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Old December 5, 2011, 01:35 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by 10mm4ever
In order to standardize with NATO, the 9mm wont be going anywhere. The Beretta M9 is going to be around for a long time as well.
I believe you are correct.

Handguns aren't very important in combat anyway. If some special unit feels they need a more powerful handgun for certain operations, they'll get it.

Something else to consider is that most soldiers wear some type of body armor that can stop or slow down a .45/9 mm. If its in close effectiveness you're worried about, shoot them in the face. Three 9mm to the head will work just as good as three .45 ACP to the head.*

*We're discussing military combat, not civilian SD, so save the legal/ethical/moral arguments.
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