For xmas my wife bought me a S&W SW40VE. Does anyone have any experience with this gun or round. I have been a .45 ACP fan but the 14 round capacity with more stopping power than a 9mm has me thinking.
Safer because its sub-sonic? I don't get that. The speed of sound is 1130fps,less than that and a round would be subsonic. About the only load thats not at 1130 or more for the .40 is the 180gr. Most 165s are close and the 155s and 135s are over. 155s are probably the most common weight for personal defense carry.The Peddler said:Gun Opinon: There's hardly a better value (except a couple Taurus models) in semi-auto's than that S&W Sigma.
.40 S&W Opinion: Good stopping power, less felt recoil, high-capacity, and safer round. Safer due to it's sub-sonic velocities, less likely to experience over-penetration. Perfect self-defense round, since most self-defense situations are close-contact, and the use of higher velocity rounds is not necessary.
No experience with the Sigma or a .40 but me thinks that any gun that your wife buys for you is an awesome gun regardless! It was tough just form me to convince my wife to allow me to have one in the house! She finally came around :mrgreen:sr5mike said:For xmas my wife bought me a S&W SW40VE. Does anyone have any experience with this gun or round. I have been a .45 ACP fan but the 14 round capacity with more stopping power than a 9mm has me thinking.
Torchman TMATorchman said:I get tired of the .45 vs .40 vs 9MM debate. How about we get a volunteer and shoot him with each, then ask which one was worse? #1 is shot placement, if you go thru 15+ rounds to stop a threat...it MAY be time to hit the RANGE before you carry. JMHO, YMMV. And the .40 will do exactly what its supposed to.