40 S&W cartridge- how good?

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I chose a 40 s&w mostly because I can use 200 gr. hard cast bullets with a large flat meplat for woods carry around bears and do not shoot larger pistol cartridges as accurately. It’s the biggest one I shoot very well. A 9mm with the same hard cast bullets at 158 grains would probably work as well, but if I can shoot them similarly, heavier lead wins for my purposes. For carry in town, I shoot lighter fast hollow points for two legged goblins.
 

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I usually carry a 9mm. Don't feel under gunned, of course if violence becomes an epidemic jn my area the rest of you are screwed. If I knew I was at risk for a gunfight....I'd find somewhere else to be.
 

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I chose a 40 s&w mostly because I can use 200 gr. hard cast bullets with a large flat meplat for woods carry around bears and do not shoot larger pistol cartridges as accurately. It’s the biggest one I shoot very well. A 9mm with the same hard cast bullets at 158 grains would probably work as well, but if I can shoot them similarly, heavier lead wins for my purposes. For carry in town, I shoot lighter fast hollow points for two legged goblins.
I carry my .40 with those same hard casts during the summer when at my brother in laws property because he's seen bear, mt. lion and has many more rattlesnakes. I load snake shot in the chamber, followed by the hardcasts. I would carry my 10mm with 220gr. hardcasts, but CCI doesn't manufacture snake loads in 10mm. I contacted CCI a couple of years ago, but was told they had no plans to produce 10mm snake loads. As popular as the 10mm cartridge has become, you'd think they'd reconsider?
 

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... I contacted CCI a couple of years ago, but was told they had no plans to produce 10mm snake loads. As popular as the 10mm cartridge has become, you'd think they'd reconsider?

I don't think it is as popular as you think. Especially compared to 9mm, companies will go for volume production as retooling takes time.
 

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I don't think it is as popular as you think. Especially compared to 9mm, companies will go for volume production as retooling takes time.
Maybe so, but for the prices of the Glock 10mm models NOW compared to their other cartridge models, you'd be led to believe that's all that's being bought? Try and find one of their 10mm models for under $800 (maybe $900?). It's absurd.
 

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