GUN 40 or 45 for home defense

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  1. phigity

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    I've got a sub compact 40 already but looking for a home defense full size. I've been wanting a 45 for some time now and hoping springfield will release the 45 xdm but no idea if they will. I'm leaning towards the 40 for home defense since I'll only need to buy one size round but of course the 45 has a better put down rating. What's your thoughts?
     
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    12 gauge.
     
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    Whatever you'll train with and be proficient at shooting when the SHTF.
     
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    Both are plenty powerful so dont get too wrapped up in that. If you've been wanting a .45 for a while then I'd get that. Caliber consolidation is nice but a little variety never hurts either.
     
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    that's a sexy beast.
     
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    I'm fazing out my .40's and going with 9 and 45.
     
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    "full sized home defense" is twelve gauge.
     
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    :rofl::rofl:
     
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    Win. :bigthumb:
     
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    I've got a schtick now, I've got to run with it.
     
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    AR15 or shotty will have a LOT more "put down" power than any hand gun. As for hand guns, I tend to like to stick to only a small handful of calibers... but to each his own...
     
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    My usual suggestion for a home defense weapon is a 12ga pump shotgun or an AR carbine.

    Since you mention wanting a handgun specifically ... what is your subcompact 40? I'm guessing an XD since you mention the XDm. Why not just get the full size XD in .40 as well? I don't know much about the XDs since I'm a Glock and Sig whore, but won't fullsize XD mags fit in subcompact guns like the Glock system? Sounds like a perfect match... you are shooting a weapon you are already familiar with and you have spare high capacity mags for your carry gun.

    I used a Glock 27 and Glock 23 setup for quite a while. G27 for carry and G23 at home (with occasional carry duties).
     
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    And the first one's a slug. Body armor? I dare you. It doesn't have to penetrate to put you down like old yeller.
     
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    anyone that thinks a .40 with good hollow point ammo and a well placed shot or 2 in center mass of a bad guy won't drop them please raise your hand....

    yeah no one's hand is up, just roll with your .40 unless you just want to get another gun.
     
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    I assure you, I would not want to take a couple of shots center mass with 40 or 9.
     
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    Let's be real. I wouldn't want to take two center mass with a .380 or .22 either(but I get your point :) ).
     
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    i just get worked up when people think they have to use .45acp in order to stop a bad guy, i'll take some deep breaths and relax lol
     
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    No, I agree, hell I carry a G26. I was replying to GlassUser that in addition to a 9 or 40, I would also not like to be shot by a .380 or .22.
     
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    well true.
     
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    Since you already have a .40, just stick with that.

    Or, like many said, if you want it to be a serious HD gun, get a shotgun or rifle. With a light. And practice ammo.
     

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