6/20/2014 11:14am, #1
A companion for all of my sharp things. A really high end sling shot.I feel like you eye-bawlin' me, dawg!
6/20/2014 1:22pm, #2Of the single rapier fight between valiant men, having both skill, he that is the best wrestler, or if neither of them can wrestle, the strongest man most commonly kills the other, or leaves him at his mercy.
–George Silver, Paradoxes of Defence
6/20/2014 9:39pm, #3
Congrats on the purchase! Springfield makes a nice pistol. I'd definitely recommend converting to 9mm. I don't have a ton of use for 40 S&W, personally. Good 9mm defensive ammunition will do what you need it to do (Federal HST 124 or 147 grain standard pressure would be my preference) with lower recoil and higher capacity. Most importantly, it's cheaper to shoot, so you'll shoot it more."No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal
6/25/2014 12:00pm, #4I feel like you eye-bawlin' me, dawg!
6/25/2014 4:07pm, #5
Pretty cool man, thanks for sharing your use case."No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal
7/06/2014 9:57pm, #6
- Join Date
- Mar 2006
The .40 was the cool kid on the block for a while. Now the cool kids have stopped inviting him to the party. Whatever. I'm not fanatical about cartridge choice. Hell, I can't tell that much difference when I'm shooting a 9mm, .40 or .45 to be honest. The ballistics of the various rounds and loadings are well documented and beaten into the ground. I think it's stupid to argue about. I like them all.
I've had a Sig P2340 for years and shot the **** out of it. Still carry it all the time. Love it.
I can tell you I definitely would not spend the money to convert a .40 to 9mm for the sake of three fucking extra rounds when I've already got 17. lol.
As for the difference in ammo price, 9mm is definitely cheaper but what's the cost vs the benefit of buying a 9mm conversion? What are you going to spend on the conversion? A couple hundred bucks? How much do you shoot? At about a $10 difference per hundred rounds, it will take about 2,000 rounds of Winchester white trash for the conversion to pay for itself.
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7/07/2014 6:03pm, #7
Either way, I enjoy the thought the OP put into his purchase, and am curious how his suppression plan works out."No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal
8/06/2014 10:09am, #8
Well, the XDM lasted me a month before I found someone who offered me a trade. My Springfield for their Sig P229 in .40. I jumped on it, since I love the way the Sig shoots over the XDM. Being the Sig is smaller and easier to carry also made my decision a lot easier. I have to convert it to DA/SA since it is a former PD gun (DAO). After that I will send out out for Cerakote.
In the meantime, I ordered an SP2022 in .40 as my carry while the P229 goes under the knife.
I feel like you eye-bawlin' me, dawg!