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Posted: 4/30/2011 7:54:32 AM EDT
Was the Glock 22 the first pistol chambered in .40 S&W. I remember reading somewhere that it was, but while at the fun store today they said that a Smith & Wesson pistol was. This makes sense, however, I do remember hearing that the Glock 22 came out first. Does anyone know?
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:07:54 AM EDT
The S&W 4006 comes to mind, but I may be wrong.

Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:11:00 AM EDT
The .40 S&W cartridge debuted January 17, 1988 along with the new Smith & Wesson Model 4006 pistol, although it was several months before the pistols were available for purchase. Austrian manufacturer Glock Ges.m.b.H. beat Smith & Wesson to the dealer shelves in 1990, with pistols chambered in .40 S&W (the Glock 22 and 23) which were announced a week before the 4006.





http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.40_S%26W

Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:19:47 AM EDT
Alright thank you. It only makes sense that the inventor of the cartridge would make the first handgun for it. I don't know where I heard that the Glock came first, or if I ever even heard it. I make stuff up sometimes
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:57:06 AM EDT



Originally Posted By TheNewGabriel:


Alright thank you. It only makes sense that the inventor of the cartridge would make the first handgun for it. I don't know where I heard that the Glock came first, or if I ever even heard it. I make stuff up sometimes


Glock beat S&W to the store shelves according to that excerpt.



 
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 6:00:19 PM EDT
The Glock models 22 and 23 were the first pistols available chambered for the .40 Smith & Wesson cartridge in 1990.



S&W was Epic pissed.
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