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40 or 45acp

Discussion in 'GATE Self-Defense Forum' started by mc24, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. mc24


    Jan 30, 2011
    Hey Mas,
    Which of these two calibers would you choose for a home defense weapon. Looking at getting one of these two in a Glock. Also, would you go with the 3rd or 4th gen model. Thanks for any help.

  2. Mas Ayoob

    Mas Ayoob KoolAidAntidote Moderator

    Nov 6, 2005
    I'd be comfortable with either one. With a home defense weapon, remember it's a "pool weapon" that might be used by others in the household. If that's the case in your situation, you & they want to find what works best for the least capable shooter.

    In .40, I'm comfortable with either 3rd or 4th Generation. In .45, the Gen4 G37 is quite nice -- Florida Highway Patrol is delighted with theirs -- and the Gen4 G21 feels great but I haven't shot it yet.