.45ACP is still my choice for handgun caliber

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Postby roadkill » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:09 pm

aaangel wrote:All this debate about 9mm and .45, made me go to .40sw
best of both worlds! :leaving

As long as you do it in a polymer framed 1911. :biggrinjester:


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I like that he shot two XDs 3.3's, head to head for the comparisons.


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Postby LeonCarr » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:52 pm

If there is suddenly an epidemic of human beings being attacked by Pepper Poppers, I will switch back to a .45. :fire

Just my .02,
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AndyC wrote:I'm staying outta this one.

I'm trying to, oh how I'm trying!!

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9mm VS .45 why not compromise? S&W .40 :coolgleamA: :coolgleamA: :coolgleamA:
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I'm just gonna leave these here;





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Flightmare wrote:I'm just gonna leave these here;






OMG these are great haha.
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Postby Excaliber » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:49 am

flechero wrote:


I like that he shot two XDs 3.3's, head to head for the comparisons.


This is consistent with what I've seen - bad guys hit with a .45 are more likely to go down faster with fewer shots than with a 9mm.

I don't know if it's because of the momentum, the marginally bigger frontal cross section, or some other factor, but it just works.

That's good enough for me.

Doesn't mean that I won't ever carry or have faith in the performance of the 9mm. But when I do, I just won't expect the results to be quite the same as with the .45.
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Re: .45ACP is still my choice for handgun caliber

Postby Excaliber » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:50 am

Charles L. Cotton wrote:
AndyC wrote:I'm staying outta this one.

I'm trying to, oh how I'm trying!!

Chas.


Aw, c'mon, Charles, jump in - you know you want to!

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Postby MechAg94 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:10 am

So, if you carry 45, what do you carry?

I have an XDs in 45, but I always wanted 10 rounds mag capacity or more. The main options I can think of are a G21, an XD, or S&W M&P. I have carried the XD mod 2 45. It is okay, but I never was quite happy with it. I haven't seen the Sig P320 in 45, not sure what size that gun is. I would love to see FN make a compact version of the FNX-45 with a 10 round mag, but I am not sure they will ever do so. CZ doesn't make a 97 Phantom yet so I don't have that option. Anyone carry a Glock 30?

Just curious what you see as you best options in 45 carry.

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Postby anygunanywhere » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:43 am

I carry 1911s in .45 almost exclusively.

I own 9s, .38s, .357s, .40s, and .380s. I carry what fits my needs. Carry what you want. I’ll not discriminate against yo because diversity in caliber is a diversity we really need.
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Charles L. Cotton wrote:
AndyC wrote:I'm staying outta this one.

I'm trying to, oh how I'm trying!!

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Postby Liberty » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:52 am

MechAg94 wrote:So, if you carry 45, what do you carry?

I have an XDs in 45, but I always wanted 10 rounds mag capacity or more. The main options I can think of are a G21, an XD, or S&W M&P. I have carried the XD mod 2 45. It is okay, but I never was quite happy with it. I haven't seen the Sig P320 in 45, not sure what size that gun is. I would love to see FN make a compact version of the FNX-45 with a 10 round mag, but I am not sure they will ever do so. CZ doesn't make a 97 Phantom yet so I don't have that option. Anyone carry a Glock 30?

Just curious what you see as you best options in 45 carry.

To me the attraction of 10+ rounds or is attractive, not just because more ammo is better, but because the antis hate them so much. If certain government forces hate them so much, they must be a good thing to have. I used the logic when I decided to pick up an AR-15.
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Re: .45ACP is still my choice for handgun caliber

Postby WTR » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:56 am

LeonCarr wrote:Rob Leatham has probably put more ammunition downrange than everybody on this forum combined.

With that being said, if there is suddenly an epidemic of human beings being attacked by Pepper Poppers, I will switch back to a .45. :fire

Just my .02,
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I say carry the platform and caliber which makes you feel warm and fuzzy. However, what does the amount of ammo Rob has put down range for practice and competition on paper or steel have anything to do with the lethality of a particular caliber?


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