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Old 04-19-2009, 05:20 PM   #31
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My two choices for carry are .45 acp and a 9mm..I feel completely comfortable with either. Much of the crazed killings done lately was a high capacity 9mm..

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Old 04-19-2009, 05:27 PM   #32
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I'm no firearm expert.....but I think a 9MM with this ammo will suffice

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Old 05-07-2009, 02:32 PM   #33
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would the 45 Colt 225 gr. Super-X® Silvertip® Hollow Point work for the Glock 36?

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would the 45 Colt 225 gr. Super-X® Silvertip® Hollow Point work for the Glock 36?
No, you need .45 ACP.
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:45 AM   #35
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I just picked up two 1911's. A kimber crimson carry, and a nighthawk talon. before that i was using 9mm. you should look at the 45 acp round. kicks alot less than the .40 and the carry models a perfect size. only 8 rounds though. either one is gonna F**K someone up. HAHA

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Old 05-24-2009, 03:33 PM   #36
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The military people would really LIKE to get .45 ACP. Politics dictate what they were given. One of the firearms that they were seriously looking at was the Taurus 24/7 PRO OSS. It passed a lot of rigorous tests and kept firing.

Personally, I carry a 24/7 PRO Taurus .45 ACP in the winter with a sweat shirt for concealment with the IWB holster. Summer I bought a Taurus Millennium PRO in .45 that carries very effectively for me in a SmartCarry holster. I wear shorts and a T shirt in the summer and NO ONE has even suspected. I went to the mail box the other day in just boxer shorts, no shirt, and slippers, AND with the Mil PRO in the smart carry. My wife did not even know I was carrying. Just did it for sake of checking the conceal ability.

She has a Bersa .380 Thunder for SD. It is about as large as she can effectively shoot with her carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis. I have carried her .380 on occasions just before purchasing the Millennium PRO in .45. Better to have something, and this pistol is a tack driver for accuracy (Bersa .380) than to carry nothing.

BTW, the Millennium PRO is a SA/DA pistol that has second strike capabilities, and for all purposes, is as concealable as nearly any 9mm I have ever run across. I like the .45 because it is proven defense round for nearly 100 years, and they don't make a .46 ACP. It is pre-expanded.

The Taurus Millennium PRO is a 10 shot magazine + 1 in the chamber (11) and the 24/7 PRO is a 12 shot magazine +1 in the chamber (13). I can put the 24/7 PRO 12 shot mag in the Millennium, but not the other way around. Either way, the .45 round is good for either. I use Remington Golden Saber 185 gr. They expand beautifully even if shot though heavy cloth and into water.

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My neighbor and I shot several hundred rounds this afternoon, including .380, 9MM, .40, and .45 ACP. Just like always, the 9MM holes were smaller than the .45 holes. Just like always, there were twice as many rounds in the 9MM than there were in the .45.
I have no illusions about shooting the bridge out of the BG's glasses with the first shot, so for ME, I'll take a 9MM double-stack over an 8-shot .45.
I want to have that 9th shot without having to reload, and quite frankly, a 9MM is a deadly round. Not quite as deadly as the .45, but dead is dead.

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My conceal carry Taurus Millennium PRO .45 has 11 rounds. 1 in the chamber and 10 in the magazine. In winter, it's the 24/7 PRO with 12 in the magazine, and 1 in the chamber, making 13 rounds. Yes, dead is dead, and one or two with .45 should be plenty. There are more if need be. I can take that 9th shot, or the 10, or the 11th shot without reloading but in all statistics, the F.B.I. rule of 3 applies. For the average shoot out there are 3 shots fired in 3 seconds at a distance of 3 feet. Obviously there may be more shots, some only 1, but these are the averages.

My 45 is the same size I carry for concealed as my wife's .380 that holds 7 +1 I carry 10 + 1. I've really don't have issues. If I thought there would be trouble, I'd bring a shotgun.

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My .45 carry is the G36. 6 rounds + one. Fact of the matter is, I really like the 9mm. better, 17 + one. I'm sure either one will do the job, it's just a matter of demographics, where am I going and what might I be up against.
Capacity is an important factor at times. The 18 shots does make me feel more secure.It's rare that there's only one bad guy, odds are in reality, you'll be faceing more than one bad guy.That said, the 9mm. is an efficiant round!
Practice is the key to shooting and placement is the solution, it really doesn't matter (9mm. -vs- .45) . Hit what you aim at. Practice , practice, and carry what you are most comfortable and proficiant with and you'll be fine.
I also carry an extra mag for each, one never knows !!

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would the 45 Colt 225 gr. Super-X® Silvertip® Hollow Point work for the Glock 36?
Wolf, the .45 Colt is a long revolver round. The Glock 36 is chambered for the (short) .45acp round. .45acp chambered semi-autos can not shoot the longer .45 Colt rounds. Most double action .45 Colt chambered revolvers can shoot .45acp rounds, with "Moon" clips, as needed.
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