View Full Version : 9/40/45 second shot speed

September 11, 2011, 10:28 PM
Which is typically the quickest to get back on target for the second shot given a similar gun?

September 11, 2011, 11:01 PM
I have no real data, but I would say the 9mm.

September 11, 2011, 11:39 PM
Still trying to decide Checkmyswag ?

It has a lot to do with weight and with how the gun functions, not just caliber. But generally speaking, if you look to the competition shooters they mostly use 9mm because of just this reason. Most of these guys reload so it's not so much about the price of ammo.

This is why I showed you those videos of the guy shooting the LC9 vs the woman shooting the SIG P238. It was very obvious that she had no trouble at all emptying her mag at the target much faster and more accurately then the guy shooting the LC9.

Good luck with your search.

Don Glock
September 11, 2011, 11:41 PM

chris in va
September 11, 2011, 11:47 PM
Identical guns, 9mm. One of the main reasons why I switched from the Glock 21SF back to my CZ 75BD for IDPA. That and it points a hell of a lot better.

September 12, 2011, 12:21 AM
There isn't that much difference between either. Just for Skat and Grins, I decided to see which I could shoot the fastest, loading 6 rounds (because I was also including a revolver.

6 rounds with a Smigh Model 64 38 in 1.53 seconds
6 Rounds with a Colt Gold Cup 45 ACP in 1.47 seconds
6 rounds wiht a Beretta 92 9mm in 1.42 seconds

I didn't try a 40 cal, but I bet it would fit right in with the others.

Now lets take the difference between the slower revolver and the Berretta. taht would be .11 seconds. You talking about the follow up second shot, lets go with ,11/6, that's 0.0183 seconds.

Follow up shot times are a non-issuse in reality.

Amin Parker
September 12, 2011, 03:23 AM
Definately 9mm.

September 12, 2011, 04:31 AM
it will depend on the platform. I have an XDM45 that I can shoot just as fast as my brothers XDM9 and XDM40. it depends on how well your gun is designed to manage the recoil. the fastest reacquisition I ever had was with a glock 35 with a flashlight on the bottom. it had a nasty bite but that front sight always dropped right back to that same spot. that said, taking a more Generically accepted design such as a glock 17/22/23 or any 1911 the 9mms going to be more manageable.