Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Kerouac32, Jan 18, 2009.
Are you going to reload? I haven't checked the prices lately of reloading supplies for these rounds (prices have kept shooting up since the election of the messiah). You may want to think about which would be cheaper to reload.
is it too early to impeach the president?
9mm is the most popular handgun round in the world. There will be more on the shelves. All calibers have been selling out rapidly due to panic over Obama.
And yes, get a 9mm. Definitely.
Had .40's, Got .9mm's
I had a couple of .40's, got rid of them because I sucked with them. Many people shoot .40 and 9mm well.
Every where you go .40 is plentiful, 9mm are not, ammo cost being 1 reason.
Both are good, 9mm just works better for me.
I shoot 9mm, .45 and .357 mag's well, but the .40 not so much.
So the obvious answer is .45
Get the .40 if it is what you want.
Never choose a gun based on what is at the local shop.
Travel, look at other shops, handle ALL kinds of guns.
Then find a rental shop and shoot the ones that felt good.
Buy the one you liked the best.
You might consider ordering the XDM as it's improved with such features as shorter trigger reset, less overtravel, you don't have to pull trigger when fieldstripping, etc.
As far as the Springfield XD goes, which round should i go with?
If you have decided on the Springer, well done! If not, may I suggest you look at the S&W M&P? I have been totally impressed with this gun, and pricing makes it reasonably attractive...
I will vote with the "shot placement is everything" group, and suggest that with the large variety of loadings available in 9mm you should be able to find a satisfactory round for your purposes, at lower prices than comparable rounds in .40 or other calibers. However, I also believe that you have to make the final decision as to which round serves your purposes; do the research, try to shoot both in your selected gun, (if possible), and see what works best for you.
Good Luck, and enjoy the process!
I don't see why more people don't do this when they are fretting about getting a pistol in .40 or 9mm - especially with a pistol that can easily be converted with a $100 barrel and mag swap...
At my last visit to a local sporting goods store, they were out of all 9mm and 45acp XDmagazines. They had plenty of .40 though.
I'll choose 9 over 40 all day long though.
Too many of these "different" rounds were made to supposedly better the ammo that's been around for decades and decades. For the most part, even if the new rounds (including .40) are "better" than those they are intended to replace, they don't usually offer "that" much better performance.
So +1 for 9mm over the .40
Okay, maybe they don't rule rule, but they're pretty good.
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