9mm vs .40sw what to carry

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My Glock 23 has a 9mm conversation barrel, a .357 sig barrel, and an Advantage Arms .22 or slide ($250ish). The .40 S&W is one of the most versatile platforms that’s out their IMO. No need to buy a .22lr.

great for ammo shortages or trigger work on your ccw gun. It loves Remington golden bullet bulk packs.

 

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I knew an old Cop once who said the same thing when I brought this up. ;)
Ha!

"Beware the old man who only has one gun. He probably knows how to use it!"

"An armed man will kill an unarmed man with monotonous regularity."

"A reporter did a human-interest piece on the Texas Rangers. The reporter recognized the Colt Model 1911 the Ranger was carrying and asked him 'Why do you carry a 45?' The Ranger responded, 'Because they don't make a 46.'"

"When seconds count, the cops are just minutes away."

"I carry a gun cause a cop is too heavy."
 

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Arise Sir @$ure$h0t. Get thee a 45. Go now and spread enlightenment throughout the land, sin no more!

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I look at it like this, whatever you can control better for follow up shots. I can use either, but the wife is more comfortable with the 9mm. If the shot placement is accurate both will do the job.
 

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I carry a 9mm (Glock 43X) daily.

However...that .45 slug to the leg may not kill him or cause him to bleed out, but an old OHP Trooper friend of mine shot a guy in the thigh years ago. It didn't kill him, but it put him down and try as he may, he couldn't stand up because of a shattered femur.

I'm not sure a single 9mm round would do that. Hell, I've seen 9mm rounds that wouldn't put down steel targets.

But...like I said...I carry a 9mm every day without reservation. Well...maybe just a little. :rolleyes2

The bottom line is, no pistol round is indeed a one shot manstopper. The only one shot pistol rounds I would bet money on is a magnum round or maybe the 10mm. But what the hell do I know?
 

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