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    It's not even easy as an LEO anymore unless your department officially sends you. The don't want a bunch of random cops without purchasing power filling it up. I went as an employee of my cousin, who's an FFL and also does concealed carry and other pistol courses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godson View Post
    5.7 has gotten cheaper since one of the American companies makes ammo for them now
    Eh, still about 50% more than .45 ACP, which isn't exactly the cheap option in common defensive pistol calibers. FWIU, reloading is a PITA due to the dry film case lubricant on factory ammo and other issues.

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    Yeah. But it isn't 35$ a box of 50 anymore.

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    Oh, another observation from the show: .40 S&W is dying off really quickly. Very few 1911 makers are still making a .40 S&W model, and even newer duty pistols like the Gen 5 Glocks, Remington RP, and Ruger American have yet to come in .40 S&W variants.

    Advances in hollow point design have largely reduced .40 S&W's advantages over 9mm to an extra inch or two of penetration and better auto glass performance. The first probably isn't worth the reduced capacity and extra recoil, the second is of questionable utility from a civilian concealed carry standpoint, and more and more police departments are adding prohibitions about shooting into moving vehicles. Bit of a shame for competition guys like my cousin, though. .40 S&W is easy to reload, versatile in loadings (easy to make either light practice ammo or major power competition loads), and used brass was easy to find from police departments, even if you typically had to resize the case to get rid of the Glock bulge.

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