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Why the 9mm vs .45 debate? Where was this debate when 38sp was used?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by 777funk, Jan 9, 2013.

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  1. bubba in ca

    bubba in ca Member

    Nov 15, 2010
    There is no debate. The .45 is an outdated military round that makes a dandy HD round because of its muzzle energy. 9mm is virtually the world standard in police and military handguns. It is now the best option for most people and agencies because it is the most common and the ammo the cheapest.

    I don`t own guns in either of these calibers so I don`t really have an iron in this fire. I sold off my 9s and 45s along time ago.

    Both, along with .38 are decent if you are restricted to a handgun, .357 is a little better. Once you are in this neighborhood your ability to hit the target rapidly dwarfs the little differences in caliber.

    PS: I stopped reading gun magazines decades ago because they are mostly puff.
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