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The .40 S&W

Sometimes described as a shortened 10 mm, the .40 was developed as a compromise between size and capacity.

Starline Brass Celebrates Anniversary with “40 Days of Giveaways”

Starline Brass’s will commemorate its 40th anniversary with “40 Days of Giveaways.”

New For 2021: CVA Paramount Pro Long Range .40 cal.

Very likely the new hot rod of muzzleloaders, CVA’s Paramount Pro in .40 cal., pushes beyond what is known of blackpowder rifle performance.

9 mm & .40 S&W Remix

Several months ago, I invited the readership of this column to participate in what amounts to a debate. The subject was the status of the two most popular service pistol calibers—9 mm and .40 S&W—and how they compare, why they are chosen.

Clapp on Handguns: The .40 Is a Better Choice Than the 9 mm

In WIley Clapp's view, the .40 is still a better choice than the 9 mm.

Keefe Report: Seriously, Is the .40 S&W Dead?

Is the .40 S&W dead? It sounds like an inflammatory newsstand gun magazine blurb from the 1980s. But it’s a topic that is been circulating around the firearm industry as of late.

Product Preview: Axeon 4-12X 40 mm Riflescope

Offering surprising optical clarity for a unit in this price range, the Axeon 4-12X 40 mm is a lightweight (13.25 ozs.), second-focal-plane riflescope built on a 1” body tube.

Throwback Thursday—.40 S&W Ammo: Choices Aplenty

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. In this article from September 1991, the .40 S&W cartridge was a year old. Winchester had a brief monopoly on the hottest new defense and police cartridge, but now many different makers are supplying...

Springfield Armory EMP4 Concealed Carry Contour Pistol Now in .40 S&W

Looking for another caliber variation of the 1911 pistol? Springfield Armory EMP4 Concealed Carry Contour Pistol is now offered .40 S&W.

Gun of the Week: Walther PPX M1

The full-featured PPX M1 retails for under $500 and is available in either 9 mm or .40 S&W.

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