Page 6 of 10 FirstFirst ... 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 LastLast
Results 51 to 60 of 98

Thread: .40 vs .45??

  1. #51
    Plinker
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Greenwood
    Posts
    31
    Quote Originally Posted by mvriley315 View Post
    Looking for some advice......I have narrowed my choice of a new pistol to the M&P Compact. My question is which do you prefer and why, the .40 or the .45 version of each. I have heard that the recoil is "snappier" with the .40 more so than the .45. All opinions are appreciated. Thanks, Mike

  2. #52
    Plinker MJ06IU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    South Indy
    Posts
    182
    Quote Originally Posted by mvriley315 View Post
    Looking for some advice......I have narrowed my choice of a new pistol to the M&P Compact. My question is which do you prefer and why, the .40 or the .45 version of each. I have heard that the recoil is "snappier" with the .40 more so than the .45. All opinions are appreciated. Thanks, Mike
    My is always go out and shoot before you buy. If you have an opportunity to shoot both a 40 & 45 before you buy you'll be able to form your own opinion and less likely to regreat your purchase.

    My first pistol and favorite is a 40 cal HK. However not all 40's are the same to me, maybe it's just my prception? That said, I do prefer the 45 when it comes to recoil....it all depends on your goal for the round self defense or a plinker.

    Good Luck and Good Shooting!

    mj06iu

  3. #53
    Marksman
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Seymour, IN
    Posts
    398
    Quote Originally Posted by MJ06IU View Post
    However not all 40's are the same to me, maybe it's just my prception?
    mj06iu
    Totally true. Had a Taurus 24/7 in .40 as my first handgun and was not a huge fan because the recoil seemed like a lot to me because of the polymer frame. But now that I have a Beretta 96 with the metal frame, it is much more enjoyable to shoot. I have also shot a Sigma in a 9mm my friend got as his first handgun and it had way too much recoil, especially for a 9mm. Too much plastic on it....

  4. #54
    Quote Originally Posted by Adamz04 View Post
    While 40 isn't my favorite round (9mm), I don't think it's worthless. It has more capacity than 45, more options for different firearms, often the guns are lighter and more concealable, and cheaper ammo.
    Plus if you look and the numbers 40 outperforms 45 in comparable firearms in terms of ballistics almost every time. Unless you are shooting a 5 inch barrel 1911 most bb guns have a faster fps. I know velocity isn't everything but you do have to account for it when your 45 is traveling a mere 650 fps. They do penetrate pretty well because of weight, but I would argue a heavy 40 would penetrate the same. Th


    They are both quality rounds capable of doing the job at hand. It's just personal preference. I'm a glock guy and when they make a g19 sized 45 acp( not gap) i may switch to 45 from 40.
    But one must remember the .45 does its work with mass and frontal area not velocity. Not saying it is superior to the .40, just clearing up the ballistics thing. just my though.

  5. #55
    Shooter
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Between Greenwood and Martinsville
    Posts
    4,930
    It is refreshing to see this comparison rather than the old 9 vs 45 debate....

  6. #56
    I will go with 40, because I already have a beretta 96 inbox, which I love, I am looking. For a 1911 in 40, so I can consolidate ammo

  7. #57
    Marksman
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    SE Indianapolis
    Posts
    684
    Quote Originally Posted by nucone View Post
    This type of topic always get into the inevitable "stopping power/knockdown power" debate. For a good reference to empircal evidence of nearly 1800 shootings over a 10 year period refer to:
    An Alternate Look at Handgun Stopping Power | Active Response Training

    Reach your own conclusions on the best carry caliber for you.
    Thank you for the awesome link

  8. #58
    Plinker
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Rochester
    Posts
    103
    I am a big 45 acp fan. just a great round.

  9. #59
    Plinker
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Mooresville
    Posts
    71
    Thanks for all of the replies. Sorry, I didn't respond earlier, I've been out of town. Wow, I'm shocked at the number of replies. I'm a bit recoil sensitive, so that was the basis of my question. I reload so cost of ammo isn't as much of an issue for me. I'm really leaning towards the 45. I currently own a 40 Sigma, I just don't like the trigger on it and its a tad too big I feel to carry every day.

  10. #60
    Marksman
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Seymour, IN
    Posts
    398
    Quote Originally Posted by mvriley315 View Post
    Thanks for all of the replies. Sorry, I didn't respond earlier, I've been out of town. Wow, I'm shocked at the number of replies. I'm a bit recoil sensitive, so that was the basis of my question. I reload so cost of ammo isn't as much of an issue for me. I'm really leaning towards the 45. I currently own a 40 Sigma, I just don't like the trigger on it and its a tad too big I feel to carry every day.
    Not sure if it will affect your decision, but from what I have seen the Sigmas have not gotten very good reviews. Not sure about the triggers, but my friend had a Sigma in 9mm as his first handgun and I thought it had more recoil than any other gun I have shot, including .40s and .45s.


Page 6 of 10 FirstFirst ... 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •