Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by CANNONMAN, Dec 5, 2014.
Go there. This thread is the Anti-High Road.
1) All handguns suck.
2) Shot placement is king.
3) Penetration is a distant second, and all standard service calibers tend to satisfy.
4) If you don't agree with the above, just stop here; we won't see eye to eye, and that's fine.
5) Given the satisfaction of #2 and #3 above, one may as well select a caliber that allows for more shots, more quickly, since that equals more opportunities for well-placed fight-ending shots.
Regardless of how comfortably one shoots a 1911 or other .45 ACP platform, physics would dictate that 9mm will always result in faster follow-up shots. Physics would also dictate that one can fit more rounds in the same space (magazine/firearm), which again gives more opportunities for well placed shots. Economy would dictate that 9mm is less expensive and can therefore be trained on more frequently, though if I felt .45 gained me an advantage in a defensive gun fight I wouldn't mind paying more for it.
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