Caliber Warz: 9mm vs. 45acp

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by Deputydave, Aug 8, 2020.

  1. 9mm

    46 vote(s)
    41.4%
  2. 45acp

    65 vote(s)
    58.6%
  1. nikerret

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    You may keep it at my house, if that would ease your suffering.
     
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    Nope, I like it enough to hang onto it.
     
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    sorry guys. i just voted and broke the tie. By a wide and overwhelming majority, the 9mm is the superior cartridge! Its settled.
     
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    I prefer .45 because... America but I edc a 9mm because of practicality.
     
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    I thnk its a little more complicated than that; bullets weapon size your own ability. I will always love the 45acp, especially in a 1911, but I mostly carry a g26 or g19.
     
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    I like and voted for the .45. The reason that these discussions go on forever, though, is that they all work.
     
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    Being that i live in a 10rd mag restricted commie state, a 9mm vs 45acp, kinda moot to me.
    A bit of a toss up for me, i happen to shoot the 45 a little better vs the 9.

    Just to add to the headache, the law still states that we can only carry 7rds in our mag`s.
    So i carry a M&P Shield 45 PC (4in non-ported) 1 in the pipe, 7 in the mag.
     
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    I didn't vote.

    I have only owned 9mm in the choice involved and I've been very happy with it. This evening a 9mm will be on the bedstand with a 10-round magazine inserted. I CCW a 9mm approximately 80% of the time, always urban environments, with .357sig available for a wider range of applications.

    I think the biggest chance of my ever having to draw and fire a pistol will come from a carjacking attempt, and a co-worker's sub-compact 6-round .45ACP is sorely tempting me to buy another caliber I don't want to justify. I know 9mm has better penetration characteristics than .45ACP but in such a situation I don't think I'll be shooting through glass unless it's already been shattered. In that scenario at close range I suspect .45ACP might be a better fight stopper.

    However, if Congress sends me another $1,200 check ...
     
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    This is the most important vote you will make this year. You can make a difference in the outcome. Vote!
     
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    9mm and 45 aarp. if you're gonna carry an antiqued pistol cartridge it might as well be 32 acp. born in 1899 3 years and 6 years before the others, zero recoil.

    but really 45 GAP is where its at.
     
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    I always vote, and encourage others the same way you encouraged me. Too many otherwise intelligent citizens don't realize how threatened their rights could be in 2021.
     
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    For the umpteenth time on GT forums let me announce my steadfast advocacy for a striker-fired .327sig caliber pistol in full, compact, sub-compact, and single stack models.

    If it's within 10% either way with .327 Magnum I'd take that in a NY Minute. Ballistics are great. I can definitely see a 9-shot Glock single stack loaded with the best JHP rounds.

     
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    I meant the poll
     
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    All first shots are free of prior recoil further reducing the already insignificant time difference factor.
     
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    That is so funny I just spit my coffee out.:drink:
     
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    Check your decimal point there. No one runs 4/100 splits, not even jerry m. You mean 0.40 or 4/10 splits?? For those that think 1/2sec split doesnt matter, well it certainly could if all you have is 1/2sec target aquisition. At 8/10 or 0.80 sec, your target could have moved 10ft plus depending on if he was still or already moving. At 8/10, that means you would have landed two before he gets one, pretty significant. Yes how fast you hit is very important, first hit & each follow up.
    Btw, my diff in split between 9mm+p & 40 in identical guns is about the same 1/10sec at 7y, yes distance matters. So what do I get for slightky slower hits, less rds in the gun & pretty much the same ME, if that actuall matters. I have a 40 on my ccw but I am under no illusion its better then my 9 or 45 or 357sig. I just dont have to be quite as picky with ammo but the 40 works fine, as do all the service calibers with good jhp.
     
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