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JMAtactical 07-10-2012 01:58 AM

Mag capacity or stopping power
 
I was just on another thread talking about the 1911. A very good firearm but not a favorite or even on my future buy list. Only because if i get into a sit which i have once before where i need many rounds to supress a target from killing me or my wife i cant depend on nine rounds. I used two 19 round mags in my Glock 17 in the mountains when some drunk teens started shooting at usbfor fun and laughing. When i started firing back they ran off after i was almost done with mag two. It make me sick to think people of this level of scum have guns but they do. I am thankful i had many rounds to get the point across even from almost sixty yards away that i wasnt playing. So how about you... More rounds or bigger bore

Axxe55 07-10-2012 02:08 AM

as that i have many different pistols in amny different calibers and some in the same caliber. i do have more pistols in 45 acp than any other though. i do have one high capacity 9mm which holds 17 rounds and my SA XDm40 holds 16. IMO, it's a toss-up and i feel safe with whichever pistol i am using. my 44 Mag only holds 5 rounds, but i have a buttload of speedloaders for it! the debate in capacity vs. caliber comes down to the pro's and con's of each. size comparison for CC is an issue some look at when making theese choices.

personally, i say practice what you use and depend on accurate shot placement, vs. worrying about ammo capacity or caliber choices. because doesn't matter how many rounds your pistol carries or how big a caliber it shoots, it won't mean diddly squat if you can't hit your target.

sputnik1988 07-10-2012 02:10 AM

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Originally Posted by JMAtactical (Post 865063)
I was just on another thread talking about the 1911. A very good firearm but not a favorite or even on my future buy list. Only because if i get into a sit which i have once before where i need many rounds to supress a target from killing me or my wife i cant depend on nine rounds. I used two 19 round mags in my Glock 17 in the mountains when some drunk teens started shooting at usbfor fun and laughing. When i started firing back they ran off after i was almost done with mag two. It make me sick to think people of this level of scum have guns but they do. I am thankful i had many rounds to get the point across even from almost sixty yards away that i wasnt playing. So how about you... More rounds or bigger bore

Bigger bore, more magazines.;)

JMAtactical 07-10-2012 02:18 AM

Lol how did i know bud. I can truly appriciate a large round. I myself carry a .40 as well as a 9mm but in all i cant stop myself from needing the extra rounds. Maybe it stems from the above mentioned incident that was almost a lethal use of force. Maybe its my tactical background but hear this. The first 30 seconds of conact are the most important moments. I cant be reloading or rumning out of ammo in that time. The theory or thinking that if you must pull in a sit that it will end quickly or as you planned in something i have been taught over and over. I do love the 1911 but i love it as a range weapon amd not as a hd or pdw

JMAtactical 07-10-2012 02:19 AM

Wow forgive my horrible spelling this is a new phone lol

rjd3282 07-10-2012 02:19 AM

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Originally Posted by JMAtactical (Post 865063)
I was just on another thread talking about the 1911. A very good firearm but not a favorite or even on my future buy list. Only because if i get into a sit which i have once before where i need many rounds to supress a target from killing me or my wife i cant depend on nine rounds. I used two 19 round mags in my Glock 17 in the mountains when some drunk teens started shooting at usbfor fun and laughing. When i started firing back they ran off after i was almost done with mag two. It make me sick to think people of this level of scum have guns but they do. I am thankful i had many rounds to get the point across even from almost sixty yards away that i wasnt playing. So how about you... More rounds or bigger bore



Your problem isn't capacity, it's weapon and caliber choice. A glock 17 for the mountains/woods? I like my semi auto as much as the next guy but if I'm going to the wild areas, I'm carrying a big bore revolver that will reach out and touch something at 60 yards.

Axxe55 07-10-2012 02:25 AM

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Originally Posted by rjd3282 (Post 865097)
Your problem isn't capacity, it's weapon and caliber choice. A glock 17 for the mountains/woods? I like my semi auto as much as the next guy but if I'm going to the wild areas, I'm carrying a big bore revolver that will reach out and touch something at 60 yards.

exactly! you don't go elephant hunting with a 22lr or rat hunting with a 500 Nitro! choose the firearm suited for the job at hand. 1911 mags don't really take up a lot of room and most people will never need 25-35 rounds of ammo for a SD type situation.

Rick1967 07-10-2012 02:25 AM

If that really happened you need a lot of practice. If someone was shooting at me even at 60 yards, after I fired 38 rounds I would have hit several people.

JMAtactical 07-10-2012 02:45 AM

This was a shooting trip not hunting or camping. I was only aimig to supress the kids shooting at us. Its not about my sit its more about my experienced personal choice. The difference i see when talking to a lot of shooters is that people forget about drop and energy. Im just saying more gun shots instilled more fear in this sit. If i wanted to kill i would have trust that

JMAtactical 07-10-2012 02:50 AM

Also let me point out that a bigger round isnt always better. Take combat for example. Our standard nato round is a 556 and that is very small compared to the 7.62 by 39 most threats have in our current situation. So that in mind i have a hard time seeing how i have to carry a big bore weapon. I dont care what north american animal or human it is. If i shoot it with 19 9mm rounds its going down lol. Thats my point. I never want to out rounds on a target unless hostile intent is deadly force and not a lets mess with the city folk situation


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