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I want to buy a P2000SK. It has the features I want, it's the right size, and it feels good. However, I don't know whether to get a 9mm or .40. In a small gun like this, is the recoil from a .40 excessive? Any difference in reliability? Could I shoot +P+ 9mm in the 9mm for some practice and defense, but mainly practice with regular loads and not hurt the gun or void warranty?

My only experience with a pistol is a Glock 21 which is .45. It is a much larger gun, too large for me to CC.

Any advice will be considered and appreciated.
 

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Easy one!!

I want to buy a P2000SK. It has the features I want, it's the right size, and it feels good. However, I don't know whether to get a 9mm or .40. In a small gun like this, is the recoil from a .40 excessive? Any difference in reliability? Could I shoot +P+ 9mm in the 9mm for some practice and defense, but mainly practice with regular loads and not hurt the gun or void warranty?

My only experience with a pistol is a Glock 21 which is .45. It is a much larger gun, too large for me to CC.

Any advice will be considered and appreciated.
1) .40 recoil excessive?------NO
2) Difference in reliability?----NONE
3)Practice w/ +p+ 9MM?-------Certainly, but not to excess.

Buy and enjoy!

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I've got one in .40 and 9mm and I love them both. I do my high volume practice with the 9mm because the ammo is cheaper and I carry the .40 because if I only have time for 1 or 2 shots I want them to work hard.

Much of the difference between the two calibers can only be noticed shooting the them back to back. The 9mm feels smoother and I think I can get back on target slightly quicker. The .40 recoil feels a bit sharper but not offensive or difficult by any means. I like the nice round holes that the very common & cheap .40 flat nose bullets make where the round nose 9mm holes are ragged and harder to score.

If I had started with the 9mm I would not have bought a second in .40. I feel totally protected carrying either (and have never felt a need for +P+). A good shot will work no matter if it's 9mm or .40. Just practice so your shots go where you intend.
 

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I don't own the P2000sk, but have owned similarly sized baby Glocks in both calibers. I understand you're asking a Ford question here and I'm telling you about driving my Chevy, but the bottomline is, I like the 26 in 9mm better than the 27 in 40cal.
 

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I prefer the .40 S&W myself.
Same here! After shooting the .40S&W cal for a while and then switching to the 9mm...it gives me a better workout shooting a bit larger caliber. But it all goes down to what you have in your wallet. I can afford 50-100 rounds of .40S&W. But if you can't then 9mm is the way to go.

Go with the .40S&W.
 

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It's all a preference. For example, as a carry sidearm, I go with my P7M8 over my P7M10. Having larger hands, they both "feel" great!
 
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