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Old 01-14-2011, 04:45 PM   #21
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the g30 may be one of the best ccw you can own.

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Old 01-18-2011, 11:31 PM   #22
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The Generation 4 Model 22, has slimmer grip and a double slide recoil spring that is supposed to tame down the 40s. I have one of each type from Gen 3 to the present. I also have a 1911 that I thought was the ultimate, until I started using the Glock for duty and carry. Choice goes to the Glock in the 40 S&W, that I think does everything the 45 ACP does in that bullet weight as well or better depending on the bullets used.

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Old 01-21-2011, 12:39 AM   #23
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No argument--the .40 has an unpleasant recoil, don't like it. The .45 is much more controllable. Carry either the G36 or the G19 (with +P+ Ranger's) I'd love to carry the G30 but my hands are just too small to get a proper grip--so I guess I'll just have to aim better

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Are you guys aware this thread is from 2007?

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2007?

I guess if it was bread, I'd throw it out!

IMO, a large part of 40/45 debate stems from 9mm users

going to a larger caliber.

I know if I'm going to step down from 45ACP, I want to go right to

9mm, for the additional rounds. And penetration. And control. And accuracy...

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OMG 2007 Zombie thread!! DIEEE DIE!!!!
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Should a new thread be started to discuss the topic?
I don't see a problem, it's not like the earlier info is that dated. Heck a 40 S&W vs. 45 ACP argument can go on for four years anyway. Just like 40 S&W vs. 9mm!

Now necroposting in an obsolete thread or a which gun should I buy thread, yeah I can see a problem. But not the case here.
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I have a 40 and several 45s. I rarely shoot my 40. I just don't enjoy it. I can shoot 45 in any one that I own and just make one big hole at 15 yards. Not so with my 40. I also have to remove my wedding ring to shoot my 40.
Just not pleasant.



Yes I know this is an old thread. But I just couldn't resist adding my 2 cents.

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heh, return of the living dead post..


From now on I resolve to answer every "Which calibre is best post" with "22LR hands down. Nothing beats the 22LR. .45 is not fit to carry 22LR's underpants. .40 wishes it could work out and be 22LR. .357 Magnum dreams of one day winning the lottery and living next to 22LR. .380ACP tells everyone that it knew 22LR when it was just a kid. 9MM went to super elite tactical fighter school and still wasn't worthy of sweeping up 22LRs spent casings. .223 thinks it looks like 22LR, but it doesn't really.

22LR doesn't sleep. It waits."

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No argument--the .40 has an unpleasant recoil, don't like it. The .45 is much more controllable. Carry either the G36 or the G19 (with +P+ Ranger's) I'd love to carry the G30 but my hands are just too small to get a proper grip--so I guess I'll just have to aim better
I have to disagree with you that the .45 is more controllable than a .40. I can draw and fire a controlled pair (known as a "double tap" to some) to the center mass followed by a round to the head at 25' with either my G-22 or G-23 just as fast as I can with my 1911 .45...between 1.7 - 2.1 seconds from a concealed holster depending on what kind of day I'm having.

A lot of it has to do with individual taste and mindset as well as on the pistol itself. For example, an alloy frame pistol will have more felt recoil with warm-hot ammo than a steel frame or polymer frame pistol will in my experience. I've had G-17s and G-19s in the past, but soon traded them off for the Gen 3 Glock 22 & 23 I'm carrying now.
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