40 S&W Smith and Wesson | Online Gun Store

.40 S&W Smith and WessonThe .40 S&W cartridge has been called the “ideal cartridge for personal defense and law enforcement.”

The .40 S&W was specifically developed to duplicate performance of the FBI’s reduced-velocity 10mm cartridge and fit into medium-frame (9mm size) automatic handguns. It debuted January 17, 1990, along with the new Smith and Wesson 4006 pistol.
Ironically, the Glock 22 and Glock 23 pistols chambered in .40 S&W were announced a week before the 4006 and beat Smith & Wesson to the market in 1990, with the S&W cartridge. Clever marketing has S&W in the very name of the round. The new guns and ammunition were an immediate success.

At Chesapeake Pawn Gun Bow Bait and Tackle we carry a full line of ammo for the shooter and hunter. Our sister store Oceana has a full service Gunsmith on site. Our Gunsmith shop can handle all your gun repair needs.

If you’re located in Virginia Beach please visit us at Oceana Pawn Gun Bow Bait and Tackle Shop at Dam Neck and General Booth. Or call (757) 485-7296.