Originally posted by chocoboy
so why don't they make more kimbers in .40 cal? Why is the .45cal still the preferred caliber? From what i know the .40cal is much much better that the .45 in terms of stopping power. More speed and still has the mass of a good bullet. Well, i could be wrong. Correct me if i am
I believe the reason most 1911's are produced in .45 is that it is a traditional cal. in a traditional pistol. Beretta sales pistols in .45, .40 but I bet most of their sales is in 9mm.
I feel after shooting both the 40 and the 45 that the 40 is a flatter shooting round than the .45. This to me makes since since the 45 is bigger and heaver it will lose power and speed before the 40 or the 9mm.
The question is how far out does the round become less effective. At 25 yards you are still hitting close to your poa with good groups. If I have to shoot further than that I can probably get away from them on foot.
I have never shot further than that distance to know the drop in my shots.