I know I may step on toes with this thread but I just have to say it, I have NO USE for the 40S&W ctg. I know it's been a boon to LEO's all over the Country, that it has decent ballistics and a high one shot stop percentage but personally I just don't care for the recoil impulse and don't feel that in the real world it's any better then the 9x19mm+P or the 45acp. If I want capacity out of my handgun I'll go with a 9x19mm, if I want size I'll go with the 45acp but I think the 40cal is half to small and half not big enough IMHO. I remember years ago when I was working part time at a gun store in Phoenix, AZ. A young Asian guy came into the store looking for a handgun. I ask if he'd seen the new(at the time)40S&W handguns and he told me "It's just a fad, not a World Cartridge like the 9mm is." and really, I do think I understand what he was talking about. Out side of the U.S. what other Country has adopted the 40S&W? As popular as it is here in the States if you travel abroad where would you find ammo for it. The 9x19mm and even the 45acp have been around long enough to have a following in just about every Country in the World, can't say the same for the 40cal. It IS an effective round but really does nothing the 9mm+P or 45acp can't do and the recoil impulse is just too hard for many to get use to. I actually find my 45acp easier to shoot then ANY 40cal I've ever owned. Still, this is a free Country, if you like the 40 that's cool but personally I just don't see what all the fuss is about. JMHO, YMMV.