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blazer610

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40 S&W or 9mm?
« on: June 20, 2002, 09:24:25 AM »
I plan to purchase a CZ-100. Is there any reliability advantage to 40S&W or 9mm?  I know that in some weapons the 9mm version seems more reliable than 40S&W.  I would prefer the 40S&W as I already have numerous 9mm weapons and none in 40S&W.  Thanks.....Larry

cz40va

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40 S&W or 9mm?
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2002, 05:37:21 AM »
I don't really see any advantage in one over the other except the price of range ammo. I am more than satisfied with my .40 CZ-100.

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40 S&W or 9mm?
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2002, 02:27:20 PM »
i recently took delivery of my cz-100 in .40s&w and i'm more than happy with its performance.
i've owned two 9mm Rugers and this was my first .40
the felt recoil is definetly *snappier* than any of the 9mm's that i've ever fired. but, if that isnt a problem for you, i think you would enjoy it, too.

the 9mm still is a great size round being that you can get a variety of styles/gr. sizes for it if *stopping* power is going to play a factor in your decision.

personally when i carry (with my ccw), i go with Cor-Bon 150gr JHP , and then when i'm at the range practicing i just use the standard white box winchester 180gr FMJ.

i dont feel that price is a HUGE difference between the .40s&w and the 9x19.......i just go to wal-mart to get the winchester...i have to get the cor-bon orderd thorough my dealer, however, because the closest *store* that i can purchase that at is in new hampshire.

prices at wal-mart for ammo in maine....(50 rds)
9x19........$6.97.....115gr
.40s&w.....$8.97.....180gr

box of 20 Cor-Bon 150gr JHP
1200fps  480ft/lbs......$13.99

cz100safrica

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40 S&W or 9mm?
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2002, 11:55:01 PM »
Here in S.A. the 9mm enjoys tremedous preference over .40 regardless of the pistol manufacturer. There are far more varieties of 9mm rouns avilable as opposed to .40

Consider your location, as well as the avilability of the rounds that you intend practicing with as well as carry-ammo.

Good luck in your choice.

CZZA

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40 S&W or 9mm?
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2002, 10:27:23 AM »
Reload your own and have all kinds of choices!!!

Unregistered(d)

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40 S&W or 9mm?
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2002, 12:51:25 AM »
As CZ100SA says, .40 is not very popular here in S.Africa. But I far prefer it to the 9mm....

dleong

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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2002, 08:57:25 AM »
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Reload your own and have all kinds of choices!!!

I could not agree more. Plus, you get to customize the round to your exact preferences!

DL

reload4me2

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40 S&W or 9mm?
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2002, 01:37:55 PM »


  Remember the 40 is ported, the 9 is not - add this into your equation.  



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Cossack1

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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2002, 10:31:13 PM »
I bought the CZ100 in .40 for self defense. I would say the .40 has more knockdown power, no?

CZ75ID

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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2002, 01:45:39 AM »
Hi, both claibers are very reliable in the CZ-100/ with
the stopping power edge to the .40 S&W with JHPs.

However, stopping power is determined by load selection.
I'd rather my SENTRY 9mm +P rounds than 180 gr
FMJ or even 180 gr JHPS. The 155 gr Hydra-shoks
or other 155-165 grain .40 loads are another story.


Any of our RSA members use .40 or .45 SENTRY??

mbott

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40 S&W or 9mm?
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2002, 04:54:56 PM »
Right now, my .40s outnumber my 9mms 3 to 2.  All my .40s are CZs: my 9mms are CZ and Ruger.  I really don't have a preference for one over the other.  I believe each is capable with the most impostant aspect being placement if the need arises.

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