a while. It's showing up more now though while 9mm is still off the shelves.

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    ..... mis post.........
    See, it's mumbo jumbo like that and skinny little lizards like you thinking they the last dragon that gives Kung Fu a bad name.
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    There is a reason that most state police agencies issue guns chambered in .40S&W. Designed to deliver substantial energy into the bg, and still permit mag capacity of 12 rounds or greater,
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    Quote Originally Posted by XD40scinNC View Post
    There is a reason that most state police agencies issue guns chambered in .40S&W. Designed to deliver substantial energy into the bg, and still permit mag capacity of 12 rounds or greater,
    To be fair a lot of police departments are going back to the 9mm
    See, it's mumbo jumbo like that and skinny little lizards like you thinking they the last dragon that gives Kung Fu a bad name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Treo View Post
    To be fair a lot of police departments are going back to the 9mm
    We are experiencing exactly the opposite. Most of the CT police departments are going to .45. CSP, Hartford, Bridgeport, And most others who have budget money are going to 45. Surprisingly enough, at least to me, the M&P. They also mandate carrying 3 spare mags of 45.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treo View Post
    To be fair a lot of police departments are going back to the 9mm
    Probably because cops ain't known for their accuracy, so more rounds. I suspect that most of the people on the gun boards, that spend time at the range on a regular basis are a better shot than most of the city cops on duty tonight. Many LEO's qualify once or twice a year, and probably shoot less than 100 - 200 rounds a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XD40scinNC View Post
    Probably because cops ain't known for their accuracy, so more rounds. I suspect that most of the people on the gun boards, that spend time at the range on a regular basis are a better shot than most of the city cops on duty tonight. Many LEO's qualify once or twice a year, and probably shoot less than 100 - 200 rounds a year.
    +1
    especially the NYPD and the local yokel NJ coppers, up there if you "like" your guns too much you get branded a nutcase

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    Hey guys/gals, sorry to start a new thread this way, didn't see any other choice. Does any one remember a .22 semi pistol that came out in the later 40's called the Lightning? It was too radically modern looking, didn't sell and disappeared. Dad had one and loved it but traded for an S&W Masterpiece. I'd like any help you can give me on its background, maker, and if anyone still has one in the drawer that can be had. Thanks. Bigstonebeach in Delaware. Respond to this post or [email protected]

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