9mm vs .40 s&w - Page 2
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    


Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Gear & Accessories > Ammunition & Reloading > 9mm vs .40 s&w

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-25-2011, 10:28 PM   #11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Saugus,California
Posts: 123
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jpattersonnh View Post
If you are not to far away, you can try a few of mine. 9x19, 10mm, .45acp
This is an offer you should NOT refuse.
And a damn nice offer!
__________________________________________________ ______

I am of the opinion you need to focus not on ballistics, but your accuracy.
If you can be X-ring consistently, you could stop anything with a head shot.
Because you might find a bad guy with a Bullet proof vest underneath.
Then your center of mass shooting won't stop the threat, merely knock it down.
Hense, be good enough to stop the threat.
So a cannon isn't going to save you if it misses. But a .22 to the brain most likely will.
My Step-son has a 9mm, a .40, and a .45ACP. He sez the .40 is a real accurate firearm.
I've shot his Taurus .45ACP and it is a wrist hurter. I guess you'd call it a sub-compact.
Where my 1911 Government Model is far more accurate for both of us.
I have a few firearms, not a mass. I'd rather be a good shot with a few, than a terrible shot with a hundred.


Sonnypie is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2011, 01:00 AM   #12
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jpattersonnh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South central,NH
Posts: 5,157
Liked 768 Times on 535 Posts
Likes Given: 830

Default

I went through the 92 series, they always end up w/ issues. The frames always get peened from recoil, always! Granted, I run them hard, but nothing else I've owned has had the issues the 92 series had. I prefer the Sig now. I've gone back to single stack handguns. 7 or 8 is more then enough in a good handgun.
A Military spec pistol w/ 124gr Ranger Nato spec ammo will penetrate clothing, and bring a big hurt. 135gr Expanding FMJ, or protected point HP's also really help in the PP catagory.


__________________
Freedom is not free. The best of us always leave too soon.
jpattersonnh is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2011, 01:07 AM   #13
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
sweeper22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 2,625
Liked 324 Times on 260 Posts
Likes Given: 49

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sonnypie View Post
I am of the opinion you need to focus not on ballistics, but your accuracy.
If you can be X-ring consistently, you could stop anything with a head shot.
Because you might find a bad guy with a Bullet proof vest underneath.
Then your center of mass shooting won't stop the threat, merely knock it down.
I'm not going to go so far as to call this bad advise, but let's keep something in mind here...those "X-rings" probably aren't moving and your pulse probably ain't pounding as you're shooting the center out of a sheet of paper.

But should you choose a caliber your shoot significantly better over one with impressive ballistics? Absolutely.
__________________
"The Future is Unwritten"

Last edited by sweeper22; 06-26-2011 at 01:10 AM.
sweeper22 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2011, 01:46 AM   #14
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 82
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sweeper22 View Post
Or you could kill two birds with one stone and look at an XDm40, with 16+1 capacity and a frame size/shape that's not so far off the Beretta. It is a little plasticky though.
And the other problem is....well it's a Springfield XD
vjf915 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2011, 02:30 AM   #15
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
WDbeej's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Akron,Ohio
Posts: 276
Liked 19 Times on 10 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sweeper22 View Post
I'm not going to go so far as to call this bad advise, but let's keep something in mind here...those "X-rings" probably aren't moving and your pulse probably ain't pounding as you're shooting the center out of a sheet of paper.

But should you choose a caliber your shoot significantly better over one with impressive ballistics? Absolutely.
You could then take those statements and add the fact that you are more likely to get that 'magic bullet' shot if you have more lead flying on a moving target. To clarify; you are more than twice as likely to get a head shot on a moving target if you have 17-18 chances, than if you have only 7-8 shots.

Of course, you could have a few more magazines with you. Even then, I'd rather have 51 chances with three magazines in my M&P9, than 21 chances with a 45. But that is me, I will probably need the thirty extra rounds.
WDbeej is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2011, 04:44 AM   #16
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 82
Default

Practice with what you carry, that's what is important. You could have 300 rounds, won't do you a damn bit of good if you can't hit your target. I would rather have one magazine in a gun I'm comfortable and familiar with.
vjf915 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2011, 02:00 PM   #17
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
clr8ter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: South Central NH
Posts: 4,015
Liked 1332 Times on 892 Posts
Likes Given: 857

Default

Quote:
If you are not to far away, you can try a few of mine. 9x19, 10mm, .45acp
Quote:
This is an offer you should NOT refuse.
And a damn nice offer!
Agreed. I'm always open to shooting something new. Never shot a 45. I have shot the other 2, not necessarily in the guns you have, though. I don't think I'm too far away. Maybe an hour or so. I also have 4th of July week off.
clr8ter is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2011, 04:22 PM   #18
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Saugus,California
Posts: 123
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sweeper22 View Post
I'm not going to go so far as to call this bad advise, but let's keep something in mind here...those "X-rings" probably aren't moving and your pulse probably ain't pounding as you're shooting the center out of a sheet of paper.

But should you choose a caliber your shoot significantly better over one with impressive ballistics? Absolutely.
Hello....
X ring is figuratively speaking. I'm trying VERY hard to be as PC as it seems I need to be.
My point is accuracy.
Personally I rarely shoot paper, even when sighting in, and I rarely shoot specific yardages. I do shoot random targets at varying distances. When I am satisfied I can hit what I aim at, I am confident.
Too many of you seem to read things in that simply are not there.
Accuracy is not "Spray and Pray" shooting. It is being able to call your shot routinely.
But, uh, whatever.
Sonnypie is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2011, 05:07 PM   #19
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
USMC-03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Missouri
Posts: 350
Liked 8 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I'm a big fan of ammo capacity; the 9mm gets my vote. I have guns in 9mm, .40, and .45...The 9mm is my favorite. I love the light recoil and ammo capacity I get with it. Get some good +p+ ammo and you're all set to deal with anything you need to.
__________________
"They're on our right, they're on our left, they're in front of us, they're behind us; they can't get away from us this time."
Chesty Puller, USMC, Chosin Reservoir, Korean War

"You cannot exaggerate about the Marines. They are convinced to the point of arrogance, that they are the most ferocious fighters on earth - and the amusing thing about it is that they are."
- Father Kevin Keaney, 1st MarDiv Chaplain, Korean War
USMC-03 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2011, 06:20 PM   #20
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
clr8ter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: South Central NH
Posts: 4,015
Liked 1332 Times on 892 Posts
Likes Given: 857

Default

Sorry, off topic question here....why does it say under some people's names, "Banned"? I would assume it to mean they've been kicked off, but I can't help notice sonnypie has posted twice with it under his name.....just curious....


clr8ter is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes




Newest Threads