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I just got a xd 40 sc and I love it . my ? is now I want a tactical or a standard issue in ether 9mm or 40 is there any real diff in the recoil between the two
 

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i have noticed a differance in the 40 and 9mm in the standard size 4". The 9mm has noticable less muzzle lift and is easier for me to stay on target with rapid fire. Both are equally accurate if aim and shoot with time between shots. I have read that a spring kit for the 40 will calm the muzzle lift and make it more managable like the 9mm.
If i was going to get a tactical I would buy a 40 or 45 caliber isnstead of 9mm. hope this helps.
 

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I just shot my new XD40SC for the first time and was also shooting my Tactical & Service mods, and there wasn't a lot of deffrence between the 4"& 5" guns but the SC had a little snap to it. The Tactical in 40S&W is a pussycat to shoot compared to the SC, so I would say stick with the 40S&W, just so they both eat the same thing at dinner time, and the tactical mags will also work in the SC ( just be carefull not to push them in too far or they will breack off your ejector).
 

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I had a XD-9 SC and currently own a XD-40 Service. The 9mm SC was real snappy. The .40 Service is no worse that the 9mm SC. Maybe better.

Why not go to the range and rent one of each and try them out for yourself?
 

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i carry a .40 due the guarantee of 1 shot stops
i carried a 9mm all through the mid 70's and have shot a many a man and never felt confident with the round

cough
do some research
CORBON - i suggest
http://mysite.elixirlabs.com/index.php?uid=12665&page=1609

FEDERAL hydra-shok
http://www.federalcartridge.com/default.asp?pg=27&firearm=2
under use choose "self defense" then look at balistics

SPEER GOLD DOT - another i like
http://www.speer-bullets.com/default.asp?s1=7&s2=26
click on the details to the left

look, see what u are comfortable with, do u feel more comfortable with more rounds (9mm) or a more grains (.40)
i carry a .40 corbon 165 grain.. and i would have no regrets or 2nd guesses if i lost a "situation" with them.. and thats what u need to decide.. what are "you" "comfortable" with (period)

PS someone for god sake put something like the above in a sticky called 40 or 9mm right along with SC/service/monster
thank you
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i carry a .40 due the guarantee of 1 shot stops
i carried a 9mm all through the mid 70's and have shot a many a man and never felt confident with the round
Guaranteed 1 shot stops?!?!? Gee tell me where you get this magic ammo, from the guy who sold Jack the beans maybe? There is no such animal and those who say there is are full of BS. The real issue is not size or weight of round but bullet placement and ability to fire quickly and accurately. Otherwise that guy the LA sherriff deputies shot at a few months ago would have died from his wound to the toe (you remember the story, 120 rounds fired, 4 hit, 3 hit BG, one hit a fellow deputy). One shot stop indeed. I think that 3 rounds of 124 Gr 9mm GoldDot JHP would ruin anyones day as well as a .40 if they are placed right. THe higher velocity and smaller caliber is also great for pelvic strikes as it will shatter the pelvis, slower bigger rounds do not do this well. The nice thing is I have ammo left over in case I need it, almost 50 rounds compared to 37 with the .40. Not that I think I will need that much but as my father in law says, you can never have too much ammo. Shoot what you can hit with quickly and accurately and do not fall victim to the bigger is better hype. Slower, large caliber misses will never equall rapid, small caliber hits for stopping power.
 

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You should shoot .40 just because all the cool kids are doing it. Chicks dig .40!

On a serious note, you might want to give some thought to keeping the same caliber. It makes life a lot easier to have a single caliber, especially when the two look so similar.

-James
 

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10MM RULEZ! 9mm & 40 cal are so puny. Read the ballistics expertz and check out www.dubbletapammo.com :| hmmm, maybe they should change that to singletapammo to keep up that whole one shot stopping power argument...

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I thought the whole idea behind the .40 was that it has a high velocity like the 9mm, but is larger? (albeit very little) isn't that is why the .40 is such a high pressure round?

and that the .45 is the slow one.

correct me if I am wrong.
 

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Which kills better, and ice pick stabbing to the heart or a club over the head????

You kids argue too much, just go play together and have fun.
 

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well I bought the 4" in 9mm I started to get the 40 but I figured what the hell I may as well have a 357sig 9mm and 40 no since keeping things simple. any way took it to range today and put about 100 rounds of ww
with no problems. maby now I need a 45 gap. and I'll bet set no flames please. thanks for all the replies
 

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BeardXXXd said:
manygunner said:
Guaranteed 1 shot stops?!?!? Gee tell me where you get this magic ammo, .

i twas joking
Sorry, I missed the flag on that. Maybe I am overly sensitive due to the abuse I get by 1911 users that I beat at plates with my XD9. lol. No harm meant and I apologize for any offense.

Chevyman, you have too much money in your pocket if you did buy every caliber. I am jelous. I still stick by my 9mm though.
 

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manygunner

I dont have alot of money Ive just been saving awhile thats all. after the next gun that will be it till next summer LOL .last year it was sigs this year its xd's maby next year it will be 1911's.
 

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i have an XD Tactical in 40 SW - i love it. recoil is not an issue since i am 6'3" @ 250 lbs plus the design of the gun works well for my hands.

heck if you already have a SC in in 40, why not get another in 40 since you are buying that ammo anyways. one bad thing about the 40 is the price of ammo Vs 9mm. reloading helps cut that cost.

best thing to do is try both at the range -

since i already have the Tactical, my next purchase will be a SC in 40 - right after i get my climbing tree stand that is (for deer season).
 
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