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9mm or super 38

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by productionguy, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. productionguy

    productionguy what a move!!!!

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    brothers please help,which one is better now,my friend wants to make an open race gun,he is still thinking if the old fashioned super 38 or the new 2011 style 9mm race gun is better?anybody here already using 2011 9mm race gun?he prefer sps receiver,please help.thanks in advance.....
     
  2. isuzu

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    My brother said that it is cheaper to get the 9mm in open, PROVIDED you have the proper components to load major 9.
     


  3. productionguy

    productionguy what a move!!!!

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    sir isuzu...
    do u think the shell of 9mm ammo can withstand the high pressure load?we will build it with 1911 slide and sps receiver,
     
  4. isuzu

    isuzu

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    When my brothers brought me to the State Match in Kentucky in 2004, I saw a couple of shooters with 9mm open guns. Since the power factor for major has been reduced, you won't have any problems as long as you have the right components to load major nine.
     
  5. isuzu

    isuzu

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    No problem! You might want to check several reloading data provided by powder manufacturers and check what materials are available locally.;)
     
  6. Eye Cutter

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    sa US kasi, mura talaga ang 9mm shells. Mahal din ang .38super brass! tapos, madami competitions doon are lost brass matches. hindi na pinupulot mga basyo.

    you will need heavy heads for major 9mm. the quality of our locally casted heads is not that good.

    i don't know if locally available 9mm shells can withstand repeated reloading of 160++ pf! +p shells are hard to come by.

    ang konti ng choices ng powders dito sa atin suitable for major9.

    dito sa pinas, mas madali kung .38super pa rin ang gagamitin mo sa open gun.
     
  7. rhino465

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    In addition to the issues with brass, I think you'd be better off with .38 super because it's a lot easier to build a reliable gun in that caliber, or one of similar length like 9x23, .38 super comp, .38TJ, etc.
     
  8. productionguy

    productionguy what a move!!!!

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    thanks sir eye cutter and sir rhino465,will discuss it with my friend,
     
  9. bulm540

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    My brother is using 124 grains in his limcat 9 major. The 9 is a little bit more violent than the super. I agree, the .38 super is less finicky compared to the 9mm. Be sure if you go to a nine, get teh SV mags or get the steel spacers for the .38 super. Once fired MM brass here is 29.00 dollars / thousand. The advantage there is ou ahve pulot boys, Dito wala.
     
  10. productionguy

    productionguy what a move!!!!

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    thanks sir bulm540,and thanks guys for the advise,we decided already to use super 38 na lang,atlist we will not expereince the trial and error atage of using the 9mm,thanks guys,
    ot:anybody selling parts brand new that they dont need anymore please free to text or call me,we need parts for the open gun,basta ok at mas mura kesa sa store baka mabili namin,thanks again.0915-2187777