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Old 10-25-2012, 08:07 PM   #1
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Ways best 40 or 45acp for self defense?

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Old 10-25-2012, 08:14 PM   #2
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I carry a glock 26 9mm for concealment. 9 40 r 45 will get the job done. I chose a 9 mm because I didn't want alot of recoil in a sub compact. If I chose to have a full size to keep in vehicle r at home I would prop go with a 40sw but if u want a monster and I mean a monster for as knock down and power go with the 45. But choose a gun that u can handle the recoil.

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which ever one you shoot best and will carry. a gun that you have and can hit with trumps caliber choice.

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which ever one you shoot best and will carry. a gun that you have and can hit with trumps caliber choice.
^^^^There ya go. Pick the biggest baddest thunderboomer that you will
carry EVERY DAY. No excuses----none of the "it's too heavy" "i can't
conceal it in these clothes"----EVERY DAY. If that turns out to be
a NAA mini revolver, a Desert Eagle or somewhere in between, pick your
gun then practice, practice, practice.

To answer your original question, 40 and 45 are both good. It's a personal
thing, and personally I prefer 45.
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Neither one of them is "best." If there were such thing as a "best," then there would only be one kind on the market. I own, shoot and carry both .40 & .45, in different platforms with confidence. Some folks even prefer 9mm, etc.

If you decide to carry a service caliber pistol for self defense (9mm, .40 & .45) it is important to carry modern self defense ammo. After all, it is the bullet that does the work on target. Self defense is no place to go cheap.

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Pistol size may play in to your choice and the one you can crontrol best should be picked. 45 has less snap than a 40 but can be a wider pistol and in a small size a 9mm may be the best choice. Nether one is a one shot problem solver ether.

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The little .380 in your pocket will stop more "bad gize" than the .44 magnum in your safe.

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Neither for concealed carry, too large a caliber requiring too large a gun to conceal comfortably. However for home defense, 45 with all steel frame and I can pop shots and bring right back on target for a followup shot if necessary all day long, or until my mag is empty anyway.

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I carry a lightweight commander size 1911 (Kimber Pro Carry) in .45ACP and I feel very comfortable carrying it and with the capability of the round.

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Neither for concealed carry, too large a caliber requiring too large a gun to conceal comfortably. However for home defense, 45 with all steel frame and I can pop shots and bring right back on target for a followup shot if necessary all day long, or until my mag is empty anyway.
I carry an officers 1911 and I find it fine to conceal.
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