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Re: [Rollei] Re: Browning .40

The Browning Hi-Power .40 S&W looks like the 9mm version but it more robust 
and a bit heavier. The .40 S&W cartridge was panned by the .45 ACP and 10mm 
crowd, dubbing it the .40 Short and Weak, but in actually stopping power, 
it comes far closer to .357 magnum (the granddaddy of stopping power) than 
does the 9mm. The recoil is far more manageable than .45 ACP and MUCH more 
manageable than 10mm.

I'd post a digital image of it now (not taken with a Rollei), but it is 
4:30 AM and I'm on my way to the airport (sorry!).


At 12:55 AM 5/25/2003 -0400, you wrote:
><For me, automatics have always been more accurate than revolvers. Might be
>my hands, but I doubt it. My Browning Hi-Power .40 is a tack driver.>
>OK, since we're wandering down this lane, Jeffrey, is that the S&W .40, which
>is reputedly a one-shot stopper?    My son is a cop in Arlington, VA, and
>they are issued a Beretta chambered for .40, and they use hollowpoints.  I'm
>interested in the caliber, but not the Beretta, which seems to fall apart 
>in the
>sandy environment in the Middle East according to the reports I've read.
>Now, the SAS uses Brownings in 9 mm, and they can certainly buy whatever they
>want.  I've been told they use the Brownings, despite the inadequacy of the 9
>mm for stopping power, because the Brownings point so well.  But Browning can
>also be chambered for the .40, and I'd love to hear more about it.
>Maybe if somebody takes a picture of one with a Rollei and posts it we can be
>more on target?
>David Chananie
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