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    Default .40 S&W on the way out ????

    Just read a couple of internet articles on the S&W being outdated..... can anyone explain why and/or recommend a good option. Thanks

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    Just doesn't make any since to me but I'm willing to learn any info I'm lacking!

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    Caliber fan boi written articles who want to shut the door on the 40SW for good while they have the chance. These fanbois loved it when they heard that most departments are switching back to 9mm. And then you have the band wagon'ers jumping on board with what ever caliber the departments switch to, saying its their favorite caliber. Then both spouting bullet design, new powders, bla bla bla. Well sunshines don't you think that the same holds true for the 40?

    Give it time, when the departments switch back to 40SW or 357SIG. Usually happens. Then you'll hear the band wagon'ers yelling "yea (insert caliber) its the best!" and the 9mm fan bois bi%^$, crying and complaining in disbelief. The 40 is going now where.

    For that much neither is the 357SIG. The 357SIG is a proven round and if it was called 9mm Magnum when it first came out the 9mm fanbois would've been all over it touting how powerful the 9mm round is. Heck, most firearms get a barrel swap and magazine for the 357SIG in your 40SW firearm and you're now shooting 357SIG.
    Now remember there all ready was a 9mm Magnum YEARS ago (70's if I remember right), It was a wild cat round that really didn't go now where. Don't know to much bout it just that it did exist and it was sometime round the 70's yet didn't stick round long. The 357SIG is smaller cartridge then the 9mmM and compact pistols can be carried with the 357SIG cartridge. The 9mmM was a long cartridge I believe.

    If I'm not right bout the 9mmM then someone please straighten me out, thanks!
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    Great insight, thank you for taking the time for your educated thoughts

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    10mm=40sw magnum
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    Seeing that they've turned around and gone back the other way, I wonder when they will get back to .38sp? :)
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    I doubt the 40 is going anywhere. it's too widely used and mass produced. It may drop down a notch or two like the .38sp but it isn't going anywhere.
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    It's not "on it's way out", it's just on it's way to the middle of the caliber pack.

    It was top dog, while the FBI and major agencies were using it, now they have gone back to the 9mm, their
    justification being "improved ballistics". (really lame) Now, a lot of people want to dump all over it, and you can benefit
    from that, right now, as a lot of 40S&W is on sale, cheap, if you act now.

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    the market fluctuates and responds to outside influences.....

    almost in knee-jerk fashion.

    frankly, i think nowadays it is much more marketing hype that creates an excuse to buy more expensive ammo and guns....the current crop of super ammunition is designed under these two top priorities......

    1. be purchased in quantity by consumers and create brand loyalty.......
    2. perform (hopefully) as advertised......

    i am not brand or caliber loyal in most formats.....i do have preferences.
    i prefer penetration first......then expansion......in that order.......
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    The 40 is not going away. And it will be available easier. If there is another ''ammo shortage''. Due to panic buyers.
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