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9mm or .45

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

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  1. BrokenButterfly

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

    Robert Moderator Staff Member

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    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

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    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.

    Bobby
     
  4. Acheron

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




    IBTL.
     
  5. BrokenButterfly

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

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    Nice wind up.
     
  7. dbarile

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

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    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

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

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

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

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    boring!!!!
     
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    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

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

    My solution: I bought both.
     
  15. Eyesac

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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



    lol
     
  21. 76shuvlinoff

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    To borrow from a similar thread and bastardize the answer there......


    .45 in one hand, 9mm in the other.
     
  22. BADUNAME4

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    .45's are twice as good as 9's which is why you only need half as many.
     
  23. Covey Leader

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    Give Broken Butterfly a break. He is a new member here like myself. He posted a legitimate question. If you dont have a constructive answer for him, then why post at all? Congrats to all of you that wasted your time by not only reading this thread but also posting about the "search" function. Plus there are many people who have joined the site since a thread in 2005 about 9mm vs. 45 was posted. Those new members may have something to add.

    Not all of us are as well versed in handguns as some of you. Thats why i joined this site....to learn from more experienced people. I, for one, am interested in seeing some comparisons between the 9mm and the 45.
     
  24. John Wayne

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    Google returned 3,120,000 results. I'm not trying to be a smartass, but googling well-discussed topics is often more helpful than posting on forums.
     
  25. Geronimo45

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    Heh.
    "Here we go again. Use the SEARCH TOOL, newbie."
    Of course, if said newbie uses the search tool, and posts to an older threat...
    "THREAD NECROMANCER ALERT!"
    You can't win. :neener:

    Shoot both... assuming you can find a place with enough ammo to do so. See what you like better as far as handling, recoil, etc.
    A great-quality 9mm will probably be cheaper to purchase (new or used) and cheaper to feed than a .45 of comparable quality - something to consider if price is a major factor.

    Neither one is a magic bullet. That's .22 Long Rifle, which bounces around inside a perp like flubber. :D
     
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