Does caliber size really matter?

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    Does caliber size really matter?

    My main purpose for a weapon is for ccw. I carry a g36 .45. From what I have read recently most shootings are at close range and seems all ammo have had about the same results at those ranges. So that's where my question come in. Does size really matter if yor shooting someone from less than 6 feet away?
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    I am new to this but I have seen postings like this get a lot back and forth...get ready
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    I am a firm believer in shot placement over caliber. You hit someone clean in the heart from 6 feet it's not going to matter if it's a .38 or a .44 or a 9mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpencerB View Post
    I am a firm believer in shot placement over caliber. You hit someone clean in the heart from 6 feet it's not going to matter if it's a .38 or a .44 or a 9mm.
    In the time it takes to draw one's pistol, six feet becomes zero.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    In the time it takes to draw one's pistol, six feet becomes zero.
    Yes I do understand a man can cover 21 feet in about 1.5 seconds, I was going off of the OPs question

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpencerB View Post
    Yes I do understand a man can cover 21 feet in about 1.5 seconds, I was going off of the OPs question
    I got my posts mixed, sorry. I, too was responding to the original poster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    I got my posts mixed, sorry. I, too was responding to the original poster.
    You're good thanks for clarifying!

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    I cannot give you a technical answer, but set one of you .45 rounds next to say - a 9mm round. Which one would you rather be shot with.
    I think your G36 is a very good choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ldmtulsa View Post
    I cannot give you a technical answer, but set one of you .45 rounds next to say - a 9mm round. Which one would you rather be shot with.
    I think your G36 is a very good choice.
    I wouldn't want to be shot with any caliber

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    Short answer; absolutely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ldmtulsa View Post
    I cannot give you a technical answer, but set one of you .45 rounds next to say - a 9mm round. Which one would you rather be shot with.
    Neither. You?
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    It does when your the Sponge absorbing the lead.........the 9mm might expand but the .45acp will never shrink.
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