Hello !
Northern Virginia Jeepers Association
December 13, 2018, 10:45:51 PM

Pages: [1] 2 Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: 9mm vs 45s Lets Hear Some Opinions  (Read 1272 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
JK_HVGC
Offline
Committee: Vendor
*
Posts: 1751
« on: August 25, 2017, 02:57:14 PM »

What do we like better? While I've shot a human with both calibers, I'm a fan of the .45.  Even with the 7 rd capacity, the stopping power was unmatched.  What do we think?

Sent from my SM-G935P using Tapatalk


Logged

-Fortune Favors the Bold
-If he needs one round of WP, then he needs one round of HE. If we're sending one round of HE, we might as well send 4, fire for effect.
overhead
Offline
Club President
*
Posts: 9815
Crap, someone call Trevor.
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2017, 03:05:22 PM »

I'm a larger fan of 9mm, Just because I don't own a .45 yet. I do drool of a 1911 some day but discretionary spending has gone to the jeep more so currently.

Logged

The only thing about a Yj that's reliable is its mechanic.

Joey to Mike- That's more like it! Never done.....just outta money at the moment.

atjeep-Every time a YJ passes inspection, an angel gets it's wings.
Clifford04X
Offline
Forum User
Posts: 368
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2017, 03:20:45 PM »

No love for the .40?

Logged

04 TJ, 5.5" Clayton long arm, Waggy 44 front, 8.8 Rear, 5.13's, Lockers, NP241OR, 36 iroks, Allied beadlocks, Hydro assist, Warn bumpers/sliders, M8000 winch.
Redleg
Offline
Committee: Trail Rides
*
Posts: 1016
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2017, 03:25:37 PM »

.45 for the stopping power.  Mil should have never switched to 9mm.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Logged

Bill
Redleg
Offline
Committee: Trail Rides
*
Posts: 1016
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2017, 03:26:51 PM »

No love for the .40?
if its shot from a G23 or 22!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Logged

Bill
overhead
Offline
Club President
*
Posts: 9815
Crap, someone call Trevor.
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2017, 03:31:28 PM »

No love for the .40?
if its shot from a G23 or 22!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

I had a 23 and a 35 for a while. loved the .40 round till i got my 9mm and the wife started shooting with me more and more.

Logged

The only thing about a Yj that's reliable is its mechanic.

Joey to Mike- That's more like it! Never done.....just outta money at the moment.

atjeep-Every time a YJ passes inspection, an angel gets it's wings.
zimm
Offline
Forum User
Posts: 177
2015 JKU Rubicon
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2017, 04:31:53 PM »

With several .40's and a full reloading setup, I'm vested with .40.  If I started all over again, I'd do .45 for stopping power and 9mm for targets.  I don't think the 9mm has any business being shot at people.

Logged
AutoTraker
Offline
Forum User
Posts: 1454
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2017, 04:48:22 PM »

I'm not a big fan of the 9mm. I do however love my 45s.
Its all a matter what you feel comfortable shooting and if you can control it, which gun and what its being used for.
Stopping power has become pretty moot recently since the advances in powers and bullets. I still would rather put a big dumb slow moving bullet into something than a small fast bullet.
Most 45s are not highly concealable. Although my G30 I do carry quite a bit. Most 9mm are smaller frame guns and easier to conceal.

Logged

--
Rich...
Last count have 3 Jeeps. A CJ, TJ & a XJ.  Also got a Yota.
I Live in a Country Founded by Geniuses but Run by Idiots.
Central Virginia Jeepers
RCPFA
Search
Offline
Moderator
*****
Posts: 2680
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2017, 07:06:41 AM »

Wait, a Glock AND it's a .45??? Take my money now!!!!


In all seriousness, there's benefits to both. Yes, a .45 makes a larger wound cavity, but moves slower so there's less kinetic energy to transfer to surrounding tissue. The 9mm moves a bit faster with slightly less size but more kinetic energy. The real benefit to 9mm is that most new shooters/front line people that don't practice as often can shoot it more accurately because it has less recoil. Add in the fact that you can carry more 9mm rounds in the same size or smaller gun, and you see why a lot of police departments are switching to 9mm. With my Glock 21, I have 40 rounds in the gun and magazine pouches. A Glock 17 would have 52 rounds carried in the same configuration.

Having said all that, I like my .45 and hope we don't switch.

Logged

'15 Unlimited Rubicon but I miss my LJ
wbsjp
Offline
Member 2018
*
Posts: 940
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2017, 08:05:23 AM »

If I,m going to shoot something(2 or 4 legs) I want it ti know its been shot...45 ACP or Long Colt

Logged

Wayne
  AARP,NAXJA,NRA Endowment member
"the cost of Freedom isn,t Free"
AutoTraker
Offline
Forum User
Posts: 1454
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2017, 09:31:10 AM »

Wait, a Glock AND it's a .45??? Take my money now!!!!
Someone selling one?
My g21 I have a second 10mm upper for. In about 2 minutes I can switch between 10mm and 45ACP.
13 rounds of 45 is nothing to sneeze at and with the 30 round mag in my range bag I'm good to go.
My G30 has 10 rounds with the option of going 13 or 30. Same as the 21 only in a smaller package that can be concealed a lot easier.
Kind of left my 1911s behind as target and comp guns.
Keep in mind that that faster 9mm also is supersonic. Shoot a couple of them off without hearing protection and you will hear nothing for a few days.
At least with my slow dumb big bullet, I can almost get away without any hearing protection. And training offsets recoil.
You really don't need a whole lot of bullets anyway. If you need 17 rounds to take down a perp maybe you shouldn't be carrying a handgun.

Logged

--
Rich...
Last count have 3 Jeeps. A CJ, TJ & a XJ.  Also got a Yota.
I Live in a Country Founded by Geniuses but Run by Idiots.
Central Virginia Jeepers
RCPFA
mlm_cherokeekl
Offline
Member 2018
*
Posts: 80
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2017, 09:36:13 AM »

I'm a huge fan of 45. I've got an FNX 45 Tactical that I love. My FNX coupled with my SilencerCo. Osprey is so soft to shoot. But I digress... 9mm is a better choice for concealment, like a G43 or M&P Shield. If you're not concerned with concealment, then go with the 45. The only real downside to 45 is that it's expensive to shoot compared to 9. If you want something for home defense exclusively, why not get a shotgun or an AR pistol in 300 blackout? There are lots of options out there. But buying a firearm pretty much the most personal choice you can make. It's like picking your significant other. Haha! A G19 or Walther PPQ are good mediums though. The 19 is versatile, inexpensive, somewhat easy to conceal, it's got a pretty decent capacity, and it's easy to customize! The Walther is a little more expensive than the Glock, but you get a better gun in terms of accuracy and ergonomics. And you can get the PPQ in 45, which hold 12 rds; just as many as the HK USP 45 but at half the price. The FNX, if you want maximum .45 fire power, holds 15 rds, but it's now going for 1400. I got mine for 1100 from GA Fireingling in Marietta, GA when I still lived in Atlanta. Shame the price has gone up so much on such a great pistol.  Sad

Logged
Phoenix45
Offline
Forum User
Posts: 330
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2017, 01:14:19 PM »

10mm.
More accurate.
More stopping power.
More range.

The only downside is the price of the ammunition.

Logged

1973 CJ-5
1988 Wrangler YJ
1999 Grand Cherokee Limited
2010 Wrangler Unlimited
highlandercj-7
Offline
Member 2018 VA4WD
*
Posts: 1321
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2017, 02:54:07 PM »

Plinking 9mm as you can't beat the price, especially if you are shooting a lot. Though I found some ammo that levels the field a bit Smile A 9 is punching through stage three body armor and hitting it a 2000 FPS  Twisted Evil

Logged

HighlanderCJ-7
Devil Dog JK
Offline
Member 2018 VA4WD/BRC
*
Posts: 7
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2017, 08:05:24 AM »

I have been in 2 shootings as a cop, both with a Glock .40 and hit my suspect both times.  1 in the head from 10 feet and 1 in the arm from 311 feet.  I carried the 9mm in the Marine Corps and and the .45 as a cop for a while.  I find the .40 to be the perfect compromise.  Not as much recoil as the .45 but better punch than the 9mm.  Both shootings I was 1 for 4 putting my rounds on target.  The national average for cops is 1 for 4 rounds on target in a real life shooting.  I steer most "civilians" who have no shooting experience towards the 9mm because it is easier to shoot do to the lower recoil.  A smaller round on target beats a larger round that misses, 100% of the time.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Logged
Pages: [1] 2 Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by EzPortal
Officers:
President: Stephen Clough (overhead) | Vice President: Donnie Herrity (Jeepin_Donnie) | Secretary: Robyn Kronthal (sticksout)
 Treasurer: Danille Wilson (TJ Girl) | Member-at-large: John Davis (jdavis2nd)

Board of Directors:
Andrew Harvin (HarvinJeep) | Dave Plummer (HAWAIICJ) | Sean McCready (Unl1mtd)
Jeff Wilson (jwilson2598) | Aaron Thomson (Jeep Freak) | Dain Wilson (Gr8Dain)

Founding Fathers:
 Jason Markvart (LNDSRK)  | Steve Scott (Islander90) | Josh Storer (Jastor)| Mike Finelli (BiggMike) | John Harper (Opie)

Disclaimer Statement:
All images from NoVaJeepers.net are exclusive to the Northern Virginia
Jeepers Association. Any reproduction of exclusive Northern Virginia
Jeepers Association material is strictly prohibited without written
consent of the Northern Virginia Jeepers Association. Jeep,
Wrangler, Cherokee, Commander, Compass, Patriot, Liberty, Unlimited,
Rubicon, SRT, HEMI and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked
to Chrysler LLC. NoVaJeepers.com, Northern Virginia Jeepers Association
is not in any way associated with the Chrysler LLC.
Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines | Theme Design by: Xarcell