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    9mm Vs. .45

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    Ho-hum.......Not again.......Give me my 45.......

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    All I know is they both poke holes in paper and beer cans, ones just bigger than the other. Sort of like 38s vs 44s except with those I don't have to pick up brass.
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    There can be only one.
    The American Original.
    45 ACP.
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    Pass me some 45 acp. I’d rather my ammo spend twice the mass and energy in the bad guy than a fast pass through of half the mass going through and injuring an innocent bystander. I also would prefer OO-Buck to either for the same reasons. But it’s hard to fit a shotgun in my pocket.
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    Of course, step one is to have enough training and practice to actually hit the target you're defending against while under pressure...

    For that you need to develop muscle memory since you won't be thinking through each step of a self defense incident...

    If you fire either a 9mm Luger or .45acp round and miss because you can't control the handgun adequately and properly followup you have made a lot of noise, and attractive a lot of attention, but not necessarily stopped the threat.

    Besides, you're likely to alert the criminal's accomplice you didn't see and then you could really have a problem.
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    How many here have actually used any handgun to stop anything critter or human? Or know what hot lead & cold steel feel like? (Yes, I have, no I won't discuss it except to say I came by my scars honest). The gist of the article is Shot placement, not caliber & Handgun stopping power is a myth. .0093 (difference in bore diameter) more or less won't matter, hitting vital areas does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Injunbro View Post
    How many here have actually used any handgun to stop anything critter or human?
    As an occasional member of a FO/AO team, I have experience in the usage thus employment of a 1911A1. I learned what generations before me learned the 1911A1 is a supplement and the rifle is a primary. Is the 45ACP a one round show stopper, it depends. No details forth coming end of story. As this is written a Shield-9X19mm primarily for concealed carry with the main attributes of portability/concealment/capacity/adequate.
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    I have always been and will continue to be a true believer in the . 45 auto but recent experience has raised my respect for the 9 mm. With modern high performance ammunition , both are top shelf defense cartridges . The only reason I don't shoot more 9 than I do is my bad hands have a hard time reloading the smaller case .
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