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  • 45 ACP

    9 69.23%
  • 9MM

    4 30.77%
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Thread: 9mm vs .45 ACP

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    Talking 9mm vs .45 ACP

    9mm vs .45 ACP (11mm)

    Which do you like better, I have compared two loadings.


    45 ACP (11MM) Corbon JHP +P 165 GR, 1250 fps, 573 ft lbs

    9mm Winchester Ranger JHP +P+ 115 GR, 1320 fps, 437 ft lbs
    Last edited by USP; February 26th, 2010 at 01:49 PM.

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    Default Re: 9mm vs .45 ACP

    Doesn't matter. On a shot per shot basis I think bigger is always a little better. Not much better, but a little. And for that you give up capacity and the economics of the smaller round. Whatever whoever feels like shooting. They both have their strengths and weaknesses and they both work.

    On a side note foot pounds mean nothing to me personally. I don't think that's a factor at all and strikes me as little more than clever marketing. It's all about penetration with diameter being second.

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    Default Re: 9mm vs .45 ACP

    What was that saying?

    "A 9mm may expand but a .45 wil never shrink."


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    Default Re: 9mm vs .45 ACP

    Quote Originally Posted by Smalls View Post
    What was that saying?

    "A 9mm may expand but a .45 wil never shrink."

    I definitely agree!

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    Default Re: 9mm vs .45 ACP

    Quote Originally Posted by JCF191101 View Post
    Doesn't matter. On a shot per shot basis I think bigger is always a little better. Not much better, but a little. And for that you give up capacity and the economics of the smaller round. Whatever whoever feels like shooting. They both have their strengths and weaknesses and they both work.

    On a side note foot pounds mean nothing to me personally. I don't think that's a factor at all and strikes me as little more than clever marketing. It's all about penetration with diameter being second.
    Absolutely! I agree!

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    Default Re: 9mm vs .45 ACP

    That is one hell of a hot loading in 9mm.

    Carry whatever you shoot best and what fits your needs the most.
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    Default Re: 9mm vs .45 ACP

    Quote Originally Posted by jcabin View Post
    That is one hell of a hot loading in 9mm.

    Carry whatever you shoot best and what fits your needs the most.
    I actually prefer .40 or .45, but there are some ok 9mm loads.

    Double tap has a +P 115 GR that is 1415 fps and something over 500 ft lbs.

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    Default Re: 9mm vs .45 ACP

    9mm is for girly men with no brains. 9mm could not stop a lap dog in heat. .45acp is for thick headed old timers living in the past. .45 kills in one shot. Even if you miss.





    And if ya agree with this, seek education.
    Last edited by biggs88; February 26th, 2010 at 03:02 PM.

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    Default Re: 9mm vs .45 ACP

    Quote Originally Posted by biggs88 View Post
    9mm is for girly men with no brains. 9mm could not stop a lap dog in heat. .45acp is for thick headed old timers living in the past. .45 kills in one shot. Even if you miss.





    And if ya agree with this, seek education.
    The only one lacking in education here is you.

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    Please Note: The poster was issued an infraction for this post.

    Quote Originally Posted by biggs88 View Post
    9mm is for girly men with no brains. 9mm could not stop a lap dog in heat. .45acp is for thick headed old timers living in the past. .45 kills in one shot. Even if you miss.





    And if ya agree with this, seek education.
    The only one that needs an education here is you. Look at his sentence structure Content in violation of forum rules removed. Sock puppet, ban circumvention = permaban ~Staff!
    Last edited by Pa. Patriot; February 26th, 2010 at 06:46 PM.

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