The .40 caliber S&W round. Hot or not? Is this round the perfect blend of form and function? Is the .40 caliber round the the best of both worlds, or does it compromise to a fault? Many enthusiasts seem to agree that the .40 S&W round is more effective than the 9mm Luger and it allows for a higher carry capacity than the .45 ACP. Personally, I'm not a big fan. The round is inherently snappy for me. For many manufacturers, the 9mm platform and the .40 cal platform share many similar parts on the production line. Because so many manufacturers build .40 S&W guns with similar characteristics as their 9mm counterpart, I find that the I fire the 9mm versions consistently better than the .40 cals. In this comparison, the 9mm always gives me less recoil and more rounds.
"If this is the case for you DynaDog44, you must enjoy firing the .40 S&W over the .45 ACP." This is a rational assumption, but in my case it just ain't so. I've found that I consistently fire my .45 ACP hand guns far better than my .40 S&W hand guns. I believe it may be because the .45 guns have more mass and heavier spring tensions which work together to soften the felt recoil. I do lose a couple rounds to the .40, but I shoot the .45 guns really well and I like the chunky bullet.
The .40 Cal gets no love from me. What are your thoughts on the .40 S&W?
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