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  • 9mm vs 45ACP

    07/10/2018 4:56:17 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 54 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/10/2018 | J Dobbs
    The debate over the 9mm and .45 ACP is one of the most talked about in the firearms community. Both handguns/calibers have a huge following thanks to their popularity and success in the field. 9mm vs .45 ACP Match Ups One of the biggest mistake that most people make is taking a black-and-white stance (only looking at ballistics stats) on the .45 ACP and 9mm. Many will say that the .45 is better because it shoots a bigger caliber bullet, or that the 9mm is better because of its higher magazine capacity. Both points are spot on and provide good...
  • Anyone here have a Para Ordnance Expert Carry .45ACP? Need pros and cons please.

    04/21/2018 5:27:40 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 32 replies
    Bulletin Boards | 21 April 2018 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Anyone have or has had a Para Ordnance Expert Carry .45ACP and can give information on same? Please post to this thread. Thanks.
  • 45 ACP Carbine – Hi-Point

    01/17/2018 6:16:24 AM PST · by w1n1 · 28 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/17/2018 | J Hines
    Hi-Point 45 ACP Carbine design is one of the most popular among gun hobbyist besides the 9mm. What’s great about it is that its very inexpensive, constructed using polymers and alloyed metals as much as possible, resulting in a reduction of production costs and sale price. It functions via a simple direct blowback action. My first exposure to the Hi-Point carbine was with friends plinking in the woods a while back. There are some good and bad things with the Hi-Point, here are a few, not to be the definitive guide. The Good Just like their pistol the Hi Point...
  • Which Caliber would you use for SHTF? .357 or 45ACP

    12/20/2017 5:39:31 AM PST · by w1n1 · 104 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/20/2017 | J Hines
    Some debates between the .357 users against the .45 ACP lovers about its place in a SHTF scenario. Most gun enthusiasts already understand the differences between the two calibers, such as the .45ACP power at close range, while the .357 performing better at longer distances. But, is it good enough for SHTF? Figuring out the logic of using one of these two calibers isn't easy. (this isn’t a scientific answer) One factor will be your location and preferences. For example someone that lives in Alaska will probably go with a .44 Magnum, but someone in Michigan would use a Ruger...
  • 8 Serious memes about 9mm vs .45 ACP

    09/19/2017 4:39:05 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 62 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/19/2017 | J Hines
    The war between die-hard fans of both the 9mm and .45 ACP cartridges rages on. Good news is, all the squabbling has given us the best gun-related memes ever. A test of manliness is in orderThis serious cat is after your soul with its .45 ACP, obviously.More knockdown power. True story.Duuude… you just resolved an age-old battle. Read the rest of the 9mm vs .45acp memes here.
  • How Bill Clinton Brought Back the 1911 Pistol

    06/07/2017 8:17:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 83 replies ^ | 6/6/2017 | Tom Knighton
    Gun control laws are pointless, and here's all you need to know about that: From the early 1990s until 2016, guns in circulation in the U.S. just about doubled, while violent crime was just about cut in half. Worse (for the gun grabbers), gun control laws often lead to outcomes the gun grabbers never intended: In that post AWB [the Bill Clinton-era "Assault Weapon Ban"] world, you could still buy a GLOCK or a Beretta, but why would you? Unless you had a source of pre-ban magazines you felt screwed and cheated. Why carry a full size pistol that could...
  • .45 ACP vs. 9mm Cartridge Debate

    04/20/2017 9:56:37 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 87 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/20/2017 | JB Snow
    Does it really matter? We all love a good argument, especially when it comes to guns. But I’m always amazed when people speak in absolutes about the merits of the .45 ACP versus the 9mm. What's funny is that even with ballistic data that we can access to use to debate our arguments. It’s still not enough to see the value objectively. Reading data can be mind boggling or just too hard to visualize. Viewing pictures of the caliber aftermath may be the way to go. Back in 2014, the FBI Academy from Quantico, VA released a report on why...
  • .357 Magnum vs 45ACP

    01/06/2017 9:45:11 AM PST · by w1n1 · 79 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/6/2017 | J Hines
    There are always debates on which is the better carry handgun and we get down to the ballistics, which is better?, a .357 Magnum or a 45ACP? Most of us gun enthusiasts have an idea between the two ammo which is the more powerful. But even for the advanced and novice, sometimes its good to see the effects of the ballistics. The following is a penetration comparison of the two ammo and it is the un-scientific approach. Basically shoot at different type of objects and observe the effects. Results It's always a great match up that clearly defines the legendary...
  • .410/45ACP Homemade Pistol

    01/05/2017 7:04:46 AM PST · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/5/2017 | J Hines
    Make a Bang with this 45 ACP Survival Pistol If you couldn't afford a real pistol could you make one out of ordinary metal pipes? Obviously, yes for many of us preppers are into DIY (do it yourself) and there are lots of instructions that you can find on the internet. The .410/45ACP pistol is a very simple design all required is a barrel fitted for either a .410 shotgun shell or a 45ACP round. The other part is the receiver that houses the plunger with the pin on the inside, this sits on top of the grip. The grip...
  • 1911 Build project

    01/02/2017 4:13:30 PM PST · by Cold War Veteran - Submarines · 36 replies
    1/2/2017 | Vanity
    Soliciting input on color scheme for 1911 build.
  • 1911 in Action

    12/09/2016 12:22:07 PM PST · by w1n1 · 63 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/9/2016 | J Hines
    This is for all you 1911 lovers, yes it is poetry in motion when you view the action while the pistol is being fired. Or as another viewer puts it "the blow by at ignition before the bullet leaves the barrel. The shock wave behind the base of the bullet on exit. And the particles of un-burnt propellant after everything else has cleared the chamber". "Ach sooo ! The bullet has indeed left the barrel before the slide starts to move back. I am also impressed that the gun remains strong enough to withstand repeated firing in spite of all...
  • The Army Pistol

    07/14/2014 2:20:50 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 69 replies ^ | April 22nd, 2005 | R.K. Campbell
    In 1985 the United States Army replaced the Colt 1911 service pistol with the Italian designed M9 Beretta. The first question that came to mind is why? Why not simply order up a few hundred thousand of the then new Series 80 Colts?
  • Army wants a harder-hitting pistol

    07/03/2014 7:51:01 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 227 replies ^ | July 03, 2014 | By Matthew Cox
    The U.S. Army is moving forward to replace the Cold War-era M9 9mm pistol with a more powerful handgun that also meets the needs of the other services. As the lead agent for small arms, the Army will hold an industry day July 29 to talk to gun makers about the joint, Modular Handgun System or MHS. The MHS would replace the Army's inventory of more than 200,000 outdated M9 pistols and several thousand M11 9mm pistols with one that has greater accuracy, lethality, reliability and durability, according to Daryl Easlick, a project officer with the Army's Maneuver Center of...
  • [vanity] Reloading advice for Springfield XDS compact 45

    04/07/2014 5:41:54 PM PDT · by Blueflag · 51 replies
    Optimum loads ^ | 4/8/2014 | blueflag
    Seeking advice and comment on the best reload spec for a Springfield XDS 3.3 compact 45.

    02/22/2003 8:34:22 PM PST · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 405 replies · 113,426+ views
    General Julian Hatcher, a noted forensic pathologist, in the early 1900’s developed a good formula to determine the theoretical stopping power of a firearm cartridge. His formula has withstood the test of time and validation from other studies and data related to stopping power. You want a handgun cartridge that has a Hatcher value of over 50 for the most effective stopping power. Values over 55 have diminishing returns in that you don’t gain any significant increase in stopping power for the extra recoil and control you must cope with. Handgun cartridges that don’t make a value of at least...
  • I need some recommendations for .45 ACP Pistols(2) and where to get them...

    08/14/2013 11:33:53 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 135 replies
    14 Aug 2013 | US Navy Vet
    ...I will be getting my FFL soon.
  • The FINAL Answer: 9mm v. 45! A Doctor Explains Wound Ballistics

    09/07/2012 8:30:03 PM PDT · by ExSoldier · 102 replies
    YOU TUBE ^ | unknown | unknown
  • 1911 R1 Handgun New From Remington (1st Remington 1911 in 91 years)

    04/26/2010 6:51:04 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 69 replies · 2,471+ views ^ | 4/26/2010 | Staff
    Madison, NC –-( After almost a century, the Model 1911 R1 marks the Remington brand’s return to the manufacture of the legendary 1911 handgun. In 1917, the U.S. Ordnance Department issued an order to Remington-UMC to manufacture 500,000 1911s for our fighting men in the armed services. The first Remington-UMC produced 1911 pistols were delivered in August of 1918. On November 11, 1918, the Armistice ending WWI was signed and the contract from the Ordnance Department with Remington-UMC was suspended. In all, Remington-UMC produced 21,677 1911s. You could say the 1911 was firmly implanted in our DNA, and now after...
  • Vanity(question about reloading 45acp)

    03/25/2010 6:13:20 AM PDT · by Charlespg · 17 replies · 441+ views
    Vanity(question about reloading 45acp)
  • Pistol For Police Marketed To The Public (LAPD SIS - City & Civil Rights Leaders Outraged)

    01/12/2008 5:16:32 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 65 replies · 1,950+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 12, 2008 | Richard Winton
    Pistol for police marketed to the public City leaders criticize the modified version of a gun originally made for an elite unit of the Los Angeles Police Department that has a history of fatal shootings. By Richard Winton Los Angeles Times Staff Writer January 12, 2008 To the dismay of some city leaders, a gun company is marketing a line of high-end pistols named for the LAPD's Special Investigation Section, an elite group of plainclothes detectives with a history of fatally shooting suspects. The guns for the undercover unit were created at the request of the Los Angeles Police Department....