IN compact Glocks why carry a 9mm or 40 when you can carry a 45acp?
This is a discussion on IN compact Glocks why carry a 9mm or 40 when you can carry a 45acp? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by fowler
Yes the g36 is very accurate and the 45acp inheirity more accurate round than the 9mm or 40sw.
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November 17th, 2006 07:44 PM
mother of God ... not this again. come on man, please don't start that kind of stuff.
Originally Posted by fowler
November 17th, 2006 10:53 PM
Well said, I was thinking the same thing.....
Originally Posted by echo5tango
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November 17th, 2006 11:45 PM
I dunno.I carry a G29 in 10MM and sometimes swap out for my 357 Sig Conversion BBL to fit the G29..thus the lighter recoil.and the "better for doors and windshield" capability..
But then again..I'm weird.. and I KNOW ALL of you WILL agree with that statment (my being weird) LMAO
Last edited by CLASS3NH; November 18th, 2006 at 05:42 AM.
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November 17th, 2006 11:47 PM
The .45 ACP suffers a significant loss of velocity (energy) out of a short barrel. The data in ballistic charts is from a barrel length that produces maximum velocity. The .45 was designed for a 5" barrel, the .40 was designed for shorter barrels.
Originally Posted by fowler
I don't have a chronograph but it would be interesting to run the numbers of a .45 shot from a 3" and 3.5" barrel and a .40 from a 3" and 3.5" barrel. I'll bet the muzzle energy is not that much different between a .40 and .45 out of these short barrels. Anybody here with a chronograph care to experiment and post results here?
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November 18th, 2006 02:19 AM
I tell ya what, I challenge someone to stand in front of a screaming .38 or .22. I my opinion shot placement, shot placement. Carry what you shoot best and are comfortable with.
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November 18th, 2006 02:29 AM
To answer your question, no. I don't want to experiment with a chrongograph and geek out on a perfectly good Saturday at the range with my gun. I don't care how much fps, velocity, foot lbs, torque, horsepower or whatever. I don't want to get shot with anything. Period. Not a BB gun, not a paintball gun, not a .45 out of a 3" barrel or a 3 foot barrel. It is inconsequential to debate stuff like this.
Originally Posted by AZ Dog
Sorry had to rant because caliber debates are pretty dumb.
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November 18th, 2006 09:28 AM
O.K. this is going nowhere but downhill
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