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Posted: 5/10/2001 10:55:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 10:56:26 PM EDT
Skunk juice.
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 10:56:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 10:59:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/11/2001 8:07:57 PM EDT by BusMaster007]
I wouldn't, because I don't prefer them. I screw with the .40's...for the same reasons major Law Enforcement agencies do. Nothing wrong with the other two; .40's just my preference.
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 11:00:02 PM EDT
When the bad guy just absolutely, positively, definately must die ... .45 If you just want to wound some one... 9mm
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 11:05:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 4:47:16 AM EDT
I once shot a rabid racoon with a Corbon 115 JHP fired from a 4 1/2" barrel. Didn't exit an animal that's maybe 4" or so thick at it's widest point. Can you imagine depending on this type performance when dealing with some drugged out 220lb homicidal maniac? My current carry rounds: 40/180 grain and (preferably)45/230 grain.
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 6:11:06 AM EDT
You actually have to ask? .45 without question. Norm
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 6:25:49 AM EDT
I carry 9mm most of the time, mostly because it is light, and cheap to shoot. When I think I may need heavier firepower, I still stick with 9mm bullets, I just stuff them into necked cases[:D]....see the post on .357 SIG
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 6:31:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 6:32:18 AM EDT
I would choose one of my .45's because life has been good for me for some time and I enjoy the power-trip a .45 gives. My life could be even better if I could catch another high-quality woman like my ex-girlfriend before she changed her personality completely. [:(!] -RoadDog (Charles Atlas student in training)
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 6:35:46 AM EDT
I carry a .45, but I think 9mm is underated by most .45 afficianados. People will walk away from a .223 shot to the arm leg or stomach if it doesn't hit the right area. The key is to get bullets on target, roughly in the cardiopulminary system (heart & lungs) or possibly the head (a harder shot to make). A .22 to the heart will put someone's lights out, and a 300 win mag to the arm might not stop someone. Thus you should shoot a gun of any caliber that you can consistently keep on target. My understanding of 9mm is that the US rounds are not as powerful as the Nato standard. I think a true high velocity 9mm is a quality round that more people can consistently keep in the kill zone. It's true, in the era of the 10 rd. limit a .40 or .45 might make sense if you can control it, but this idea that handgun stopping power will win the fight automatically is BS. All handgun rounds are extremely weak and you should not overestimate the power of your equipment. Therefore you should always focus on keeping bullets on point.
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 6:43:54 AM EDT
Good point Publius... Having said that, I mess around with 40 as well... [pistol]
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 6:45:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 6:53:44 AM EDT
.45acp How many gang-bangers do you see bragging about the scars they have from a .45??? :-) Shoot safe Robert
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 6:56:12 AM EDT
Beer Slayer, Yes the Moros did seem to soak of the old 38 load pretty well. Echoing Publius' sentiment, I'd rather concentrate on hitting center mass. That's why I'm getting into IDPA, because it focuses on shooter skill and not whiz-bang gadgets.
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 7:06:18 AM EDT
i carry a 40, and a 45. my wife carries a 9 because it is as large a caliber that she can shoot accurately. the 45 is best for stopping power. remember though that the germans were not told that the 9mm was underpowered during ww11, and killed thousands of people with that caliber. the seals use the 9mm and have no problem either. shot placement is everything. buy what you can shoot the best and practice with it. as a kid on the farm we would butcher a steer every 6 mo.. to take it down we used a .22 l.r., one shot to the head and lights out.
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 7:08:09 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 9:51:26 AM EDT
9mm id rather hit him with a 9mm then miss with a 45
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 10:05:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/11/2001 10:04:55 AM EDT by Callahan44m]
The correct answer is whatever you can shoot accurately. All things being equal, I would prefer a .45. For me, the next step would be a .40. Again, my opinion only, for me a full size 9mm is obsoleted by the.40. Same size pistol, maybe one or 2 fewer rounds, bigger bullet. The 9mm is what I prefer in a small frame for concealed carry. But that's me. Whatever works for you. The heaviest caliber YOU can fire accurately(and if concealed carry is an issue, conceal adequately.) For everyday duty use, I carry a .40, because that is what my agency issues and requires. I am quite comfortable with it.
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 10:13:11 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 12:06:59 PM EDT
I'd shoot someone with both. Unload both on them. You gotta be sure you know.
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 12:27:40 PM EDT
Well, since I am have never been accurate with any 9mm that I have owned or fired I would go with the .45. Just a side note...I would defenitely buy a .40 before I would buy a 9mm. There is a reason law enforcements choose them over the 9mm.
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 1:11:24 PM EDT
i shoot the 40cal in a glock but am looking to upgrade to a 45 out of a 1911 [uzi][heavy] [pyro][pistol]
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 1:15:20 PM EDT
Yes. I am interested in this question too, but in a slightly modofied form. Can anyone out there name me a pistol more potent than a Glock 20? 15 Rds of 10MM ... (NORMA loads Hit in the median range of a .41 MAG)... versus, what? 8 Rds of .45 or 17 Rds of 9MM --- LOLOLOLOL!!! Whatta Joke. The 10MM. The choice of those who know better.
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 3:01:39 PM EDT
I'm happy with my Glock 19 and no spare mags. (I'm not into having a Batman utility belt loaded down with mags and other accesories.) 16 rounds is good enough for carry, IMO. Sometimes, I'll carry my USP .45 instead, but not often. If I ever ditch the Glock for something else, it'll be a SIG 229 in 357SIG.
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 3:04:13 PM EDT
ARowner, I have to agree. I carry my Glock 22 off duty with 1 pre-ban hi-cap with a chrome-vanadium spring. If I have a problem that 16 rounds of 165g Federal Hydrashock can't solve, I do not have a handgun problem. -Andy
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 3:28:39 PM EDT
OK MickUZI, I'll take your challenge-- Try a Rocky Mountain Arms Patriot with a 40 round Sterling Mag (or a Beta-C Mag). Kind of hard to conceal, but what the heck!! I have a Glock 20, love it. I would prefer to carry my HK P7 PSP (if IL law permitted), but would feel adequately armed with any of my guns that I can reliably hit the target with--that means anything from a Beretta 84 to a Super Blackhawk (as long as the guns is reliable, too). (I would probably forego the .22 target pistols as they can be somewhat ammo finicky.) Buy what you can afford to shoot and practice with. Try them out at rental ranges. See what fits your hand best, and what you can point most naturally with (that's a good starting point for developing accuracy under pressure). And don't buy the crap that the minimum caliber for defense is..... If all you can hit the target with is a .22, then that is better than a Desert Eagle in .50AE that you cannot even hold to shoot.
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 3:39:58 PM EDT
i own three hk 45's and love them. the only downside to me is the weight of the round. this transfers to 223 as well. i can tell if a 30rnd mag has ss109 or m193 in it by weight. steve
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 4:15:31 PM EDT
I would go with a 9mm or a .40. In 9mm loadings I would go with 124-127gr +p or +p+. Since the 9mm case is tappered it can take the pressure. I would stay away from any 115gr since they underpenetrate, especially Cor-bons. However they do expand very well. I personally carry 15 rounds of Winchester Ranger SXT 9mm 127gr +p+ LEO rounds in my Beretta E2. I like the .40 as well. I would stick to the Remington Golden Sabers 165gr. I would only carry a .45 in a high cap capable gun such as HK or Glock. .87 .72 avg. As a side note, how does a EMS tech know what a gang banger was shot with? Does he read med. path. reports during his off time? Those "G's" use many different rounds, incuding .45's. Several rounds of .45 in the wrong place with not stop a person dead in their tracks. Maybe a 1.25oz mag. slug might, but not a .45.
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 4:20:29 PM EDT
Freedom Fighter - EMS will usually ask PD on the scene if they know what the victim was shot with so they can report it to the trauma center, and PD can usually tell from casings. -Andy
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 5:08:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 8:53:54 PM EDT
Nothing says "STOP" like a .45Auto. Big bullet,big hole.
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