Not sure on that one. The 45 does the same thing as the 40. It can be hot loaded for a little extra. I'm not sure what the point was.Mr1der wrote:...
making notes on ballistic charts again?
.40 fills an excellent niche.
.357 Sig...not so much, still a great round though.
PapaSmurf2k3 wrote:Through the years, I have learned to never question Andy when it comes to 2 things- lifting heavy s***, and drinking beer. Guns comes in at a close 3rd.
I know it's a different size.Mr1der wrote:goddamnit, the magazine WON'T be the same size.
this is the whole reason the .40 exists! the 10mm is longer and requires a bigger frame.
if you try using .40 in a 10mm mag, you'll run into feeding issues.
Why is it useless?Mr1der wrote:depends on who's holding the two pistols...
most 10's are usually in a larger frame like the .45 ACP
you really want a useless round, go look up the .45 GAP
Pistol ... 9mm - the ammo wouldn't be hard to find, though in an end of the world scenario your better to have already stockpiled.themadscientist wrote:This isn't about rifles, if someone wants to start that thread go ahead, it's just as good a question.
Before you click on whatever caliber you love, I love .45 myself, think about it. Governments are failing, paper money is worthless, people are killing each other in the streets over a box of twinkies. You can't swing by the gun store and pick up more ammo, ever again. The s*** has hit the fan, it's road warrior time, only the alphas are going to survive. You have enough time to grab ONE pistol and the ammo to go with it, which caliber do you want?
Disregard the cliche big slow bullet -vs- fast small bullet dogma. Any of these calibers can get it done with a quality bullet and a capable marksman. Cost per round is not an issue, we are planning for armageddon here, price is no object.The scenario is specific and the crucial questions to ask yourself are:
What weight penalty does this ammo bring? Could I get by with something smaller to allow me to carry more in the pistol and on my person and still remain foot-mobile?
How likely is it that I might stumble across a box of this caliber in my foraging through the remnants of civilization? That .50 action express can take out zombies, sure, but when you run out, now what?
What caliber ammo will other people have they would trade to me for something or vice-versa. Do I want to rethink my first choice in favor of something more liquid?
What are the chances if my weapon takes a s***, I can find or trade for another weapon that eats the caliber I have chosen? Do I want to think about the replacements weapons I may be able to get when choosing the caliber?
If you would be willing to carry two, one to use, one for trade or in case you get your hands on a second gun, explain in you post what they would be and why.
to a reloader, sure.ScorchedNX2K wrote:
Why is it useless?
Stuff I've read and what my gf's dad (Reloading and ammunition junkie) says that the GAP is better.
I don't know about that. 41 magnum, for a reloader, is absolutely perfect. The range goes from weak 357 loads all the way to weak 44 magnum loads!Mr1der wrote:
.41 Magnum is a round you could almost call useless as well.