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Sheriff's Dept switches from 45 GAP to 9mm

Discussion in 'The Bull Dawgs Club' started by parados, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. diamondd2

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    Same old story. Then the 45 gap failed, so they switched to 40, then that failed once, then we moved to the 45acp and it didn't work once, so on and so forth.

    The 9mm works just about everyday in NYC.
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2012
  2. fasteddie565

    fasteddie565 Combat Diver

    I didn't miss the point at all. My point is politicians tout saving money on efforts like this, yet waste tax dollars on BS expenses. That was my point. Prestigious law enforcement agency? Now try and tell me that anything with a title like that is not rife with subjective opinions and manufacturer "input".


    Deye76 makes my point.

    A cop that wants to stay proficient will do so, regardless of the ammo. Those of you that perpetuate internet drivel about soaring costs of 45 GAP are uninformed. I consistently buy it for $18 a box, mostly from GT members. It is also cheaper to reload than 45 ACP (Small pistol primers)

    Ultimately, pistol selection is much like shoe selection. You can tout shot placement (I do agree with you on that) penetration, caliber, velocity, whatever, at the end of the day, there is a good chance your shoe will not fit my foot and your pistol will not fit my needs.
     

    Last edited: Sep 9, 2012

  3. barth

    barth six barrels

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    The Free Zone
    With FBI Protocol testing, new high tech bonded ammo
    and a positive actual track record from the street.
    I wouldn't be surprised to see more department switching to 9mm.
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2012
  4. engineer151515

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    That premium self defense 9mm ammo can cost more than JHP 45GAP ammo.

    http://www.ammoengine.com/find/ammo/9mm?sort=1&group=2

    price per round

    Federal Power-Shok Jacketed Hollow Point 147 Jacketed Hollow Point $1.35

    Federal Jacketed Hollow Point 115 Jacketed Hollow Point $1.43

    Federal Premium Hydra-Shok Jacketed Hollow Point +P 124 Jacketed Hollow Point $1.55


    Federal Premium Personal Defense Hydra-Shok Jacketed Hollow Point 135 Jacketed Hollow Point $1.70

    Federal Premium Hydra-Shok Jacketed Hollow Point 147 Jacketed Hollow Point $1.80

    Hornady Hornady Personal Defense XTP TAP-FPD Jacketed Hollow Point 147 Jacketed Hollow Point $1.38
     
  5. ChiefWPD

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    Ammo cost can vary greatly with dept size. If large enough, and buying ammo by the millions of rounds per year (NYPD fires around ten million rounds a year) prices are quite good.

    Smaller depts, not so much... :crying: