Which gun is best

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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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