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Old 05-24-2007, 05:01 PM   #1
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Default 9mm vs .40 vs .45

Overall what is your most prefered caliber of those?

Talking about a general overall look such as cost, power, availability, accuracy, etc.

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Old 05-24-2007, 06:25 PM   #2
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Most Law Enforcement Agencies have migrated from 9mm to 40S&W for better results in "Stopping Power".

45acp is still the bench mark round to which everything is compared to for energy and stopping power.

9mm with CCI 124 grain Gold Dots are proven self defense ammo.

It really depends on what you want to do. Actually hitting the target is #1 in self defense....at very close distance.

Accuracy = trigger time on the range so you develope muscle memory.

Like Clint Smith says...If you brought a pistol to a gun fight, you didn't plan well !

Hope that helps !

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Old 05-25-2007, 01:23 AM   #3
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Default (MM VS 40 VS 45ACP, any Phased Plasma rifles in the 40 Milliwatt range?

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RON L here = SERESURPLUS



I always Love to Wade into this sort of thread with what works and what doesn't, but thier is one way to stop the maddness quick? WHAT WORKED or WORKS FOR YOU?


I have Liked, carried and Used the 9MM, and the 45ACP for years, works well in all my 1911'a1s, my BHP and clones, does that mean that 40 is a no go? Absoultly not! I just don't use it? I never saw it's need with 9MM and 45ACP already in my use? I will agree with DGunsmith on the cost and use of 9MM, these days of rising costs, nice to have a caliber you can affoard to shoot? LOL I do like my 45ACP, I do and Have re-loaded to just keep that affoardable?> 40, Once the Police turn in Glutt is gone and the ammo is not as cost effective, I think we will see 40 S & W go the way of the 41 action express, the 41 magnum? Dad Loved the 41 Magnum, was paying $23 a box of 50 shells in 1976? Just my opinion, I've been wrong before, but not often???? LOL Time will tell and till then, I'll use and go with that which I have tried and tested? Never hurts to play a bit?

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