posted on Jul, 10 2007 @ 10:43 PM
Those who suggest that .45ACP recoil is more severe than .40S&W haven't shot much of either.
.45 is more of a push, the pressure curve is much more shallow, .40 tends to "torque" in the hand, something I have yet to experience to the same
degree in other calibers, and has a much higher operating pressure. Did someone also say that .45 has poor penetration, good grief now we're just
getting silly, I was going to post some JHP gel tests, but seriously, should I need to? there was also a comment aboout a CCW gun being carried a lot
and shot a little, errr no, you need to shoot your CCW gun MORE than your others, think about it.
Trust me, if you still haven't made your mind up, take a look at the latest ammunition prices. The day is coming that only reloaders will be able to
afford to shoot calibers other than .22LR and 9mm. 40 and 45 are already getting costly, and don't even ask about .357SiG and 10mm. The price of
metals and the demand on certain calibers being made by the military at the moment is sending prices through the roof.
If you can't afford the ammo, you will not practice, if you don't practice you will not shoot well. Remember that a hit with a .22 is better than a
miss with a 10mm.
Hint - get a 9mm unless you want to be paying $20 a box for practice ammo in an "exotic" caliber.
Just my 2c.