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Old 08-13-2009, 03:29 AM   #21
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If you research the difference between the .40 caliber and .45 caliber, you'll find out that the .40 caliber gives more energy transfer in the target. That means better stopping power and damage. The .45 caliber being a bigger bullet doesn't mean it's more powerful than the smaller .40 caliber bullet.

I have two flashlights. A surefire for my shotgun, and a Tacstar with my USP 9mm. I have those two for home defense.

I like the USP because it has good balance in my hands, and handles follow up shots very well.

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Shooting with one hand shouldn't be that bad. Just put the flashlight under your gun, and your gun resting over your wrist. If you have a surefire light with the light switch on the side, you'll be able to hold the pistol almost normal while having your light up to the gun. I used one of these Surefires when I went through VBSS training with the Navy. It works really well in CQB situations. The Surefires are great for blinding people, therefore possibly intimidating your enemy enough to potentially avoid having to shoot your gun in the first place.

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I'd sure love to know where you got your "facts" and how much the gumball machine was that held them! Was it a 25 cent 1? You're talking out your a$$.





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Now hold your horses. I'll get that link for you. Maybe I'm wrong. You can check for yourself. You also don't have to be so rude. You think using those dollar signs are going to disguise what you said?

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If you research the difference between the .40 caliber and .45 caliber, you'll find out that the .40 caliber gives more energy transfer in the target. That means better stopping power and damage. The .45 caliber being a bigger bullet doesn't mean it's more powerful than the smaller .40 caliber bullet.
SA - I have to concur with Cane and S.Bear on this one. The reason the .40S&W was developed was because members of the FBI Academy didn't have hands big enough to hold the .45 ACP chambered weapons.

Along comes Smith & Wesson with a novel idea that JUST HAPPENS to coincide with a new handgun line.

The .40 S&W is a good round. I carried it for years and never thought twice about it.

But, it definitely does not transfer more energy into the target than the original .45 ACP does.

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SA - I have to concur with Cane and S.Bear on this one. The reason the .40S&W was developed was because members of the FBI Academy didn't have hands big enough to hold the .45 ACP chambered weapons.

Along comes Smith & Wesson with a novel idea that JUST HAPPENS to coincide with a new handgun line.

The .40 S&W is a good round. I carried it for years and never thought twice about it.

But, it definitely does not transfer more energy into the target than the original .45 ACP does.

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In fact there is a posting,might be on here showing the 9mm,.40,and the 45 and expanding characteristics in ballistic jell, when you look at the three together, the 45 is definitely the best of the 3.

But really, before that, I was partial to the 45, mainly I have actually seen what they are capable of doint to the human body when there is good placement. That is why I am partial to the 45 and the 308. But that is just my opinion.

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The thing is, is that the .40 and .45 are so close together on energy transfer and what Layton points out. I apologize if I was so sure of stating the .40 caliber's performance over the 45 caliber. I am personally researching this on the internet to determine the differences between the .40 and .45

Some people claim that the .40 caliber has a higher success rate on the hollowpoints, and more times of not failing. That could just be publicity, or from Law Enforcement cops that have used and sworn by the .40 caliber a long time.

What's everyone else think? I know this isn't up to topic with this current forum, but this is interesting (maybe we should start a new forum about these two rounds?).

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Wow, this got of topic while I was on vacation...

Now, back on topic. So, part of my vacation is a 5 day cruise off the coast of Mexico. Of course, for "security" reasons, you aren't allowed to bring firearms on board the ship. Security is something of a joke, as the guards don't carry guns themselves. They probably use kind words, drinks, and good food to try and deter would be violent attackers to back off. Not much comfort to me when I'm below deck sleeping...

I really, really missed having my Glock 23 by my bedside. Now that I'm back home, I feel much safer having both a firearm and a new tactical flashlight near me.

Which reminds me, I had the opportunity to shoot a real Colt Government Model 1911 while on vacation. Wow, just wow. I had never fired a 1911 style pistol before then. I now want to get a Taurus 1911 (as they're only $600) for my bedside pistol).

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Wow, this got of topic while I was on vacation...

Now, back on topic. So, part of my vacation is a 5 day cruise off the coast of Mexico. Of course, for "security" reasons, you aren't allowed to bring firearms on board the ship. Security is something of a joke, as the guards don't carry guns themselves. They probably use kind words, drinks, and good food to try and deter would be violent attackers to back off. Not much comfort to me when I'm below deck sleeping...

I really, really missed having my Glock 23 by my bedside. Now that I'm back home, I feel much safer having both a firearm and a new tactical flashlight near me.

Which reminds me, I had the opportunity to shoot a real Colt Government Model 1911 while on vacation. Wow, just wow. I had never fired a 1911 style pistol before then. I now want to get a Taurus 1911 (as they're only $600) for my bedside pistol).


Welcome home and as far as 1911's go................


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