A .40 S&W loaded with 155 or 165 grain JHP's is about as big as I carry around here, and a bear is likely the only thing that might bother anyone here.
unless you count the longhorns across the creek (they're actually more ornery than the bears, but still not bad).
If one looks for reasons to bitch, reasons can be found. But why not be happy that the very capable .40 S&W is available and another good choice for handgun defense? If 9mm, 10mm, .357 Magnum, .44 Magnum and .45 Auto ammo isn’t available, and .40 S&W ammo is, I’m not going to gripe and look for things to dislike about the .40.
The .40 S&W was developed specifically for law enforcement needs. It fires rimless, .40 inch (10.16mm) diameter bullets. The .45 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol) uses bullets with diameters of .452 inches (11.5mm). The energy of the .40 S&W exceeds standard-pressure .45 ACP loadings, generating between 350-foot-pound (470 J) and 500-foot-pound (680 J) of energy, depending on bullet weight.
Smith & Wesson figured out the tamer ballistics could be duplicated in a more compact cartridge leading to the introduction of the 40 S&W. Today the 10mm is to the.
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Does anyone have any experience with .40 S&W and bears?.
I still take a handgun with me on any hike in bear country. If .40 is what you have then it's better than.
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State Road 40 in the Ocala National Forest, about 25 miles east of Ocala, Florida. The Forest Service requires proper storage and.
Sep 18, 2012 · My pocket (second) gun is a Kahr CW40 and it is loaded with the Double Tap .40S&W 200gr WFNGCs with "the bear" possibility in mind.
In our last video we shot the 40 S&W and 10mm into some clay. Today on Kentucky Ballistics we shoot some 10% ballistics gel with the 40 S&W and a 10mm. I hope you enjoy the video and thanks for.
I would not use a .40 against a bear, but that's me. To be safe you could just shoot your hiking buddy in the leg. Remember the rule on bear.
.You don't The bears frequent the creek, but don't seem to bother much as long as we keep the trash inside 'till the day of pick-up. A .40 S&W loaded with 155 or.
I have no doubt in its capabilities against Yogi. I watched the video of the guy shooting the moose with his Glock off the snow machine and got to wondering if a semi loaded with the right bullet might be better bear protection. I think moose-snow machine guy used a Glock 40 S&W. Don’t know the bullet but they obviously worked.
Apr 21, 2010 · 40 cal vs. Black Bear. It didn’t work. I was talking to a friend last night and we were talking pistols, and effectiveness.
I wouldn’t want to HAVE to defend myself from a bear with a pistol unless it was a .500 S&W Mag. A .41 or .44 would be my bottom line intentional choices. If it was me, a 1911, and a bear, I’d feel better than being.
Jan 03, 2019 · Defense Against Bears with Pistols: 97% Success rate, 37 incidents by Caliber. Arizona-(Ammoland.com)- On the Internet, and in print, many people claim that pistols lack efficacy in.
However, you would be better off with a more powerful, or at least better penetrating round. If you already have the .40 s&w, you could probably replace the barrel with a 357 sig barrel for about $200, which will have much better penetration capability to insure that it can punch through the bear's skull, or into it's vital organs.
10mm vs 40 Smith & Wesson. The 10mm auto cartridge with a height of 0.992" has an average speed of 1199 fps from a 6" barrel and has an average 546 foot pounds per square inch of energy, while the 40 Smith & Wesson has a height of 0.85" travels around 1074 fps from a 6" barrel and has an average 423 foots pounds per square inch.
I would imagine an awful lot of bear have been killed with a 38-40 Colt SAA or Winchester 92 by old cowboys and sportsmen. The .40 S&W is almost an exact duplicate ballistically to the old 38-40 WCF. Although there are better calibers for black bear, I would not just fall down and let him eat me if I had a 15 round .40 S&W pistol out and working.
Dec 23, 2008 · The round that works best for me is the .40, 180gr. jhp in a s/w m&p. This pistol will fit just about any hand size, is very accurate out of the box, and as reliable as any firearm out there, not to mention you have 15+1 rounds. I have 4 .40’s at the moment and will be getting another one soon, however the m&p is the one i trust my life to.
Home Forums > The Armory > Caliber Corner >. .40 cal vs. bear question. Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by Djsrcy, May 23, 2011. Millions of people camp in bear country each year w/o incident, check with locals about safety issues in the area you will be camping in.
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rifle or stay out of bear country. If you are up to the task, a 10mm pistol is the lightest, most comfortable sidearm you can choose for the job. At the 2015 SHOT show.
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It was found that the new 10mm pistols were hard to control and the round was downloaded to make the 40 S&W round. The 10mm fell into obscurity with few pistols.
40 S&W. The .40 S&W operates at the same pressure as a 9mm Para.
If you are looking to impress your date or set a grizzly bear on fire it is pretty hard to beat Accurate 5744 with very heavy.
Nov 08, 2017 · I know single incidents are not hard evidence, but the black bear that killed two people and injured two at Liard Hot Springs, in Canada didn’t weigh much more than 150Lb. Since the OP will have bear spray as well as his .40, I say go for it. I am just finishing packing for a trip to Idaho and Montana and will take bear spray and two handguns.
Dec 01, 2016 · At least one black bear was dispatched via one round of .40 S&W during the Muskingum County Animal Farm incident. For those unaware, an owner of a private menagerie of dangerous animals (including lions, tigers, and bears black and brown) in Zanesville, Ohio, threw open the cages and killed himself in March of 2012.
This video was shot using a cheap smart phone camera using the camera as an aiming point with my off hand, well long story short, I only loaded a couple rounds in when the deer where heading in.
Archer gives him a Paddington Bear stare after he sways inside the line of the third.
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40 cal vs. Black Bear I was talking to a friend last night and we were talking pistols, and effectiveness. He said, "The reason I got a 45 was because I talked to Tony about shooting that bear with a 40 cal".
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The .500 S&W Magnum (12.7×41mmSR) is a fifty-caliber semi-rimmed handgun cartridge developed by Cor-Bon in partnership with the Smith & Wesson "X-Gun" engineering team for use in the Smith & Wesson Model 500 X-frame revolver and introduced in February 2003 at the SHOT show. It has two primary design purposes: as a hunting handgun cartridge capable of taking all North American game species.
Today on Kentucky Ballistics we shoot some clay with a 40 S&W and 10mm! The 40 S&W was born from the 10mm. It is the same diameter bullet, but in a shorter.