The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > Hogan's Alley > Handguns: General Handgun Forum

Closed Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old November 24, 2017, 11:14 PM   #151
Senior Member
Join Date: October 23, 2005
Location: US
Posts: 2,520
And yet you demand empirical evidence that bigger bullets work better at stopping threats, lol
That was my point. I don't even contend that follow up shots are as fast with .45, just that the difference is small enough that one shooter may be faster with a 1911 in .45 than a Glock 17 in 9mm because of basic platform mechanism differences, and how They fit the shooter. Obviously a 9mm 1911 will be slightly faster than a .45 1911... but you can't prove that .04 or .05 second faster shot is worth more than double the momentum with similar k/e, and .94 larger diameter at first impact. My whole point is the "follow up shot advantage" of 9mm is greatly overplayed. I used to believe this was more significant of an advantage for 9mm before I actually measured it. I have measured it. It's not much faster. So much so that a human being without a shot timer could not tell that the difference between the two calibers in skilled hands.
5whiskey is offline  
Old November 25, 2017, 08:40 AM   #152
Spats McGee
Join Date: July 28, 2010
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 7,246
That's enough for this episode of Caliber Wars.
I'm a lawyer, but I'm not your lawyer. If you need some honest-to-goodness legal advice, go buy some.
Spats McGee is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:56 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2018 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.06807 seconds with 9 queries