Discussion in 'The Polling Place' started by Beaverplinker, Feb 24, 2010.
What are your thoughts on a carry weapon in 9mm vs. 40 cal.?
If cost of target ammo was not a factor I would carry a 45acp. Probibly in some sort of 1911 type pistol.
My concern is having to God forbid use the weapon and get it taken away. That is why I am leaning away from a 1911. If that weren't a concern I would get a SA EMP. I am also with you on the cost of ammo for the 45.
I alternate between .40 and 9mm. I have no doubt either will do their job if I do mine. Primarily I do carry the 9mm.
I train with 9mm and .40, but exclusively carry the .40.
9mm vs .40 in what platform? are we talking XDsc here, or any gun?
the gun would be what dictated my choice of which round to use... I.E., in a larger gun, I'd probably choose the .40. in a smaller, lighter gun, definitely the 9mm...
Me too. Both are sub models.
i shoots 9mm more accurately, so i go with 9mm.
i would suggest go with the biggest caliber that u can shoot the most accurate
All my carry pistols are 9mm except my LCP which is 380auto.
I don't care for the 40cal round as a whole, too snappy for me.
In the XDsc series 9mm gets you more rounds in the mag...
either or ...i carry .40 but prefer 9mm.
my carry gun came very cheap, is accurate & reliable.
only down side is ammo is pricey so i don't range shoot as often as i do with the 9mm.
so, if i had a deal on a small 9mm like i did with this G-27 then i would switch, but until then i'm totin .40S&W.
I used this to help me decide.
Select 9mm then All, do the same for 9mm +P, 9mm +P+, and then .40 SW. I looked at single shot stop percentages to start with... Just an idea
Link Handloads.Com - Stopping Power
45 cal for me also,
I carry two guns for protection. Either a Sig P250 in .45 ACP or my Ruger SP101 in .357 mag.
Why would that make you lean away from a 1911 over something else? I'm just curious as to your reasons for this, not trying be confrontational.
I carry a 1911 in .45
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