Sacrificing caliber for cost

This is a discussion on Sacrificing caliber for cost within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by billdeserthills Do you disbelieve the evidence found done with ballistic gelatin testing? I accept these tests as factual. They show the .40 ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by billdeserthills View Post
    Do you disbelieve the evidence found done with ballistic gelatin testing? I accept these tests as factual. They show the .40 round to penetrate about double the 9mm if I recall correctly.
    No, sorry. Take a look here. All about the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
    Try different options, and then consider...

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    While I agree with much of your caliber wars thread, I think much of the argument makes more sense if you are concealed carrying. I love the 9mm, but as far as my night stand firearm, I will take a .45 acp and the 10 rounds that go a long with my gun. If you can eat 10 rounds of .45 acp then you are superman.
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    Sure, a .45 makes sense as a home defense pistol...IF you can make repeated hits as quickly with it as you can with a 9mm. Most folks, however, find the 9mm more controllable - all else being equal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ASSA9 View Post
    I ask myself the same thing a while back and the answer was
    9MM.
    Going up from 9MM gives more recoil and less ammo in the gun
    and higher ammo cost with a slight increase in one shot stop(if you
    even buy into that thinking)of about 4 to 8 percent at the cost
    of at least 10 percent loss on round count in the gun.

    Loss of personal performance with follow up shots for me was
    hard to guess, but it was over 10 percent with .40-.45
    The cost of ammo to practice with was that lower with 9MM
    I can buy three boxes of 9MM for what two boxes of 40 or 45 cost
    Thats a loss of 33 percent of practice to go up from 9MM to
    40 or 45.

    Going down from 9MM is the same story in reverse
    less power (IE one shot stop)and more cost.
    +1 --- this was pretty much how I decided on a 9mm for my primary EDC (G19)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
    No, sorry. Take a look here. All about the same.

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    Thank You for the link,
    I copied that info & I will use it to sell my customers what they need.

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