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Timmm
12-24-2010, 8:19 PM
If you can buy a Glock 27 and for another 100$ get a 9mm coversion barrel why even buy the 26? You can have both Cals. for a 100 bucks.

Am I missing something? Thank Tim

nick
12-24-2010, 8:22 PM
Because conversion barrels don't necessarily work well. You might have to swap the extractor and ejector, as well, each time you want to change caliber. It's not a big deal, but something to keep in mind.

Oh, and to answer your question directly - because I can :p

BHPFan
12-24-2010, 8:26 PM
Because conversion barrels don't necessarily work well. You might have to swap the extractor and ejector, as well, each time you want to change caliber. It's not a big deal, but something to keep in mind.

Oh, and to answer your question directly - because I can :p

This.

RollingCode3
12-24-2010, 8:28 PM
Why?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v105/cadetcode3/guns/IMG_1124.jpg

flatovercrest
12-24-2010, 8:31 PM
Some people don't care a bit about .40 Smith & Ruger

RollingCode3
12-24-2010, 8:43 PM
Some people don't care a bit about .40 Smith & Ruger

+1.. I only own 9mm and 45acp.

Baconator
12-24-2010, 8:47 PM
Why does anybody buy anything? Because that's what they want.

bsg
12-24-2010, 9:01 PM
the G26 is the best subcompact semi auto made... for me.

noob_tube
12-24-2010, 9:03 PM
If you can buy a Glock 27 and for another 100$ get a 9mm coversion barrel why even buy the 26? You can have both Cals. for a 100 bucks.

Am I missing something? Thank Tim

*Some people don't like the .40S&W
*Conversion barrels aren't perfect (especially on subcompacts)
*Some people can't afford the extra $100
*You also need to buy G26 magazines. Don't know about everyone else, but my .40 mags are horrible at feeding 9mm.
*Some people plan on completing the whole Glock set and will eventually get a G27.

hybridatsun350
12-24-2010, 9:08 PM
Some people don't care a bit about .40 Smith & Ruger

+1.. I only own 9mm and 45acp.

+1 to the +1!

BamBam-31
12-24-2010, 9:08 PM
The primary purpose of a sub-compact is CCW. The most important attribute of a CCW piece is reliability. Conversion barrels are less reliable than stock barrels. 9mm is easier to shoot in a sub-compact polymer gun than .40 s&w. Hence the G26.

And, for only $500 more, you can have a sub-compact G26 for CCW AND a full-sized G17 or G22 for the range. One for each hand. ;)

ETA: Welcome to CGN, btw. :thumbsup:

Ranger20
12-24-2010, 9:59 PM
Make mine the Glock 33 instead....... of either... ;)

SJgunguy24
12-24-2010, 10:08 PM
If you can buy a Glock 27 and for another 100$ get a 9mm coversion barrel why even buy the 26? You can have both Cals. for a 100 bucks.

Am I missing something? Thank Tim

You can spend another 100 and get the 357 barrel also.
I carry a G26, I bought it for a BUG when I was looking into a LEO carrer.

12GAUGE
12-24-2010, 10:25 PM
Because I don't want a .40 and I own a second gen 19 that I bought in 96 with many hi cap mags that fit in the 26.

1911su16b870
12-24-2010, 10:37 PM
+1.. I only own 9mm and 45acp.

+2 same here, do not own anything chambered in 40 cal.

Katana
12-24-2010, 10:48 PM
Because unless you're trying to shoot through car doors or windows, 9mm (with the right load) will do the exact same thing as 40 S&W.

MarioS
12-24-2010, 11:00 PM
Like a few others have said, conversion barrels can be unreliable sometimes. For a sub-compact gun which may see personal protection duty, that's not something I'd want to put my life on. Having owned a G26 and having shot a G27, the G26 is easier to shoot and manage. For a range gun though, yeah. I just ordered a 40-9 conversion barrel for my G23. Pretty much two guns for the price of one and a quarter, for range use only.

Falstaff
12-24-2010, 11:19 PM
12 rds.
less recoil

But i got both of them anyway, the .40 version has alot more recoil than the 9mm, so much so that some people (females in my case) do not like shooting the baby 40 but don't mind the 9.

S.A.
12-25-2010, 12:20 AM
Because I'm satisfied with my G26, I skipped the 27 and got the 10mm (G29 & G20).

sevensix2x51
12-25-2010, 12:24 AM
why would anybody spell their name with 3 "m"'s?

i guess, because they can. :)

Turo
12-25-2010, 12:32 AM
I wouldn't know, I got the 27. :D
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t266/Turophiliac/DSC00827-1.jpg

Then again, if you wanted to shoot a mamby pamby caliber then 9mm may be just right for you :p.

SixtyDashOne
12-25-2010, 12:36 AM
Why would anybody buy a G26? Maybe because any larger of a caliber hurts their girlyman wrists??

j.primo
12-25-2010, 12:37 AM
I just bought a 26.. Picking it up on Monday... I wanted a 27 with a conversion barrel, but it didn't happen. I have p229 in .40... I'm trying to trade it for a .45... (*hint)

hollowpoint
12-25-2010, 12:41 AM
ahh .40 haters. I have 9mm, 40 S&W & .45 and by far love .40 to each his own. I guess some just can't handle .40

ianS
12-25-2010, 12:52 AM
double tap

ianS
12-25-2010, 12:55 AM
Why would anybody buy a G26? Maybe because any larger of a caliber hurts their girlyman wrists??

Have 10mm fans been picking on you?

9mm, .357 Magnum, .45 ACP, and .44 Magnum are my favorite handgun calibers. Don't feel slighted because some choose to skip this round. I used to own a G27, G23, G35, a SIG P229, and a BHP MKIII in .40. I eventually came to prefer the other calibers. No disrespect to .40 fans who don't feel the need to prove something.

SixtyDashOne
12-25-2010, 1:33 AM
Have 10mm fans been picking on you?

They'd be ill-infomed if they did, because I happen to own a Desert Eagle in .50AE that I actually quite enjoy shooting. Nice try though. :rolleyes:

FWIW my favorite caliber is .45 so your asinine presumption is offbase either way.

SJgunguy24
12-25-2010, 1:56 AM
9mm or 40 cal, do you really think that bad guy you just center punched is gonna know the difference when his blood has been pumped from his body? Carry what gun that you can put accurate rounds on target while rapid firing, not that 1 shot every 3 seconds crap.

bobfried
12-25-2010, 1:56 AM
As other's have said, because you can. Caliber is largely irrelevant when your talking about the intended role of sub-compacts. And let's not even go with the "bigger is better" + "more manly" thing.

I CCW a .460 a few times for kicks, my "practice loads" were full powered 454 Casull (shoots like a .38 compared to the .460) whilst my "defense load" was the full powered .460:
http://img234.imageshack.us/img234/710/img0001tw7.jpg

tonelar
12-25-2010, 2:11 AM
Some people don't care a bit about .40 Smith & Ruger

+1.. I only own 9mm and 45acp.

*Some people don't like the .40S&W...(edited)

Because I don't want a .40 and I own a second gen 19 that I bought in 96 with many hi cap mags that fit in the 26.

+2 same here, do not own anything chambered in 40 cal.

I agree 99% (except for the fact that i don't "dislike" .40 Short & Weak, I'd just rather spend the $$$ on the calibers I already need)

My auto pistols are primarily 9mm and 45acp. I have a few autos in other calibers (.22LR, 5.56, .380, .41AE, 10mm, .44mag and .50AE) but concentrate the bulk of my shooting on my 9s and 45s, my friends.

ianS
12-25-2010, 2:54 AM
They'd be ill-infomed if they did, because I happen to own a Desert Eagle in .50AE that I actually quite enjoy shooting. Nice try though. :rolleyes:

FWIW my favorite caliber is .45 so your asinine presumption is offbase either way.

So if you're such a "tough guy" and can shoot .50 AE why do you lower yourself to shoot .40 "Short and Weak"? Maybe for the same reasons I appreciate different calibers and what they have to offer? Do I have to spell it out again for you? Did you understand the point of my last post?

Damn, why do I bother? The whole point will be lost again anyways. :rolleyes:

9mm and up all handguns are merely adequate. I gotta have a rifle or shotgun in my hands to feel the level of confidence some people have in their pet handgun caliber.

tonelar
12-25-2010, 3:13 AM
Why would anybody buy a Glock 26 ?

Mostly cause CA has that stoopid 1 handgun per 30 days law. Seriously, if there weren't limits I'd have two or three G26s.

Also; Welcome to Calguns, Timmm.

RollingCode3
12-25-2010, 3:24 AM
Mostly cause CA has that stoopid 1 handgun per 30 days law. Seriously, if there weren't limits I'd have two or three G26s.

Also; Welcome to Calguns, Timmm.

Trust me... It is much better to have one handgun per 30 days law. I am exempt from the 30 days law and it is burning my wallet inside out. :( no money for food

Sajedene
12-25-2010, 3:47 AM
Might just be easier to shoot. And cheaper ammo? I don't know. I have the 27 :)

bsg
12-25-2010, 5:53 AM
Trust me... It is much better to have one handgun per 30 days law. I am exempt from the 30 days law and it is burning my wallet inside out. :( no money for food


on my last layaway i found that baloney every day wasn't so bad; i thank baloney for that little G26....

powderedtoastman
12-25-2010, 6:21 AM
Make mine the Glock 33 instead....... of either... ;)

THIS! I pick up my 32 on 12/28 to go with my 31, and the 33 is coming when the tax return arrives!

thomasanelson
12-25-2010, 6:54 AM
So you can have both! Using your thought process, why would anyone ever buy a Glock 19 or 17, Sig P228 or P229-9mm or P226-9mm, XD9, etc.

den888
12-25-2010, 7:57 AM
My G26 is very reliable and accurate, right out of the box.

Quiet
12-25-2010, 8:01 AM
I like to launch bigger bullets.
So, Glock 39 for me.
:hide:

B Strong
12-25-2010, 9:04 AM
If you can buy a Glock 27 and for another 100$ get a 9mm coversion barrel why even buy the 26? You can have both Cals. for a 100 bucks.

Am I missing something? Thank Tim

Yes.

The conversion barrels I'm familiar with on Glocks aren't necessarily a drop-in and run deal, especially on subcompact pistols. The extractor and ejector may have to be changed, and you also have to figure in the cost of extra mags - 9mm doesn't like to be fed from .40 mags.

Aside from that, if an individual is purchasing the pistol for SD, there are sound reasons both tactical and legal to have the pistol be both as relaible as humanly possible, and also be of a standard factory type in general issue and suitable for defensive use.

Vanilla Gorilla
12-25-2010, 9:13 AM
+1.. I only own 9mm and 45acp.

The .40 answered a question nobody asked and that was how can I get all the recoil of a 45 with the stopping power of a 9 lol

Andy Taylor
12-25-2010, 9:33 AM
$100 spent on the ability to fire .40 Short & Weak is $100 better spent on a holster and/or ammo.
Conversion barrels are not reliable.
I, like many others, owned several 9mms & .45s prior to there being a .40. There is no reason to have to stock a cartirdge that kicks harder than a .45 and has lower capacity than a 9mm.

Lumpia is sarap!
12-25-2010, 10:16 AM
Conversion barrels can limit the gun's operation. Do what did, own the guns made for the caliber.

evidens83
12-25-2010, 10:30 AM
Some people don't care a bit about .40 Smith & Ruger

+1.. I only own 9mm and 45acp.

These.

/thread

iareConfusE
12-25-2010, 10:31 AM
I want a Glock 26 now... Thanks OP...

tonelar
12-25-2010, 10:48 AM
...I am exempt from the 30 days law and it is burning my wallet inside out. :( no money for food
Hahaha, thanks Rollin'

xbimmers
12-25-2010, 10:53 AM
I have a Glock 27, if I was going to covert it to anything it would be .357sig.......

If you can buy a Glock 27 and for another 100$ get a 9mm coversion barrel why even buy the 26? You can have both Cals. for a 100 bucks.

Am I missing something? Thank Tim

THT
12-25-2010, 10:55 AM
If you can buy a Glock 27 and for another 100$ get a 9mm coversion barrel why even buy the 26? You can have both Cals. for a 100 bucks.

Am I missing something? Thank Tim

Because I would never carry a gun with a conversion barrel. Especially not a 26 which would serve as a back up to my 19.

Eat Dirt
12-25-2010, 11:01 AM
the G26 is the best subcompact semi auto made... for me.

This .................

Munk
12-25-2010, 11:22 AM
Why does anybody buy anything? Because that's what they want.

All the pragmatic reasons can be set aside.... Here's the true reason.

there's no accounting for taste or preference.

wildhawker
12-25-2010, 11:32 AM
+1.. I only own 9mm and 45acp.

Sign me up for this also.

wildhawker
12-25-2010, 11:33 AM
$100 spent on the ability to fire .40 Short & Weak is $100 better spent on a holster and/or ammo.
Conversion barrels are not reliable.
I, like many others, owned several 9mms & .45s prior to there being a .40. There is no reason to have to stock a cartirdge that kicks harder than a .45 and has lower capacity than a 9mm.

And points for the "short and weak" ref!

1911su16b870
12-25-2010, 11:38 AM
Glock 26 > Glock 27 :D

http://punditkitchen.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/political-pictures-this-baby-has-a-minigun-you-argument-is-invalid.jpg

magsnubby
12-25-2010, 11:55 AM
I had a 26. It was an okay gun but it just didn't fit me. I like my 17 much better so i sold the 26.

I had a 27. It was an okay gun but it just didn't fit me. I like my 23 much better so i sold my 27.

Baby GLOCKS, while nice little guns, just don't fit everyone.

9.mm vs .40? Who really cares? As long as you use a good round either one will get the job done. Buy what you're comfortable with and don't worry about what anyone else thinks.

stormvet
12-25-2010, 12:16 PM
I got the 27 because I already had a sub-compact 9mm, but I would rather carry a .40 then a 9mm. If you are subjected to a 10 round mag I dont see why you would carry a 9mm. I mean if all the new magic ammo makes a 9mm just as deadly as a .40 or .45 it must make the .40 and .45 the same as a 50 cal. Oh, thats right shot placement, I mean in a gunfight we will all have perfect shot placement.:D

Just kidding, but I do find it amusing that some always feel the need to defend the 9mm cartridge so passionately.

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z207/2814V/DSCN1606.jpg

Joe
12-25-2010, 12:24 PM
+1 to the +1!

+1 to that

hybridatsun350
12-25-2010, 12:26 PM
I mean if all the new magic ammo makes a 9mm just as deadly as a .40 or .45 it must make the .40 and .45 the same as a 50 cal.

Semi-auto pistols are WEAK no matter what round you're shooting out of them. Just shooting the one you shoot best is your best bet.

Notice that I exclude revolvers here because they shoot some pretty ridiculous loads these days! :p

Lancear15
12-25-2010, 12:30 PM
The .40 answered a question nobody asked and that was how can I get all the recoil of a 45 with the stopping power of a 9 lol

LOL, yes modern +p 9mm HPs (emphasis on the +p) perform just as well as a 40 so there really is no reason to go with the 40. Might as well jump to the 45. But then you loose capacity and increase recoil. Welcome to the board OP...

:beatdeadhorse5:

Ravenslair
12-25-2010, 12:35 PM
Because I hate converting guns from one caliber to another. Not that it takes time, I just hate doing it. Plus, I may want to take both to the range on the same trip.

Timmm
12-25-2010, 12:43 PM
Thank Guys

You given me alot to think about. I already own a g30 and 19, have never fired .40 S&W, figure it be a good way to try it out and still go with the 9mm, if I did'nt like it. CC. is not option, just wanted sub. to use at the range, also Walmart always has .40.

Thanks again for the help

kayaker
12-25-2010, 1:07 PM
"have never fired .40 S&W"

Don't listen to all these guys that keep ragging on the .40 because it has more recoil than a .45. It just ain't so. I have a Glock model 22, .40 S&W, a S&W, M&P Compact in .40 S&W and a Colt Commander .45. The colt kicks as much or more than either of the .40's, including the compact.
Go shoot one yourself and see what YOU think.
As someone else here said, if we are limited to a 10 round mag then you might as well shoot a more powerful round if you can handle it.

tonelar
12-25-2010, 1:27 PM
whoever mentioned ammo availability made a valid point.
at the peak of the panic; i saw a ton of 40SW available at wally world next to empty 9mm and 45 spots on their shelves.

however, i could still find 9mm and 45 once in a while and bought inbig enuff quantites that allowed me to keep shooting my fave autoloaders anyway.

Timmm,
if you get a 27 and a conversion barrel and magazine to save on $$$ and shoot 9mm; just make sure it's back in 40 mode before you use it in a defensive situation.
Merry Xmas!

Average Joe American
12-25-2010, 2:18 PM
Why? Peace of mind that my G26 is made to a specific tolerance to work reliably. Conversions are cool ideas but not as reliable many times. As already mentioned, they're susceptible to extractor misalignment or lack of full extractor engagement.

My dedicated G26 is my 24/7 carry handgun summer or winter, pants or shorts...on me when ever possible. Its more than enough for me when loaded with +P SXT JHP's. I carry a 40cal when on duty.

THT
12-25-2010, 2:44 PM
Semi-auto pistols are WEAK no matter what round you're shooting out of them. Just shooting the one you shoot best is your best bet.

Notice that I exclude revolvers here because shoot some pretty ridiculous loads these days! :p

I'll take my long slide 10mm over a wheel gun any day of the week. As far as versatility, affordability, and practicality, show me a revolver in a revolver-only caliber that can match the 10mm. It also doesn't hurt to have 15+1 capacity.

xxsleepyxx
12-25-2010, 5:10 PM
Semi-auto pistols are WEAK no matter what round you're shooting out of them.

How is this so? Don't most centerfire pistol rounds go through the brain?

Just-in
12-25-2010, 5:51 PM
I'd be reluctant to shoot a 27 with a 9mm conversion in a defensive situation.
Shoot em both if you don't mind the felt recoil the 27 is a good buy. I have one and would highly recomend renting or borrowing one to shoot before making the purchase it's not for everyone.
The M&P compact .40 is something I'd recomend shooting as well if the .40 turns out to be your ccup of tea a shooter let me put a few rounds through his a few weeks ago and I was very impressed. Far more comfortable quieter and less recoil than my G27. If I had found one to rent when I was shopping even though I got a good deal on my 27 I'd have paid more for the M&P lol

Just-in
12-25-2010, 5:53 PM
How is this so? Don't most centerfire pistol rounds go through the brain?

Personally I'd not like to be on the business end of any pistol.

bondmid003
12-25-2010, 6:01 PM
Alot of .40 haters in here, just what we need another 9mm vs. .40 thread

MadRiverArms
12-25-2010, 6:57 PM
Nothing wrong with a G26 at all. Years back I bought a one for my wife to fit her small hands. One trip to the range and she didn't like the recoil/muzzle flip so it sat in the safe while I looked for an Advantage Arms 22 conversion kit that never seems to be in stock at or below MSRP.

Time passes and I like to shoot 40 S&W over 9mm. No big deal it's just my preference so after taking the Glock Armorer's course I decided to get all the factory parts to convert it over (along with a new KKM barrel and Lone Wolf slide). The barrel is top shelf and allows the use of lead bullets if I want and with the fully supported chamber eliminates the Glock bulge on the brass.

Finally got all the parts from Glock after what seemed like an eternity and converted the frame last night. I also added a Ghost trigger since I do not plan to carry this one. Still waiting on the Trijicon night sights and then it's off to the range to see how she shoots. No worries about mags I have plenty for the G22's I own.

One thing that will be interesting to see is if i can just drop the original barrel and slide back on and shoot 9mm.

I plan on getting a 357 Sig barrel for her too along with a 10mm barrel for my G21. What the hell they are my guns:)

-G

maddoggie13
12-25-2010, 6:59 PM
+++1 never like 40...

+1.. I only own 9mm and 45acp.

scarville
12-25-2010, 7:09 PM
Because without a 26 there is gap between 25 and 27.

Duh! :p

vintagearms
12-25-2010, 7:53 PM
1st off conversion barrels are reliable and do not require a change in extractors just different magazines. (at least in my G27 and G22) Never had any issues.

The ONLY valid reason I could see would be that someone doesn't want to use another caliber.

cmaynes
12-25-2010, 8:05 PM
As other's have said, because you can. Caliber is largely irrelevant when your talking about the intended role of sub-compacts. And let's not even go with the "bigger is better" + "more manly" thing.

I CCW a .460 a few times for kicks, my "practice loads" were full powered 454 Casull (shoots like a .38 compared to the .460) whilst my "defense load" was the full powered .460:
http://img234.imageshack.us/img234/710/img0001tw7.jpg

If you are in the woods with bears, you dont need to CCW....

in the City? I hope you have a great lawyer for those times one of those rounds doesnt get trapped by your target....

Afterburnt
12-26-2010, 12:11 AM
Get a 29 and a conversion

"Go shoot yourself and see what YOU think."

dont listen to Kayaker LOL

Foriegn power
12-26-2010, 1:49 AM
Leave **** oem don't mess with firearms. Convert this convert that it'll blow up.

Agent Tikki
12-26-2010, 3:43 AM
Don't listen to the naysayers. Most have probably never owned a Glock with a conversion or have shot one. Take it from someone with experience first hand. I've owned a G31 and own a G33 both with .357 sig, .40 cal conversion, and 9mm conversions:rolleyes:. With no ftf , fte or KBs. It's nice being able to shoot three calibers in one gun. Is nice not having to buy three guns. I mean that's three separate dros's you don't have to deal with. Three sets of sights, holsters, grips mags lasers lights etc etc you don't have to buy. If you don't have un limited funds like most people :mad:it makes perfect sense.

Agent Tikki
12-26-2010, 3:45 AM
Leave **** oem don't mess with firearms. Convert this convert that it'll blow up.





:rolleyes:

Shenaniguns
12-26-2010, 4:28 AM
Because conversion barrels don't necessarily work well. You might have to swap the extractor and ejector, as well, each time you want to change caliber. It's not a big deal, but something to keep in mind.

Oh, and to answer your question directly - because I can :p

Some people don't care a bit about .40 Smith & Wesson

That was answered quickly lol

Shenaniguns
12-26-2010, 4:36 AM
They'd be ill-infomed if they did, because I happen to own a Desert Eagle in .50AE that I actually quite enjoy shooting. Nice try though. :rolleyes:

FWIW my favorite caliber is .45 so your asinine presumption is offbase either way.

And your presumption has the cleverness of a 3rd grader.

Anchors
12-26-2010, 4:49 AM
Because: They can. Don't care for .40 (many don't). They like the extra round. We could go on all day as to why anybody would by a 27 too.
Or why do people turn a seven pound AR into a 15 pound dumbell?
People buy what they like.
If it behooves you to go a different route, do so.

jdg30
12-26-2010, 8:45 AM
I have a Glock 27 with a KKM 40-9 conversion barrel and it works flawless. I've never had a single problem with it. I use G26 magazines when I shoot it with the 9mm conversion barrel. I don't have a doubt about the G27 being reliable with the KKM conversion barrel.

That being said I also have a Glock 26. The only reason I bought it was for a dedicated CCW gun. Having a G27 converted to a different caliber for CCW wouldn't fly. If it weren't for legality, I'd rather have just the G27 with the 9mm conversion barrel and mags and also a G33 barrel to convert it to .357 Sig as well.

If you don't have lots of money to spend and CCW is not an issue then the G27 with conversion barrels would be perfect for you. With the exception of the extractor being slightly different between the .40 and 9mm models and the magazines, they are the exact same gun.

hybridatsun350
12-26-2010, 10:48 AM
I'll take my long slide 10mm over a wheel gun any day of the week. As far as versatility, affordability, and practicality, show me a revolver in a revolver-only caliber that can match the 10mm. It also doesn't hurt to have 15+1 capacity.

We're talking power here, and I don't doubt that the 10mm is the king of the standard pistol rounds, but still, comparing pistol rounds is ridiculous. None of them really have that much power. For example... some numbers (all approximate):

9mm 115gr. - 420 ft.lbs.
9mm 115gr. +P+ - 520 ft.lbs.
.40 S&W 165gr. - 484 ft.lbs.
.45 ACP 200gr. +P - 520 ft.lbs.
10mm 200gr. - 750 ft.lbs. ... Certainly impressive, but...

.44 Mag 240gr. - 1,200 ft.lbs.
.44 Mag 340gr. +P+ - 1,500 ft.lbs.
.454 Casull 335gr. - 1,900 ft.lbs.
.460 S&W 300gr. - 2,800 ft.lbs.
.500 S&W 350gr. - 3,000 ft.lbs.

Just trying to argue that the differences between the common handgun calibers is ridiculous when compared to truly powerful cartridges. We're not even getting into rifle cartridges and the insane power they have compared to the pistol cartridges. Shoot what you like to shoot and keep it at that. Knock-down power doesn't exist.

How is this so? Don't most centerfire pistol rounds go through the brain?

See above.

TMC
12-26-2010, 11:10 AM
Alot of .40 haters in here, just what we need another 9mm vs. .40 thread

+1

and like always we can rest assured all this advice and insight comes from guys who have been in countless gun fights so they all have first hand data to report otherwise they are just parroting stuff they have heard at some "training class" from some guy who is probably also parroting stuff he heard.

When you hear this talk tell them "really, how about you stand there and I'll shoot you with the 9mm or 40 and you tell if its effective or not".

Shenaniguns
12-26-2010, 11:26 AM
+1

and like always we can rest assured all this advice and insight comes from guys who have been in countless gun fights so they all have first hand data to report otherwise they are just parroting stuff they have heard at some "training class" from some guy who is probably also parroting stuff he heard.

When you hear this talk tell them "really, how about you stand there and I'll shoot you with the 9mm or 40 and you tell if its effective or not".


So basically you agree with most of us here that both 9mm and .40 are effective. The problem stems from the people who think that .40 has soo much more "stopping power" over 9mm :rolleyes: There is plenty of data from an expert in ballistics and GSW's here: http://www.m4carbine.net/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=-1&f=91

Plus you assume that there are others on this board that don't know someone directly or have been in a shooting when there's plenty of LEO and Soldiers here.

My take on 9mm vs. .40 is that I don't feel like spending 25% more on average for a little more muzzle flip on a cartridge that may have slightly better ballistics so I stick with 9mm which I carry confidently.