Which gun is best

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

  1. bigboom338

    bigboom338 New Member

    Mar 27, 2003
    South Dakota
    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.
  2. wsmc667

    wsmc667 New Member

    Mar 26, 2003
    sandy eggo
    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
  3. antediluvianist

    antediluvianist New Member

    Jan 23, 2003
    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.
  4. rglbegl

    rglbegl New Member

    Mar 4, 2004
    Dana point CA
    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
  5. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

    Mar 27, 2003
    At SouthernMoss' side forever!
    Do as I, Get one of each!!

    We have a Browning Hi-Power 9mm


    a Springfield Mil-Spec 1911 in .45.
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