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.40 or .45?

This is a discussion on .40 or .45? within the XD-M Discussion Room - XD(M) forums, part of the XD Talk category; I have a .40 glock that I dont shoot much anymore since I started shooting 9mm and .45.. nothing wrong with it, Im very accurate ...


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Old 01-18-2013, 08:32 AM   #21
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I have a .40 glock that I dont shoot much anymore since I started shooting 9mm and .45.. nothing wrong with it, Im very accurate with 40. However the type of recoil is simply hard to explain untill you have them all at the range side by side and run extensive rounds thru them.. I prefer the recoil of 9mm and .45 over .40.. I still love my glock and carry it often. However, my next few pistols will be either 9mm or .45 ... will only buy a .40 again if I get it at a crackhead price
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:45 AM   #22
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.45 all the way.

- easier recoil
- subsonic rounds will save your ears some pain should you ever need to fire in the home
-basic mass and inertia...I'll take a 230 gr. 45 that will more likely plow through bone instead of deflecting off


- hold a 45 round in your hand and hold a .40 round in your hand...its probably just me being an old romantic, but there's something to the sheer size of the round that instills awesomeness.

AND I am surprised that noone has pointed out that 45 puts bigger holes in paper ...
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:49 AM   #23
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Imho I would go .45 I have a few 9mm and one .45. I don't enjoy shooting the 40 as much as I like the .45

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Old 01-18-2013, 09:20 AM   #24
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I had the same dilemma a while back and consolidated to the 9mm and 45acp. I'm just not a fan of the .40.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:12 PM   #25
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I couldnt decide so I have 9mm for subcompact carry, a .40 full size with 16+1 capacity for home defense and a 1911 .45 because it is un-American not to have one.

And also an AR-15 with 4-30 rd mags cause it pisses off the Liberals
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:41 PM   #26
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I would go 45. Don't get me wrong, the 40 caliber is great. It is what I have carried and will be continuing to carry. (Just got my XDm40 Compact last night for my new carry gun!) It's a little of both worlds between the 9 and 45, but if you already have 9mm then get 45 and just outright have both worlds.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:56 PM   #27
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It may depend on which grip size suits you best. The XDm 4.5 in .45 ACP is my choice for a couple of reasons. I have larger hands, so the .45 size grip is a better fit in my hand. I handload .45 ACP and one reason I got away from .40s after trying nearly every pistol under the sun, is because the .45 will easily cover all the same bases and do it at much lower pressure. Max. standard pressure for the .40 S&W is 35,000 PSI. Max. standard pressure for the .45 ACP is 21,000 PSI. One reason why .45 recoil is more of a firm push than being snappy.

And as johnnyblack mentioned, there's that hole in the target thingy. It's hard to beat what .45 SWCs will do to a target, especially when you're fortunate enough to put them all together in one cloverleaf. If you plan to shoot .45 ACP SWCs, you'll definitely want to get the XDm as it's been modified to function with that bullet whereas the standard XD is not.
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230gr bullet with less recoil? Easy!
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:50 PM   #29
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I can't think of a more American round than the .45 ACP
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:14 AM   #30
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45 ACP. Enough said. Having to shoot twice, is well, you know...
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