9mm vs .40sw what to carry

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I remember there was a time when I declined the 9mm based on the argument that its ballistics are such, that unless you hit a vital, it would pass right through "a crackhead on a mission". That was maybe 20 years ago.. Today, everyone loves the 9mm. Has it been improved that much?

I think the recent flooding of new shooters has assisted in the new found success of the 9mm. That and cost efficiency. Like I've always said...they'll all kill ya deader'n hell.
 

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Lots of things will kill ya deader than hell, some of them take forever. In the "old west" 38-40 was considered a darn good round, just like 44-40 and 45 Colt. Now this is before new fangled super bullets, just good old soft lead in a round nose flat point. Now 38-40 was actually .401 or 40 caliber. It launched a 180 grain bullet around 900-950 feet per second, sound familiar? I like 40, shot lots of stuff with it. I've shot some stuff with a 9mm. On pigs and deer the 40 seems to do better, so I sway that way and it still has plenty of capacity which is nice. Now with that said I carry a full size 1911 in .45 mainly because I got so much time behind one!
 

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Lots of things will kill ya deader than hell, some of them take forever. In the "old west" 38-40 was considered a darn good round, just like 44-40 and 45 Colt. Now this is before new fangled super bullets, just good old soft lead in a round nose flat point. Now 38-40 was actually .401 or 40 caliber. It launched a 180 grain bullet around 900-950 feet per second, sound familiar? I like 40, shot lots of stuff with it. I've shot some stuff with a 9mm. On pigs and deer the 40 seems to do better, so I sway that way and it still has plenty of capacity which is nice. Now with that said I carry a full size 1911 in .45 mainly because I got so much time behind one!
38-40.. now that's some old school inside info.
 

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I'd much rather shoot him in the leg with the 45. Especially the femoral artery 😜

I get where you're going though.

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That's a 230 hp to the thigh ,he walked to the ambulance
 

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