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Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by Alliance50, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. It seems almost more then anything when it comes to a carry weapon other then shot placement and such most seem to be concerned about capacity.
    So I have a simple question What would you rather have on your side for carry 14 rds of 45 acp or 14 rds of 40 S&W.

    Now I'm not looking for what ever you shoot best or what I like I already carry what I carry for 30 + yrs I'm just asking.
  2. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

    Jun 14, 2002
    Could care less. Either will get the job done. I generally carry a glock 23C or a full size 1911. 14+15 .40 versus 8+8 .45. Either is fine.

  3. warriorking


    Dec 1, 2012
    :wavey: Same here, I have a glock 23 which at present is a 40, I can easily change barrels to handle 357 or 9mm...All will get the job done.....
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2013
  4. RyanNREMTP

    RyanNREMTP Inactive/Banned

    Jun 16, 2007
    Waco, Texas
    Whatever you shoot best with.

    Sent from my Federation issued communicator.
  5. RussP

    RussP Moderator

    Jan 23, 2003
    Central Virginia
  6. In the start of my thread I asked to not bring the (what ever you shoot best into it) but thanks for replying.
  7. redbaron007

    redbaron007 Some Dude Lifetime Member

    Jan 26, 2009
    To answer your direct question above, I would take the 40 S/W. Smaller frame and easier to conceal carry. This is just my humble $.02.

    However, I wouldn't carry either. I agree with the subsequent comment by Ryan and RussP. Whatever you shoot the best should be what you are carrying. :tongueout:


  8. RussP

    RussP Moderator

    Jan 23, 2003
    Central Virginia
    If you want a caliber discussion, the effectiveness of one caliber versus another, Caliber Corner would be the appropriate forum.

    Are you asking if the preference would be a 1911 or a G36 with a reload versus a .40 with a 14 round mag?

    Or is it a G21 versus a G22?
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  9. happyguy

    happyguy Man, I'm Pretty

    None of the above.

    Give me 15 rds of 9mm and I'm good.

    Between the two offered I would go with the 40 because I can get it in a Glock and a 40 1911 might be problematic.

    Comrade Happyguy :)
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2013
  10. I'm not asking about any particular gun nor am I asking for a cal discussion or war.

    Simply asking in regard to ammo capacity if in two different guns they both held 13+1 which one would YOU rather have if one in 40 and the other in 45.

    As I stated before I have been carrying and shooting what I like for 30+ yrs it's not about what I shoot best lets say you them the same.
    Just stop some confusion I carry a sig P220 8+1 or a g21 13+1 or my fav would be a 1911 Pro Springfield 8+1.:tongueout::wavey:
  11. IndyGunFreak


    Jan 26, 2001
    What they said.
  12. IndyGunFreak


    Jan 26, 2001
    OK.. How is this not a caliber "discussion"?

  13. OK I'll try to explain. Lets use a stated heard frequently.

    I carry this g23 because I can carry 13+1 rds onboard.

    Well if you have two guns in different calibers that carry 13+1 on board like say the g21 then going by the above statement
    Why did you pick the 23. I hope that makes sense to you. In other words it's not the cal that made this guys decision it's the capacity.

    Otherwise :dunno:
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2013
  14. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

    Apr 4, 2006
    All thing being equal: Assuming I can shoot each caliber and pistol for that caliber, very well, and the carry is similar, I go for the largest caliber. big holes are better than smaller ones.

    I know their is not much difference in diameter between the two, but this is how I would make my choice within these constraints.

    That said: I actually carry the highest energy round I can shoot well, a .357 Magnum in four inch barrel..
  15. IndyGunFreak


    Jan 26, 2001
    No it doesn't make sense. In your first post you stated:

    If that's not a caliber discussion, I don't know what is.
  16. OK great you win have it your way it's all about cal.:wavey:

    OK now if it's about caliber for you you a glock 21 13+1 rds and a Glock 23 13+1 rds which one do you choose to carry and why? You shoot them equal and the size and weight really is not to much different. I have carried both of these for many many yrs and they both conceal well. Pick one

    BTW how do you like being a correction officer? I did that for about 10 yrs and then went county to sheriff and became use of force instructor and ppct trainer and then field training officer.
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2013
  17. dosei


    Mar 22, 2005
    Upstate SC
    You're asking a nonsence question. They can't be the same size and weight yet carry the same number of rounds when the calibers are so different. The grip on the 45 would have to be fatter or longer to carry the same number of rounds as the 40. You're asking a question that has no answer because the described situation is IMPOSSIBLE. You keep on asking questions that are impossible nonsence.

    I carry a 45. I don't like the 40 at all. Too high a pressure round, too hard on the gun. I've shot several 40's and none of them were as easy to shoot as the same handgun platform in 9 or 45. I've found that 9 is very easy to shoot, followed by 45 and then 40. If capacity was a major issue for me, I'd carry a 9.
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2013
  18. BADOS


    Oct 4, 2012
    Easy answer! The Glock 27 with my 15 round magazine and 15 round backup. I remember my Boy Scout days..."BE PREPARED!!"
  19. First of all I did not say they were the same size I said they were close and the weight difference is only about 6 oz's when loaded I know guns, I trained people how to use them for 35 yrs so try and make me look stupid, maybe you should read what I say not what you read into it.
    There is no reason to make a simple thread difficult.
    If the thread is to hard to understand don't get into it.
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2013
  20. Why the hell is it that glock talk is the only forum I belong to that some need to find things wrong or add to threads rather then just seeing thing as they are.

    Tell me I don't make sense I wasn't hired to train people in the use of fire arms because I didn't make sense or know what I was doing!
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2013