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Old 01-05-2014, 10:14 PM   #191
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Have you a link I would be interested in reading it. I never said the .40 hadn't better ballistics than the 9mm, I did question was it enough to justify changing to it. As putting the bullet where you want it is more important than if it is .40 or 9mm. By the way I had a CZ 75 IPSC in .40 I didn't like it and sold it after a month and bought a .45.
The 40S&W is a LE/defensive cartridge. It is not for high scores. A 9 or a 45 are easier to shoot by most accounts. Cops qualify with it and feel confident about it. The study I mentioned is NOT BALLISTICS. It is the actual reports of police shootings, like how many hits it took to neutralize the threat. Or, what are the chances of a single 9mm incapacitating the subject, compared to a 40.

Come on mate! All eyes are on us! You CAN do it!

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Sorry no link just a reference. Massad Ayoob , Combat Handgunnery, 6th Ed. I am on the road but this is on top of my head
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Sorry no link just a reference. Massad Ayoob , Combat Handgunnery, 6th Ed. I am on the road but this is on top of my head
No problem, I will sleep on it bed time.
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45acp because shooting twice is just silly.
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Jim, there is a difference. I used to have a job that took me to a busy urban ED for gunshots. I saw many survivors with small caliber wounds, but also quite a few in 9mm. Not one in 45. All comers were DOA or expired shortly. I have no dog in the caliber feud, I shoot and keep guns in both. As for the 40, there weren't enough to tell.
You saw many who were shot with non expanding rounds if you worked the ER. (Been there, done that, saw that, and have the scars to prove it) When I said there is very little difference I was referring to the use of the BEST SD ammo available in those calibers, and stand by that.
I have personally witnessed MANY people shot with all of the calibers who survived. The 45 is no better than any other, as matter of fact I have seen more survive the 45 hits than other calibers.
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The higher stopping power of the 40 compared to 9mm. The stats compiled from real pice reports. Massad Ayoob is one reliable no BS reference source and AFAIR he draws from the Marshall Sanow study.
All this is OLD data. In the last few years the SD ammo has advanced A LOT!!!!
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All this is OLD data. In the last few years the SD ammo has advanced A LOT!!!!
+1.

How do all of these discussions always end up right here? LoL
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How do all of these discussions always end up right here? LoL
Because caliber discussions are typically a circle-jerk waiting to happen

That's what I've noticed in my year and a half on FTF. I generally avoid these threads because they remind me of pro wrestling lol. Or watching talking heads on cable news
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