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Old 07-09-2011, 02:15 AM   #1
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Ok, so in September I'm going to take a Combat Pistol course. I have both 9mm and .40S&W pistols that I can take to this course. I was thinking of taking the .40 with this logic: If I can handle it and learn with it considering it has more recoil than the 9mm, I can apply what I learn to the 9mm. If I take the 9mm, I'm afraid that I won't be able to apply what I learned to a pistol of more power. Does that make sense? Or am I just being a tard?

Background: Both are Glocks (17 and 22). I can group well with both although my follow-up shots are slower with the 22. I feel comfortable with either.
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:25 AM   #2
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Does that make sense? Or am I just being a tard?
my opinion No then Yes. heh.

personally i would take the one your going to use the most as your main defensive sidearm.
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Both are Glocks (17 and 22).
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The more you practice and shoot the more experience you'll have, which will help you when shooting various calibers. The key is practice. To answer your question, choose which ever one you want. Personally I'd choose the 9mm first, because that way you'll get a little more trigger time and get a more easy shooting firearm to hone you skills on.
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Funny Scott. I actually have an XDm 9 as well but I was trying to keep it simple.
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I would take what ever gun you use the most, I had to take a course to get my CCL it was tough for me between my 1911, my M9, or my model 66. Finally I just thought what gun have I carried the most in the woods. Model 66 in 357 mag. It you shoot better with a 9 go with the 9 if you shoot better with a 40 go with a 40. Worst comes to worst flip a coin.
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I think either is fine.

After a few rds you won't notice the difference in the .40.
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The only reason I asked this was because when I go shoot, after taming the .40, the 9mm seems very tame. Just kinda thought of it as training with weights.
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The only reason I asked this was because when I go shoot, after taming the .40, the 9mm seems very tame. Just kinda thought of it as training with weights.
Many people, myself included, feel the .40 S&W has a bit more snap in the recoil. Nothing that can't be trained away but if you have a limited amount of range time for the course I would recommend the 9mm so you can focus on the tactics being taught and not have to worry about taming the recoil. You can apply the tactics with the .40 on your free time, not time you are paying for. JMHO...YMMV
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