I started shooting pistols with a 1911 on 45..taught by the original armorer to the unit.
I first shot a Glock in 90 or 91
I like 40.
I like the NY Islanders , but I'm not counting on them to win the cup anytime soon.
Confidence in your weapon, no matter how unfounded counts for something.
A friend of mine knows a guy who has been shot by both 45 and 9mm..says you can tell the difference.
Ban state...Doc has stated, and please correct me if I misunderstood..that going with 45 has more to do with reliability of a gun designed to hold 8 to 10rds over a neutered mag..than effectiveness.
I hope some one comes out with a quality G19/M&P sized single stack 9/40
The M&P was designed as a 40. I swear my M&PC in 40 recoils less than an issue G23 gen4 I had.
At one time Doc noted a slight edge in barrier performance to the 40...likely no longer the case.
At one time LAV said not to trust 9mm 1911s or less than 5" 1911s
At one time LAV and Hack said the M&P was the future
People buy stuff on SME opinions...opinions that change. Unfortunately some people can't afford to keep up with the latest recomendations.
I know at least one straight up gunfighter that one multiple gunfights with a 1911 in 45 loaded with hydra shok...he probably don't care what the internet says.
I've said this before
I'm willing to give up 2rds of 9mm to get the slight edge the 40 once held..I'm not willing to give up 7rds of 40 to get the 45.
That is probably no longer applicable...but see my comment about keeping up with recomendations.
I'm also much more concerned with the gun and its set up than its caliber..I'm issued a 9 right now..caliber..fine..the gun sux...I'd carry 9mm ball and not blink.
I own more 9s then 40s or 45s..I've converted to 40s to 9mm..and shoot and carry them the most....still like 40.
What I don't like are sanctimonious assholes on the internet bashing the 40/45 & usually the 1911.
Most of them weren't born when the same agency that is telling us the 9mm is the answer now, told us 10mm was the answer.
There was a world before bonded 9mm and G19s
And....every argument in favor of the 9mm starts with.." with the best ammo"
Well, what if you don't have the best ammo?