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Police chief claims his force has to switch to 9mm handguns… because U.S. military switched to .40?
Bearing Arms ^ | February 26, 2014 | Bob Owens

Posted on 02/26/2014 3:00:21 PM PST by EveningStar

I DIDN’T GET THAT MEMO: Georgia police chief claims his force has to switch to 9mm handguns… because U.S. military switched to .40?

A Georgia police force is switching to 9mm pistols. The Senoia Police Department says they are forced to make the switch due to the fact that they can’t find .40 S&W ammunition… because of the U.S. military’s switch to that caliber ...

The U.S. military has never widely issued a .40 S&W pistol, so I’m assuming that Chief Edens and Councilman Fisher stopped at the narcotics evidence locker before doing their interview with the Times-Herald.

I’m also assuming they have never heard of newfangled technology called “the Internet.” One can find .40 S&W ammunition all day long, in bulk, at LuckyGunner, AmmoSeek, AmmoToGo, BulkAmmo, and a host of other sites...

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
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To: Tijeras_Slim

But for .MIL the FMJ is all we use at least in War.

its our interp of the Hague Conv.


21 posted on 02/26/2014 3:20:08 PM PST by Bidimus1
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Do they still sell a similar, modernized weapon?


22 posted on 02/26/2014 3:20:39 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Bidimus1

Yeah, but the cops can use hollow points.


23 posted on 02/26/2014 3:21:20 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: jospehm20

Did not say bad, just mediocre its a solid member of the “wonder 9” class but really its not a lot better than a High-power (13 rd vs 15)

No sidearm is stupendous with FMJ but 11.25mm is better than 9mm if one is forced to use FMJ


24 posted on 02/26/2014 3:23:29 PM PST by Bidimus1
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To: EveningStar

My personal belief is that using the best ammo in each, there isn’t a lot of difference between the 9mm, 40 S&W, and the .45 Auto.

I really wish I still had a Colt Delta Elite 10mm. At one time I had 3 10mms. The recoil did not bother me a bit and they were hot as all get out.

I no longer have the 10s or a .45 but feel perfectly well armed with my Browning Hi-Powers.


25 posted on 02/26/2014 3:23:48 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So I read. One time there was a malfunction. The attacking Indians knew that it took time to pour in the gunpowder, etc. Well what had happened was the rifle shot out five or six rounds rapid fire and the Indians did a Huh-Wa and ran off. I believe the pellet rifle was Austrian and could kill at 200yds.


26 posted on 02/26/2014 3:24:37 PM PST by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A number of different ones.

http://www.quackenbushairguns.com/

These have taken bison, black bear, and hogs. At close range it looks to have the performance of a slow .45-70.


27 posted on 02/26/2014 3:25:27 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: South Dakota

Yes as they have shit loads of them from WWII still in inventory.


29 posted on 02/26/2014 3:25:57 PM PST by lostboy61 (Lock and Load and stand your ground!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

PS - The Girandoni Air Rifle was an airgun designed by Tyrolian inventor Bartholomäus Girandoni circa 1779. The weapon was also known as the Windbüchse (”wind rifle” in German). One of the rifle’s more famous associations is its purported use on the Lewis and Clark Expedition to explore and map the western part of North America in the early 1800s.


30 posted on 02/26/2014 3:26:09 PM PST by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There are a lot of pre-charged pneumatics on the market but they tend to be very expensive. I think several models are made in South Korea. I have personally never even seen one and I have a couple dozen airguns.

I do recall seeing a video of a buffalo being taken by one of the PCP guns.


31 posted on 02/26/2014 3:28:04 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s out there; it just isn’t cheap anymore.


32 posted on 02/26/2014 3:29:32 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
if you wanna call .46cal a pellet, then yeah they did
33 posted on 02/26/2014 3:30:40 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Walked into Wally World last weekand they had 15 boxes of 535 count .22lr. Two boxes of 1000 rd lr and a shtld of 40 cal.


34 posted on 02/26/2014 3:31:01 PM PST by Renegade
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To: Bidimus1

Mec-Gar makes a high quality mag for the Browning which holds 15 rounds and doesn’t protrude from the grip. They also make a 20 round one which does stick out a bit.

Also the Argentine military Brownings come with 15 round mags standard. I am not sure why FN still used 13 round mags in their Hi-Powers but they do.


35 posted on 02/26/2014 3:33:01 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Hornady ‘Critical Duty’ ammo in .9 mm is nothing to sneeze at.

9MM 135 gr FlexLock® Critical DUTY® Plus P

See ballistics and videos

Critical DUTY

Law enforcement and tactical professionals now have a truly advanced, 21st century handgun ammunition solution that delivers the most consistent and reliable urban barrier performance ever created! The proven Flex Tip® design of the new FlexLock™ bullet eliminates clogging and aids bullet expansion. Its large mechanical jacket-to-core InterLock® band works to keep the bullet and core from separating for maximum weight retention and proven terminal performance through all FBI test barriers.

http://www.hornady.com/store/9MM-135-gr-FlexLock-Critical-DUTY/


36 posted on 02/26/2014 3:33:51 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes, they did.


37 posted on 02/26/2014 3:33:59 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: EveningStar

Here are some of the palces I check/shop online:

http://www.shopalexanderarms.com/.50_Beowulf-Ammunition.html
http://ammoseek.com/
http://ammo.net/
http://www.armslist.com/
http://www.outbackammo.com.au/
http://www.barnesbullets.com/
http://www.black-hills.com/
https://www.buffalobore.com/
http://www.bulkammo.com/
http://www.cabelas.com/
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/
http://www.corbon.com/
http://www.doubletapammo.com/php/catalog/index.php
http://www.doubletapammo.net/
http://www.cammenga.com/Magazine-Loaders-s/44.htm
http://www.federalpremium.com/default.aspx
http://www.freedommunitions.com/
http://georgia-arms.com/ammunition.aspx
http://www.grafs.com/retail/index/index
http://gun-deals.com/ammo
http://www.gunbot.net/
http://www.hornady.com/
http://www.luckygunner.com/
http://www.maglula.com/
http://www.midwayusa.com/
http://www.natchezss.com/
http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=XCanM2A1&name=New+Mil.+Spec.+M2A1+.50cal+Ammo+Cans&groupid=614
http://www.nosler.com/
http://www.sgammo.com/
http://www.sgammo.com/catalog
http://www.hksspeedloaders.com/Index.html
http://www.surefire.com/
http://www.brownells.com/
http://wilsoncombat.com/
http://www.ammoman.com/


38 posted on 02/26/2014 3:38:07 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: yarddog

to quote Tevia... “Tradition”


39 posted on 02/26/2014 3:38:11 PM PST by Bidimus1
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Ummm...... no. ;)

/johnny

40 posted on 02/26/2014 3:39:53 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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