XD-SC 9mm for carry vs. 40

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If you were to carry for protection what calibur would you carry?

  1. 9mm

  2. .40 cal

  3. other

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  1. Beaverplinker

    Beaverplinker XDTalk Newbie

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    What are your thoughts on a carry weapon in 9mm vs. 40 cal.?
     
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    cjive134 XDTalk 3K Member

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    If cost of target ammo was not a factor I would carry a 45acp. Probibly in some sort of 1911 type pistol.
     
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    Beaverplinker XDTalk Newbie

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    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.
     
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    digitalexplr XDTalk 1K Member

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    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.
     
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    Redneckstone XDTalk 100 Member

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    .40 here
     
  6. Jarhead1987

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    I train with 9mm and .40, but exclusively carry the .40.
     
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    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...


    -JJ
     
  8. Mr Fahrenheit

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    Me too. Both are sub models.
     
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    ericc40 XDTalk 500 Member

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    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
     
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    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...:mrgreen:
     
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    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.



    sewerman
     
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    jn_fsu XDTalk 500 Member

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    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
     
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    45 cal for me also,
     
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    I carry two guns for protection. Either a Sig P250 in .45 ACP or my Ruger SP101 in .357 mag.
     
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    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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