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Old 04-24-2007, 07:03 PM
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what is the most accurate 40 cal. semi-auto you ever owned?


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I still have space for one more pistol in my safe.

What is the best pistol you've ever owned(and still made today) for accuracy, reliability, durability and good feel in your hand to shoot?

I only buy 40 cal. to make reloading simpler for all my pistols.

I'm also looking for a make/brand that I don't already own, which are a Beretta Cougar, Springfield XD subcompact, Taurus Millenium Pro, and a Glock.

What' the best, most accurate reliable pistol you've ever owned, please?
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Old 04-24-2007, 07:38 PM
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Welcome to the forum dadySEAL. Rules are simple, be nice and join in.

I had one of Smith's 4013 tactical's that I really liked. It was the single stack version and was one of the most accurate Small pistols I've ever owned.
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Old 04-24-2007, 07:48 PM
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Dang good question! I have my eye out for a 1911 in .40, but they're pretty rareā€¦ Taurus makes one for a good price, but it doesn't have target sights. STI makes one, but it's pretty pricey.

I'm also looking to replace my Browning HiPower 9mm with a 1911 in 9mm. As discussed in my other thread, the Browning HP trigger isn't good - certainly not target quality. So, though Browning, Chas Daly and others make a HiPower in .40, I wouldn't buy it, and it doesn't seem to fit your criteria, either.

I have a 1911 in .45. Why I want the others, I can't fathom, but I do!

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Old 04-24-2007, 09:38 PM
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Smith & Wesson Model 411 in .40 caliber. Double stacked and held 12 rounds. Best semi we ever had in the PD when I was there. They have since gone to .357 Sig and have had problems with it.
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Old 04-25-2007, 04:55 AM
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Most accurate .40 cal. semi

I own and shoot 2. A Kahr MK4043 .40 cal S&W and a Sig P229 in same (with a .357 Sig replacement barrel as well)
The Sig is far more accurate tha the Kahr. At least that's what my groupings tell me. And it stands to reason. The Kahr is a 3.08" barrel and the Sig is 3.9" Plus, IMHO, the Sig is of a higher precision manufacture grade then the Kahr.
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Old 04-25-2007, 05:34 AM
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Gents,

The Glock 35 shot the straightest, and then some. Mine was amazingly accuratte.

As far as feel, the Walther 99 felt the best, although it had some odd manners when it was fired, that I could not overcome. I picked up one of the new M&P Smiths in 40, and it handles very well, as good as the Walther- and shoots exceptionally straight. Not 35 straight, but straight.

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Old 04-26-2007, 12:48 PM
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S&W M&P40...but its the only .40 I own (so far), which probably doesn't help ya much.......
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Old 04-28-2007, 01:15 AM
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Although I've since sold it to fund another project , my Glock 22 was amazingly accurate. At the time I had a lighter trigger spring from Alchemy and a Harrt guide rod....it was a dream to shoot. Sometimes I just can't get my priorities staight .
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Old 04-28-2007, 04:47 AM
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Gents,

The Glock 35 shot the straightest, and then some. Mine was amazingly accuratte.

As far as feel, the Walther 99 felt the best, although it had some odd manners when it was fired, that I could not overcome. I picked up one of the new M&P Smiths in 40, and it handles very well, as good as the Walther- and shoots exceptionally straight. Not 35 straight, but straight.

Best to you friend, welcome.

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+1 for the Walther P99!!!
This gun just feels great in your hand, and I truly belive that adds to the accuracy of this fine gun.[proper grip, triger pull....]
Had a Sig 229 that sure shot nice, but was not as accurate as the Walther.
Had a Smith 4043, DAO, but that was a better hammer/boat anchor/defence gun rather than target firearm.

another nod for the Walther.
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Old 04-28-2007, 10:31 AM
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This is by far the most accurate .40 cal I have ever owned, but it's no longer in production-
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Old 04-28-2007, 11:22 AM
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My EXCAM TZ-75 (Now sold as the EAA Witness.) has proven the most accurate of my 40's, but with the .41 AE barrel and Slide it will group even tighter.
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Old 04-28-2007, 06:22 PM
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the only .40 i've ever owned was a taurus millenium pro and it wasn't accurate at all...lol
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Old 04-30-2007, 07:49 PM
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I have a project pistol that is a dandy....it is a highly modified stainless AMT Skipper in .40 S&W. The pistol was finished rough so the first thing we did was to buff it. Then the pistol got a trigger job, extractor changed, firing pin replaced, firing pin retainer was replaced with a slightly larger one and honed down to exactly fit, the slide was cut with vertical charging grooves, port enlarged, ramp smoothed, horns taken off, front sight replaced with a fiber optic, grips changed to rubber, A reverse cut captive rod installed and then I engraved it with a scroll pattern. I loves Hornady XTs but will work well with hard cast 180s. This pistol shoots well and looks great. I don't think anything is stock on it.


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I still have space for one more pistol in my safe.

What is the best pistol you've ever owned(and still made today) for accuracy, reliability, durability and good feel in your hand to shoot?

I only buy 40 cal. to make reloading simpler for all my pistols.

I'm also looking for a make/brand that I don't already own, which are a Beretta Cougar, Springfield XD subcompact, Taurus Millenium Pro, and a Glock.

What' the best, most accurate reliable pistol you've ever owned, please?
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Old 05-02-2007, 05:34 PM
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Another vote for the Sig P-229. You get a nice improvement by changing the grips to a set of Hogues, IMHO.
I also like the S&W 4006, but I don't think it's in current production. Lots of used ones in the $350-425 range and some are police returns. I actually prefer the 4006 to the Sig.
Both of these are great shooters out of the box.
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Old 06-25-2011, 10:04 PM
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Have owned a new CZ75 SP01 tactical .40 for 8 months. Have fired 2k plus of all mfgs. ammo. Zero misfires or jams. I added rubber combat grips, other than that it is as new.
From the very first day I shot this gun, I knew we would be great friends. I was hitting 4 inch pigeons at 50 to 60 feet. Action is very smooth, and recoil is very easy to take. My two shooting friends, both ex military, one active LE both exclaim that this is the nicest shooting semi auto they have experienced. I agree. At 700.00 it wasn't the cheapest available but it outshoots guns costing much more. This model is a decocker so carrying loaded is not an issue. 14 round mags are available from mec-gar. Given the accuracy, smooth action and precision CNC machining, I believe it is the finest long barrel,4.7in., for the money.It will surprise you.
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Old 06-26-2011, 03:49 AM
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for about two years now I have bitten the Glock bullet, and have become a convert.
My G23 will run all day, and has amazing, predictable accuracy.

Still a big fan of the Walther P99, but the Glock is just plain predictably reliable
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Old 06-26-2011, 04:01 AM
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No question, without a doubt, mine would have to be my Glock G20 SF. Adding Meprolite ajustable night sights made a nice improement also.

Of course that happens to be the only 40 caliber I've ever owned

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Old 06-26-2011, 06:55 PM
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Beretta Cougar...but you've already got it.
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:00 AM
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I own three. A glock 22, glock 23, and a Springfield armory xd. Out of all of them the xd is far better.
I love all my 40's but I would never trade my xd.
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Old 07-03-2011, 06:12 AM
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Beretta 96G pistols. They do just fine with cast bullets also, but they have to be HARD, with good lube, and a wee bit large.
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