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Old 07-02-2013, 11:16 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Glockpotion23
Thanks for the input gents.....I definitely want a 9mm to add to the family; just for some variety. I know i said that FN but, I've wanted the M&Pc for a while so i think when the funds are there, that's what i want.
Good choice on the M&P9c. That's my choice too. Great gun. All I've done to mine so far is throw some talon grips on it for a bit more control.

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Old 07-02-2013, 11:39 PM   #32
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On the range you will have more control with the lighter recoil but there is a guy in Alaska that took down a charging bear with 5 shots from a short barreled 454 Casull. Those 5 shots probably went in less than 2 seconds and he probably pulled the trigger a few more times on an empty gun. Adrenalin is a wondrous thing and a charging bear is very fast. That said I do like the control of the 9mm over a 40 in a compact pistol. The 40 is fine in a duty sized pistol but too much flip in a compact. To me, the 45 is easier to shoot than the 40 in a compact pistol.


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For carry, often the platform is MUCH more important than the caliber. You can only get a .45 so small...even an XDs isn't all that small.

For example, for a true pocket pistol, even 9mm (I'm thinking PM9) is a hair too big. So in that category .380 shines.

For IWB, strong side, your options REALLY expand. If one is willing to go double stack you can really get anything you desire. 9mm is fine.

.45acp, .40 S&W, 9mm, .38 Spl, .380 acp, 22lr
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