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Posted: 2/19/2006 11:32:34 AM EDT
40 vs 45 acp. which one for off duty carry. I will be purchasing one of these calibers ina sig sauer pistol, probably the 3.9"version. I know alot of it has to do with personal preference. I would just like to hear from someone that has both and if they prefer one or the other for some reason.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 11:33:14 AM EDT
here we go again
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 11:41:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
here we go again



+1

pick the one that fits your budget, that feels good to shoot for YOU, in a platform that feels good to YOU

in general, would you prefer a single stack .45acp or a double stack .40sw? do you hate the recoil of either?

personally, i went w/ the .45acp--less snappy recoil, bigger holes to begin with, less pressure, and just plain fun to shoot

Link Posted: 2/26/2006 10:31:58 AM EDT
Here is an idea.

Use the same round as you do for your duty weapon.

Why complicate things?
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 12:23:54 PM EDT
What do you carry on duty? I carry a Glock 22 .40 on duty. But I carry a 1911 .45 off duty. I am very confident in both, but I go give a slight advantage to the .45 caliber. I prefer the slimness and fit of the 1911. Decide what you shoot the best and what fits you and your ability to conceal it.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 12:28:46 PM EDT
The only choice is .45 auto. Just consider all other calibers to be non-existant.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 12:44:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:
The only choice is .45 auto. Just consider all other calibers to be non-existant.



+103
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 1:05:06 PM EDT
I have always preferred faster cartridges out of barrels 4" and smaller (3.9 is pushing my theory). The .40 gets my vote.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 3:40:07 PM EDT
10mm
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 5:13:18 PM EDT
The lessor recoil of a .45 over the .40 in a small gun will allow faster recovery time for quicker follow-up shots. The slower speed of the .45 will also allow one to practice more w/o their hand bothering them in a small gun, as well.

My .o2
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 5:32:36 AM EDT
..........colt officers lightweight 45......(or comperable)
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 9:05:37 AM EDT
Either caliber is good. I would go with the gun that feel more comfortable. My favorite defense gun is the 229 in 40.
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