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View Poll Results: PPS EDC Round
9mm 47 68.12%
.40 S&W 22 31.88%
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:29 PM   #31
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All of us old, battle scarred veterans of the 9mm vs .40 vs .45 wars are starting to snicker now.........

Add up all the variables and buy the caliber that works for you.


I would like to make one comment though, the often used phrase, "Considering most people shoot 9mm better", has been completely destroyed by many studies, a couple of the best being by Massad Ayoob.

The average shooter, having trained with the .40 S&W, is every bit as accurate in shot placement and "speed of rounds fired" than the average 9mm shooter. The only time a slight difference occurs is when a shooter who is untrained in .40 or similar powered cartridges FIRST starts training. After average proficiency is reached, there is no perceivable difference.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:32 PM   #32
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With a center of mass hit in the solar plexus, only the coroner will know what the caliber was.
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:08 PM   #33
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Following all the "9 is fine" logic, the 380ACP should have no problem controlling the threat either.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:57 AM   #34
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With a center of mass hit in the solar plexus, only the coroner will know what the caliber was.
Based on testimonials of actual medical professionals, they don't know what caliber a handgun wound was. They know "rifle round" or "handgun round" but couldn't tell you what caliber it was.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:59 AM   #35
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Following all the "9 is fine" logic, the 380ACP should have no problem controlling the threat either.
This is true. The issue with the .380 is penetration. If you put the shot in the right place, and the stars align as far as the angle of your shot, .380 will stop someone just as well as .45. The issue is if that round has to go through a lot of muscle, or a couple bones, etc. That is where it becomes a poor performer.

9mm and up doesn't suffer these problems, which is why 9mm is often considered the minimal acceptable caliber.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:03 AM   #36
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Ballistic effects 9mm through to .50cal

I'd suggest that we refrain from still another caliber wars discussion (god help us all) and comment on the merits of the pistol in accommodating the two rounds in question.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:25 AM   #37
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First off, I'll admit that i didn't do too in depth of a search... but, having admitted that, i know several .40 autos (the M&P Shield for one) have conversion kits (barrels and mags) to shoot 9mm as well. Does the PPS?

I have been entertaining one (as well as a bewildering array of others) as a deeper conceal piece than my Q. If one existed--i think that would make my decision for me!

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Old 04-23-2013, 10:17 AM   #38
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Help decide: 9mm or .40 S&W

Go ahead and get the 9 mm I think you'll be happy with it.


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Old 04-24-2013, 01:39 PM   #39
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9mm in the PPS is the way to go in my opinion. If it's a BUG, then I would match to caliber with your primary carry, but I feel that a CCW should be, as Hike2Fish said, a gun that you can control with the biggest round possible. I'd also add that shooting a very hot .40 through a gun that size could be compared to bull-riding if you don't get a good grip.

I find that mine loves 124gr +P Gold Dots and the recoil is very controllable even one handed with my support hand.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:27 PM   #40
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9mm with 124gr +P Short Barrel in mine. Surprisingly little muzzle flash and speaks with authority. I'd much rather have the extra round than the larger caliber.
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