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    .40cal or 9mm

    Hey guys I am wanting to purchas a glock. But i have not decided if I want a 40 or a 9mm. So whats yalls advise?

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    9 is cheap, thats pretty much all you need to know

    Otherwise youll pay an extra $5 a box for .40

    I carry a Glock 27 40 and I have a G17 9, so I suggest for your first pistol a 9 no question

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    Spend a few bucks more, get the .40 pistol and a 9mm Lone Wolf conversion barrel soon after and you are able to practice with 9mm and shoot both calibers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakeleinen1 View Post
    9 is cheap, thats pretty much all you need to know

    Otherwise youll pay an extra $5 a box for .40

    I carry a Glock 27 40 and I have a G17 9, so I suggest for your first pistol a 9 no question
    Ditto. You are better off being able to practice more than you are with the higher caliber.

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    Personal preference here. I like the 9mm because of the availability and the price. Anyone who thinks a well placed 9mm round will not do what is needed is just trying to fool themselves. Will a fatter bullet make a fatter hole? Yes it will, but shot placement is still paramount. JMHO.

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    That's the same question I had when I bought the Ruger SR9/9c (SR40, SR40c???) and the Taurus 709 (740???). I decided on the SR9, SR9c & 709 because the 9mm ammo is cheaper & it's easier to get as said. Now if I wanted something more powerful than 9mm, I would bring 1 of the .45 guns I have with me.

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    My advise, if it is possible,.......is shoot both calibers.....I do......always like shooting .40 the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berettatoter View Post
    Personal preference here. I like the 9mm because of the availability and the price. Anyone who thinks a well placed 9mm round will not do what is needed is just trying to fool themselves. Will a fatter bullet make a fatter hole? Yes it will, but shot placement is still paramount. JMHO.
    Psh you're tripping berettatoter, it honestly makes little difference how big the hole is, especially with all the +p and hollow point ammunition

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    Shooting Illustrated
    Golden Saber 9mm 124 grain +P 15 inches of penetration and .64 expansion
    Golden Saber 40 S & W 180 grain 15.5 inches of penetration and .65 expansion

    I have seen many other examples that look the same in Gold Dot, HST, etc. Very little difference in these two rounds ballistically, but the 9mm does hold more rounds, have less recoil, and cost less to shoot. They both work very well and the 40 cal looks like it gives you a 1/2" more penetration and .01 more expansion

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdw68 View Post
    I have seen many other examples that look the same in Gold Dot, HST, etc. Very little difference in these two rounds ballistically, but the 9mm does hold more rounds, have less recoil, and cost less to shoot. They both work very well and the 40 cal looks like it gives you a 1/2" more penetration and .01 more expansion
    You forgot to mention the .40 goes BANG BANG louder!!! And homos can't shoot them! AMERICA!!!! lol

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    I had both a 9mm and a .40cal . I still have the 9mm but I gave the .40cal away. Since I picked up a .45ACP 1911. The 9mm is much cheaper to shoot that is why I still have it.

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