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Old 07-19-2011, 08:33 AM   #31
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One person advised, if you don't have a lot time to prep take the 9, but if you do you might wanna try something different. Go to a range that rents guns and rent a 357 magnum. Shoot 2 cylinders full of 158 grn bullets then shoot a mag of 40 S&W through your Glock. You'll notice a big difference in recoil, then try it again, and the 40 should feel weaker. This helped me, because my first gun was 9 mm ruger. Then a 40 Glock, then Colt 45, then 357 mag, now I am staring on rifles. If have the time and the will you can do it. Like somebody else said you should do it with what you're gonna carry most.

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9s are accurate and have capacity, but 40 S@W provides more kinetic energy for more knock down, more hydra static shock, and a bigger hole. Most 40 S&W hollow points go about 900-1100 fps, penetrates ballistic gel 10-14 inches and have a lot of expansion, and accurate.

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I keep hearing that I should use what I'm going to carry most. I agree, but what happens when I change carry guns? I don't want to be good with one gun. I want to be able to do well with whatever weapon I happen to have. Is that unrealistic?

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I keep hearing that I should use what I'm going to carry most. I agree, but what happens when I change carry guns? I don't want to be good with one gun. I want to be able to do well with whatever weapon I happen to have. Is that unrealistic?
No. But I suspect you'll only carry a few compared to everything you own.
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I keep hearing that I should use what I'm going to carry most. I agree, but what happens when I change carry guns? I don't want to be good with one gun. I want to be able to do well with whatever weapon I happen to have. Is that unrealistic?
As you know, your Glock 17 and 22 are very similar. Though the 40S&W does have more recoil than 9mm, if you're good with one then the other should be almost second nature. As far as other guns, there are more differences but if you learn the proper way to grip them and shoot and use the sights well then the bullet is gonna go where you aim. It's really not hard to be good with different guns, but be the best with the one you intend to carry.
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As you know, your Glock 17 and 22 are very similar. Though the 40S&W does have more recoil than 9mm, if you're good with one then the other should be almost second nature. As far as other guns, there are more differences but if you learn the proper way to grip them and shoot and use the sights well then the bullet is gonna go where you aim. It's really not hard to be good with different guns, but be the best with the one you intend to carry.
Yeah Q, I definitely can transition between the 2 fairly quickly. I think the biggest thing is follow-up shots. I can handle the 17 much better in terms of the speed of the second shot. The accuracy is basically the same for both just slower, for me, with the 22. I've already decided to take them both and get the instructors feedback about which to take the class with. Of course, that means 3K rounds of ammo to take instead of 1500. Oh well, more to shoot.
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Yeah Q, I definitely can transition between the 2 fairly quickly. I think the biggest thing is follow-up shots. I can handle the 17 much better in terms of the speed of the second shot. The accuracy is basically the same for both just slower, for me, with the 22. I've already decided to take them both and get the instructors feedback about which to take the class with. Of course, that means 3K rounds of ammo to take instead of 1500. Oh well, more to shoot.
That sounds fun
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