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To: buffaloguy
I am going to guess...9mm. The right choice for when you want to use up all of your ammunition......

Actually, the jacketed 9mm has a higher kill-per-one shot statistic according to NYPD than the .45cal. Doesn’t speak to the knock-down effect, though, of course.
20 posted on 11/18/2011 10:52:00 AM PST by Hiddigeigei ("Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish," said Dionysus - Euripides)
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To: Hiddigeigei

“Actually, the jacketed 9mm has a higher kill-per-one shot statistic according to NYPD than the .45cal.”

1. NYPD also has the world record for number of 9mm shots that hit a perp without killing him: 21!

2. They also hold the world record for number of shots fired without anyone, perp or cop, being hit: 125!

I have never like 9mm because of the fast recoil but lately there have been a number of shootings in which a 9mm stopped the perp only after a number of rounds were fired and the last one hit a critical organ. It appeared that if the last shot had not hit a critical organ the gunfight would have continued ad infinitum (see #1 above).
I like big calibers: high mass, low speed bullets which have low speed recoil. I shoot only .45s because they are the only pistol that I have used that I can comfortably shoot all day long. The first time I shot a .45 it felt to me loke a “working pistol” comfy for the whole day. My body interprets the low speed recoil as much less total recoil than the higher speed, lower mass rounds and they are very comfortable to me. I also like all steel pistols as they seem to jam less. No idea why.
Every few months I feel the need to look at .45-70 pistols. But I have sort of decided that I really don’t want a video of me on Youtube being knocked on my can at the range by the recoil (And yes, my wife would certainly upload one). But I still look. A character flaw I guess.


23 posted on 11/21/2011 6:29:17 AM PST by buffaloguy
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