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    Question .40cal and 9mm

    How many own a .40cal and 9mm pistol and keep them and their ammo in close proximity?

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    I do and their magazines will interchange.

    Is there a problem with that?

    I also have a .357 in reasonably close proximity.

    Should the need arise I plan on determining which is most effective.


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    I do

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    I have a hard time mixing up my 45ACP and my 9mm ammo... Go figure.

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    When I'm home, I have both. Worried about mixing up ammo? No worries, I once got a 9mm in a box of WWB .40s. They're pretty easy to tell apart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham View Post
    When I'm home, I have both. Worried about mixing up ammo? No worries, I once got a 9mm in a box of WWB .40s. They're pretty easy to tell apart.
    Mix up was reason as a FFL told me not to keep a 40cal and a 9mm
    even in same house.
    I am wanting 40cal and there are already 2 /9mm in house

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayno View Post
    Mix up was reason as a FFL told me not to keep a 40cal and a 9mm
    even in same house.
    I am wanting 40cal and there are already 2 /9mm in house

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    That's really not logical. Go and pick up a .40 and rest easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayno View Post
    Mix up was reason as a FFL told me not to keep a 40cal and a 9mm
    even in same house.
    Where do these stories get started, I wonder?

    A. There's no way a .40 round will come close to chambering in a 9mm pistol, so no danger there.

    B. If you chamber a 9mm in a .40 pistol (not recommended!), the only thing that is likely to happen is lousy functioning, and you'll know right away something is amiss.

    From an article by the ever-cautious Mas Ayoob: Michael Bane, who does the popular “Downrange” and “Shooting Gallery” shows on television, tells of a competitor in action shooting who accidentally put a magazine of 9mm Luger ammunition in her .40 S&W caliber Glock 35 competition pistol. The gun jammed at every shot, and she had to cycle the slide before every next shot. The same thing was happening—the bullets were trundling down the barrel sideways, and there wasn’t enough power to run the action.

    This hardly seems like justification for not even owning pistols in both calibers. If you want a .40, get a .40.
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    If I remember correctly it something like 9mm being lodged in
    barrel and firing a 40 behind it.
    I am going to do some thinking on it and prob buy soon.
    Thanks for the info and help.

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    Just look at a magazine before you put it in a gun. Simple.

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    I'd get a new .40 and a new FFL.

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    i have a 9 and 40 in my bedroom along w/ammo no problem.
    go buy your .40cal

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    Do I have a 40 or a 9?

    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayno View Post
    Mix up was reason as a FFL told me not to keep a 40cal and a 9mm
    even in same house.
    I am wanting 40cal and there are already 2 /9mm in house

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    Wayne
    Tell them if they want your money they will sell you what YOU want, now what they think you should have.

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    Mark your magazines with something like this....


    Quote Originally Posted by James NM View Post
    I'd get a new .40 and a new FFL.
    +1

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    I accidently put in .50 cal rounds into my Glock 23 mag. WOW! Talk about recoil.











    Just B'S ing ya.

    I only have a .40 so no worries there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by propellerhead View Post
    Mark your magazines with something like this....



    +1
    The FFL part has been taken care of.

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