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Old 08-27-2012, 02:43 PM   #51
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45 gap, 45 acp, 9x19, and obviously 357 mag. Howd i do?
Do they even still make .45gap? ive only known one person that had one and that was when they first came out. He didnt like it and got rid of it, i havent heard much about them since.
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Do they even still make .45gap? ive only known one person that had one and that was when they first came out. He didnt like it and got rid of it, i havent heard much about them since.
I dont think they are in mass production anymore. You can reload em. Some one please correct me if im wrong.
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45 gap, 45 acp, 9x19, and obviously 357 mag. Howd i do?
I had the answer there:

9mm 147 gr SXT, .45 ACP 230gr SXT, . 45 ACP 230 gr Silver tip, 9mm 147gr Silvertip, and .357mag 180gr Black Talon.
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Oh and for the bigger hole crowd. Tell me which of these bullets are .45 caliber and which are 9mm.

Strong hand, weak hand, both hands & both eyes open, both hands & dominate eye only, both eyes & modified Weaver. How'd I do?
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This is an interesting article put together by a guy who works for a police department in Ohio. He collected a lot of data on shooting and the results may surprise you or confuse you. The article title is "an alternate view....."

http://www.buckeyefirearms.org/handgun-stopping-power

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It is an interesting article, JW. For those of you who don't want to take the time to read it, here's a copy/paste of the author's conclusion:

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The results I got from the study lead me to believe that there really isn't that much difference between most defensive handgun rounds and calibers. None is a death ray, but most work adequately...even the lowly .22s. I've stopped worrying about trying to find the "ultimate" bullet. There isn't one. And I've stopped feeling the need to strap on my .45 every time I leave the house out of fear that my 9mm doesn't have enough "stopping power." Folks, carry what you want. Caliber really isn't all that important.
Quite a bit is left out of the author's final conclusion in my copy/paste. Basically, what he found was it takes two torso hits from ANY handgun caliber to stop an attacker. And the faster the follow-up shot the better.

Great find, JW.
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Here's another interesting read:
Why Gabe Suarez Carries a 9mm

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When talking carry guns, especially of the smaller variety, caliber is very important because it will affect number of rounds you can carry, speed of follow-up shots, absolute smallest the gun can be.

Full-size guns, though, can be any caliber you prefer. No need to argue with someone about that...

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my belief is that shot placement is most important factor, reasoning is, irregardless of what you carry and shoot, if you can't hit your target, it really doesn't matter if it's a 22lr or a 44 Magnum. irregardless of what caliber you decide on, making sure the firearm performs reliabily is what concerns me next. a gun that functions well with the ammo chosen is better than ammo that won't feed properly.

and how do we know all this? we shoot our pistols on a regular basis with different types of ammo that we feel suits our needs. many people go and buy a pistol for carry, shoot it a few times and call it done. wrong. IMO, a person should practice on a regular basis, say at least once a month. shooting skills are just like any other skill, because if not used on regular basis, we tend to get rusty. i also believe that any pistol that is carried, should be practiced with on a regular basis. some people have a few or several different pistols, depending on their clothing, weather or activities when carrying. they may practice with one that is used or carried the most, and may neglect the others.

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