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.40 or .45

looking at the glocks and theres many models from them. i guess im just gonna have to look at em in person to get the feel for it.

but im not sure on what to get. the .40 or .45cal

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I have a Springfield XD40, .40 cal. of course and a Springfield Mil-Spec 1911 in .45.

You have a little more reach with the .40. I think the .40 has a little more stopping power than the .45, but in the end it's really personal preference.

In my opinion you won't go wrong with either choice.

I would suggest looking at the XD's, but again it comes down to what feels best in YOUR hand.


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I'd say it depends on what you're using it for and how you handle recoil.

40 is OK for self defense (45 is better IMO), holds more ammo for comparible sized pistol, less recoil (better if you're shooting ALOT at the range) may be cheaper to shoot (not sure as I don't own a 40 short & weak, and never will)

IMO - 45 ACP is THE best defensive round, and it's really not that nasty to shoot. I have a G30 I shoot quite often, and I've never had an issue dealing with the recoil (you do get a lot of muzzle flip with the smaller guns though)

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It's all about shot placement. The 9mm has put down thousands, the 40 is far better.
The 45 is like a sledgehammer. I like the 40 for sure. Much higher capacity than the 45, cheaper ammo, easier to conceal, and feels better for average sized hands. I bought the Glock my wife bought the S&W M&P. She was right, I was wrong. I looooooooooooooove her M&P. Glocks are quality guns, just not as comfy in the hand as the Smith or Springfield for that matter. just my .02 cents

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you went from glock sucks to .40 thumb.. wth man




seems like the .40 is a preferred.

im just looking for the concealed part and an occasional target practice. ill look at the acps as well. we have a .22 revolver so i have some experience with hand guns. besides shotguns and rifles lol.

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I was joking but then realized I dont need to joke around in this thread.

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For CC don't rule out 9mm. You lose some knockdown power, but you gain capacity, smaller size, cheaper ammo (= more ammo for the range, range time is SUPER important with your CCW), and the reduction in recoil will help you with accuracy (remember ONE well placed shot with anything is a lot better than 10 misses with a hand cannon)

I carry a couple different pistols (depending on what I'm wearing mostly, ie: weather) But I'd say 80%-90% of the time I carry a 9mm (Kimber Ultra Aegis). For me it is almost a "perfect" CCW; 1911 , small (slim mostly), decent capacity and I am confident with it (this is #1 IMHO)

I also carry, from time to time, a G30 (.45), on rare occasions a NAA .22 (something is better than nothing) and if I'm out in the woods (alot) I take along my .357 mag or .44 mag loaded up with Alaskan Backbacker hard cast loads (that's for them big critters with lots of black or (heaven forbid) brown hair)

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I agree Outlaw, but in my neck of the woods .40 is a lot easier to come by.

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ya i would think for a bear(thank god i didnt see one when i was up there) would need that. ill get more guns in the future and look into the 9mm as well. theres some laws here so thats a gun purchase right there.

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