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Posted: 1/8/2021 7:16:26 AM EST
Best .40 pistol?
Link Posted: 1/8/2021 7:50:07 AM EST
For what? For everything... that would be highly subjective.
Link Posted: 1/8/2021 8:31:57 AM EST
Until I dropped the match trigger kit into mine, I didn't enjoy it as much.
Link Posted: 1/8/2021 8:34:08 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/8/2021 8:44:35 AM EST
I enjoy the full size very much.  If I could only have one 40 cal pistol it would be a USP no doubt
Link Posted: 1/8/2021 9:10:06 AM EST
Yeah the full size USP 40 was built from the ground up to be a 40 caliber. Best 40 no doubt. The Sig P229 isn't too bad either. Basically a beefed up P228.
Link Posted: 1/8/2021 9:11:49 AM EST
Love my USP40.
Link Posted: 1/8/2021 11:14:35 AM EST
USP.

Turned mine into a custom combat, still need sights though.
Link Posted: 1/8/2021 11:21:39 AM EST
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Originally Posted By spartacus2002:
Love my USP40.
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You forgot the 5.      
Link Posted: 1/8/2021 12:08:29 PM EST
USP's are right up there for sure, but my personal favorite 40 is the Beretta 96.


Link Posted: 1/8/2021 1:41:47 PM EST
Another vote for the Beretta 96A1. I also have a G22, G23 and a Smith M&P compact in .40 and The Beretta is by far the easiest to shoot well.
Link Posted: 1/8/2021 3:00:25 PM EST
I love the USP .40 full size, and the compact is good too. I haven't shot the Beretta 96 series yet.  I tried a couple of P229s and didn't like them, but that may just be my personal thing (everyone else seems to love them).
Link Posted: 1/8/2021 4:06:12 PM EST
Really love my USPc in 40. I have a full size USP in 45 and I bet the 40 is just as good. I also have a P226 in 40 with a 357sig barrel but im torn between the P226 and the USPc. I'd love to shoot a beretta 96 though...
Link Posted: 1/8/2021 4:46:47 PM EST
M&P and P320 deserve a serious look.
Link Posted: 1/8/2021 6:27:52 PM EST
Of the .40 S&W pistols I've shot; HK USP (full size), S&W M&P40 (full size), Glock 22, Glock 23, and Springfield XD40...the USP was the most pleasurable , with the M&P40 being runner-up.
Link Posted: 1/8/2021 10:19:56 PM EST
I had a USPc 40 for a short time at work until switching to the P2000 in 40.  I carried the P2000 everyday for 10 years and preferred everything about the P2000 over the USPc.  I got a deal on a P320 in 40 cal a few years ago and really like the Sig trigger over the P2000 LEM trigger.  David
Link Posted: 1/11/2021 8:10:01 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/11/2021 9:50:07 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Miami_JBT:
They're the best HK pistols hands down.

https://i.imgur.com/90xHKD4.jpg

But my Beretta 96 Brigader Elite II is a dream of a gun too.

https://i.imgur.com/EKQUbIN.jpg

Then there is my S&W Model 4013TSW and 4040PD.

https://i.imgur.com/cdaG3vl.jpg

And my Sig Pro SP2022, GLOCK Gen 4 G22 and G27 along with my Gen 3 G24 and G35. Plus my Browning Hi-Power.

http://i.imgur.com/jQSuttE.jpg




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Cool guns.
Link Posted: 1/11/2021 9:51:13 PM EST
Question: can you put a complete USPC9 upper on a USPC40 frame with no issues?
Link Posted: 1/11/2021 10:15:43 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/11/2021 10:18:09 PM EST
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I take it you like the .40?
Link Posted: 1/11/2021 11:37:34 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 8:15:32 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Northofcenter:
Question: can you put a complete USPC9 upper on a USPC40 frame with no issues?
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Nope.
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 8:16:38 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Miami_JBT:
Tovarich, I am the Supreme Leader and Dictator for Life of the Peoples' Party of .40 S&W.
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But I'm the emperor.



Link Posted: 1/12/2021 8:24:37 AM EST
.40 I have had

USP
229R
Glock 22
Beretta 96
MP full-size gen 1
MP compact gen 2

Only one I still have is the USP. I don’t know what it is but that gun the most accurate pistol I have, and the softest shooting.

Mine has trijicon HD and a jet funnel (16+1 capacity).

My current load I shoot frequently is a 135 plated FP with a stout charge of long shot or CFE
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 8:28:32 AM EST
I like the USP 40 since you can have the 16 round jet funnel mags.



Link Posted: 1/12/2021 8:29:45 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 11:49:34 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Furyataurus:


Nope.
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Originally Posted By Furyataurus:
Originally Posted By Northofcenter:
Question: can you put a complete USPC9 upper on a USPC40 frame with no issues?


Nope.

Thanks for the answer, but I thought the USPC9 and USPC40 lowers are the exact same.
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 7:38:12 PM EST
For anyone who might be wondering, the Gen5 Glock .40's do shoot a little softer than previous generations, I have Gen5 27, 23 and 22 and the wider slide does help, not that I ever complained about it before but it does cut down recoil a bit, which for some reason is always used to paint the .40 in a negative light.
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 9:38:40 PM EST
I've only shot two .40 handguns that felt like I was shooting 9mm.

- Glock 23C (ported, so expected)

- Taurus 24/7 G2
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 11:01:11 PM EST
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OK Supreme Leader and Dictator for Life of the Peoples' Party of .40 S&W, please enlighten me as to how the G24 and G35 compare!

One or the other are on my must someday attain list, but G24's sure don't pop up very often...and it's not like I'm tripping over G35's either  
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 11:16:54 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 11:20:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By SDGlock23:
For anyone who might be wondering, the Gen5 Glock .40's do shoot a little softer than previous generations, I have Gen5 27, 23 and 22 and the wider slide does help, not that I ever complained about it before but it does cut down recoil a bit, which for some reason is always used to paint the .40 in a negative light.
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I have both, and yes, the gen5 g22 pistols shoot much better than previous generation g22s.

They are very much on par with eachother imo. Its hard to choose one over the other.

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Link Posted: 1/12/2021 11:29:43 PM EST
Probably
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 11:42:48 PM EST
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Originally Posted By shotar:
Sig 226 or 229 but again, just my preference.
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Agreed, 224 and 320 is nice too. The 320 .40 recoils less than a lot of 9mms.
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 11:50:10 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Miami_JBT:
The G24 is a fantastic. It handles great, the G35 is a great duty gun. Honestly, they're both great. My answer is GET BOTH!
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Originally Posted By Miami_JBT:
Originally Posted By sca037:

OK Supreme Leader and Dictator for Life of the Peoples' Party of .40 S&W, please enlighten me as to how the G24 and G35 compare!

One or the other are on my must someday attain list, but G24's sure don't pop up very often...and it's not like I'm tripping over G35's either  
The G24 is a fantastic. It handles great, the G35 is a great duty gun. Honestly, they're both great. My answer is GET BOTH!
OK, I guess I deserved that 'arfcom millionaire' answer......'cuz you're probably not wrong  
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 12:35:34 AM EST
Sold mine...kept the 9 compact...best HK ever...
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 12:26:09 PM EST
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Originally Posted By iasc300ia:


I have both, and yes, the gen5 g22 pistols shoot much better than previous generation g22s.

They are very much on par with eachother imo. Its hard to choose one over the other.

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/310007/FmHL2U3_jpg-1777205.JPG

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/310007/20201227_212433_jpg-1777206.JPG
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The cost of all those HK mags probably eclipses the cost of that USP 40.
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 12:35:59 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 5:34:51 PM EST
.40 Supreme Overlord Miami_JBT is my favorite Miami_JBT.

I used to be a .40 hater but I've come around.  I think it was my friend's Gen 3 Glock 23 and Glock 27 that turned me off to it initially.  What I've learned since is you can shoehorn a .40 in a 9mm design and end up with crap results, like the Pre-Gen 4 .40 Glock family.  Purpose-built .40 designs are usually really good though.  (Corollary theory: a 9mm built from a .40 design is usually exceptional.)

Hands-down my favorite is the USP 40 Tactical.  Modified with the jet funnel and 16-round mags, it's a machine.  I typically don't drink the HK koolaid, but as long as you do your part, the USP will not let you down.  Of all the ones I've handled and shot, it's been the best.

Honorary mention to the CZ-40B for it's quirky nature and interesting history.  Such a great shooter, but nothing something you'd call common.

I really want a .40 PCC that's not built off an AR.  Bad time to be wanting such a thing. I built an HK UMP clone in .45 last year, so I may just get the .40 barrel, bolt, and mags.  If the Ruger PCC in .40 ever becomes available again at non-scalper pricing I'd snag one.  I've pestered PTR to build an MP5/40 clone too but my pockets aren't deep enough to track down an original kit and rebuild it.
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 7:24:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By sca037:
USP's are right up there for sure, but my personal favorite 40 is the Beretta 96.

http://whichgun.com/img/firearms/pistols/beretta/96fs_inox/1.jpg
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I miss my 96G.
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 9:49:30 PM EST
Today was a range day and the 96A1 found it's way into the bag again. I was shooting it and a 9mm Beretta compact and I really can't tell that there is much if any difference in recoil between the two.

I shoot the compact slightly better but the .40 96 is just downright fun to shoot.
Link Posted: 1/19/2021 1:48:19 PM EST
The best .40 is a Browning Hi Power.   Bring your wallet.
Link Posted: 1/19/2021 9:31:30 PM EST
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The best .40 is a Browning Hi Power.   Bring your wallet.
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Really? I have a silver chrome
Link Posted: 1/20/2021 8:33:37 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Jack19:
The best .40 is a Browning Hi Power.   Bring your wallet.
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A friend has a 40 BHP in silver chrome with the target sights, and I always wanted to shoot it since it was one of my grail guns.
I have larger hands, and even though he removed the mag safety I just didn't enjoy my time with it much.
Probably due to its shape, the hammer came close to hitting my hand a couple of times and racking the slide with the (excellent) rear target sight was somewhat awkward.

The Beretta 96 just fits me like a glove, and is super easy to shoot well.......for a whole lot le$$  
Link Posted: 1/22/2021 12:31:01 PM EST
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Originally Posted By sca037:
USP's are right up there for sure, but my personal favorite 40 is the Beretta 96.

http://whichgun.com/img/firearms/pistols/beretta/96fs_inox/1.jpg
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First 2 handguns I ever bought, and my 2 votes!
Link Posted: 1/22/2021 1:35:02 PM EST
I have owned five different handguns in .40, the first was a Ruger P90/91 I believe, the second was a S&W 410/411 model (not sure about the exact number), the fourth was a Glock 23, fourth was a HK USP 40 full size and the last was a Sig 229.

Of all of these pistols, I miss the S&W and the USP the most, with the USP being my favorite.  The Glock 23 blew up on me at the range, I was shooting factory Federal American Eagle 180 grain, so these (I had two of them) went away real quick.  But wish I had the USP back...

A good friend has my USP pistol, but wants to keep it.

Link Posted: 1/22/2021 9:18:14 PM EST
I've owned
96G Elite II
USP
P226R
P320F
M&P40

Still own the M&P, wish I kept the USP though.  The 320 trigger (post recall) was horrid.  The 226R was DAK and I actually REALLY enjoyed it too.  Super smooth.  I'd still like to try a PX4 in .40 someday too.  Full sized.
Link Posted: 1/24/2021 10:31:56 AM EST
My USPc in 40 is my most accurate and softest shooting pistol I own.

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Link Posted: 1/27/2021 4:14:57 PM EST
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Originally Posted By fivepointoh:
My USPc in 40 is my most accurate and softest shooting pistol I own.

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Really? I don't find mine to be particularly soft shooting, but definitely accurate and handles 40sw well. I prefer my P226 to my USPc though. I seem to shoot it a hair better as well.
Link Posted: 1/28/2021 8:22:18 AM EST
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