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9mm or .45

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by BrokenButterfly, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. I can't decide if I want a 9mm or a .45. So which is overall a better pick?
  2. Robert

    Robert Moderator

    Personally I prefer the .45. Nothing against the 9mm and no real reason other than I like .45. Run a search, it should yield about a zillion 9mm vs. .45 threads.
  3. Bobarino

    Bobarino member

    this topic has been beaten to death a thousand times over. employ the search button and enjoy the zillion pages of light and fast vs. heavy and slow debate.

  4. Acheron

    Acheron Well-Known Member

    Is this a joke or are you serious? 'Cause if you're serious you just opened a huge can of worms.

  5. Thank you and sorry for the unnecessary thread.
  6. whited

    whited Well-Known Member


    Nice wind up.
  7. dbarile

    dbarile Well-Known Member

    Shouldn't a siren sound when this question is posted?
  8. jbauch357

    jbauch357 Well-Known Member

    Every time the following questions are asked, everybody take a shot of your favorite booze. Won't be long till we're all hammered :)

    9mm or .40 or .45 better?
    AR or AK better?
    GLOCK or XD better?
    #4 or 00 buck for HD?
    when will the panic buying end?
    is rosie a man or woman?
    how did I get here?

    ... see, I'm already getting drunk...
  9. geronimo509

    geronimo509 Well-Known Member

    Yes it should! I know it was a rhetorical question, but i just had to answer it
  10. Pizzagunner

    Pizzagunner Well-Known Member

    Both. I can't believe I got to say it first.:neener:
  11. geronimo509

    geronimo509 Well-Known Member

    I agree with Pizzagunner. Just carry both. A .45 on your hip and a MK9 in your pocket.
  12. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator

  13. heron

    heron Well-Known Member

    If I did that, I'd be buying booze by the case instead of the one bottle a year that I normally go through!
  14. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn Well-Known Member

    I couldn't decide myself, so don't feel bad.

    My solution: I bought both.
  15. Eyesac

    Eyesac Well-Known Member

    AAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA! What round for black bear? AHAHAHAH!
  16. Boba Fett

    Boba Fett Well-Known Member

    THR needs a "caliber war" / "caliber debate" sticky. If you have a question, debate, argument, interest, whatever and you question is something along the lines of:

    Then you go to the sticky.

    If you have a different sort of question, something like

    "Can 45 or 9mm punch through 5 inches of steel plate?"

    then you can start a new thread. Everything else goes to the sticky.
  17. augustino

    augustino member

    Whichever suits your shooting style best...

    Visit your local range where you can rent or test fire assorted pistols. Shoot a few 9MM, shoot a few 45 and then decide.
  18. AKElroy

    AKElroy Well-Known Member

    Let's settle this debate once & for all. If you were required to take a bullet, which would you prefer the shooter use? Pick the other one for defense.
  19. Mad Magyar

    Mad Magyar Well-Known Member

    That one, if you can afford the ammo. I know many don't practice much and keep a weapon mostly for nightstand use; but either one will serve you well.
    Like others have mentioned, take each caliber out, including the .380 and you decide for yourself....:)
  20. Acera

    Acera Well-Known Member

    loljbauch357 You can add " Can I fire .223 in a 5.56??? " to your list.


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