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Old 12-23-2012, 15:01   #120
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Originally Posted by SCSU74 View Post
no... you may want to do some caliber research. .45 has no more "power" than a 9mm. About the only advantage .45 has is if the HP doesn't open up you get about 1.5mm extra over the 9. There really isn't a reason to ever carry .45 over 9mm unless you are restricted to FMJ ammo.
Sure there is. Heavier larger calibers offer greater prospect for even larger terminal wounds. Yes, you can make a 9mm expand to the same dia as an expanded 45, but it's more difficult to still get the penetration too. So while there is only a slight advantage, it is still an advantage, even the vuanted FI acknowledge that. So back to the 10+1, if you can shoot the 45 just as well, might as well have the bigger holes.
"Given adequate penetration, a larger diameter bullet will have an edge in wounding effectiveness. It will damage a blood vessel the smaller projectile barely misses. The larger permanent cavity may lead to faster blood loss. Although such an edge clearly exists, its significance cannot be quantified".

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