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Which gun is best

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by rik, Aug 12, 2003.

  1. wsmc667

    wsmc667 New Member

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    hehehe, yeah, not a 1911 in many ways. but still throws that same nearly 1/2" bullet downrange with more than acceptable accuracy?? hehehe. i don't see devoting the time to competition anytime in the near future, so once we get the missus to shoot a kimber, i may start down that path. :)
  2. antediluvianist

    antediluvianist New Member

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    " i've got their 9mm 75bd model now. super easy to take down, hardly any moving parts. simple gun. i rented a kimber .45 and now i'm thinking that the .45 is more fun to shoot with it's lighter recoil. "

    You seem to be saying that a Kimber .45 kicks less than the CZ 75bd 9mm. That's really how you perceive the recoil?

    I shoot a full-size .45 1911 and a Tanfoglio Combat 9mm. (similar to a CZ75bd) . Sure does seem like the 1911 .45 kicks more.
  3. frosty

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    1911-A1 in .45 FULL SIZE ,I have a Springfield in stainless. I am sure the Kimber is just as good.

    I would have to agree 9mm is cheap but I reload for the .45 and I love it. Big Bullet, Big Boom and a Proven man stopper.
    I got rid of my Glock 21 in .45 and saw the light of the 1911,..... never looking back.

    1911 all the way.:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
  4. pickenup

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    Try an H&K in 45.
    Who knows, you may like it.
  5. denfoote

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    Falling plate .45

    If you want to shoot falling plate why not get a Ruger P97 for about $400!! I paid $411 for mine with tax. Since the gun is only a couple of months old, I have not had a chance to fire a whole lot of rounds through it, but it handles hollow point and ball with equal ease, is accurate and you will have $200 to buy ammo with!! :D

    As for self defense, I carry mine in a Bianchi 7L pancake holster covered with a loose t-shirt or if you live in a colder clime than the vast Sonoran desert, a light jacket will do nicely!! Ruger is also offering $40 rebates!! :)

    Why spend a whole lot of money if you don't have to!! Of course, if you want the "I own a Kimber" or "Make mine a springfield" rush, then go for it!! It's your money!! ;)

    But, if you want something that won't break your piggy bank that will do the job, then Ruger is the way to go!! :cool:
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  6. bigboom338

    bigboom338 New Member

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    I would have to agree with XRACER on this one, handle as many as you can and get what is right for you.
    Denfoote has a point about Rugers they are cheaper but every single guy I have known who has bought a Ruger auto loader has sold it in a short period of time. I am a Ruger guy myself (rifles and revolvers) but after handling their autoloaders I decided that I would never own one.
    Just get what works/fits you. As for the caliber .45 is the only way to go.
  7. wsmc667

    wsmc667 New Member

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    that's how it felt. the kimber rolled back while the cz75 had a sharp jolt. with the 9, i felt like i had to really clamp onto the gun to keep it in my hand, while i just had to hold the kimber with only a little more force than enough to keep it on target.

    that's why i plan on draggin the missus down there with the 75 and having both on the bench ready to go for back to back testing.

    :) chris
  8. antediluvianist

    antediluvianist New Member

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    oh, the 9mm "snap" versus the .45 "roll"

    Ah, Chris, yes, I understand. Indeed the 9mm. "snaps" whereas the .45 "rolls".

    As far as I understand it, the recoil of a .45 is greater (a .45 slug has roughly twice the mass of a 9mm. slug). The .45's momentum (mass X velocity) backward is greater (even given the 9mm's greater velocity, which is NOT twice that of a .45) , but it is spread out over a longer period of time.

    So the 9mm "snaps" more abruptly - less force overall but in a somewhat shorter period of time.

    Well, that explanation may or may not be accurate, in a physics sense, but yes I agree with you that the 9mm "snaps" and the .45 tends to "roll".

    That's why I fire 9mm. in full-size, heavyish guns. Light 9mm. pistols really jump.

    Good luck.
  9. rglbegl

    rglbegl New Member

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    9mm will be the best for ammo price. Look at the beretta 92fs, they are hard to beat. I am a .45 fan, but I love my buddies beretta. Cheaper ammo than my .45, just as accurate, and it will outlast you and me both. If you havent tried a glock, do so. I hate them, but you may fall in love. Let us know what you get
  10. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    Do as I, Get one of each!!


    We have a Browning Hi-Power 9mm

    AND

    a Springfield Mil-Spec 1911 in .45.
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