The only 320 I've ever held and/or shot was a compact 40. I really liked it, but I also like 40 more than most. In fact, now I kind of have to get one. You know how it goes.
I think btwn the 9mm and .357 Sig, .40 is all but irrelevant, but it is still a good round. To each his own. I certainly wouldn't turn my nose up, especially if it was all I had.Yea, the 40's are super plentiful.
Edit: and I do like 40 cal guns, when they are converted to Sig 357...
Not entirely true. Yes cost is a factor but its at the bottom of the list of reasons we are going to 9mm. 9mm terminal performance, accuracy, speed of follow up shots, magazine capacity and an increase in qualification scores are more reasons.I wouldn't sell any of your .40 stuff, you never know when the next ammo crisis will hit so it's good to have options.
Now is a great time to be a .40 fan. With many police departments going to 9 for cost cutting reasons and the general population following along guns in .40 both new and used are plentiful right now.
One thing I don't understand is the reasoning that modern bullet technology has brought the 9MM of to the level of other calibers - but isn't that same modern bullet technology available in the larger calibers too? If so, then wouldn't the difference in performance between 9MM and the larger calibers be maintained? Or, does the modern bullet technology raise the performance of 9MM to a greater extent than the larger calibers? I haven't seen that question addressed (though I haven't looked that hard). Does anyone know?Not entirely true. Yes cost is a factor but its at the bottom of the list of reasons we are going to 9mm. 9mm terminal performance, accuracy, speed of follow up shots, magazine capacity and an increase in qualification scores are more reasons.
9mm got a bad rap in the 80's because of the Miami shoot out. If your not familiar with it then Google it. It's the reason the .40S&W was born. It has been 30+ years now and 9mm has come a long way. Powder, primer and especially bullet technology has brought the 9mm performance up to the same level as the rest of the calibers.
Don't get me wrong I'm not a 9mm snob, I prefer to shoot .45acp but when it comes to CCW 9mm can stand with the others and has the advantage of capacity. I can carry 19 + 1 in my XDm9 and 18 + 1 in my P226 9mm in standard capacity magazines that fit flush to the grip. You cant do that with other calibers.