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Old 05-21-2020, 09:03 AM
veeman veeman is offline
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Where are all the 40's?

I have been looking for a RIA 1911 Ultra FS in 40sw, everyone is out of stock. Are they sill being made?
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Old 05-21-2020, 01:03 PM
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Mine is 10mm, didnít know they made the fotee.


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Old 05-21-2020, 04:16 PM
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Quick look at the Armscor website finds two:

51738 - Pro Match Ultra

51719- Rock Ultra FS
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Old 05-21-2020, 08:41 PM
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I visited the LGS last Saturday looking for an XD in .40, a few things I noticed - they had a metric TON of 9mm hand guns. About half as many .45 as 9mm. And maybe 10 options in stock for .40, with a 10mm that they really really seemed to want to unload. To be honest, I kinda wanted to buy it but...eyes on the prize.

In any case, they told me Springfield Armory is shut down due to the Communist Cough going around. Which means the only thing available is what's was in circulation before they closed up. And they were only able to find one .40 XD in their distribution system. Naturally I told them to get it coming. I don't care that it's two tone, getting rid of shiny silver is what Cerakote is for right?

I know it isn't an RIA, but maybe there's a similar issue at hand. .40 seems to be waning in popularity as far as new gun purchases, and maybe Armscor is temporarily closed for the coof causing short supply.
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Old 05-21-2020, 09:32 PM
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Mine is 10mm, didnít know they made the fotee.


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I was gunna say, Ďya mean 10 shortí?
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Old 05-22-2020, 02:55 AM
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There are two main groups of people buying 40s these days
- People that want to shoot limited class in USPSA or IPSC
- People that don't really shoot very much, but want a handgun and find trade-in 40s real cheap

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Old 05-22-2020, 03:07 AM
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Yeah, the FBI recannonizing the 9mm as supreme after their study killed the 40 for law enforcement. Too bad, its a good round but caught between two giants on the market - the 9 and the 45. Its dimensions compete with the 9 but it has recoil of the 45. Power wise it contends with the 45 which is more popular, but the 40’s higher pressures keep the recoil in the 45 arena. Plus market and tooling for the 45 is unending.
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Old 05-22-2020, 05:24 PM
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There are two main groups of people buying 40s these days
- People that want to shoot limited class in USPSA or IPSC
- People that don't really shoot very much, but want a handgun and find trade-in 40s real cheap

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Well, I shoot alot, just for fun, no competition, and not looking for trade in. I have a Sig 229 that is a fine weapon, and shoot it often. I simply want a 1911 in 40sw, just for fun, cuz I prefer the 1911 platform.
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Old 05-22-2020, 06:28 PM
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Just ordered a 1911 Rock Ultra in 40sw. Had to do alot of looking to find one. Actually started to fill out a purchase form, then waited a day. The seller sent an email offering $20 off shipping so I pulled the trigger. Updates when it arrives.
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Old 05-23-2020, 09:56 AM
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There are a couple on gunbroker new
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Old 06-06-2020, 04:15 AM
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1911 40s

They are being left behind due to cost and recoil. Ammo is for a richer price range.
Mostly for fun.
Just my opinion.
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Old 06-06-2020, 08:22 AM
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Here it is.

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Old 06-06-2020, 09:48 AM
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The .40 has gone the way of disco music.
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Old 06-06-2020, 02:10 PM
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Old 06-06-2020, 02:23 PM
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For me the 9's (.380 Long) are for play and the 40 and 45's are for serious work. I have all 3 in multiples. Just picked up a CZ SP01 Tactical in 40 last week. Shoots like a dream.
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Old 06-07-2020, 05:54 PM
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So I took my new 40 out today. Stock mag failed every time to lock open the slide on empty, and also half the time didn't get the last empty casing all the way out. And it sticks in the magwell.
The Wilson Combat mag also failed to hold the slide open when empty, the first 7-8 loading's, after that seemed to work ok. However, with 9 rounds in the mag, the 1st round was a FTF, unless I held the mag up with my pinky. Worked fine and normal with 8 round.Other than those minor issues, the gun fired flawlessly, and was pleasantly accurate, shooting a little to the left, will adjust the sight next trip as I forgot the screwdriver. I like it alot, just don't know what to do about the mag issues. I have 2 more Wilsons coming in the mail monday, we'll see how they work.
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Old 06-07-2020, 10:41 PM
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For me the 9's (.380 Long) are for play and the 40 and 45's are for serious work. I have all 3 in multiples. Just picked up a CZ SP01 Tactical in 40 last week. Shoots like a dream.
I'm with you. It's the 9mm which ought to be lagging and sagging. The .40 is a great alternative to the .45.
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Old 06-08-2020, 02:46 AM
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Is 40 S&W still a thing? I though it was being slowly phased out for being redundant.
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Old 06-08-2020, 06:06 AM
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Still a thing here. Both of mine are fantastic shooters!
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Old 06-10-2020, 02:18 PM
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I’ve been satisfied with 9mm for my self defense needs for a long time...since before there was a .40. In fact, my first centerfire self defense pistol was a Nazi Radom loaded with FMJ.
The cheap .40’s caught my eye, and I bought a like new Glock G22 Gen4 complete with night sights, for $300... I really enjoy shooting it, and it has become my house pistol. Doesn’t hurt that I have been able to buy 50 round boxes of HST 180gn for reasonable prices.
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Old 06-26-2020, 09:21 PM
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The .40 has gone the way of disco music.
Not really. Just to you maybe. It will come back just like the 10mm. .40's rock.
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Old 06-26-2020, 09:23 PM
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Another option is to install a .40 barrel in the 10mm. I have a full size Ultra and a Commander size 10mm that I installed .40 barrels in and they work great. I got them from Advanced Tactical which has accessories for the Rocks.
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Old 07-10-2020, 03:02 PM
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the round that was created because they were too p***y to shoot a 10mm has LONG since been on the decline. It's always had stupid muzzle flip (seriously, If I wanted my muzzle to point at the ceiling I'd point it there to begin with) and after everyone switched back to 9mm it has been slowly starving.

just like physical media for movies/music it has been steadily declining, and just like 45 gap it will probably never DIE.. just stay in the minority as a secondary cartridge. Gunshops near me REFUSE to (and have for almost a year) take trade in or sales of a .40 caliber gun as they just won't sell unless they're sold for 50% of retail value or less. We've had some .40 guns at our shop selling for steep discounts that have stayed their for 18 months +. It's just NOT a popular cartridge anymore
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Old 07-10-2020, 04:27 PM
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Hmm, never noticed stupid muzzle flip with either of my .40's. I guess I must be doing something wrong. I shoot my Sig 229 and RIA1911 alot and don't have this "problem".
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Old 07-10-2020, 06:40 PM
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Say what you will about 40 cal. At least you can buy ammo for it. Just got 500 rounds last week. I reload most of mine but like to keep a couple k of factory around.
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