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Looking for a 40

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by omenwolf, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. omenwolf

    omenwolf Oregon Active Member

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    Looking for a .40 high cap at least 12+ rds. This won't be a carry so size won't matter. Looking for more of a bedside pistol so a rail for a light is a must aswell. I was thinking a sig 229 but looking for sugestions. Price will be a factor but not a huge one, more along the lines of best bang for your buck kinda thing!
  2. SoberPoster

    SoberPoster SE Vancouver, WA Member

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    Springfield XD/M. XD-40 sub-compact essensial @Keith's in Gresham was $399 when I got mine last month. Std 12 rnd mag slightly narrower grip than XDM and mags are incompatable. Like a Glock but with grip safety, never had any issues with my older XD-40 tactical over 500 rnds. My G20 hurts my thumb due to thE wider 15 rnd grip in 10mm/40 cal. I suspect the G22/23 wil also hurt me: check it out yourself or try mine out at Johnson Creek. Both have rails.

    Bring a boX of 40 and email me thru NWFForum. I have weekends off mostly.

    Right now you are not packing a gun BUT unless you wish to own 10 plus guns like me you should consider a smaller one first since it's easier to secure in home. My sub shoots almost as good as the tactical and uses the same mags.
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  3. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Glock 23 or 22 would be great choices. The .40 frame is different than the 10mm frame by a good amount. Sigs are great, I have a 228, but they are spendy. I personally don't like XDs, nothing wrong with then except they don't feel right and are ugly as sin, to me.
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  4. Kurly

    Kurly Puget Sound Member

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    S&W M&P .40 Great pistol!

    CZ SPO1 Tactical .40 is my home defense pistol, Awfull damn heavy to pack around on a hip but a sweet pistol anyway.

    Not a glock fan (No Offense meant)
  5. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    CZ 75 SP 01 tactical as Kurly says. All steel with nice grips from the factory. If you're in the area, Kieth's would be the place to call. From what I've heard since I got mine they've become difficult to find.

  6. pioneer461

    pioneer461 Columbia County, Oregon Active Member

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    Do your homework, shop around, handle various pistols and see which one fits your hand best. I have three .40 cal. pistols, and each works well for me, but one fits better than the others. The one which fits best is a Springfield XD, but just because I like that one doesn't mean you will.
  7. gunjunky

    gunjunky Arlington, WA Active Member

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    Here is a twist for you.

    How about a Kel Tec Sub 2000 in .40 which accepts G22 mags. If you are not packing it around why limit yourself to a pistol?

    The carbine is easy to shoot recoil is not an issue and if you also get a Glock 22 you can co use magazines. The Glock 22 extra capasity magazine provides 22 rounds on board and you can fold the carbine for transport or concealment in a vehicle.

    If you are going pistol only I think very highly of Glock, CZ and the M&P pistols. The Sig you are already looking at is also a very fine pistol and you would not be sorry. Any of them offer a pistol that should meet your needs. Good luck.
  8. joken

    joken Corvallis Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I just got a Sig 2022 from Palmetto State Armory for $349. They are out of them, but there are still some good buys on this Sig out there. Mine is great.
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  9. omenwolf

    omenwolf Oregon Active Member

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    if i was gunna keep a long gun next to the bed it would be my 590, I am liking the idea of the CZ more and more. I had a all metal baby eagle in 9mm and loved it. I traded that off for a carry 9mm and some cash, but it was an awesome shooter so im guessng the CZ will be even better since the Baby is a copy of the cz.
  10. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Do you need a pistol for Home Defense?

    Consider the S&W M&P

    For about an extra $100, you can get a 9mm barrel & mag - that can make a difference in costs to practice, etc.
    For that matter, you could do the same for a .357 setup.

    For a bedside gun a 5.56 carbine will penetrate standard home construction less
    Same for a shot gun with #7 (etc) bird shot
    search youtube for plenty of videos showing the penetration of drywall.

    Bang for the Buck -
    $200 - 18.5" shotgun with pistol grip - add a rubber band off all the veggies you buy and a flashlight from the dollar store
  11. dirtbag

    dirtbag clackamas or Member

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    loving my fnp 40 . great poly frame platform with quality built in . far better trigger than xd -xdm modles . by far the best 40 i have owned . picked it up last spring from curts discount for 400 nib with five mags
  12. Phasade

    Phasade Seattle, WA New Member

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    I have a springfield xdm compact in .40 (3.8" brl) - great gun, the 16+1 configuration with the long mag is perfect when I want to make sure I've got enough bang for my buck!
  13. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Hipoint. :thumbup:
  14. NiceAsh

    NiceAsh Salem Active Member

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    I have a Glock 23, and a 35 love them both. I spent a couple hours at a range a few months ago, tried the S&W, Springfield, Kahr, and the Glock 30 and the Glock 19

    Out of all of them I liked the Glock 23 the best, and you can use the 15 round Glock 22 Mags,

    I agree, you should try a couple out and see which one you like.
  15. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    well, i'm going to toss this out there. I own three handguns in .40. a G27, a HK p30 and a HK usp40 and out of all of all my handguns, my favorite to shoot is my 1911 :laugh: . anyway, I would recommend checking out the HK p30. I have never had a firearm fit so well and feel so good in my hand as that. Its like a glove. now, that being said, the HK club costs quite a bit to join over the other manufacturers out there
  16. jonn5335

    jonn5335 Longview Active Member

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    Beretta 96A1
  17. ORHunter79

    ORHunter79 ... Active Member

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  18. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I went with a Glock 22 for general use/open carry and matching G23s for matching carry with my gal but my all time 40 favorite is my BHP MK 3. Has only 11 rds but never has a faster firing 40 been made

    I'm eventually going to buy a G21 and get the Lone Wolf 10 MM longslide conversion for an open carry/woods combo
  19. CalTech

    CalTech Vancouver New Member

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    Sig P226, I shoot this better than any of my other pistols. Great gun.
  20. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Glock 23 with factory 22 round mag. Yes the mag holds 22 rounds. Leo, security, emt etc. qualify for a LE discount through Keith's when it comes to Glocks.