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Why "Not" 40 Caliber?

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  1. satx78247

    satx78247 TGT Addict

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    DyeF9,

    YEP. I repeat: Your THEORY, regardless of "source", when compared to the ACTUAL experience of combat soldiers "in close contact with the enemy" is simply: ABSURD.

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  2. DyeF9

    DyeF9 In Thrust We Trust

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    I just linked source, a few other people have linked source stating the same thing. You're just not reading anything, bud.
     
  3. satx78247

    satx78247 TGT Addict

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    DyeF9,

    There was a time (over 40 years ago) that I would have been impressed with anything that the "vaunted" FBI claimed/believed/said.

    In 2020, we all have learned that the FBI is best KNOWN for saying "whatever is popular with the 7th floor", regardless of THE TRUTH.

    yours, satx
     
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    Feel free to provide a source for some hard data to support your argument.
     
  5. avvidclif

    avvidclif Sturgis '95, RFTW 2010

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    Would that be like dimocrats?
     
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  6. DyeF9

    DyeF9 In Thrust We Trust

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    Eh, most politicians are full of shit in general.
     
  7. V-Tach

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    If a particular gun I wanted was only available in .40 S&W...I would own a photey......but......I'm just not even remotely interested in the round. Others are and that's cool....but the .40 S&W doesn't represent some gigantic galaxy shaking improvement over other calibers I already shoot..... and every gun available in .40 S&W is available in a caliber I already load for.........
     
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    avvidclif Sturgis '95, RFTW 2010

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    MOST????????
     
  9. DyeF9

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    I try to give some leeway, for the ones are aren't but will never see higher up public office because they're not crappy enough people
     
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  10. cycleguy2300

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    Its only extreme edge cases where the extra inch or two of penetration or the extra .02" diameter would have hit something vital than a smaller caliber missed.

    Think about volume. When you shoot something living, to kill it you either have to incapacitate the CNS or cause it to bleed out. Each shot you hit a target with leaves a wound channel. For pistol rounds the temporary wound channel really doesn't come into play, you are looking at the hole a bullet leaves after it (hopefully) expands and passes through tissue. There really can be no argument here that a bigger bullet, moving faster with more mass can expand more and destroy more tissue, increasing the likelihood of hitting a major artery, etc, however. If you can get a second accurate shot with a slightly "lesser" caliber now you have two wound channels, with more volume than the one "larger" bullet can make.

    There are trade offs with everything. I shoot 9mm because its what I have, is cheap and performs good enough for me. I can shoot it slightly better than a 40cal so I can get more accurate shots on target, with more wound channel volume than a 40. For me it is the better choice. If you REALLY can shoot a 40 as good as a 9mm, then it would be better. But if you can't the 9mm is a better round.

    Better is different for each person, everyone has a different application differing and abilities. Its like asking if a F1 car is better than a Stock car...

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