9mm, 40s&w,45acp? Is there really a best?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by GY6, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. GY6

    GY6 New Member

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    So I have my favorites...but they are situation based.
    -45acp for Home Defense/ Concealed Carry
    -40s&w for Concealed Carry
    -9mm for target practice

    What do you choose? and why?
    I personally dont think there is a BEST CHOICE...I think it is strictly based on what a SHOOTER IS ACCURATE with, because when the SHTF, its all about Shot Placement!

    -GY6 @ www.youtube.com/GY6vids
     

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  2. Ranger-6

    Ranger-6 New Member

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    I have all the pistol calibers. I choose the one I shoot the best, and I shoot the Phoenix HP22 best of all.
     

  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Here we go again! How many times does this topic need to be thrashed about.

    In the future please check the existing threads as this topic has been debated to death.
     
  4. Ranger-6

    Ranger-6 New Member

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    And here I was thinking this was a social forum rather than a library.
     
  5. Clem

    Clem New Member

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    You left one out: .357 SIG. Call it a 9mm on steroids. It seems to be developing a following among cops because of the way it puts bad guys down hard.
     
  6. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    The search function is your friend.

    Why Rob Pincus now prefers the 9mm over .40 S&W for self defense



    Why do I like the 9mm for EDC?

    Two words, "Mozambique Drill"! [​IMG]

    [​IMG]





    Why do I like the .45 ACP for EDC?

    Big Holes mean More Leaks Out!

    Drop the Blood Pressure,
    Drop the Target!



    Why do I like the 40 Slow & Weak (10mm Lite) for EDC?

    I don't. ​
     
  7. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    I think bottle neck pistol ammo is just silly.

    I find the likes of the .45 GAP (2003) and the 357 Sig (1994) to be nothing more than expensive Designer Ammo.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. gollygee

    gollygee New Member

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    I wish I had a dollar for every thread I've read on this subject. But, it's never boring 'cause there is always someone like cane brake to come along & add something interesting to the conversation. :)
     
  9. GY6

    GY6 New Member

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    WOW a 22LR. yeah that is one accurate round. Not my choice at all...but interesting to know.
     
  10. GY6

    GY6 New Member

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    WOW!!!! Last time I checked this was a FIREARMS TALK FORUM! I enjoy being on here and talking to other like minded individuals. IF EVERYBODY talked about totally original ideas and never brought up a similar topic, all we would have on here is replies that said "SEARCH FOR EXISTING THREADS".
    I personally enjoy starting a conversation with GOOD GUN OWNERS. I dont care if it was brought up before, I want to talk about it, so I posted it! MAN WAY TO BE THE LITTLE BLACK STORM CLOUD...I actually enjoy hearing peoples perspectives and reasoning. I sorry that you dont
     
  11. GY6

    GY6 New Member

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    MUahahahahhahahahahah EXACTLY!!!! I just said the same thing.
    If we werent aloud to post topics that have already been talked about, THERE WOULD BE NO NEW THREADS LOLOL
     
  12. GY6

    GY6 New Member

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    OH GOOD CALL....I totally forgot about that round. Im not to familiar with it, I'll have to look into its history a little more. I know its a great round though. Thanks for the reply
     
  13. GY6

    GY6 New Member

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    I realize the search is a great tool...but I just like to talk with people and get their opinions. Make for GOOD CONVERSATION=) Thanks for your info and opinion!
     
  14. knfxda

    knfxda New Member

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    Short answer: No.

    Long answer: It depends.
     
  15. knfxda

    knfxda New Member

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    Oh, and to answer your ? on which and why...

    .45 = would carry, but don't.

    .40 = bad mix. Too much muzzle flip.

    9mm = just right. For me it's the best compromise between caliber, capacity, and controlability.
     
  16. knfxda

    knfxda New Member

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    Oh, and you should actually thank Cane. He answered your question, provided some insight and rationale, and gave you a link to some good information.
     
  17. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    For me? Its the .45acp

    Its been making peoples blood pressure drop to zero faster for 100 years now
     
  18. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg New Member

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    I too share your opinion when it comes to being scolded over starting a conversation which has already been discussed. I really don't see the harm in it.
     
  19. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    That would be me, THE LITTLE BLACK STORM CLOUD. I'm sorry you don't like the answer I gave, but the topic has been thrashed about so many times and it never really goes anywhere.

    But since you insist on it, I will interject my opinion. My caliber of choice is 10mm. Not the FBI Lite variety. I like power and range. 100 yards is not a difficult shot when you start off with 175 grains at 1250fps.

    I have a 40 for off duty simply because it is concealable and powerful enough. I do not feel undergunned with a good 9mm (124 gr Gold Dot +P).
     
  20. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i'm with Robo and Cane, this debate over 9mm vs. 40 S-W vs. 45 acp has been beat to death. all that happens is everyone gets their feathers ruffled, starts big arguments over what is better and why. simply put, carry the biggest caliber you can shoot accurately, period. there is not better than another, because there are too many variables to consider. i own many different pistols in many different calibers, and i carry different ones at different times, and i never feel intimidated or outgunned! this horse has been beat to death, too many times.