Keeping the muzzle pointed in a safe direction since 2008
.45.The Thompson–LaGarde Tests told us all we need to know. Yes, 9mm bullet science and design has mad 'em better. Same same for .45.
I actually switch back and forth depending on the clothing I happen to be wearing that day. Capacity does not come into play for me as both my 9 and my 45 have the same capacity (the 9 is a single stack).
I shoot .45 caliber pistols better than I shoot the same pistols in 9mm. So, that is the deciding factor to me.
Does it have to be an "Or"? or can it be an "And"?
Before I retired, I carried the mandated .40 SW. Now, a 1911 in .45 ACP is always within reach.
I usually carry 45, but for a different reason.Since its lower pressure I can reload the brass a several times more.The more I reload, the more I shoot.So since I can reload more 45, I shoot more 45, so I'm a better shot with the 45, so I carry the 45.Also with a double stack 45, I get 12+1 and another 12 in the back pocket. If I can't solve it with 25 freaking rounds of .45, I'm doing it horribly wrong.That said I'm getting a bad case of the "gotta-haves" regarding the ruger american compact Tams reviewing
My operating assumption is that if I'm in a situation where I need to use my gun and I need more than 2 magazines of .45 ACP then that is the day that the Lord has chosen to call me home.
That last comment was from Borepatch. Not sure why Blogger isn't grabbing my identity.
10+1 rounds of 38 Super.
(238) rounds of .25ACP subsonic! j/kLast time I read up on it, 9MM seemed good enough for me. I can't carry a big gun practically, so I have a single stack 9 with 8+1 and a spare 7 round mag.Plus, since I don't reload, 9 is cheaper to shoot, so I shoot that more.YMMV
Both of them, as far as guns and projectiles go, are weak. The 45 is only very marginally more powerful than the 9mm, when you consider that the 5.56 NATO, that "useless poodle popper" round everybody decries as the end of western civilization, has almost six times the muzzle energy of either. Pistols are weak. They are a compromise between ease of carry and concealability, and power. When I hear people arguing over the power of pistol rounds, I can't help but laugh a little.
Whatta bunch o' wussies! Why not do it right and use a Pfeifer Zeliska 28mm Revolver? Sure puts the 9 mm and the .45 to shame...And does the same for the 5.56 and 7.62 and...}:-]Of course, concealed carry might be somewhat difficult, especially if you live in an area with a subtropical climate. But in Maine or Minnesota or Montana, however...
9mm. That was the caliber of the first "real gun" I fired and is what I learned on. The 20-30% increase in ammo capacity for a given model of pistol doesn't hurt, either (mine in particular is a 15-round magazine, the .45 model is a 12).But I like a good .45, too, I just don't happen to own one (yet). Someday. ;)
9mm. I found the .45 was too large for carry, even on a good day.
9, .40, .45. Pick one. have carried, will carry, them all. I find the usual gunboard wrangling on the subject repetitive and annoying.
I've historically shot more 9mm (and owned more of them over the years), but currently do not.And two of my three current carry guns take .45 ACP.I'm not a great shot, but can make one ragged hole @ 21 feet with my Sig Sauer P245.Works for me!gfs
If I can't solve it with 25 freaking rounds of .45, I'm doing it horribly wrong.My thoughts exactly....
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