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Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Central Texas
Re: I Like the .357 Sig!
Southernshooter, I shoot a lot of .45ACP, in a variety of pistols, from 6" long slides, to compact (3") Officer's model, and Detonics, pistols
Forget the recoil, and line up the sights; if the first round is on target, it is also the last round, which has the effect of reducing recoil by about 86%(one round vs seven): this is the 'why' of the .45ACP.
The .45, and the .38 S&W Spl, are, with little arguement, the most accurate, and most shot, rounds on the planet
Either attribute could support the other.
Either, well placed, will and does, 'stop the action', right now.
Long ago, and far away, my "life insurance policy" was a Model 60 Smith, 2", Carried in my 'Tigers' leg pocket. We had better, even then, but none so resistant to the weather, and service, in Southeast Asia, so it was my choice.
It was under powered, under sized, and had poor sights, to boot; but, it cost nothing to carry, and was always there. Had I the option, then, of a Detonics, or Colt Officers Model, in .45, it would have been a tough choice!
Every 'care package', from the States, had another box of ammo (SuperVel), inside, along with the cookies, and the little gun saved my a**, and that of others, several times, up in the highlands.
My point (I know that I am rambling) is that energy is not the issue, nor caliber, within reasonable limits. That little smith 'turned off the lights' for several of the 'biggest, baddest, mofo in the valley' types, during my 31 month 'vacation' with absolutely no complaints, whatsoever.
For such purposes, I require a totally reliable, consistantly accurate, weapon; power level is a secondary consideration. On occasion, I've gone
really light, with a Beretta M-70-s, in .22 LR, at little disadvantage, but with reservations, as to caliber. Funny; well shot, they fall down, too.
I believe the crux of this thread to be somewhat 'off target', in that, my life experiences have shown me that accuracy, not energy, determines the outcome of these kinds of situations.
Don't start no s**t and there won't be none, Terry