.40 or .45?

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  1. Jan 18, 2013 #1
    xDeRviisH

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    I have both the 3.8 and 4.5 in the 9mm and have been recently looking into getting another firearm because I have the money to spend. I've asked a lot of people and friends what they prefer and it seems that there is a fair amount of people that like both the .40 and .45. I was hoping someone could help me with my decision. It would be for home defense and possibly conceal carry. Thanks
     
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    PhazeDelta1

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    flip an coin. Cant go wrong with either.
     
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    petyweestraw

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    I got two 40s. Converting one to 9. Getting a 45 next week. So I vote 45
     
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    45ACP..

    Better recoil than a 40cal IMHO...
     
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    cjd3

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    I'm a .45 fan. But I have shot a .40 Glock once, and thought it was a nice firearm. A .40 has a higher cap magazine, unless you are in California, New York, etc.
     
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    Odomxd

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    Have both 40 and 45....hard to say I love them both
    that being said...40 ammo is a little cheaper than the 45
     
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    So.Chi.Gunny

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    I love my .45 I shot a glock .40 gen4 and hated every bit of it...I couldn't wait to turn that rental back in...
     
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    Clinton1621

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    9mm and .40 are closer in specs than .40 and .45, might as well go big if you already have a 9mm IMHO.
     
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    1lowlife

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    ^^ Now we're talkin'.............:mrgreen:
     
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    w0ady

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    +1 for .45. i have 9s and .22s and if i was to add another caliber, it would be .45.
     

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