Discussion in 'GUNS & AMMO' started by 86brick, Feb 7, 2012.
The answer to your questions is to shoot a .45 acp. instead of the 9mm.
And why shoot a .45??????? Because I can't find a .46......
That's correct. All these little bullettes like the 9mm trying to be what their not. A perfect fully expanded 9mm isn't much larger than good ole 45 ball ammo. The 45 ball ammo makes the big hole every time.
What about .40cal?? Wouldnt that be the happy medium caliber?
Shot placement and how much recoil the shooter can handle is more important IMO....
Bingo, shot placement is the key.
Gold Dot is a great round in any caliber. When I run a 9, I like to stack 115 GD with 124+p HST.
My carry is a 25 ounce 45 and I have always thought bigger is better. I now would like to have more comfort and better concealment and I may go to a 380. Remember a .22 will kill your ass quick. They do everyday. I like having more rounds also. I shoot well, but have never had to shoot a human being while under duress. It is easy to miss your target. Those extra rounds may come in handy.
The op posted about ammo and I was at a shop the other day and saw 8 rounds of 380 going for $24. It claims to have more knock down power than a 45. How with less powder and lead? I dont know, but its worth researching.
I think the new ammo technology is changing the big caliber carry mentality some. Its got me thinking.
The new ammo technology is definitely changing things. 9mm, 380, and .38 are all becoming very popular because of the large # of people that carry so the ammo companies are constantly looking at better SD ammo that is effective.
I recently shot a .380 PPK with some Buffalo Bore ammo. I was shocked at the effectiveness of this ammo. I was shooting at 1 gallon milk jugs filled with water. Most .380 rounds just poke 2 holes through the jug & the water slowly pours out of the holes. The B.B. ammo blasted one of those jugs like a .38 Special/.357 mag. This was the first time I've seen the .380 cause enough hydraulic cavitation to completely open up one of these jugs.
I will have to redefine my poor opinion on the lowly 9mm due to some of the new pocket guns that have become available lately such as the Diamonback, Kel-Tec & Rugers small 9mm. I recently checked out the Kimber Solo, but it is somewhat heavy & will most likely require a belt & holster to support it properly.
I doubt anything will beat the 45, but there aren't very many pocket pistolas in 45 acp.
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