Thank you. I was waiting for someone to bring up the bullet technology thing.^ agreed
A case can be made that 9 is getting a second wind due to projectile technology. The same new projectile technology still applies to .40 and others?
I don’t think any are an end all to the others, but all can do their part when properly applied to the situation.
I am a BIG fan of the 10MM, but I do not use it very often for CCW. I generally use the 40S&W for CCW, in G23, G27, and G22, in that order.I like the .40 Short & Wimpy. (says a 10mm fan boy) close enough to .45 acp ballistics and higher magazine capacity. when shooting targets that react, it knocks' them a LOT harder than the 9mm does. and like said above, bullet technology goes across the board for all pistol calibers.
Good pointThank you. I was waiting for someone to bring up the bullet technology thing.
You are correct! If the increased bullet technology makes the 9MM "better" than it was, then it also works for the 40S&W. I'm not sure if it would apply to the .45 AUTO, because of the lower velocity.
Yes! With the lighter 45 cal. bullets, you CAN push them a lot faster, and make the "new" bullet technology work to your advantage. If all I had were .45 caliber guns, that would be a great option........ this may be more relevant in .45 ACP or .45 Colt for that matter with lighter projectiles that can be pushed faster. However, when talking 180 grain or < in .45, we circle back to .40 with a slight diameter penalty.
If a .45 Is all a person has, there could be potential, or stick with big, slow, heavy that’s always done the job for the most part. I love options personally.
LOL!!! That seems more likely, since the ammo costs don't seem to be significantly different between 9MM and 40S&W, unless you account for the extra ammo required with the 40S&W for some folks to get proficient with it.the switch was made because girly boys can't shoot a 40.
Standard 40 S&W ammo runs over 1,000 FPS.A lot of shooters criticize the .40 because, its not a fast cartridge, and runs normally about 900 or so. But, that was how it was designed. There's nothing wrong with it really.