Would a .45 made a difference?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by CANNONMAN, Dec 5, 2014.

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  1. CANNONMAN

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    I'm visiting from the BP, as you can tell from my handle. My question is strictly about what your thoughts might be about how best to stop a charging 300# drugged and angry person. I recall reading, years ago, when the 9mm was to be standard carry -v- the .45. There was a case that noted that an officer had emptied his 9mm and still took a beating. I know there have been considerable advancements in ammunition. Perhaps there are many counter intuitive thoughts regarding me thinking the .45 may stop this kind of charge potentially without lethal consequences. If you are responding to this thread, I beg of you not to include anything but ammunition, ballistics, and caliber of weapon. Discourse of politics, policies, right and wrong have no place in this thread. As always, thanks!
     
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    You want an excuse to do what was done several times recently in the news. Don't. Even IF (and I doubt that highly) the shootings were justified, your thread only makes any sense on Stormfront.

    Go there. This thread is the Anti-High Road.
     
  4. psyopspec

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    There's a few different ways to think around this. Here's mine:

    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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    The last one was closed, and so is this one.
     
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