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.40 or .45

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by NU2GLOCK22, Jan 20, 2012.

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  1. NU2GLOCK22

    NU2GLOCK22

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    Which is the favored cal for canceled carry and why. I have a Glock 22 but is bulky for canceled carry. All input welcome.
     
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    I like my .40 just fine. My glock 22 conceals very nicely. I'm 6' 175lbs
     

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    The question should be .45 or 10mm. Kidding, get the one you shoot best.
     
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    .40

    Cheaper ammo, better capacity, ballistically equal
     
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    whoops - what holster / belt combo do you use?


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    Hard to argue with any of that.

    BUT, get what you like and practice.....
     
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    I would go for the .45 but that's just me. I really only like 9mm and .45 when it comes to pistol calibers. 9mm especially when it comes to glocks.
     
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    If I am carrying a 1911, 45, striker fired Glock, I prefer .40.
     
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    Sad part is that I have had my Glock 22 Gen4 for well over a year and not one round through it :wow:
     
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    I sold a G30SF and bought a G23. Smaller gun, width-wise, and easier for me to hide. I also got an LWD 40-9 conversion barrel and a .357 Sig drop-in for the G23. Three calibers for about $700 (GSSF Glock). You can shoot a 45-10mm conversion from the 45 Glocks also. Get your priorities in order and make your choice. I like the splat of the 45 bullet when it hits. But my priority was concealment and still having a pretty good punch on the receiving end.
     
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  12. MtnBiker

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    Either is good and your personal preference trumps whatever I say.

    I'd go with the .45. It's my favorite pistol round. It seems like I can shoot it more accurately. I love my G30, although I'm not sure how many thousand rounds I've put through it. In my area, it's easier to find military and past-military pistol ammo ( 9mm & 45 ACP) than most others.

    I've not shot a .40 much. I used to have a 10mm. In my opinion, 10 mm is a little too hot to carry if you have to fire it in defense in an urban setting. (But I digress from the subject.)
     
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    The 10mm is to big for my hand. To long on the trigger reach. I like the fact that you can do a conversion on a 45 and be able to shoot 10mm through it.
     
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    If you already have the G22 and like it, the G27 may be your best choice. Pocket carry, ankle, or IWB. Carry a G22 mag as a spare. If the .45 ACP Glocks are too big for you, you might consider the .45 GAP. Ammo for it is about the same price, but a little harder to come by.

    .45
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    bigger to carry
    less capacity
    ammo cost more

    .40
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    smaller for carry
    more capacity
    ammo is about the same cost of 9mm
     
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    As of right now, a custom holster by mr. hall holsters and any belt close at hand. I'll hopefully be getting a raven concealment soon.
     
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    The Habit كافر

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    Whichever one you shoot better.
     
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    You do realize that the 10mm & 45 Glocks share the same frames right? Unless you're considering the G36 or one of the 45GAP'ers. There's no way to convert a G36 or a 45GAP to 10mm, so I assumed you meant 45ACP.

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    Which do handle the best?

    Remember - You will *never* MISS fast enough to win... Hits, and ONLY Hits count.

    So - what do you shoot best? Have you tried it in competition? Is this your first pistol or are you expanding your collection?

    Caliber is the least of the criteria that matters - the one you shoot accurately and quickly is the one that is best suited for you.

    The pistol size, weight, and the preferred method of carry is next - If it's painful to carry you will start leaving it at home after a while... Seen this, done this, finally figured it out... :cool:

    So start with the accurate pistol you can hit with rapidly, then build the comfortable concealed carry system(S) - Yes, you will probably want more than one option for carrying a pistol eventually, so consider it from the beginning.

    Bottom line, when shots start ringing out most reasonable people begin seeking cover. At least the smart ones do...

    So far no one has answered my research request:

    Stand out there at 7 yards and I will shoot you with a .22, .25, 32, 380, 9mm, 357Mag, 357 Sig, .40, 10mm, .45, .50AE - and you tell me which one hurt you the most... :rofl:

    Hope that helps you out!
    Patrick
     
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    Same for me. You'll be happy with either caliber, but if you really want it for concealed carry .40 is probably the better choice as they tend to come in a smaller gun.
     
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    .40 for me. Slightly more muzzle energy than a .45 with a smaller diameter means better penetration and I care more about penetration than size though I prefer both.


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