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40s&w vs 9mm which do you carry

This is a discussion on 40s&w vs 9mm which do you carry within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by kc.sr40c When I say knock down I am not referring to actually knocking someone down I am referring to the fact that ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kc.sr40c View Post
    When I say knock down I am not referring to actually knocking someone down I am referring to the fact that the 40 is a heavier bullet and thus it hits the target with a harder impact. If you shoot a dueling tree the 9mm barely flips the plate the the other side and the 40 flips it a lot harder and faster

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    My primary carry is the .45. I carried the 9 for years. .40 always seemed like an 'intermediate' round to me.

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    Years ago Evan Marshall did a study on "One shot stops on the street". Seems the worst 9MM Hollow Point (Federal Nyclad) out performed ALL the .45 Ball rounds. I'm still amazed that people carry .45 Ball in this day and age.
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    That guy took a .308 to that body in the chest on one leg?! Wow thats impressive! What if someone shot him in the head?

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    I find myself carrying my Gen4 Glock 26 with the Glock +2ext daily now, leaving my Gen4 Glock 23 at home lol. I might trade in my 23 for a Gen4 Glock 17.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kc.sr40c View Post
    Hi everyone. I was just wondering what your thoughts are on the 40s&w vs the 9mm. Which one you prefer to carry and why. I carry a 40 because I like the extra knock down power vs the 9mm and just like the way that a 40 feels when fired. I love the 9mm and have a T series Browning Hi Power and have always loved it, but I think that with the extra knock down power with only having to give up a couple rounds if any make the 40 a better choice for me.
    I read about an LEO that said the only thing the .40S&W did for his Dept. was just to make it harder to qualify. They were putting down the BGs just fine with the 9mm he said. Having studied up on the issues, and being a bit recoil sensitive myself, I would choose a full size 9mm with the higher ammo capacity.

    However... after experiencing what happened with the recent guns and ammo buying craze where no 9mm was available yet still seeing quite a bit of .40S&W in my area, I think it might be prudent to have at least one .40cal pistol in my line up!

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    I carry a 9mm almost all the time, and I don't own a .40 S&W at all (although I would like to get one eventually). I'm comfortable with having 15 rounds of 147gr Federal HST in the gun with a reload on my belt. If I can't get it done with that then there's probably no handgun that would save me.
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    I traded my Glock 23 for a 26 and have no regrets

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    One of my EDC is a G27 . Love the 40

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    Quote Originally Posted by Okemo View Post
    I heard the question posed once to a survival guy. IF he had one handgun to go through civil unrest, etc with he'd choose the 9mm because the ammo is literally everywhere. Try finding .40 s&w in ample supply when the shtf.
    First off, I hope the worst never happens, but if it does, I agree. 9mm and 223 will be available, by hook or by crook.

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    EDC SR40C or Kimber .45 4"

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    Call it what you will,,,,, but a 40cal bullet will move or knock
    down larger objects than 9mm,,,,, check it out yourself.
    Seeing is believing.

    Knock-down Power ?? - YouTube

    I use both.

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    I find it harder to find 9mm

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    There are currently much more 40S&W on the shelves than 9mm at the local Wally World. That could change though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullet1234 View Post
    Call it what you will,,,,, but a 40cal bullet will move or knock
    down larger objects than 9mm,,,,, check it out yourself.
    Seeing is believing.

    Knock-down Power ?? - YouTube

    I use both.
    If that's your standard for self defense, why not just carry a 2x4?
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