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The concept of 380 vs more powerful rounds

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by kokapelli, Dec 4, 2012.

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  1. CZguy

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    Or "best lubricant" threads.

    One common aspect, seems to be how high emotions can run, if someone chooses something different that what they choose.

    I have a tremendous respect for the GAU 8, 30MM and if that won't guarantee a one shot stop, then bickering about pistol calibers is kind of pointless.

    All handguns are compromises, so just carry what you feel comfortable with.

    I carry a Kahr P45 during the week, and a Kahr P380 on Sunday.
     
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  3. David E

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    You realize I'm right in the other posts too, right?

    :D
     
  4. David E

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    Nothing personal about you or anyone else in anything I posted here.

    I have not trashed the .380 or any other caliber in this thread.

    I recently started a thread about making hits on a 100 yd target using pocket .22's and .25's. I didn't mention in that thread that I also made hits with my P-238 and 2" Model 642

    These guns and calibers are capable of more than most folks think. But in my view, for maximum effectiveness, they require different tactics than larger calibers.
     
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  5. JohnBT

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    Is making lucky shots from not too far away a tactic? ;)

    John
     
  6. mavracer

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    The problem here is I've seen the car not stopped by a brick wall (hi powered rifle) and your trying to argue that 5/8" sheet rock (9MM) is WAY better for stopping cars than 3/8" sheet rock (380). I expect the car to blow right through the sheet rock.

    Which is why IMHO it's a bad idea to change your tactics because your carrying a larger service caliber.
     
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    A shot taken from too far away is no longer a tactic: it's a strategy.
     
  8. Frank Ettin

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    Cars, brick walls, long shots, bears ...... Let's end this now before things get sillier.
     
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