wickersham wrote:I have no logical hatred of 9mm or even .40 S&W, but man I love .45 ACP. To be honest, I have no logical reason to love .45 ACP so much either. I've always shot it, my dad loves it, America loves it... and that's good enough for me. lol Anyway, I want a Jericho so badly I can taste it, but I want one in .45 ACP at a reasonable price. It seems less and less likely to happen every day, but there are about 50+ in 9mm available at any given time and it seems for every one that disappears, two more take its place.
Anyway, someone sell me on 9mm so I can get me a Jericho. lol You're also welcome to sell me your Jericho in .45 ACP, I promise I'll take care of it.
Well, I beleive those who demand ".45 or nothing" are basically compensating for something.
Seriously though, I have been through all the major handgun calibers over the years yet have come full circle back to 9mm. I beleive the cartridge is capable of doing everything ones needs it to when it comes to two-legged assailants (animal defense is a whole other topic and .45 won't help there either). With the exception of the US, 9mm is pretty much the defacto standard for pistol caliber across the world.
Not that you believe this Dfat, but a common misconception is that the .45 is so powerful, so manly, that if you can just graze your opponent with this magic bullet you will win, or if you hit center of mass he will be knocked off his feet and blown backward, while the 9mm requires you empty multiple mags before he goes down(ok, a little dramatic maybe).
Nothing at all wrong with the .45 though, and I can shoot it just as good as 9mm, so my reasoning for liking 9mm is this - higher capacity, less weight, half as expensive, easier to find, and lots of truly "compact" platforms to choose from.[/quote]
Listen to the Boss.