9mm vs. .40 S&W?

9mm vs. .40 S&W?

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    9mm vs. .40 S&W?

    Does it really matter all that much if at all?
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    Here's a good thread that discusses this very subject:

    http://www.combatcarry.com/vbulletin...highlight=weak

    A search of the forum should pull up more threads...
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    yeeeaaah....this sounds like a good thread to close quickly.....mmmkay?

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    Last edited by Rob99VMI04; December 21st, 2006 at 12:37 PM.
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    I promised myself I will not, under any circumstances post on this thread, after this one of course..........................

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    OK, how about "Glock 19 vs. 23?".

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    Gun Is exactly the same Size, frame.

    Differences. 19 is a 9mm This makes about a 9mm size hole going in. 9mm ammuntion=$12 for 100 @walmart
    23 is a .40 aka 10mm Retarded This makes about a 10mm size hole going in. .40 S&W is $19 @walmart.

    9mm Shoot almost 50% more ammuntion for the same price as a .40.

    9mm less recoil then a .40 means a little easier to control, Slightly faster follow up shoots, but for bigger guys and gals this may not be an issue. But we are talking FRACTIONS not huge changes just like the Caliber. 9mm vs 10mm Retarded

    Buy good HP's for defense will you notice a difference if you have to shoot at somebody probably not.

    19 holds 15
    23 holds 13 (correct me if I'm wrong don't have one)
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    Well when convert them to a common scale yes, there is a difference.

    .3543" versus .40"

    I wonder how many pages this one will run?



    That's a rhetorical question of course.

    Factory ammo with similar weight about 121 ft lbs and 140 ft per sec better for the .40.
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    The only way to resolve this is with a Glock 36.

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    I Was Just Thinking...

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    Why doesn't someone introduce a REALLY NEW topic...Thanx...

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    The only way to resolve it really is by you shooting each differn't gun and figuring out what you like. I'm not trying to sound mean or condissending (how do you spell condissending?) But the gun you use for PP or SD is something you have to make a determination on yourself. Can you control the gun? Can you hit what you are shooting at? Are there other factors which you may need to take in to consideration? Cost? 9mm IS cheaper to shoot than .40 or .45 thus getting you more range time, thus making you a better shooter (hopefully). Its not about hitting something. Its about hitting something important!!!

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