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Posted: 3/25/2006 11:21:05 AM EDT
I will be buying a S&W M&P pistol. I was think of the .40S&W, the 9MM or wait for the .45. This is not going to be a carry gun.
Here is my logic. I try to keep my calibers down to a manageable number. I stash and shoot 223, 5.56, 38 Special +P, 357 Mag, 9MM and 22LR.
I have shot every cal pistol from 22 to S&W 500 and am comfortable with them all. I would like to stick with 9MM with the M&P but need some advise on the difference in stopping power between the 9MM and .40. I use Speer Gold Dot 124gr+P and Gold Dot 147grain in my full size 9s and 124 grain 9MM+P Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel in my compact 9s.
With the constant inprovements in handgun ammunition will the .40 have a big difference in stopping power over the loads I am now using in 9MMs. It would be great not having to stock another caliber ammo but I don't want to sacrifice a hugh amount of stopping power. What do you think? Thanks
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 3:07:22 PM EDT
um i'll stick to 9mm because because I don't wanna go broke shooting and it can be had everywhere. oh & last i checked 9mm is plenty to kill.
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 4:52:40 PM EDT
Overhyped re-worked Sigma. Saw the guys from S&W on Thursday at a range session for my dept. Not impressed ....at all.
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 5:32:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 5:39:25 PM EDT
I have one and like it.
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 6:42:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By VTwin60:
Overhyped re-worked Sigma. Saw the guys from S&W on Thursday at a range session for my dept. Not impressed ....at all.



And a magazine disconnect for civilian models doesn't make sense either.
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 8:31:42 PM EDT
I thought it was a reworked Sigma too, until I got to play with one. I really like the M&P. From what you've stated, I would stick with the 9mm. Run decent ammo as you already seem to be doing and it should be fine for defensive purposes.

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