For plinking? For target shooting? As a collector's piece? As CCW? For home defense? To assassinate pesky squirrels?
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For .40 if you want an HK get a USP or USPc since it was built around the cartridge -
The other .40S&W pistols are being discontinued so I would take a pass - I'm not a .40 guy myself
The VP40 Tactical or just VP40 would make a fine choice as well. It handles the 40 very well, as does the P30L in 40.
All of the above can be had now for very reasonable prices.
As far as any HK pistols' durability with 40, you don't have to worry. We are all familiar with HK's engineering.
*I believe Mike @ Cross Creek posted a while back that is why there were such good sales on P30 .40S&W even before the recent price drop across the board - I don't think its something HK would officially announce, a lot of mfg's are slowly distancing and consolidating themselves from .40
He posted P30 series discontinuing .40, I assume VP and P2000 will follow -
Last edited by ricky_bobby; 01-04-2018 at 06:08 PM.
IIRC Mike said he couldn’t get the .40’s from his distributors, they said ‘they were being discontinued’. Silent discontinued if you will, which HK doesn’t have to announce.
Being Mil/LE switched from the .40, sheep will follow and so will production.
^Agree- and considering all LGS in my area that I visit are heavily overstocked on new and used .40 models and they move slow as molasses, likely they will still be available for quite some time -