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Old 04-27-2010, 10:37 PM   #61
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Those zombies can be kind of a pain in the butt. Try a nice Mossburg 500 or Remington 870 you know with some 00 buck mag?

Side note: I bought a 9mm as my first gun, and I loved it. Till I shot a .40 and then I love that. I would probably never purchase a 9mm again unless it was for concealed carry. And I would buy another .40 cal for sure.

2nd Side note: 1911's are AWESOME.

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Old 08-27-2010, 08:56 PM   #62
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If you look at the diameter of the 9mm (.355) vs. the diameter of the .40, which is obvious, you can see that theres only a difference of a little less than .05 inches. While there's not too much of a difference, I feel more comfortable with a .40. It's all about your preference. And I wouldn't go with an M&P. They're too high maintenance and picky about the ammo you give em. Go Glock or sig.

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Old 08-27-2010, 09:11 PM   #63
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380 ACP is .355. 9mm is .356. 357 magnum and 38 special are .357 or .358.

Total difference of .003 but huge difference in energy delivered to target.

This makes for an interesting discussion but the "whimpy" 380 has a one shot to center mass 70% kill ratio with Corbon ammunition.

Just obey the number one rule of gunfighting and "BRING A GUN".

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I shoot 40 in a Sigma. I hand load my own ammo. When I shoot my hotest 9mm it is still mild to me. When I shoot my hot 40 loads I have to take off my wedding ring because after two mags full my ring finger hurts pretty bad. You can buy less powerful 40. But if you are going to get less powerful ammo, why buy a more powerful gun? I do sometimes carry my sigma. But not often. I like my 1911 and my new 45 Bersa better. 45 has less recoil than 40. And I feel it is a better all around self defense load.

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Old 08-28-2010, 04:06 AM   #65
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I too was thinking about this but went with the sigma 9mm it is a bit cheeper for ammo so I could shoot a bit more and it holds a few more rounds wich wouul probably be a good thing if I was suddnly woke up and half asleep firing and all nervis I would probably not shoot my best or. Realy have much time for much siting in and got a sigma beacause of no external safty to fumble with if I was. In a situation

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Neither, just go with the .357sig.

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im also between a 9mm and a .40, im leaning more towards the nine, and figured that you can compensate the .40's power with hollow point 9mm's. So to practice, some cheam 9mm rounds, and when in home, hollow points. I think less recoil, round capacity, cheaper firearms/ammo, and with hollow points having less over-penetration is better in home defense no? or maybe all around??

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Old 10-21-2010, 06:43 AM   #68
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i'd get the 9mm
price of ammo
less kick
its just too much for me
bigger supply of ammo
the 9 is very sufficient unless the bg is hopped up on drugs - that is why several
special forces units went to the 45acp

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Old 10-22-2010, 06:56 AM   #70
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I agree. The 9mm as well, also considering that the old lady might have to use it as well in case of a "bad situation". I think the question should be more a 9mm or a .45. I also forgot to mention that I have read that some hollow point 9mm's have the capability of mushrooming up to almost the size of a .45 cal round. Anyhow, I would go with the nine for a pistol(in my case only hollow points), especially the first one, if i want the power that most dispute about, I have my 12gauge with buckshots for that. Good luck and stay safe.

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