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Old 11-06-2011, 02:45 PM   #11
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you should have at lest 1 9mm or 1 45 for a SHTF gun. why? well what two rounds will be out there the most 9mm .45acp. as far a .40, 10mm, 357sig, 375mag, 44mag, and the rest yes great rounds but you do need one of the two common rounds. Just my opinion. But also what are you used to shooting and how big is your wallet.

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The main thing to have with you in a gunfight is a gun! Also, shot placement is more important than the caliber of the gun you use. There are some tales about people having to use 19 shots with a 9mm to stop a perp. They don't tell you the shooter was panicky and missed completely with half the shots, and shot little peices off the perps ears, fingers, etc, before he accidently got a round to go thru the BG's chest. Remain calm as possible, try to hit the AORTA, which is center chest, at a couple inches below armpit level. The heart will keep pumping until it pumps all the blood out of the perp. Doesn't matter if the bullet diameter is .355" or .451".

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Get/shoot what you want. I usually recommend the 9mm for new shooters, because ammunition is plentiful, cheap, and the recoil is not bad at all so it makes for a good caliber to learn on/start with. Now I like the .45 ACP much more than the 9mm, but that's not the caliber I started out with. I started with the 9mm. After being around firearms and shooting firearms for years I moved up to the .45 ACP.

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I have more 45 ACPs then any other caliber, but with that said I also have 9mms and a .40. Any experienced shooter will tell you two things. Shot placement matters more that caliber and the 380, 38, 9mm in your pocket is better than the 45 left at home.

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I have both and I would not take for my 40 the round is bigger,faster and does twice the damage compared to the 9mm

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I have both and I would not take for my 40 the round is bigger,faster and does twice the damage compared to the 9mm
That Sir- Is a slightly false remark
The 40 is bigger but both rounds are very close in balistics and they both will put pretty much the same size hole in the target. Surely not TWICE the size or damage-

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Have you heard enough about how most of us do not agree with "everybody"? There have been plenty of great thoughts thrown out there for you to ponder, but I ask this,
"What do you want a gun for?"

Personal/Home defense = any gun that you have and can hit target with
Target/Plinking = cheap ammo
Making the guys think you have a bigger sack = 357/44/S&W50

My first pistol was purchased for a combination of Home Defense/Target. I bought a 9mm and none of my friends openly laughed at me. They were impressed because I had a new gun.

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I have a 40sw, 357sig, 45acp, 38sp/357mag, among others. While I'm certainly no expert, I'm comfortable with each and shoot them all competently. Whether at home or concealed carry, the pistol I'm most likely to choose in a pinch is going to be a 9mm. It's plenty potent as a defense caliber. More important, I'm a very effective shooter with the 9mms I own.

It's hard to beat the combination of power, capacity, and affordability of a 9mm. You can also get virtually any gun in 9mm, which isn't necessarily the case with larger calibers.

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