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Old 12-10-2018, 12:54 PM   #1
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9mm VS 40SW

I believe this test on the 9MM vs 40SW is the best test .. Yes I carry a Glock in 40SW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTTDgZZZFa0
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Old 12-10-2018, 01:17 PM   #2
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When the FBI went to the .40, I heard the deciding factor was that the .40 did much better on automotive glass and sheet metal. That wasn't addressed in the video, but looks like the .40 was still better in other ways.
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I was a range officers in at a San Diego gun range and SWAT played there war games there once a month . I got to seen a lot of interesting things . I prefer my 45 over my 40 but no ones make a double action , high cap , double stack 45 like Glock that fits my hand . So I had to go to the Glock 40SW in 9MM frame and shoots like a house on fire with any ammo I shoot in it . I've owned 50 9MM pistols in my life and never liked anyone of them .

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This is slightly off topic, but a fine pistol.
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I pocket carry a 9 MM as the Sig P938 is ideal for that style of carry. Having said that I am no fan of the 9 MM and my other carry pistol is a Sig P320 SC in .40 S&W in an IWB holster. Truthfully though I almost always have the P938 with me when I leave the house. There seems to be a movement away from the .40 S&W by gunmakers. Sig is making fewer models in that caliber, Ruger only makes 1 that I'm aware of the SR series. The .40 is a fine caliber but with the military making the 9 MM standard the gunmakers look to save money by reducing selection and the recoil sensitive crowd supports their actions. Disappointing really.
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I pocket carry a 9 MM as the Sig P938 is ideal for that style of carry. Having said that I am no fan of the 9 MM and my other carry pistol is a Sig P320 SC in .40 S&W in an IWB holster. Truthfully though I almost always have the P938 with me when I leave the house. There seems to be a movement away from the .40 S&W by gunmakers. Sig is making fewer models in that caliber, Ruger only makes 1 that I'm aware of the SR series. The .40 is a fine caliber but with the military making the 9 MM standard the gunmakers look to save money by reducing selection and the recoil sensitive crowd supports their actions. Disappointing really.
I think the move is more the police agencies than the manufacturers, on average the current officers shoot the 9 better.And the fact that 9mm ammo is much better today. My deciding factor is arthritis in my hands, I still have my P226 in 40S&W.
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I considered .32 auto too wimpy, despite the Seecamp's popularity, until I decided to go tiny for carry and did some research. This is one of the articles that made me consider it. Not a great round, but better than most people think. I think Ruger should do a .32 LCP.

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I carry this 7/24/365 as a back up gun . Total disappear under T shirt .................
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I carry this 7/24/365 as a back up gun . Total disappear under T shirt .................
Even if you miss, the flash and BOOM from that short barrel should have them running in wet pants.....
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Even if you miss, the flash and BOOM from that short barrel should have them running in wet pants.....
22 MAG in NAA revolver with 1 5/8" barrel under 5 yards will kill .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBG5HarwkK8

But I would use my cane or cane sword 1st before drawing my gun under 5 yds .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quX1qVzpv0Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7ozTWYvk2o

I never leave my house without all 3 .My Glock 23, 22 mag NAA and a cane or cane sword.
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I believe this test on the 9MM vs 40SW is the best test .. Yes I carry a Glock in 40SW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTTDgZZZFa0
I can live with either one, as long as I have +P or +P+ HP ammo.
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I can live with either one, as long as I have +P or +P+ HP ammo.
The problem with hot ammo is if you don't change the springs it will beat up your pistol. As to +P+ I don't shoot any that is above SAAMI specs. I reload and always load within the manuals. Just my conservative nature I guess plus I believe accuracy is most important.
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I'll assume you mean +P or +P+ for carry? If so, I really disagree.

Over penetration is the most common mistake in choosing carry ammo. The super macho, bigger-is-better crowd always insists small cannons are the way to go. People who haven't researched the ballistics, and terminal ballistics, go for this advice.

Carrying .357 is the worst mistake. It can penetrate drywall so well the bullet can end up two rooms away. In a dead bystander.

I use JHP .38 Special for the house, and FMJ .32 ACP for carry. Even the little .32 meets FBI recommendations, though at the low end of the scale.
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The problem with hot ammo is if you don't change the springs it will beat up your pistol. As to +P+ I don't shoot any that is above SAAMI specs. I reload and always load within the manuals. Just my conservative nature I guess plus I believe accuracy is most important.
I am very conservative, but I have read too many stories about hopped-up loons, who can take a lickin' and keep on comin'. I use a 20# spring in my 1911, plus a Shok Buff, but I seldom shoot anymore, I got too old. I am not fighting off any young man at my age, I will shoot him off.

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I'll assume you mean +P or +P+ for carry? If so, I really disagree.

Over penetration is the most common mistake in choosing carry ammo. The super macho, bigger-is-better crowd always insists small cannons are the way to go. People who haven't researched the ballistics, and terminal ballistics, go for this advice.

Carrying .357 is the worst mistake. It can penetrate drywall so well the bullet can end up two rooms away. In a dead bystander.

I use JHP .38 Special for the house, and FMJ .32 ACP for carry. Even the little .32 meets FBI recommendations, though at the low end of the scale.
I really like magnum revolvers, for in house or carry; or in the car, or anywhere else. They are really hard to beat. I can't think of a single instance where they have over penetrated and killed a bystander.
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