Which is More powerful? 357 sig or 45 ACP

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  1. Nov 26, 2006 #1
    Charlesdht

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    Ive heard a lot of debate over this? does anyone own both? If so which one in your oppinion has more power? GO!

     
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    XDAndMe

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    The .357 will penetrate more.
     
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    Charlesdht

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    What does that mean for stopping power
     
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    XDAndMe

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    Nothing. It just means the .357 will penetrate more. If you are going to be shooting through things like car doors or very heavy clothing, you'll have better chances with a .357sig than any of the other popular handgun calibers.
     
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    GW45NUT

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    I have owned both at the same time. I went back to the 45 for economics. I did not believe the 357 gave that great a difference to justify the higher cost to shoot. As for stopping power, I would not want to be on the end of either round. Now if you are going for headshots out at 100 yards the 357 does have less drop than the 45 does.:rolleyes:
     
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    TYFOON

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    What would you rather get shot with?

    I say .357 Sig. Hopefully it will go right through. The .45 ACP?
     
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    The Tengu

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    The .357 and the .45 are equally as weak.
     
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    Ms. Neomet

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    Hahahahahahahahahaha
     
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    Rico567

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    If any question could be defined as a can of worms, it goes "Is caliber X more powerful than caliber Y?" This is a thread that's been repeated so many times, on so many forums, and with every conceivable pair of calibers plugged into X & Y, that no discussion here is going to shed any light, just more heat.

    My advice -at least if you're talking about power in its usual sense- is to shoot whatever you're comfortable with, shoot well, and can afford to shoot in adequate quantities to be well practiced. My OPINION would be "-and in a caliber generating energy equal to or greater than 9mm Para." (Note: muzzle energy is an easily definable term, where you will never arrive at an agreed upon standard of things like "stopping power" that won't create furious argument among any 3 or more aficionados for the subject.)
     
  10. Nov 26, 2006 #10
    speedracer211

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    Here you figure it out
    Power (ft.lbs./sec.)- Work done or energy transferred per unit of time.

    Power = Work(Foot-pounds)
    Time(Seconds)
    All joking aside either round will do what you need it to. 357 is a faster round and will penetrate more. 45 is a larger slower round which will produce a bigger hole.
     

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