Buy Glock Handguns in 40 S&W
Shooters Sports Center in Racine carries Glock 22, Glock 23, Glock 27 handguns chambered in 40 S&W. The 40 caliber Glock handguns survived rigorous endurance tests by countless Law Enforcement agencies across the country. Famed for its stopping power, 40 S&W is a great handgun caliber for self-defense.
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History of the Glock 40 S&W
In the 1980s, the 10mm round was developed for the FBI. Testing the accuracy and performance of the 10mm, it was found the agents tested better with a 10mm loaded with less powder. The smaller load enabled them to shorten the casing and the 40 S&W was born. The shorter casing allowed the use of smaller frame handguns than was possible with 10mm rounds. Glock came out with the Glock 22, and the Glock 23 in 1990. The concealed carry Glock 27 was introduced in 1996.
Glock 40 S&W vs. 9mm
- Power: 40 S&W is a bigger round than 9mm, which gives the 40 more muzzle energy than the 9mm.
- Recoil: 9mm has lower recoil, due to the smaller bullet and lower powder load. However, with training and practice, the 40 is very manageable.
- Accuracy: The accuracy of handguns depends mostly on how much recoil they have and how quickly the user can get back on target. The 9mm has lower recoil, enabling the user to control the pistol and get back on target more quickly than the 40 SW.
- Cost of ammo: 40 SW is slightly more expensive than 9mm.
Benefits of Glock 40 S&W Handguns
- Self Defense: The 40 SW has been used by law enforcement and federal agencies for decades and it remains a good weapon for self-defense.
- Range Use: Fun gun to take to the range and has a decently low cost per round, allowing you to train affordably.