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Old October 8, 2012, 11:25 PM   #29
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Then why do many police departments use the 40? Its not cause its cheaper, or easier to shoot.
Because they buy the same false dichotomy you do. You're talking about the police, not DEVGRU. They are not exactly huge experts on... anything relating to firearms.

Even if it is just marginal.. I'll take it.
Sure, you're giving up a fair amount of "shootability" and a marginal amount of capacity in the process though.

As far as data goes to "prove" what's better, the hardest and least interpretative data is energy. 9mm, .45ACP and .40S&W all fall in the same energy range if you look at a wide selection of available loadings. The fact that it's so easily debatable one way or the other which (.40, .45, 9mm) is better demonstrates how even their capabilities are.
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