Does anyone here still shoot .40 S&W or a Sig with a .22lr conversion?

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Adam5, May 21, 2019.

  1. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    I haven’t owned a .40 is at least 10 years, but have been made a trade offer that I can’t turn down.

    I’ll be getting a Sig P229 (non-railed) in .40s&w with a slew of mag and a .22lr conversion kit. Value wise it’s a trade offer that I can’t turn down. If I don’t like the Sig I’ll use it as trade fodder on ODT.
     
  2. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    I shoot .40 out of my 10mm sometimes.
     
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  3. Nemo

    Nemo Man of Myth and Legend

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    You 2 need to follow the rules. Put in your gun to shoot what your gun is designed to shoot out.

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  4. tsangster

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    I shoot 9mm out of my .40 sometimes.
     
  5. RedDawnTheMusical

    RedDawnTheMusical Well-Known Member

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    I love my P229, but it is chambered in 9mm. I had a couple of pistols chambered in .40 but got rid of them years ago. Everything is 9mm or .45 now.
     
  6. CBH

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    I own a Sig P250sc, a Sig SP2340, two Sig P239’s in .40 S&W (changed one to a .357 Sig). I like them all. I have had a BHP, several Glock 22’s, Star Firestar, Sig SP2022, Sig P250c, Walther PPS, S&W Shield in .40 S&W. I like the caliber, and am especially fond of the 200 grain hardcast Underwood cartridges.
     
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  7. moe mensale

    moe mensale Well-Known Member

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    My Browning Buck Mark gets nice tight patterns with the 9 pellet 00 I sometimes use. Recoil's a bitch though. :shoot:
     
  8. phantoms

    phantoms Senior Mumbler

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    I have a M&P40c that gets fired at the range. Use to wrap my pinky under the bottom of the mag but finally went to full size mags and mag grip extensions. I like the gun and firing it, but I'm a 1911 man and that long trigger take up would never do as my EDC as use to 1911s as I am.
     
  9. Mike J

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    I guess I'm a nonconformist these days. I picked up a new .40 at the beginning of this year & I've been carrying it since. It's a S&W M&P 2.0 compact. It is roughly the same size as a Glock 23. To be honest I keep lusting after a P229. I really don't need one but at some point I may have to pick one up.
     
  10. RedDawnTheMusical

    RedDawnTheMusical Well-Known Member

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    While I don't see a specific need for .40, there is certainly nothing wrong with the capability of the round. My personal preference for shooting compacts is 9mm, but in a self defense situation, comfort is irrelevant anyway.

    I have a 229 that I purchased specifically for shoulder holster carry, since it has a decocker, I don't feel like I'm sweeping everyone behind me with a firing pin or hammer pulled back.

    I definitely like the 229, but as a DA/SA trigger, it shoots differently than my other pistols. Sig also has a couple of different slide profiles for it, so you have to know what you have before getting a formed-fit holster like a kydex holster. Sig does that with their 1911's too, so they don't always fit a regular 1911 holster.
     
  11. NTA

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    I've got 4 Sigs, 3 are 9mm, the one I carry is .40 (239 - my first Sig). Carry is becoming a rare event for me, even my 9mm old steel Kahr K9 is a bit too heavy.

    Probably need to have a fire sale and send the .357's, .38's, and .40 to new owners and buy something plastic in 9mm for carry.
     
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  12. Nemo

    Nemo Man of Myth and Legend

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    Forget the plastic. Look into that Remington R-51. Yes it was crap when it came out. But it was corrected and mine is near flawless with brass ammo. It does not like the Winchester steel but thats not a surprise.

    The aluminum frame is nice. It fits my hands well and surely needs a good checking out by you for as an EDC. The grip safety is really comfortable and comforting to me.

    Mine will replace a 3.5" Springfield 1911, .45 as EDC as soon as I can find a good holster for it. They seem to be rare.

    Nemo
     
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