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Ruger produced pistols in .40SW in the P91 and in P944, but does anyone else find it odd that they haven't introduced a pistol in the .40 since '94. I'm not a huge fan of the round, but putting out a P95 in .40 shouldn't be too much of an engineering task. At one time there was a rumor of a single stack .40 in the P97 design, but that obviously never came about.

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I think it is odd too. I keep expecting them to come out with one on the P345 platform, but I haven't heard anything.
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I have an older single-stack S&W 4013 that is a nice package. While not a hige fan of the .40, I think the various manufacturers are missing the boat on getting some single stackers in .40 out there. The grip feels good in the hand and is easy to conceal. It really allows for a slim profile.
 

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Although one of my best friends swears by the .40 and his Berretta 96, he carries a P95 in the warmer months. I've never been truly convinced the .40 is much better if any than the 9MM with todays bullets. Also as a reloader, I'm still just a bit leery of the .40 and some of the problems there's been with some guns. I know a lot of people prefer the .40 and a P95 in that caliber would be a powerful and concealable package, I think I'll stick with the .45s and the 9MMs.
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quote:does anyone else find it odd that they haven't introduced a pistol in the .40 since '94.
And people hold out hope for a .357 Sig Ruger or a 10MM ruger......yeah, right![xx(]
 

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quote:Originally posted by SigDreamer

quote:does anyone else find it odd that they haven't introduced a pistol in the .40 since '94.
And people hold out hope for a .357 Sig Ruger or a 10MM ruger......yeah, right![xx(]
If Ruger were to introduce a .40SW all it would take would be a drop in barrel to go to .357Sig.
 

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Don't want to hurt anyone's feelings-but, having had a .40-went right back to the soft-pushing .45-lots of LEOs have done the same.-why carry almost a .45? I can see the .357 Sig or 10mm-you really get more than a 9 gives-but .40 is not that much more. I think I'd go 9 on the same platform.
 

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quote:Originally posted by sheepdog

Don't want to hurt anyone's feelings-but, having had a .40-went right back to the soft-pushing .45-lots of LEOs have done the same.-why carry almost a .45? I can see the .357 Sig or 10mm-you really get more than a 9 gives-but .40 is not that much more. I think I'd go 9 on the same platform.
Because it gives you an excuse to have an extra gun and something else to reload for. Hey it ain't all bad! (I still like the .45 best)
 

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Now that Springfield's got the XD-45-14 rounds of .45 beats .40 or 9 and still has a small package. I'm seeing the benefit, though, of a hi-cap 9 as a backup---16 rounds beats 5 in a .38-just a little more effort to carry concealed....and the best 9s beat .38 ballistically. I can do as much damage with a High Standard 9-shot .22LR 4" bbl as lots of folks can do with any real defense caliber-I can put the hole where I want it....lots to consider and I would probably have some 40s after I got all the .45s I wanted. As a Ruger fan, I wouldn't mind having a DC of every caliber, either-and a Bisley Vaquero of each, and ------where does it stop? Ruger hasn't made but one semiauto I wouldn't have as a gift-the 345. No interest at all. So that one's safe on the front porch-but hide the rest!!!
 
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