Need help with a 9MM question (FL content)


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Mooncusser
September 4, 2010, 05:47 PM
Hi all,

Nice to meet you and new to the forum here.
I have a question............
I am going for a FL Class "G" Lic. (Armed Guard)
I believe if I not mistaken, that Lic. restricts you to a .38 or 9MM.
At first I was thinking S&W MP or a Springfield XD.
After a thought though, here is my question...
I want a little more punch than a general 9MM will deliver. Does anyone know if you could go with a .40 and use some sort of super charged 9MM rounds for more stopping power?
Is that possible, and would it still fit the legal criteria for a 9MM restriction?

Thanks all-
Best regards.

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WC145
September 4, 2010, 06:18 PM
Not sure what you're asking but a 9mm is a 9mm, if you want to try and squeek a 357 SIG by them, give it a try. It's a .40 necked down to 9mm. Or you could just buy some quality 9mm ammo and be in compliance. You do your part and a good 9mm will do it's part. I have no qualms about carrying a 9mm on and off duty, I load mine with Federal 9BPLE 115gr JHP +P+.

Vonderek
September 4, 2010, 06:33 PM
+1 to everything WC145 said. A "supercharged" 9mm would be a .357 SIG. Any modern factory +P JHP will serve you well. I also carry the 9BPLE and feel fine about it.

BTW-your name Mooncusser and the fact that you are from Florida...are you affiliated with the famous Mooncusser boat of Winterfest fame?

Mooncusser
September 4, 2010, 06:56 PM
Thanks for the help guys....
So basically what you are saying is a good standard 9MM will do just fine, but my question simply comes down to the ammo quality you are using, correct?

@Vonderek- LOL..no, Mooncusser is an old term used for a historic story from an old fishing town I grew up in up in Massachusetts.

Tilos
September 4, 2010, 07:21 PM
Mooncusser:
ding,ding,ding
we have a winner, yes, what you said.
Ruger SR9 or SR9c gets my vote, manual safety,etc.
Management likes manual safeties:D

oneounceload
September 4, 2010, 08:46 PM
Not sure what you're asking but a 9mm is a 9mm

Yep, because a 9X17, 9X18, 9X19, 9X21, and 9X23 are all the same.....NOT!

357SIG
September 5, 2010, 08:51 AM
Fl statutes restrict you to .38, .357, or 9mm strictly. This means no .40 caliber, or anything else that is outside this requirement. I would be happy you can choose a 9mm at all, as it was only allowed in the past few years due to a push to change the law. Before that, .38 was it.

Is this gun to be worn openly or concealed? It might make you think twice about a huge gun.

Do yourself a favor, and if you're truly concerned, try to look up some information on wounding in general (not just guns) to get a good idea on how things really work. Don't fall into the trap of thinking a larger caliber is somehow going to benefit you in this case. 99.9999% of the people on an internet gun forum have absolutely ZERO idea what they're talking about when it comes to handgun wounding. The other handful will tell you the 9mm is perfectly fine. Extra capacity and faster, more accurate follow-up shots will be your best friend, in the rare event you need to use your weapon.

samurai
September 5, 2010, 09:00 AM
M&P 9FS with 147 GDHP or 125 GDHP +p and go on about your business.

WC145
September 5, 2010, 06:12 PM
Yep, because a 9X17, 9X18, 9X19, 9X21, and 9X23 are all the same.....NOT!

One in every crowd!;)

Oyeboten
September 5, 2010, 06:24 PM
.38 Super...is both a ".38", and, a "9mm", I would expect.

Easy to measure, if any doubts...

Jim Watson
September 5, 2010, 06:37 PM
Only if you are a foreigner and want to call it a 9x23SR.
But even the Spanish marked their guns 9mm/.38 meaning 9mm Largo and .38 ACP (not Super).

radar721
September 5, 2010, 07:11 PM
I don't know what the law is. If all you can crry is a 9 mm so be it. I'ts all about bullet placement anyway.

oboe
September 5, 2010, 11:48 PM
I may be mistaken, so if anyone has direct knowledge of this, please jump in: It's been my understanding that the law in FL restricts you (with a G license) to .38 or 9mm. A .357 revolver may be used , but with .38 ammo.

But whatever the law clearly states (and I'll read it later), do yourself a favor and don't play games with it. Keeping your G license will be more important that souping up your ammo.

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