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|no, I chose 9mm because of a reason other than the price of ammo or concealability. (please reply to this thread to explain)||244||63.54%|
|yes, but I can't afford anything except the 9mm rounds||25||6.51%|
|yes, but I can't (comfortably) conceal anything bigger.||34||8.85%|
|other (please reply to this thread to explain)||81||21.09%|
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|May 9th, 2015, 01:50 PM||#213|
Join Date: Jan 2007
As to the use of .40's, etc. by the police, the FBI is returning to the 9mm for its agents after dabbling with the 10 mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP. They have concluded modern ammo along with higher capacity and greater ease of shooting and practical accuracy outweigh the small advantage of the larger calibers. Several other police agencies have followed suit.
|September 24th, 2015, 08:36 PM||#214|
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Louisville, KY
I chose 9mm because I already had 2 other 9mm pistols and didn't want to add another caliber. Having said that I'd like to add that I really don't feel a need to carry a larger caliber as defense ammo in 9mm is more than adequate.
|January 24th, 2016, 03:17 AM||#215|
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Hoosier State
I actually switched to 9mm after carrying a 4" 1911 for around 10 yrs. I chose to switch because of capacity and the improvement of bullet tech over the last 20 yrs. Shot placement helps drop oil pressure, IMO.
|January 24th, 2016, 09:29 AM||#216|
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Central Maine
I didn't read the other responses. I hope it didn't turn into a favorite cartridge discussion. But that's not why for me.
I'm currently carrying a Kimber 3" in .45, but I'm swapping over to 9mm. Why? Round count, pure and simple. The threat has changed and continues to change. Now we have a pOTUS who wants to destabilize the country with unvetted widows and orphans who are mostly fighting age males between the ages of 20-45. I see round count as being important. I can carry far more 9mm with 2 spare mags for my 9c than I can with .45. Depending on the mags, up to 52 rounds if I'm counting right. I think the round count for the .45, same number of mags, is 23. If I really want to get crazy, but I have no idea how I'd carry them, the round count with 2 27 round mags is close to insane. Since I mostly carry off body in a Maxpedition Fatboy pack I just might be able to pull off carrying those oversize sticks.
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|January 24th, 2016, 09:43 AM||#217|
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: West Michigan
|January 24th, 2016, 11:03 AM||#218|
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Nags Head, NC
I've always carried 9 because of round count. I can carry 15 in my pistol and 15 in a spare mag comfortably. In any situation I can imagine getting myself into and out of, if 30 rounds doesn't do it, I'll suffer the consequences.
|January 24th, 2016, 04:06 PM||#219|
Join Date: Dec 2014
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