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Old 10-29-2016, 12:11 AM
Jcordell Jcordell is offline
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Originally Posted by Excalibur View Post
Interesting that a military agency adopted the .40 cal for their pistols.
The Coast Guard is under Homeland Security so it has flexibility denied to the other branches. I just assume they went with the 40 based on their mission. Good penetration, flat shooting and powerful. They deal with boarding sea going vessels that are frequently made of steel and they might have to engage somebody from a vessel several dozen yards out. I also found it interesting.
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