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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Krinkov, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. Krinkov

    Krinkov NW OREGON Member

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  2. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    LOL. here comes the huge debate!

    ONE ANSWER: Whichever you shoot the best. :D
     
  3. Bend

    Bend Central OR Member

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    Chevy or Ford!
     
  4. smonkbmw

    smonkbmw Vancouver WA Member

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    personally i like .40.
     
  5. dan147

    dan147 Helvetia, OR Member

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    .357 mag
     
  6. JennyC

    JennyC Portland, Oregon Member

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    You can add a poll by going into the thread, then look for "thread tools" in the blue nav bar, then go to "add a poll to this thread" :thumbup:
     
  7. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    If you can hit something with your first shot from a .45 then go with that. If you need 17+1 of 9mm to zero in on your target, then that is for you. I say +1 on the .40, personally.
     
  8. CharlesAFerg

    CharlesAFerg Beaverton Active Member

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    Yea, that's it. I'm not even going to look in this thread anymore, too many desktop commandos argue this like there's one answer. It's the ones who know the most, who know the least.
     
  9. Krinkov

    Krinkov NW OREGON Member

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    ok, I feel that I can confidently shoot 9, 40 and 45 pretty much to the same degree out of the same platform.

    I should have said, which is more effective for stopping a threat?? to get real specific, one bullet, same shot placement, distance, angle... the only thing not constant would be caliber. which caliber would work best?
     
  10. jonathon

    jonathon Pendleton, OR Member

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    I like shooting the .45 out of full sized steel handguns.. same goes for the 10mm. 9mm shoots nice out of the lighter weapons and gives the added bonus of capacity.

    Personally, I'm planning on carrying either my Beretta 92 or picking up FDE/SS XD45(still having trouble deciding). If your using good ammunition it really is personal preference. Aim center of mass and don't stop shooting till the threat stops.
     
  11. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    Having assisted at many autopsies of gunshot victims, and given the parameters of the question now..."same shot placement, distance, angle..." It would always be best to have the largest wound cavity possible.........so...
     
  12. caliber bob

    caliber bob Yamhill County, OR. Member

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    amen!!!
     
  13. znbodem

    znbodem Vancouver, WA New Member

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    45... if you can't hit and stop your threat with 8 shots, then you should run away!
     
  14. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    But zombies tend to run in packs of larger than 8... :laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
  15. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that the only effective self defense round is .50AE from a golden tiger-striped desert eagle with a katana bayonet!
     
  16. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    1911 .45

    / thread closed.


    And if guys want to keep on this topic I also vote ninja sword!
     
  17. dan147

    dan147 Helvetia, OR Member

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    potato gun
     
  18. snew

    snew Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    I'm surprised at the number of fans of the .40 sohrt & weak there are.

    I like .45. I shoot it well. If you need more than 8 rounds practice your reloading technique.
     
  19. lazyeye

    lazyeye Corvallis, OR Member

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    According to the stats in Evan "Morgue Monster" Marshall's book "Stopping Power: A practical analysis of the latest handgun ammunition"

    9mm
    Load Total Stops %
    Fed 115gr +P+ 189 172 91
    Win 115gr +P+ 150 135 90%

    .45
    Load Total Stops %
    230gr HS 173 166 96
    185gr GS 83 80 96%

    Both calibers perform well given good shot placement. Which can YOU shoot well?

    *The Totals are recorded shootings where only one round was shot into the torso. A Stop is where the BG is incapacitated within a few seconds.
     
  20. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    Unless the shot goes in the snot locker, with determination, people can live 1-2+ minutes......and a lot of damage can be done in that amount of time.

    So shot placement is always paramount over everything.