I agree w the person shooting the gun, felt recoil may be more or less bothersome. 40s though on some guns kick more than 45s or seem to. Idk I like to hunt w small stuff so I don't destroy meat unnecessarily and to be more sporting but guns and bikes should be big, loud and obnoxious. I typically shoot big wheel guns, 44 and up. Doesn't mean anything cept to me semis seem tame. Look at the powder charge in even a 45, it's a light load. But you do have to hit what you're aiming at. A 9 is just not my caliberi dont think its been confirmed that they are switching yet. bullets have come a long way since the miami incident. i shoot a 40 for work and dont think the recoil is all that crazy but then again i not a woman lol .
That's a good pointGood article, I read it the other day on a handloading forum, lots of good science. Shooting a 45 at the range and in a dark hallway is a world of difference, pop a 45 in that type of situation and your hearing and sight are compromised big time which could make a big difference in a close quarters gun battle.
On average, the decibels of a 9mm are higher than that of a .45 and most handgun calibers are in the 155 decibel range. The numbers increase when shooting magnum calibers.Good article, I read it the other day on a handloading forum, lots of good science. Shooting a 45 at the range and in a dark hallway is a world of difference, pop a 45 in that type of situation and your hearing and sight are compromised big time which could make a big difference in a close quarters gun battle.
That's true n it's not really a carry option but you'll prob get someone attention more hitting them slightly less than perfect w a 44 than a. 9. I'm sure they weighed it out thoughCouldn't agree more. Both rifle and pistol bullets of today are heads and shoulders better than at the time of the Miami Shootout (almost 30 years ago).
Of the big 3 defensive handgun calibers, I don't think any one is vastly superior to any of the others.
Once again, shot placement trumps all else.
I hear ya than you're a wheel gun fan? Ain't a auto in the world can hold a candle to a good revolver if shot placement matters. Hmmm I hear ya though pros n cons to it allWith todays ammo i'll take a high capacity 9 over a single stack 45 any day. as already said....shot placement is #1.