9mm vs .45

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Post by ARMARIN » Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:18 pm

9mm vs .45

the 45 is always the best. That is why the US Army developed the 45 for stopping power. Just think your enemy is charging with a rifle with a bayonet and you shoot him with a 38, the rounds go eight through him and he guts you with his bayonet. The 45 will stop him in his tracks and knock him back. Very heavy and a slow slug v a very high speed round the will go right through your enemy

At handgun velocities, hydrostatic shock is not a factor. Therefore stopping power depends primarily on larger bullet cross section and heavier bullet weight. That means the .45 ACP trumps the .40 S&W trumps the 9mm Luger.

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Post by Cranky » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:55 pm

The .45 definitely packs more punch. The inertia value of the .45 is instrumental in knocking the thug back (and down).

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Post by jimg11 » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:12 pm

When I served in the Army (1959 - 1962) I served with a lot of WW2 / Korea vets and would always listen to their experiences and take note of their experiences. Several had experiences with the 45 1911 in life & death experiences and all that I talked with really believed that the ,45 auto was really the best. Others of course the experiences were second and third hand. The #1 feeling was that the bigger round was better.
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