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The .40 sucks.

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by OctoberRust, Oct 29, 2012.

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  1. JW1178

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    Nope. I saw a lot of his videos, not really watched them but he seems to be one of those who thinks everything popular sucks. The 1911 sucks too according to him. How can the .40 suck and the 9mm be great? I could understand if he said her perfered the 9mm, but what he likes is so great, everything else sucks.... he's one of those. He's that guy. Don't be that guy. In the heat of battle, he pulls a John Kerry.... what a badass. :upeyes:

    Talk to real experts, they don't sound like this guy. A real expert can make any weapons system work, although they have preferences. Like I said before in another threat. You could have sent SEAL Team 6 into that compound with civil war muskets and OBL would still be dead. Hell, they could have done it unarmed.
     
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  2. PaulMason

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    The guy doens't understand physics and engineering. Because he can shoot a gun does not mean he understands either.
     
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  3. Leigh

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    Was that really one of Yeager's classes?????

    If so, he is bigger tool than I thought and no I don't feel dumb as Hell.

    :upeyes:
     
  4. ricklee4570

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    He has very controversial views, thats for sure!
     
  5. PaulMason

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    The problem is that some people think he knows what he is talking about and you have to deal with all that crap.
     
  6. SDGlock23

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    Well Mr. Yeager needs to understand that his beloved 9mm is indeed a "high pressure" round, the 38 Special and .45 ACP guys can get away with saying that, not 9mm guys.

    Terminal ballistics do often look very similar, but is it because the 9mm is equally as good, or that they represent the best that particular cartridge can muster? No, it's pretty simple. High quality hollow point loads in 9mm, 357 Sig, .40 and .45 are designed to meet certain perimeters, so it's no surprise that they seem to perform similarly...they're designed to.

    If you shoot a Glock, I don't care what caliber, enough to wear it out, you've spent so much $$ on ammunition that buying another Glock to replace it shouldn't be an issue. Interesting that he claims that all that extra recoil and pressure and energy exerted in tearing the .40 cal Glock apart faster doesn't really do anything at the business end of things....ummmm sure.

    We know it's all about shot placement, and I have no issue shooting my .40's or .45's every bit as well as my 9mm. If you can't shoot a .40 or 357 Sig or .45 just as well as a 9mm, you need more range time. Perhaps you can get slightly faster split times with a 9mm and that may be handy in a competition, but if I want 9mm like recoil I can load down my .40's to to be a *****cat, I've got 9mm recoil and still shoot a bigger bullet.

    That's what I love about the .40. I can load it light if I want to, or can load it normal or even hot and have everything covered. I can shoot a 135gr plated at 950 fps or a JHP at 1600 fps. A 165gr bullet at 850 fps or 1400 fps. A 200gr bullet at 800 fps or 1200 fps. A 180gr bullet at 850 fps or 1300 fps. All the while I have great capacity, brass is practically free, and can have it in a 9mm sized handgun. When the 9mm or .45 (acp) can give me that kind of versatility, let me know.
     
  7. tcruse

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    I think that there at least 3 ways to look at this issue. One is by using bullet weight and velocity, then the issue becomes one of what measure you want to "assign" as your your favorite. Two is too look at some of the studies that attempted to record results based on caliber. The third is expermental by looking at performance in a controlled environment. You can pick your method and quantity measured to make any caliber be the best.

    Many of the ammo makers have taylored their performance to match the FBI recomendations. So, with this measure you can make 9mm, 357SIG, .40, .45ACP, .45GAP and others meet the recomendations. The following link is one from Winchester on their SD ammo line. I see no indication that there is much difference between the calibers based on their testing.

    http://www.winchester.com/SiteCollectionDocuments/flash-SWFs/law_bullit.swf

    If you plan on shooting something other than 2 legged BAD GUYS then that is another subject.
     
  8. SCmasterblaster

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    I never realized that the .40S&W was so versatile; much more than the 9mm. My next gun is a G22! :cool:
     
  9. I think these gel tests leave out a very important factor, bones. it seems that a center of mass hit has about a 50% chance of hitting bone. now if they ever come up with simulated bone to embed into the gel we would have a better idea of the difference between calibers, loads, and different bullet performance. as it is now its no suprize there isn't that much difference between comparing caliber performance in gel.
     
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  10. PaulMason

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    The FBI penetration recommomendation 12" in gel takes into account bone.

    Mesure the depth of your chest.
     
  11. Tiro Fijo

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    http://www.brassfetcher.com/9x19mm Luger/9x19mm Luger Bone Test.pdf
     
  12. my point is what happens to what bullet at what caliber at what speed. does the bullet plow through, expand, deflect, frag or what when hitting bone supported by gel. no amount of pure gel can tell you what happens when bullet hits bone directly or indirectly. I would bet you would see a real separation in calibers and bullet performance if simulated bone was introduced. I am surprized it hasn't happened yet.
    I know there is a limit on testing to duplicate real world performance but 100% gel seems lacking.
     
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  13. cowboy1964

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    "No significant difference"? So there IS a difference?

    I have no doubt the .40 can potentially be more effective than the 9. Sometimes it matters, sometimes it doesn't. There are always other factors though. If one can shoot a 9 better/faster than the 40, then the 9 is better, period. The ballistic difference is too minor to be the overriding consideration.

    Anybody that thinks 180gr .40 is difficult to shoot needs some expert training.
     
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  14. cowboy1964

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    The 12-18" distance range is to account for non-frontal shots. Has nothing to do with what bones are in the way. Not directly anyway. But presumably when striking bone a round that does 16" in gel would generally do better than a round that does 12". But the point is, once a bone is struck everything goes out the window.
     
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  15. cowboy1964

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    To me that versatility means nothing. I choose what I consider the best weight/velocity for a self-defense round and I practice with something that matches that as closely as possible. I'm not constantly switching around between weight and velocity extremes.
     
  16. kaech

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    Class??really??....that was filmed in Iraq.. dumb tool

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  17. kaech

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    ^^ yeah right........:rolleyes:....

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  18. TheJ

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    People really get worked up over this stuff.
     
  19. :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  20. If the 9mm is all he can handle that is OK, For some people it take years shooting 177cal pellets to be able to handle a 9mm:rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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