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  1. #111
    Quote Originally Posted by NotTwoShure View Post
    Fear the person that can hit the target center mass, double tap each and every time with his or her preferred cal.
    Very true!

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  3. But when you double tap don't hold a tight group, spread them out a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by super40 View Post
    9mm, 40 S&W, and 45 ACP can all be purchased in the 1911 frame so thats really not any concern.

    I won't carry anything smaller than a 40 S&W for defense purposes.

    I like the 40 S&W, 45 ACP, and 44Magnum, and shoot them regularly.

    From my experience and knowledge, the 40 S&W has better ballistics above and below water as far as shooting further and flatter trajectory than a 9mm or 45ACP. 40 S&W can also be loaded with the same energy as a 45 ACP round, and have more carry capacity in a standard magazine than a 45 ACP.

    That being said get a 40 S&W or 45 ACP or 44 Magnum, but don't get a 9mm....
    Flatter trajectory? At what distances are you planning to shoot at an imminent threat with a handgun and anticipate to still hit it?

    44 Magnum is for four-legged predators and I would only carry one in conjunction with a higher-capacity semi-auto handgun for the two-legged kind while hiking in the woods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller101 View Post
    But when you double tap don't hold a tight group, spread them out a little.
    I am not sure what your point in this post is. When training with paper targets, tight groups indicate that you are shooting too slow, while big groups indicate that you are shooting too fast. However, in an actual self defense situation, you have no idea what your group size is. You pick a target (COM or head) and shoot at it. You won't see were your hits go. You won't even see that you missed. You will just see the reaction of the person you are shooting at.

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    Howdy,

    Quote Originally Posted by Miller101 View Post
    But when you double tap don't hold a tight group, spread them out a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bofh View Post
    I am not sure what your point in this post is. When training with paper targets, tight groups indicate that you are shooting too slow, while big groups indicate that you are shooting too fast. However, in an actual self defense situation, you have no idea what your group size is. You pick a target (COM or head) and shoot at it. You won't see were your hits go. You won't even see that you missed. You will just see the reaction of the person you are shooting at.
    You spread your shots out so you have trauma over a larger area.

    Heck, if you put 4 rounds through the same hole you will not do as much damage as if the there all a couple of inches apart. More holes to bleed from.

    Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stengun View Post
    Howdy,





    You spread your shots out so you have trauma over a larger area.

    Heck, if you put 4 rounds through the same hole you will not do as much damage as if the there all a couple of inches apart. More holes to bleed from.

    Paul
    It's not so much the size of the hole, but where you put the hole that counts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stengun View Post
    Howdy,

    Quote Originally Posted by Miller101 View Post
    But when you double tap don't hold a tight group, spread them out a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bofh View Post
    I am not sure what your point in this post is. When training with paper targets, tight groups indicate that you are shooting too slow, while big groups indicate that you are shooting too fast. However, in an actual self defense situation, you have no idea what your group size is. You pick a target (COM or head) and shoot at it. You won't see were your hits go. You won't even see that you missed. You will just see the reaction of the person you are shooting at.
    You spread your shots out so you have trauma over a larger area.

    Heck, if you put 4 rounds through the same hole you will not do as much damage as if the there all a couple of inches apart. More holes to bleed from.

    Paul
    My point being:

    Quote Originally Posted by bofh View Post
    However, in an actual self defense situation, you have no idea what your group size is. You pick a target (COM or head) and shoot at it. You won't see were your hits go. You won't even see that you missed. You will just see the reaction of the person you are shooting at.
    Not a single reputable firearms instructor teaches the concept of "spreading your shots out so you have trauma over a larger area" for self defense. Sorry, but that's paper punching talk from the casual target shooter. Also, putting any 2 handgun rounds through the same hole in a self defensive shooting is improbable and only happens in movies and TV shows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stengun View Post
    Howdy,
    You spread your shots out so you have trauma over a larger area.

    Heck, if you put 4 rounds through the same hole you will not do as much damage as if the there all a couple of inches apart. More holes to bleed from.

    Paul
    This statement is ridiculous. In a real fight (and I'm beginning to suspect you wouldn't know anything about that) your target isn't going to stand still and let you place your shots
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  10. I have both
    Shield 9
    M&P FS .40
    I love shooting both of them, if the .40 was a compact I'd probably carry that over the shield,
    but it's a FS so it's my HD/range gun.
    I think I shoot the shield a little bit better than the .40 but only because I shoot the shield a lot more
    now ,since it's become my EDC. At longer range targets my .40 kills the shield.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Secretariat View Post
    Which between a 9MM and 40 SW Caliber,do you personally prefer?What are the advantages of each over the other?How about as defense load,which between the 9MM and 40 SW,would you choose?.And why?Also,is it true that the 40 SW is not as reliable?
    Thanks in advance.
    Given, this guy hasn't posted (or even logged in) in going on 3 years I'd say he must have gotten an answer he was satisfied with
    In an emergency individuals do not rise to the occasion, they fall to the level of their MASTERED training
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