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9mm vs 38acp

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by Gail of Maine, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. Jonathan Metelski

    Jonathan Metelski New Member

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    my i think that a ruger lc9 would be a great choice it is 7+1 and very litle felt recoil and a 38acp is an under power gun when you can get 2 more shots of 9mm the lc9 retails for 500 i think it is a good deal.
  2. Ruger_Fan

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    If one is having recoil problems with a 38 spl they need another grip or the gun just doesn't fit them. I don't even shoot 38 spl ammo in my 357mag pistols. I have 9mm pistols that fill the same role. There is a reason not many 9mm revolvers are made. A 38 spl fills the same role. If you want a 9mm buy a semi-auto. In the long run you will be much happier.

    There is a 38acp that went all but extinct with the introduction of the 1911. The 38 acp just couldn't find a niche. It didn't have the heft of the 45 acp and the 38 spl was a perfect mate to the 357 making it much easier to manufacture both weapons and ammo.
  3. goofy

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    I have sold allot of 38s And have 2 on order right now.
    Mike
  4. Ruger_Fan

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    38 ACP? Come on! Tell us the truth. I could see 38 super because it fills a niche with reloaders but 38 acp?
  5. goofy

    goofy Well-Known Member

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    I don't bs.
    There are some that want them for back ups and others for there wife's.
    One on order is the pink lady from charter and the other is a S&W bodyguard.
    Most of the others were Ruger.
    Mike
  6. WHSmithIV

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    38 special.. kick? Hmm.. mine has about zero kick - hardly even notice that I fired something. However, I do NOT use +p ammo in my .38 - it is an old pistol from the 1960's and isn't really designed for +p ammo. It does shoot fine though and I prefer it's single action to it's double action. I bought it missing the cylinder lock ball and with a damaged cylinder lock spring then, found the parts from a place in Georgia and repaired it.

    9mm is likely to have more kick than standard .38 with the exception of +p.

    Personally, I'm trying to buy a Bernardelli .380 - not sure I'll be able to get it, but I'm willing to pay a reasonable price for it.
  7. Ruger_Fan

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    Errmmm, dude none of those manufacturers make a 38 ACP. So I have to raise the BS flag high. they do make a 38 special. The 38 acp is a frikin dinosaur. I doubt anyone manufacturers ammo for a 38 acp.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.38_ACP
  8. goofy

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    38s is a special.Re read my post and let me know ware I said acp.
    I was saying that they are still a wanted cal. that's all.
    You are new here so why don't you back down before you yell BS
    I know you will come back and say 38s is not 38spc so before you do look at the undercover lite that is sometimes listed as a 38s.
    And if you looked at the guns I said you would know they are 38s or as you would say 38spc or 38sp not 38acp..
    DUDE
    Mike
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  9. Ruger_Fan

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    If I was looking you in the eye I would have said the same thing. The title of the thread is 38 acp vs 9mm. Anyone that read what each of us quoted would think you are talking about a 38 acp. Just because I am new here doesn't mean I don't have the right to call BS when I see it.

    I really don't give a damn if you all like me or not. It has already been made very clear that you all don't like me so I am going to call BS even faster.
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    Looks like we never will.
  13. Mach2

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    Nothing shoots easier than the 38spc. That's why it was used by police for a hundred years. That's why it's special. If you don't have a 38 in your collection you're missing out on an experience.
  14. goofy

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    There was allot of comments about the 38sp and I did type 38s not 38acp and if we were face to face you would have gotten a wake up call to pay attention.
    That did not take long. :lmao2:
    BYE BYE!!!!!!!
    Thanks mods!!!!!
    I guess I was not the only one that the troll got upset.
    Mike
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