A lot of the military's reasoning is likely logistics based.
For the same weight/area, you can carry/store more 9 than 40.
Similarly you'll see that choice of survival weapons is not a 30-06, but a 22 pistol or 22 Mag rifle.
I think the .40 is probably a great choice for use as a trail pistol where it can be open carried.
But I don't think it's always the best choice for everything everywhere.
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Last edited by Sheridan5mm; 01-09-2018 at 06:10 AM.