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    Default Told By Gun Store Employee Not To Carry Anything Bigger Than 9MM

    I was recently in a local gun store and an employee there told me that I should not carry anything larger tham a 9mm. I laughed at him and quickly got someone else involved in the conversation.

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    I would find another gun store!! Or seek out advice from experienced trainers and other licensed carriers. Read some of the articles in recent gun magazines. But definitely would find a different store or ask for the manager.

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    9mm JHP is the low end.. .380 jhp... if you got no other choice... But I would prefer a .45 or a .40

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    Quote Originally Posted by recoil357 View Post
    I was recently in a local gun store and an employee there told me that I should not carry anything larger tham a 9mm. I laughed at him and quickly got someone else involved in the conversation.
    I would love to hear his reasoning for this.... been a rough couple of weeks and I need a good laugh...
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    I too would love to hear the reasoning for this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceGAtl View Post
    I would love to hear his reasoning for this.... been a rough couple of weeks and I need a good laugh...
    Because carrying a "nine" is realy gangsta.

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    funny, the kahr pm40 is the same size as the pm9 same with the glock 26/27 and most other guns are built similiarly. Balistically the 40 is far superior than the 9mm. I agree with others that 9mm is the least to go. I personally cary a SW 360pd(357 mag) with Crimson Trace. The gun is light, small and accurate with the CT grips. Plus I like the 357 balistics

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpohio View Post
    Balistically the 40 is far superior than the 9mm. I agree with others that 9mm is the least to go. I personally cary a SW 360pd(357 mag) with Crimson Trace. The gun is light, small and accurate with the CT grips. Plus I like the 357 balistics
    Two things;

    The .40 displays virtually exactly the same wound ballistics as the 9mm. Anyone hit with either round would not be able to tell the difference.
    The .40 is not "far superior" to the 9mm for defensive or police duty use, by any measure.


    The .357mag rounds you are launching from that snub are likely LESS powerful than a good +P or +P+ 9mm loading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceGAtl View Post
    I would love to hear his reasoning for this.... been a rough couple of weeks and I need a good laugh...
    Maybe he's got girlie wrists and can't shoot anything else? Not saying thats the only reason you carry a 9mm, My EDC is a G26, but I also have a M&P 40 which I carry when I can get away with hiding it.

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    I was looking back at a gun magazine today that i had bought a while back about Personal Defence and one article pointed out that in the past some people were convicted in shooting (in self defense) someone because the injured person's rep (DA ??) pointed out the use of a large caliber weapon or the use of hollow point bullets. They play on those factors to a gullible jury to show that the shooter wa a person who is "out to kill others". Anyway that was what the ariticle said. It could be that the salesperson was thinking of this kind of logic when he said what he said. By the way, I don't subscribe to this idea so please don't flame me. I am just reporting what I read. I know the saying
    "Better to be judged by 12 than to be carried by 6"

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