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If you had to pick: .45 or 9mm

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by jeremy_283, Feb 16, 2012.

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If you only owned one gun what would it shoot?

Poll closed Mar 17, 2012.
  1. 9mm

    168 vote(s)
    44.8%
  2. .45

    207 vote(s)
    55.2%
  1. Burgman

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    Hmmm
     
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    ultimate stop power tauras judge or the S&W variant... .45 long or 410 shot shells
     
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    I love my 1911. Best gun I have. Lots if money in it
     
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    Its the s&w governor. Just do got it shoot 410 45 lc and 45 acp
     
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    ive shot the governor, .45 long didnt kick as much as i was expecting but the 410 buckshot the guy loaded for me.... kicked like a mule:eek:
     
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    Most sensible post in this entire thread of ridiculousness

    I've said it before and I'll say it again

    Caliber should be very low on your list of reasons for purchasing a particular firearm

    Adrenaline, crack, and meth do funny things to the human body, and believing a .45 is a 1 shot instant man stopper is just foolish

    Buy a reliable gun, practice with it until you can shoot it proficiently under stress WITHOUT the sights

    A well placed mag of "smaller" rounds is 100% more effective than poorly placed large rounds
     
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    I keep it loaded with. Pdx1 or 000 buck
     
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    9mm is more prevalent....oh and everyone talking about 9mm not being enough stopping power...I guarantee your ass gets shot with a 9mm and you will stop. 13 rounds in two different mags is plenty to drop anyone!
     
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    I am going to open them up like a zipper, no question about that. That being said if more than person is a target while one is on the ground the other will be on his way and I can get back to other should round one not finish the job. Most importantly being armed is what's up.
     
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    Well put, also being comfortable with what you shoot is important as well.
     
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    Despite what others say, neither will reliably take down a person with one shot unless that shot is accurate (hits a vital region of the body). And, if the shot is accurate, either choice will do the job very nicely. With that in mind, the 9mm is simply more practical. However, if your primary goal is to impress others with your big gun, the .45 may be more desirable. In either case, I'd strongly suggest firing more than once to ensure a successful conclusion.
     
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    45 for home protection but it will cost more to just shoot old beer cans with. I have the g27 40 cal. price is cheap enough to shoot and still has some stopping power.
     
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    glock 21SF (.45) and a sig 226 (the 9). i shoot them back to back frequently. i am much more accurate with the Sig. i think it is the recoil..or less recoil.

    either way..you cant go wrong. i only bought the glock because my brother entire swat team carries it. i wanted to see what the fuss was about.
     
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    You can't really compare the two, the .45 has better one shot stopping power. Some people myself included don't like the recoil of the .45. I have owned several, they were fun to shoot, just wasn't very good with em. I really enjoy shooting the 9mm, very accurate and relatively cheap to shoot. If I had to pick one to carry on duty, I would probably look into the .40 or learn to handle the .45 better.
     
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    Both quality firearms, good choices. I have a SF21 as well and like the fact that it is a .45 ACP and not a .45 GAP, that way all my .45 ammo can go in any of my .45's.
     
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