Long time 45 acp carrier.

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    Long time 45 acp carrier.

    Hello

    I was curious for those of you that have and do carry or did or whatever carry 45 acp.

    Would you be comfortable carrying a 40 cal? Or would you feel you were that you were under gunned?

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    9mm or Bigger....Thats my rule but i prefer the .45 also believe ammo selection is a bigger factor than caliber, just my .02
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    I wouldn't feel under gunned. I just know I don't shoot the .40 as well as I do the .45.

    I also frequently carry 9mm and feel quite secure in its abilities as well.
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    People who claim that they are only comfortable with something like .45 do not understand ballistics as it pertains to a handgun.

    Go find a doctor that can tell the difference between .40/9mm/.45 calibers simply by looking at a wound channel and get back to us.
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    My wife has a .40, and I have no problem with a 9mm. I just prefer a .45 1911. It's what I carry most of the time.
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    It is the person behind the trigger that is the weapon the firearm is simply a tool
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    I carry a .45 also and wouldn't feel under gunned with a 9mm loaded with proper SD round's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tacman605 View Post
    It is the person behind the trigger that is the weapon the firearm is simply a tool
    Granted sometimes there's a tool on both ends. :p

    I carry nothing but 9mm at the moment, I shoot it well and shoot it often... I'm comfortable with my choice. I'm a 9 or 45 guy myself though, I don't see a reason to carry a 40 personally - others love it, and if it works for them then great.

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    I carried a 45 almost exclusively for my first 3 years of cc. I just recently started carrying a 9mm Beretta nano because I can carry it more often due to my lifestyle (kids in school, church...) and the laws of SC.

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    My PM40 backs up my 1911 just fine.
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    I would not feel undergunned carrying a .40 but, I just can't see any valid reason to switch to the .40 if I'm already carrying a .45
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    I would not feel undergunned but I can hit things better where I want the bullets to land than I have been able to with a couple of .40 cals that my brother-in-laws have. I'll stick with my M&P .45 for now.
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    All my carry guns are either 9mm or .45acp. The .40 S&W answers a question I never asked, and fills an opening for which I do not have a vacancy.
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    I have confidence in my ability to send the bullet where I want it to go, caliber not being a major concern, so the .40 is fine with me.
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    Been a .45acp man for years............had a weak moment lately and purchased a new Glock 30SF......just had to try one.
    Have not been impressed by the way...liked the 10 +1 capacity.....but....not even close to the 1911 platform....but getting back on track.
    I've always said.....why carry a 9mm when you can carry a .45acp.....same goes with the .40.......why even bother ?

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