Did I mention that the 45 is better than all of them?
I worked as a crime scene investigator and then as a deputy coroner for a number of years. Probably witnessed at least 50 autopsies. The 40 is definitely more powerful than the 9mm. The .40 180 grn gold dot is impressive.I saw two people killed with the miniature.25. Both shot in the chest at close range. The most important thing is bullet placement. Carry what you can shoot accurately. I was issued a Glock 27 .40 while a CSI. I hated it because of the harsh recoil. When I worked as a deputy coroner I carried Walther CCP in 9mm and loved it. Still do.
Get you a 10mm. Lots of fun to shoot and an effective round, but make sure you shoot the hot stuff. Smile inducing for sure.
I picked up 2 CZs in the last 3 weeks, and I have to agree that 9mm is fun out of those guns. It's also not bad in the 365 which I have for occasional pocket carry. I switched over to the 365 from an airweight S&W 360 .357 for that role.
I never warmed up to the .40. Shooting the M&P40c and Kahr CW40 i had several years ago just didn't do it for me. Stepping up to 45acp for carry, however, did.
The 365 sees use when I have no other options due to attire requirement, activity involved in, etc. Otherwise, the 45acp is my choice due to performance and ease of shooting. Much more enjoyable than .40, IMO.
Underwood 180 Gold Dot penetrated 17 3/4'' (falls inside the 18'' desired range)
Before two more examples of 10mm did not overpenetrate, in the land of "Not Optimal" magazines are limited to 10 rounds amiright. Glock 30s, 30SF 45 acp.
10mm 135 Nosler = underpenetration
10mm 175 Silvertip, generalization mythbuster #3
I always hear that: But with the advances in modern 9mm ammunition...
Then I think, would those advances in modern ammunition apply to .40 S&W too? :image035:
Yes but look what it did to the bullet. That's not good performance.
I'd rather carry this:
I don't get into a lot of fights with jello, but most of those look pretty good.