Availability of .40 forced me to buy a new gun

Availability of .40 forced me to buy a new gun

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    Availability of .40 forced me to buy a new gun

    There is tons of .40 on the shelves, 9mm not so much at all,45 is just expensive to shoot.So...picked up a .40 the other day. Never did like the .40 too much, mainly because I didn't know how to mange the recoil, when I shot one the first time. After picking up the S&W M&P Shield .40 I have to say I actually like it. Yes it has a bit more snap than the 9 or 45 IMO. The first 50 rounds I put through it I had a surprisingly good grouping. Gonna have some fun with this gun. It also makes a good carry gun.
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    The shield is a great carry pistol. Especially if it's one of those all day Christmas shopping with the wife carries

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    ammo is whacked everywhere nowadays. 40 stayed at 19 box of 50 for long time now its creeping to 23.

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    100 round WWB $37 at Bass Pro and the shelf is full and stayed that way through Thanksgiving Black Friday weekend. That surprised the crap out of me. I had to ask a salesman if it doesn't move do they send it to another store? The answer was no. I was happy to here that! Don't crucify me. It might have been a dumb question but I know nothing about retail.
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    What model did you get? I'm going to get a G22 later this month... I've shot a 22 and it felt pretty good.. the 23 was okay, and the 27 I shot did not work well for me. Not a fan of the compacts.
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    One of the many excuses to buy a new gun.
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    Ha Ha...love the 'forced' attitude! Guess you're going to have to explain to the wife how the guy you see in the mirror every morning put a gun to your head and 'forced' you to buy?

    Where I live, .40 is readily available...but is much more expensive than 9mm and .45! It's priced within $1 of .357SIG ammo...which is some of the more expensive ammo around!

    Congrat's on the Shield! A friend has one in 9mm...and it's a nice shooter! I actually want one! However, I laugh when she does complain that it only holds 8+1...whereas her Kimber Pro Carry II holds 7+1 and her Ruger SP101 in .38 only holds 5...and she doesn't have an issue with either of those!
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    Yeah, that guy in the mirror is can be really convincing at times! LOL . I've been carrying it for the last few days and its slim size makes it really comfortable. Also been doin some draw from holster and dry fire practice. I gotta say this pistol points very well. The price was good too. Now I've got the big three covered. 9mm G26, .40 S&W Shield and .45 G21. So hopefully I can keep the guy in the mirror at bay for a bit.
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