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Old 09-09-2009, 07:11 PM   #11
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I dislike forum jumpers.

What was the response on the Firing Line by the way?

Why shoot the .45?

What do you care what I shoot?1?

Why have a rifle chambered in .50BMG when those rounds are $5/piece.

Why have more than one pistol?

Why study martial arts when a knife and a handgun will do you a lot better?

Why drive when walking/riding a bike is better for you?

Why eat 2400 calories a day when you can get by on 1600.

Who are you to judge?!

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Old 09-09-2009, 07:21 PM   #12
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Borrowed this pic from the thread on TFL, and it does show that a picture is worth a thousand words - this is why I like .45 ACP:

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Old 09-09-2009, 07:30 PM   #13
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Hmmmm Cane, now I have a question:

Who's tougher to bring down, crackheads or zombies?
Well, we have no Zombie Empirical Data I am afraid.

But, in the case of Black Hawk Down, in Mark Bowden's Excellent Book, it was stressed OVER and OVER again the indigenious personnel, who were high on kawt, where impossible to bring down with, small, fast moving, projectiles from both the AR-15's and the M9's.

Based on what I have seen and read, and that excellent picture above, it's a pretty easy choice to me.

Don't we have a firearm's trainer here, and isn't one of his MAIN RULES to train with WHAT YOU HAVE??

JD
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Old 09-09-2009, 07:32 PM   #14
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If you reload its not that expensive to shoot 45acp. If im not mistaken wasnt the 45 acp round developed during our war in the phillipines because the 38 cartridge did not have enough stopping power. I love shooting my rock Island 45 acp I feel like it would stop anybody even jason or mike myers.

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I shoot .45 ACP because J.M. Browning designed it for my 1911 pattern pistol. I just love total system engineered assemblies!

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If you want to shoot the 9 mike mike, buy a Browning High Power. Another outstanding system engineered assembly.

Please note; the visionary John Moses Browning felt it necessary to equip the Browning HP with extra rounds (almost twice) over the M1911.

I'm just sayin'.

And what do you shoot? I'm not interested.

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Hmmmm Cane, now I have a question:

Who's tougher to bring down, crackheads or zombies?

As for me, I'll continue to shoot the venerable .45 at them until it's proven that there's something better...
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One more, pretty much covers it:

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I chose a .45 (not a 1911) because i wanted to be launching the biggest chunk of lead my aging arms could handle to improve my chances of stopping whatever i was shooting at. I don't have a great understanding of ballistics, but i get the general idea that being hit by a big rock carries more force than being hit by a smaller rock if they are travelling at similar speeds. After some time together, i must admit that i am quite fond of the large lovin of a .45.

I was not aware of the ammo shortage/situation/cost and am currently considering other ways to get practice ammo and am finding other ways to satisfy my need for plinking fun.

Maybe when i'm old & have nothing better to do with my time, i'll learn to appreciate a pistol that can be fully customized functionally speaking like a 1911 pattern pistol. Until that time, i'll just have to shoot "off the rack".


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the box of 5000 bullets and the 6# of powder in my reloading room say 45acp is not going to be scarce for me for a long time.

I thought we all shoot the 45 because we have small wankers?



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Besides, the variations in the platform are each beautiful in their own way. The S&W got some enhancements this evening.

I guess since I have five 1911s, I must be making up for a lack of something - MONEY!

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