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Old 08-26-2012, 03:56 PM   #11
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Carry the biggest baddest boomer you can carry EVERY DAY. No matter
what the weather is, no matter how you are dressed, no matter what you
are doing. First rule of a gun fight----have a gun.

Doesn't matter if it's a NAA .22 or a Desert Eagle, pick ONE and practice
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right front pants pocket. It's there right now, as I sit here having a
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I'm not saying that's the ONLY gun I might carry. In the winter a G17
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This is what i carry "everyday", all year round

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If it doesn't then why are the Marines switching back to the .45? ;-) I reference the stopping power because if a gun fight no one knows how they will perform in that type of stress so I guarantee if you were shooting at someone and hit them in the thigh a .45 will have a greater chance of making them fall to the ground compared to a 9mm. I'm not saying they won't fall but the .45 packs more punch.

I don't know why the Marines are moving to .45 maybe they have fallen for the .45 myth. All i do know is they are the only force army or police world wide that are moving to .45 maybe they know something the rest of us don't.
Why do you think someone hit in the thigh with a .45 is more likely to go down than someone hit with a 9mm. ?
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I recently saw an episode of a tv show, which featured former Army SF, and SF instructors. The subject of the show was their personal preferences where every day carry was concerned. Without exception, they carried 9mm.

I would think if "stopping power" was an issue with 9mm, these professional gunfighters would stay as FAR AWAY from the caliber as possible.

Just my .02

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I recently saw an episode of a tv show, which featured former Army SF, and SF instructors. The subject of the show was their personal preferences where every day carry was concerned. Without exception, they carried 9mm. . . . . . . .
I think probably those guys could hit what they aim at. Maybe not so much the rank & file, I'm guessing.
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I think probably those guys could hit what they aim at. Maybe not so much the rank & file, I'm guessing.
True, but that's hardly the "fault" of the caliber.
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Caliber arguments are fun!
Although I'd argue capacity over caliber.
If you need more than 2 shots, you need more practice. Spend more time at the range.
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If you need more than 2 shots, you need more practice. Spend more time at the range.

You are joking i hope. If you can guarantee to hit never mind stop someone with two shots. When rounds are coming back at you i think you are kidding your self.
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The military uses hardball so there is no expansion. The bigger heavier 45 will outperform the 9mm under those circumstances. JHP ammo changes the rules. Most 9mm loads are 115g and 124g however the FBI went to 147g while testing for a new cartridge. They went to the 10 mm and had to scale back to the 40 S&W after the majority of their agents were not capable of handling the full power 10mm. The newest loads have taken the 9mm up another notch.
Carry what you can control the best. Remember a lot of carry guns are light weight and a light 45 is not that easy to control.

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