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Old 03-08-2008, 01:26 AM   #1
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Which is actually best? I own both but just recently bought the 45. I saw somewhere the 40 was actually a better one shot one kill round.

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Old 03-09-2008, 04:30 AM   #2
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I wouldn't want to get shot by either, but I think alot depends on the ammo you are using. I think the 40 is a little faster, but the 45 hits a little harder. Seems there is a bigger variation of rounds available for the 40, and it's a little cheaper to shoot. If you were comparing FMJ to FMJ I think the 45 would be more lethal.

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Thanks Marko

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That's like asking whether you'd rather be hit by Mike Tyson or Muhammed Ali! Both great choices for personal defense. Have no fear with either!

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Which is actually best? I own both but just recently bought the 45. I saw somewhere the 40 was actually a better one shot one kill round.
Comes down to this; bigger hole with more penatration = better stopping power. This said, both my .40 and .45's are devistating.
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I like the 45 because it is slower and bigger. That assures me of a better chance of not overpenetrating, and with kids in the house this is a big deal.

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I've actually sold off my .40s and now just have 9mm and .45 in semi autos. My logic was 9mm is cheaper than .40 and .45 makes bigger holes...

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I like the 45 because it is slower and bigger. That assures me of a better chance of not overpenetrating, and with kids in the house this is a big deal.
Very wise thinking. Makes me wonder why the .500 mags are so popular.
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With all other things being equal-bullet/velocity/energy,the .45 will perform better due to larger frontal area.

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I have a bit of a delema on which XD to buy. I love .45's but I have been looking at the XDM 40 for quite some time. I know as soon as I get the .40xdm they are going to come out with a 4" barrel, XDM .45. Both feel good in the hand and there are 13 of those phatty's in the mag. Plus I have a 1911 .45 and a million spend rounds. I just can't make up my mind. The XDM fits better in my hand but I love .45's. What about reloads in XD's? That would make a difference. I have a 33 glock (357 sig). That thing cannot have any reloads at all. I don't believe most or all glocks cannot either. Please aid in my decision.

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