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It's not because it's a better round as far as ballistics go.
That’s just is it...as far as lethality/ballistics there is no advantage to .40/.45 OR 9mm. Big mil, FBI, and JSOC studies/procurement all established that wound cavity does NOT equate to lethality or the mythical “stopping power”. Shot placement and in some instances penetration are far more important and/or lethal.

So why opt for the round that offers no benefit, but instead offers several handicaps.
 

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You know I’ve went around and around this caliber tree for years and I’m still going around. I have a couple of nines, couple of 40’s double stack and a couple of 45’s singles. I’m lucky I can shoot them all about the same, when we had a range and could afford ammo. But I find myself carrying either the 4” 9mm 1911 or the 3” 45acp 1911 the most. So I guess I’m in the camp of buy two or three (one of each). If you can’t do that, find a steady supply of hand Grenada’s, that solves penetration and accuracy all at once all you got to do is be able to pull the pin.
 

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I didn’t know either. I went the path of least resistance and bought this from George at Gunslingers because he had one.
It is a Classic Carry in 45acp. It is easy to shoot and very accurate. If you go out and shoot 300 rounds like I did then you deserve to have your hands in a little bit of pain like I did. I have about 480 rounds through this and it is spot on. Shoots better than I do and almost looks better than I do.

Officer size in 45 makes me a little nervous. Classic Carry in 45 no problem. With that said I have a full-size coming in 9mm. Great gun - great service.

Good luck



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If it were in 9mm...would you shoot it more, train more, be more proficient? Therein lies the answer. If not, buy the 45. Current ammo prices are the same between calibers.
What some hard decisions we have to make lol.

I think 9 is easier to find.

For this gun I'm starting to lean more to 9... especially if it's 10 rounds vs 7

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I went for a Brimstone in 45. It's very accurate. I've never had one hiccup with any ammo. I have 3 9s, Gold Cup, DWPM9, BHP. Personally I haven't and wouldn't spend more than 1300. for a 9. Maybe not a popular opinion but that's me. Not 'all' about the money yet a 1911 in 45 has a much better following and has always been my first choice for defense or play. BTW: I'm glad I don't need ammo right now, it's so crazy 9mm costs are more than 45!.
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I love the discussion this has started!

30 mins ago, i was like ok 9mm it is. now I'm seeing the 45 guys and I'm telling myself, it's a 1911. get a 45! you have bunch of 9mm guns already!
 

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I love the discussion this has started!

30 mins ago, i was like ok 9mm it is. now I'm seeing the 45 guys and I'm telling myself, it's a 1911. get a 45! you have bunch of 9mm guns already!

When I was in the Nam we had a choice of 38 special or a 1911 45 ACP when we were flying and to the man it was the 45. The tunnel rats didn’t want a 38 either. Now I know that we aren’t comparing the 38 here, but it’s not much different than a 9mm.

I feel sooo much varying a 45. Even though I do sometimes carry a 9mm, depending on the time of the year, cover garment ect.
But you have to decide for yourself.
 

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No excuses with more cubic inches. !
You always crack me up. :hilarious:

I look at 9mm kinda like my 22LR. Good fun at the range or shooting small animals. :)

The only way I'd use a 9mm for self defense would be if I could tote a 9mm sub-machine gun.

Don't say 9mm is cheaper. Not anymore.

But honestly. I rotate my EDC between 2 10's and a 357 Magnum. I'm 60 years old, but I can honestly say I can rapid fire my big guns and stay on target. All hitting center mass.

But if you feel more comfortable with a 9 I understand. At least you have something.


357, 10mm, 45:) 38 Super and a sweet little 9mm.
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I love .45 acp but with the current economics of ammo you’ll be far better off and get to shoot it more if you get a 9mm. I cast bullets and reload so the cost difference isn’t too bad for me, it if you don’t reload it is a consideration.
 

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I love .45 acp but with the current economics of ammo you’ll be far better off and get to shoot it more if you get a 9mm. I cast bullets and reload so the cost difference isn’t too bad for me, it if you don’t reload it is a consideration.
Depends on what you are sitting on as far as ammo goes. I have 3 calibers of ammo that I have no gun for. And a whole lot of it.

But I agree with the fact 9 is very easy to shoot a bunch of. It's the only gun my 6 yo granddaughter could shoot. :D
 
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