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Old 04-02-2015, 11:24 AM   #1
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9mm Is It The Best ?

A lot of chatter in the past year or so about the Federal & Government agencies and LE Departments going back to the 9mm. I know I shoot the nine better than the .40 and .45 could be because I'm a wimp, I really don't know. So what do you think about going back to the 9mm ?
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Old 04-02-2015, 11:38 AM   #2
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With current ballistics I believe the 9mm is a viable self defense caliber. In today's political environment I don't believe LEO will be allow to carry the most effective rounds for fear of actually killing someone you shoot. They would be branded as killers, intent on committing legal murder. So, they would dumb down the rounds used to being FMJ that are a bit under powered.

Personally, I want a 9mm 1911 in a very bad way. It is a hoot to shoot with much less recoil and about $0.10 per round cheaper than .45. But is it worth me spending $750 to $1,000 to get a 1911 in 9mm must to save $0.10 per round? I'd say yes, just because I think more guns is better. But Sweetie may disagree on the financial perspective.
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Old 04-02-2015, 11:50 AM   #3
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The 9mm was my first 1911 and love it to death, but after shooting the 357, 45acp,45lc and 40 calibers the last couple of years it's getting less attention from me at the range.
I like shooting the bigger rounds and feeling the bigger recoil in my hands..
I'm sure that will change in the years to come as old age kicks in and Arthur starts to invade my bones..
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For concealment, I like 9mm because it's a potent round in a small package.

.45 is just too big, and if you want to do decide to hassle with it, the number of rounds are insufficient. For the same size gun, you can get more firepower in a 9mm.

.40 never interested me, as it just seemed to be the weak sister to the 10mm.
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Old 04-02-2015, 12:25 PM   #5
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IMO, 9mm is the best cheapest ammo one can buy. It is perfect for hoarding and sitting in the safe until needed. I shoot it better than any other round except for .22. It is also the best at being boring. Like kissing my sister and she's a knock out.
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Old 04-02-2015, 12:37 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by jms-stlou View Post
The 9mm was my first 1911 and love it to death, but after shooting the 357, 45acp,45lc and 40 calibers the last couple of years it's getting less attention from me at the range.
I like shooting the bigger rounds and feeling the bigger recoil in my hands..
I'm sure that will change in the years to come as old age kicks in and Arthur starts to invade my bones..
I agree ! Shooting the big guns is a lot of fun but what do you think about Feds Government and Law Enforcement dropping the 40 and going back to the 9mm?
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Originally Posted by glokrok View Post
IMO, 9mm is the best cheapest ammo one can buy. It is perfect for hoarding and sitting in the safe until needed. I shoot it better than any other round except for .22. It is also the best at being boring. Like kissing my sister and she's a knock out.
Without pictures of your sister it didn't happen LOL
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Old 04-02-2015, 12:51 PM   #8
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What I'm really trying to do is get views and opinions about Government and LE dropping the 40 and going back to the 9mm. I think cost would be one contributing factor 9mm being cheaper. Also more guns available in 9mm. What say you?
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Canonshooter - I have to ask, is that your flickr account in your signature? When I am shooting something that does not go bang, its a Canon.
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Canonshooter - I have to ask, is that your flickr account in your signature? When I am shooting something that does not go bang, its a Canon.
Yeah it's my Flickr page. Mostly wildlife pictures and my non boomer is my Canon also. Sorry I went off topic and back to the 9mm please LOL
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