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Old 08-15-2012, 12:07 AM   #1
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Thoughts on.this weapon, held it in a store today and fell in love with the feel of the gun. Weight, size, trigger pull, everything felt amazing but am unable to fire it unless i buy. Dose anyone here own one? How do you like it ect ect. I'm looking at the 40 s&w version

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Old 08-15-2012, 12:58 AM   #2
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Thoughts on.this weapon, held it in a store today and fell in love with the feel of the gun. Weight, size, trigger pull, everything felt amazing but am unable to fire it unless i buy. Dose anyone here own one? How do you like it ect ect. I'm looking at the 40 s&w version
Find a range that does loners and go fire it.

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Old 08-15-2012, 01:23 PM   #3
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go on gunblast.com and look it up. ive bought several of the guns he recomends and i dont have a single complaint yet. he gives reviews on just about every new gun you can find.
personally i hate walthers in general because i have one in .22lr and it is not a very well built gun in my opinion.
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:04 PM   #5
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We got the gun based on reviews and the feel and i gotta say it was a great choice. First time shooting it we put 200 rds of 180 grain fmj and it ate it up like cake. Not a single issue with feeding firing or ejecting.the recoil was a lot less that i thought a weapon of that size and weight would have. Controlling it is to easy. I shoot a magazine rapid fire and missed once out of 12, and my military training didn't cover smaller side arms. I also cycled hollow points through and again not a single issue. Overall it is an amazing weapon, I'd recommend it as a carry or fire someone first learning to shoot hand guns.
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:25 PM   #6
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I've got to shoot a number of rounds in a handgun before I know if I like it.
It's how I ended up with my Beretta 96A1 .40. I can hit anything with it.

Find a way to try the mother out and see how well ya like it.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:46 AM   #7
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personally i hate walthers in general because i have one in .22lr and it is not a very well built gun in my opinion.
I hear you. I had the P22, what a horrible weapon. I ended up trading for a Kahr CW9 and never looked back.

People I know that have Walthers in higher calibers love them. All personal preference. I am a huge fan of Springfield XD's and Glocks. I have a XD 9mm and Glock 23. Will never get rid of them.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:42 AM   #8
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I hear you. I had the P22, what a horrible weapon. I ended up trading for a Kahr CW9 and never looked back.

People I know that have Walthers in higher calibers love them. All personal preference. I am a huge fan of Springfield XD's and Glocks. I have a XD 9mm and Glock 23. Will never get rid of them.
+1 on the glocks my first hand gun an the one I will always keep
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:11 AM   #9
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fell in love with the feel of the gun. Weight, size, trigger pull, everything felt amazing
Dont know anything about that particular weapon. But its hard to go wrong witha Walther.

For me...personally...fit and feel are tied evenly with reliability on top criteria for selecting a weapon.
A natural point of aim as it sits in your hand is crucial....in my opinion.
PM me if you would like one explanation of how to evaluate natural point of aim.
As for ammo....again just a personal preference...I typically recommend Winchester White-box (walmart) for punching holes in paper. And I recommend DoubleTapAmmo.com ammo for more meaningful applications. I've used their 10mm stuff for years and last year started using their .45ACP.
Their published ballistics are slightly conservative compared to what I've graphed in the real world.

All just my opinion
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no to hijack the thread or anything but im debating about going out this weekend and picking up a new pistol. im debating between a S&W sigma in 40s&w vs a glock 22 in the same. ive shot both pistols in 9mm, but i prefer 40 to 9 mm. any thoughts on which is the better gun?
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I have a Springfield XDM 40 cal. Great gun!!!
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no to hijack the thread or anything but im debating about going out this weekend and picking up a new pistol. im debating between a S&W sigma in 40s&w vs a glock 22 in the same. ive shot both pistols in 9mm, but i prefer 40 to 9 mm. any thoughts on which is the better gun?
The Sigma is not half the gun the Glock is.
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no to hijack the thread or anything but im debating about going out this weekend and picking up a new pistol. im debating between a S&W sigma in 40s&w vs a glock 22 in the same. ive shot both pistols in 9mm, but i prefer 40 to 9 mm. any thoughts on which is the better gun?
.40 s&w glocks are the ones that went boom due to over charged rds or bullet set back and the unsupported chamber....I think it was rare but did happen. If your using factory ammo and not uncle Jim Bob's gun show reloads it should be fine....I am a huge glock fan and is usually my side arm when i take tactical carbine training classes. Heard good things about M&P some guy at work swears by them (after changing the seer to after market) I've never been a fan of the HS2000 licensed clone but it's mainly preference everyone minus a few usually really like them.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:51 PM   #14
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It's the 40sw round in general that can go boom. Have you ever seen a 40+p or a 40+p+ . The round is limited by its design. You are 35 ft pounds of energy shy of 180 grain HST hollow point, using 124+p HST. With a 9mm you can shoot 90 grain to 147+p+. I'll keep my smith MP9 over any 40sw any day.

I have 10k plus out of a smith mp9 I have replaced the barrel and springs. Since a smooth bore is for a shotgun. You can go wrong with a 9mm.
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It's the 40sw round in general that can go boom. Have you ever seen a 40+p or a 40+p+ . The round is limited by its design. You are 35 ft pounds of energy shy of 180 grain HST hollow point, using 124+p HST. With a 9mm you can shoot 90 grain to 147+p+. I'll keep my smith MP9 over any 40sw any day.

I have 10k plus out of a smith mp9 I have replaced the barrel and springs. Since a smooth bore is for a shotgun. You can go wrong with a 9mm.
Yes but add a nice section of unsupported chamber and the "go boom " does a little more damage as it now has a place to go. I am not much of a .40 fan anyway. I am a 9mm guy as well as have some .45s

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