GUN 9mm vs. 45 acp

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  1. krott5333

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    9mm = more capacity..

    and with todays great defensive rounds available, 9mm is the clear choice.
     
  2. Bigsnake

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    Ballistic information to prove your point as well as any real life information?
     
  3. krott5333

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    a 1911, holding 8 rounds of 230 grain 45 ACP = 1840 total grains

    and a 230gr is on the high end of the 45 spectrum..

    a G34, holding 17 rounds of 115 grain 9mm = 1955

    and thats the smaller 9mm bullet..

    if you took a 147 gr.. 2499 grains


    total grainage = more devastation :mamoru2:
     
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    I'm not a huge 9mm fan granted choice between my 17 rd g17 or 8rd 1911 ill opt for the 9mm but there are other handguns now a days that hold more then 8, hell i usually choose my .40 p99 over it and thatholds several rounds less...
     
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    like a true propagandist, I only use data that backs my argument :coolugh:
     
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    Now some ballistic information that will show one round of 9mm will do more damage than one round of .45
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    :cool: been studying brady tactics?
     
  8. krott5333

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    :ugh:

    that wasnt my argument..

    17 rounds* of 9mm is better than 8 rounds of 45**















    *head shots
    **shots to non-vital areas
     
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    Then the thread title would have been.

    FN 5.7 "Cop Killer Bullet" > *.*
     
  10. striker754

    striker754 Chillin

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    9mm only got bad rep cause shitty FBI shots. 9mm, .40, .45 will all do the job. Hell .22s kill people. R Kennedy got killed by a .22 tons of others have too.

    I'd take the 9mm for more capacity and cheaper practice/overall ammo
     
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    I think any of them will do a fine job. Personally I like 9mm for capacity, but I also have a 10mm if I feel like something that is known to make extra nasty holes.
     
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    How do you like it? I've never shot it, .45acp will be the next thing i add to my hand collection (currently consists of .40, 9mm, .357, and cough25cough:o )
     
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    .40 FTW.

    More energy than the .45 ACP and slightly bigger than the 9mm.
     
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    They all penetrate to the same depth so with that being equal, I will take the bigger bullet for a bigger wound channel.

    Now if you are going to compare, be fair, a single stack vs. a double stack?
    Put a HK P7 against a 1911, both hold 8 rounds. Or if you want to compare double stacks, the G17 vs. the XD45, G21 or a Taurus 24/7.

    For energy, it depends on the individual round. Again, if you compare a hot .40 round to a standard .45 ball round, the .40 will have slightly higher energy, but compare a hot .40 round to a hot .45 round and there is no comparison, the .45 has more energy than .40 or 9mm. Nice thing about .45 over a .40 is you can get +P rounds too.

    As for recoil, the 9mm is less than the .40 but both are snappy where the .45 is more of a push. I actually like the .45 more for a day of shooting.

    So, same penetration, bigger bullet for a bigger wound channel, more energy and with an XD45, 14 rounds in a frame that's barely bigger than a 9mm/40 frame? .45 for me.
     
  15. XD45 is all you really need to know.
     
  16. Michael Westen

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    my kimber with nightsights holding 13+1 of .45ACP of a nice defensive round > Glock :o
     
  17. krott5333

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    as opposed to a Glock 21 holding 13+1 of .45 ACP :rolleyes:
     
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    Painkiller Sometimes remembering is better than forgetting

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    g21's are behemoths though. :coolugh:
     
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    lighter than a kimber
     
  20. Michael Westen

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    negative, kimber polymer FTW

    light, and tacticool :coolugh:

    It shoots better at 30 yards than my SKS does :eek3:
     
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    Are you serious?

    What do you think makes the .500 S&W a more powerful round?

    Please go back to physics.
     
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    no no no, it's all about the .380 niggs
     
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    fuck yo .380, .25 nigga what what
     
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    you got dat nickle plated nukkuh?
     
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    nickle plated burna for the murda
     

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