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Are you a gun fanatic as well? If so, you'll want to talk to other owners about what you own in this forum.

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Old 08-08-2015, 01:17 PM   #1
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9mm vs 45

http://www.tactical-life.com/gear/45.../#bsum-buffoni

Interesting to look and see what these guys pick.
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Old 08-08-2015, 04:15 PM   #2
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Not surprised by the results of the polling. Modern tech has nullified the ballistic gap of bullet size in the main pistol calibers. At that point, you start to look at the tangible attributes like size and weight, which dictate magazine capacity and gun size. I am happy to see the trend we have going where people are finally starting to realize that old hyperbole and gun shop lore around imaginary factors like "stopping power" and "knockdown power" are complete bullshit.
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Old 08-08-2015, 07:17 PM   #3
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Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good .45 at your side kid...

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seriously though, I used to carry a .45 and switched to a 9. No regrets at all
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I shoot and like both. If I could carry, though, it would likely be in 9mm.
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JK - I prefer 9mm.
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Old 10-13-2015, 03:28 PM   #6
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.40 cal best of both worlds
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.40 cal best of both worlds
The experts would disagree.

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Old 10-13-2015, 06:23 PM   #8
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You may see some differences in older loads like the Hornady XTP, Remington Golden Saber, Winchester SXT or minimum penetrating loads like the Hornady Critical Defense. The benefit to the .40S&W over 9mm was always the ability to penetrate through intermediate barriers like auto glass and steel, and that is still present with the older designs. Likewise, the .45 is better than the .40.

Modern loads have literally evened the playing field. If you look at the ballistics for Federal HST, Federal Tactical Bonded, Speer GDHP or Hornady Critical Duty, you see that they have pretty even penetration depths across the entire range of calibers. They are all now literally the same in performance.

One thing I will point out is that with high round count shooting courses like at Rogers Shooting School where you are shooting 400-600rds per day for 5 days, the instructors and company are very vocal about how advantageous the 9mm is for shooting. Aside from round count, the softer recoil allows shooters to make it through the course without problems. Many shooters who bring .40S&W and .45ACP wind up switching to 9mm before the end of the week because their hands get beaten up pretty bad from the recoil. Something to think about is all...
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If you live somewhere where you have a 10rd limit, it doesn't really matter other than comfort, accuracy and cost?
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