Author Topic: Grand Power P40 10mm -- meh.  (Read 11464 times)

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Re: Grand Power P40 10mm -- meh.
« Reply #30 on: January 06, 2017, 08:22:53 AM »
I'm pretty sure that's the same place that does a bunch of Witness work. I haven't heard anything negative about them.

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Re: Grand Power P40 10mm -- meh.
« Reply #31 on: January 10, 2017, 06:00:33 PM »
I received the left side thumb safety from Eagle Imports.  They were partly correct; the safety does fit (sort of), but when installed the decocker function does not work and it sits a little proud of the frame.  Unmodified pictures attached.

With the above said, I was able to modify the safety by removing material so that it functions properly with decocker function and sits flush to the frame. I also noticed the trailing edge of the safety is smaller and more rounded than the stock lever, which makes it more comfortable.  I'm glad I ordered two of them because this allows me to modify with further experimentation.

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Re: Grand Power P40 10mm -- meh.
« Reply #32 on: January 11, 2017, 02:52:05 AM »
That is interesting, looks like it has some potential. I will have to order a couple of them the next time I order some mags.
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Re: Grand Power P40 10mm -- meh.
« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2017, 11:02:06 AM »
Are these polymer? I'm confused. I'm looking at the pics and it appears the entire frame is one piece. But the Grand Power website says the frame is steel with polymer grips. Someone with knowledge please explain. The fact that its a full 6 ounces lighter than a similar sized Witness leads me to believe this is a polymer frame gun. Details please. I'm confused.

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Re: Grand Power P40 10mm -- meh.
« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2017, 03:34:18 PM »
The grip frame is entirely polymer. There is a steel frame inside the upper polymer. Hard to explain. Perhaps I need to take pictures?
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Re: Grand Power P40 10mm -- meh.
« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2017, 03:44:16 PM »
The grip frame is entirely polymer. There is a steel frame inside the upper polymer. Hard to explain. Perhaps I need to take pictures?

I think I get it. How would you say the strength of the polymer is compared to other polymers? I have seen some of the Tanfoglios crack. Does this appear to be a superior polymer?

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Re: Grand Power P40 10mm -- meh.
« Reply #36 on: January 11, 2017, 03:49:05 PM »
It does seem to be robust. The grip frame feels slightly smaller than my G20 SF. And of course it doesn't get beat up as much as a Browning recoil design.
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Re: Grand Power P40 10mm -- meh.
« Reply #37 on: January 11, 2017, 03:51:43 PM »
It does seem to be robust. The grip frame feels slightly smaller than my G20 SF. And of course it doesn't get beat up as much as a Browning recoil design.

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Re: Grand Power P40 10mm -- meh.
« Reply #38 on: January 11, 2017, 03:53:07 PM »
Now that is funny! And likely true too.
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Re: Grand Power P40 10mm -- meh.
« Reply #39 on: January 11, 2017, 05:35:12 PM »
It does seem to be robust. The grip frame feels slightly smaller than my G20 SF. And of course it doesn't get beat up as much as a Browning recoil design.

I would call it significantly smaller than the G20SF and infinitely more comfortable.
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Re: Grand Power P40 10mm -- meh.
« Reply #40 on: January 11, 2017, 05:46:00 PM »
I would likely agree with that, just didn't feel like digging the G20 out of the safe and didn't want to exaggerate :)
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Re: Grand Power P40 10mm -- meh.
« Reply #41 on: January 14, 2017, 03:52:25 AM »
      I wish my K100 9mm were the decocker model. I bought it too early! Then again it was a trial purchase to feel out the platform before the 10mm's were out. I'm kind of hanging tight until after Shot Show is over before moving on anything. The 4.25" version seems like the logical choice if you should want to carry it. Hopefully Eagle will finally roll out the Centimeter and we will be able to see if it is a decocker version.
      All that being said... do you like the decocker version or would you rather have a standard earlier version?

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Re: Grand Power P40 10mm -- meh.
« Reply #42 on: January 14, 2017, 04:25:06 AM »
I like having a decocker, makes it much easier to make the gun safe.
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Re: Grand Power P40 10mm -- meh.
« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2017, 04:35:53 AM »
   That was my thought when I heard they would be offering it in 10mm. I can't see a negative to them unless they make operation difficult or confusing.

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Re: Grand Power P40 10mm -- meh.
« Reply #44 on: January 15, 2017, 07:16:15 AM »
You always have the option to run the P40 cocked-and-locked even with the decocker model. 

If you get the decocker model and you don't like it, you can alway replace the plastic levers with the ones from the safety only  version with minor fitting.  Then you can't decock it. 
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