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Re: 9mm v .45 finally settled.
« Reply #20 on: July 09, 2014, 03:36:40 PM »
interesting so how does the 40 compare to the 9 with recoil when using the same model gun?

the 9mm purrs and the 40 barks..

to expand on the 10mm-.40 talk.

10mm cases are longer. hence the 40 short and weak name in the .40 S&W

both are loaded with a .401 projectile though. same bullet. different case and powder measures

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Re: 9mm v .45 finally settled.
« Reply #21 on: July 09, 2014, 03:49:28 PM »
Typically snappier.  The 9mm is usually softer shooting because you are shooting a lighter bullet using less charge.  But so is the .45 ACP (softer shooting, due to a number of factors).  The trade-off is that a single stack .45 holds less rounds, and a double-stack .45 is large.

OTOH, a lot of .380 Autos are snappy, too.  A lot has to do with the weight and size of the gun.  Polymer guns with abbreviated grip sizes and barrel lengths suffer from this in general.
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Re: 9mm v .45 finally settled.
« Reply #22 on: July 09, 2014, 04:30:47 PM »
Typically snappier.  The 9mm is usually softer shooting because you are shooting a lighter bullet using less charge.  But so is the .45 ACP (softer shooting, due to a number of factors).  The trade-off is that a single stack .45 holds less rounds, and a double-stack .45 is large.

OTOH, a lot of .380 Autos are snappy, too.  A lot has to do with the weight and size of the gun.  Polymer guns with abbreviated grip sizes and barrel lengths suffer from this in general.

SD 40 with a 4 inch barrel jumps like a kangaroo when shooting. i made a few mods to mine to help tame the recoil. i also enjoy my 14+1 capacity and conceal-ability of the 4 inch barrel firearm

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Re: 9mm v .45 finally settled.
« Reply #23 on: July 09, 2014, 05:02:42 PM »
Supposedly 80% of the police agencies use .40 S&W.

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Re: 9mm v .45 finally settled.
« Reply #24 on: July 09, 2014, 06:42:40 PM »
I see.

ill stick with 9mm.

some guy did a study on shot statistics from the police and determined 40 to be the best. But from what i read, a review of his studies showed that he chose select data that supported his personal opinion, and if you look at it non bias like, .380 up to 45 all have the same leatheality. 80% 1 shot, 90% two shots.

its all about shot placement. a .22 in the heart will out kill a .50 in the leg, or a .45 in the chest not hitting organs.

surgeons actually, hate working on someone shot with a .22. it hits bone and bounces around doing damage everywhere, whereas larger rounds make one clean channel.

or so i'v read/been told

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Re: 9mm v .45 finally settled.
« Reply #25 on: July 09, 2014, 07:13:22 PM »
I would disagree on the .380.  It is a notoriously underpenetrating round.

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Re: 9mm v .45 finally settled.
« Reply #26 on: July 09, 2014, 07:39:44 PM »
I shot some 'hot 40's' after shooting some nuclear loads in 10mm. The 40 made me chuckle...
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Re: 9mm v .45 finally settled.
« Reply #27 on: July 10, 2014, 08:06:08 AM »
I would disagree on the .380.  It is a notoriously underpenetrating round.

yeah .380 has been known to not make it through thick winter clothing. for that reason my BUG is no longer a .380 and i carry a sig p250 compact in 9mm as a backup

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Re: 9mm v .45 finally settled.
« Reply #28 on: July 10, 2014, 11:28:27 AM »
.380 to 9mm would only really mean a slightly smaller handle in width, which would make it harder for dudes with bigger hands to hold the handle.

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Re: 9mm v .45 finally settled.
« Reply #29 on: July 10, 2014, 04:51:28 PM »
Yeah, I know all about shooting NUCLEAR LOADS.....aaaa-OOOOOOOO!!!!!!  ^5 anyone?...  anyone?.....   :-X

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Re: 9mm v .45 finally settled.
« Reply #30 on: July 11, 2014, 08:51:41 AM »
.40 sucks

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Re: 9mm v .45 finally settled.
« Reply #31 on: July 11, 2014, 10:16:41 AM »
.40 sucks

.40 is a good round... probably the most common CC caliber as you can get adequate firepower with a smaller framed pistol. my LGS sells more m&P 40's than 9's same with the SD series and other makers of firearms. he said .40 is his best selling caliber.

saying .40 sucks is suggestive and a matter of personal opinion not backed up by facts. find me some documentation stating ".40 sucks" to back you opinion and i may change mine :)

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Re: 9mm v .45 finally settled.
« Reply #32 on: July 11, 2014, 10:36:18 AM »
.40 $19.99 a box
9 $16.99 a box

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Re: 9mm v .45 finally settled.
« Reply #33 on: July 11, 2014, 11:12:34 AM »
.40 $19.99 a box
9 $16.99 a box

price? i was thinking you would throw some kind of stat like the amount LEO's who carry 9 vs 40. or say the 9mm is more powerful with higher FPS. honestly what i pay for .40 reloads is the same as what i pay for 9mm reloads from my reloader. so that price difference doesnt affect me.

now when it comes to ballistic testing...


that speaks for itself

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Re: 9mm v .45 finally settled.
« Reply #34 on: July 11, 2014, 11:33:12 AM »
That 135 grain sucks? :p

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9mm v .45 finally settled.
« Reply #35 on: July 11, 2014, 11:45:26 AM »

price? i was thinking you would throw some kind of stat like the amount LEO's who carry 9 vs 40. or say the 9mm is more powerful with higher FPS. honestly what i pay for .40 reloads is the same as what i pay for 9mm reloads from my reloader. so that price difference doesnt affect me.

now when it comes to ballistic testing...


that speaks for itself

The .40 135 is the only one that under-penetrates?
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Re: 9mm v .45 finally settled.
« Reply #36 on: July 11, 2014, 12:29:32 PM »
The .40 135 is the only one that under-penetrates?

it would appear so. i carry 180 gr win ranger Tseries.

i shoot 165 gr reloads as well as 180 gr reloads. never shot a 135 gr.

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Re: 9mm v .45 finally settled.
« Reply #37 on: July 11, 2014, 12:35:02 PM »
See. Told ya .40 sucks

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Re: 9mm v .45 finally settled.
« Reply #38 on: July 11, 2014, 12:42:31 PM »
no, 180 gr leave a larger wound cavity and penetrates just as well as 9mm 147 gr. why leave a shot glass sized hole in someone when you can leave a beer glass sized hole in them?>

my mom loves her 9mm's but then again she cant handle the recoil of a .40 or .45

girly man loves 9mm :) real men use 40 or 45


we could turn this into a pissing match. but i don't think that's necessary. once it hits the ammo dump we are free game for pat and im scared of him
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Re: 9mm v .45 finally settled.
« Reply #39 on: July 11, 2014, 01:14:34 PM »
Your proportions are of

I don't want a peeing match. Mine is a little short and I don't want to be embarrassed