I feel same way . I shoot a lot of plates and the occasional bowling pin . 9 mm has trouble knocking down plates or flipping plates on a dueling tree . Most bowling pin matches don't allow 9 mm due to ricochets . 45 also makes a bigger hole . But , I don't worry about other people's choices . I use 9mm quite often for punching paper . A whole lot of addicts swear " God's Caliber " is 38 Super . Own what ever you enjoy .Hahaha this subject always stirs up controversy. Everyone has their reasons for the caliber they prefer. Next you'll see mathematical statistical ballistic comparisons... I say get one in every caliber. I personally prefer .45 ACP and I'll tell you why. While employed as a DEA agent for over twenty years I spent A LOT of time at the range. At the time, agents were issued .40 cal but could use 9mm or .45 if they desired. Steel targets were often part of the course of fire during training. There were many times where the 9mm guys had trouble knocking over the plate on flip ups where the .40 and .45 guys had no trouble at all on the same set up. This is obviously not the end all ballistic comparison lol. Just a real world example that I observed. Also, it makes sense to me that a bigger hole makes the juice run out of your adversary more rapidly. Now calm down fellas, these are just my opinions. They don't mean ****. Just like yours lol.
Jesus you guys lol first I read or watched a John Browning doc on why he was working on at the time, and he was developing something for Luger. But the army was specific about 45. And years later he developed the double stack 9 at FN with no government influence.
Second I teach Muay Thai boxing and Krav Maga. So this has nothing to do with “how delicate” my hands are, but I find it humorous that whenever anyone mentions another caliber other than “God’s caliber” most members on here get their panties in a bunch.
Try working with some history for a change.I have an old Argentinian Colt 45 and an Old Army 45LC. I don’t have much ammo on either so I shoot 9 more. Is there a problem with that? I also live in a restricted state so I gotta work with what I got.
That’s some nice shooting!!My old and arthritic hands use it too when I don't feel like 45acp.
20 yards from the holster with a stock RO Champion. No compensator, no trigger job, no checkering and so on. IIRC this was roughly 80-90 rounds of Mozambique.
Kids today are lazy and need it "easy".
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I resemble that remark, but did not coin the phrase. I just pass it along to the less well-educated. 😎