In a pinch, what would you prefer?

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What would you prefer in a pinch:

9mm 147gr. HST @ 1050fps - 360ft/lbs
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19%
5.7x28 40gr. Vmax @ 2050fps - 375ft/lbs
35
81%
 
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Re: In a pinch, what would you prefer?

Post by blueorison » 27 Jan 2011, 14:07

PainKillaX wrote:Well, I'd prefer to have the 5.7x28. Cause I don't have a 9mm to put those bullets in :lmao:

But really, I just like everything about the FsN and its round. Until they make a 20+1 1911 chambered in .45 ACP the FsN has a place in my lineup. Hell, even after that.
They already make one. STI

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Re: In a pinch, what would you prefer?

Post by jmz5 » 28 Jan 2011, 08:07

SeaHawkDriver-B wrote:Sorry to bring in such a dark fact, but I think that Malik Hassan and Jarred Laughner just performed a real-world comarison, and the 5.7x28 won hands down.
:facepalm:
I'm 100% certain that he did not use HST. I would ascertain he used WWB FMJ. One idiot with a 9mm proves nothing.
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Re: In a pinch, what would you prefer?

Post by iFire » 28 Jan 2011, 11:12

jmz5 wrote:
SeaHawkDriver-B wrote:Sorry to bring in such a dark fact, but I think that Malik Hassan and Jarred Laughner just performed a real-world comarison, and the 5.7x28 won hands down.
:facepalm:
I'm 100% certain that he did not use HST. I would ascertain he used WWB FMJ. One idiot with a 9mm proves nothing.
I'm glad he didnt use HST...

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Re: In a pinch, what would you prefer?

Post by Buffman » 28 Jan 2011, 11:25

He bought his ammo from WM. they don't have HST unless of the 135gr .40 S&W flavor. :)

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Re: In a pinch, what would you prefer?

Post by Valorius » 24 Mar 2011, 11:31

iFire wrote:In a pinch, what would you prefer?

9mm 147gr. HST @ 1050fps - 360ft/lbs

5.7x28 40gr. Vmax @ 2050fps - 375ft/lbs

I know there are TONS of other options, just looking for the preference between these two :thumb:

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Definitely the 5.7 rounds.

Standard pressure 9mm ammo does not impress me at all. I keep the hottest high velocity loads in my HK P7 9mm for defense. Namely Corbon Powrball 100gr+P. It chronos north of 1500fps and 500fpe of energy in my pistol.

For "trail defense" (i do walk blackbear country up in the Pa mtns at times) i use Buffalo Bore 124gr+P+ FMJ flat nose ammo at right about 1350fps and 500fpe of energy for that. I also have some of the Doubletap 147gr+P flat nose FMJ ammo too.

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Re: In a pinch, what would you prefer?

Post by ShockedNKansas » 18 Apr 2011, 12:43

I'm a big fan of magazine capacity. Unless the energy from the round GREATLY surpasses the 5.7 round that is being used for comparison (like I can blow an arm off or something :clap: ), I want the gun with the most shots. It's like having more tries at the "shootout slot machine" with the payoff being a hit to the CNS. :evil:

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Re: In a pinch, what would you prefer?

Post by Mister Freeze » 18 Apr 2011, 12:52

+1

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Re: In a pinch, what would you prefer?

Post by SHEEPDOG » 18 Apr 2011, 13:26

This was an easy one for me. I have absolutely no use for a 9mm. NATO round designed so no one gets hurt. I'll add one comment that a .45 is a .45 expand or not. if there is a faster delivery system than the 1911 please let me know because i want one. IMHO

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Re: In a pinch, what would you prefer?

Post by blueorison » 18 Apr 2011, 14:24

ShockedNKansas wrote:I'm a big fan of magazine capacity. Unless the energy from the round GREATLY surpasses the 5.7 round that is being used for comparison (like I can blow an arm off or something :clap: ), I want the gun with the most shots. It's like having more tries at the "shootout slot machine" with the payoff being a hit to the CNS. :evil:
What common handgun caliber can you "like blow an arm off" with?
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Re: In a pinch, what would you prefer?

Post by ShockedNKansas » 18 Apr 2011, 14:28

blueorison wrote:
ShockedNKansas wrote:I'm a big fan of magazine capacity. Unless the energy from the round GREATLY surpasses the 5.7 round that is being used for comparison (like I can blow an arm off or something :clap: ), I want the gun with the most shots. It's like having more tries at the "shootout slot machine" with the payoff being a hit to the CNS. :evil:
What common handgun caliber can you "like blow an arm off" with?
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Exactly.

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Re: In a pinch, what would you prefer?

Post by fzr confused » 18 Apr 2011, 14:28

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those are the closest i can think of :)

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Re: In a pinch, what would you prefer?

Post by iFire » 18 Apr 2011, 19:36

fzr confused wrote:
those are the closest i can think of :)
The .500 S&W......It will actually take off two arms at once - the bad guys arm AND your own arm! :laugh:

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Re: In a pinch, what would you prefer?

Post by Wolvee » 18 Apr 2011, 21:53

I picked 9mm just because I'm more familiar with it, there's tons of surplus and it's cheaper to buy.

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Re: In a pinch, what would you prefer?

Post by Gramaton Cleric » 20 Apr 2011, 15:31

This is my take. The 5.7. Why? Because I have 6 20rd mags that I can carry comfortably. There has been enough tests have been done to prove the worthiness of the 5.7. I never needed the test's when I fist seen the P90 and IOM about 8 years ago! I always wanted the pistol variant. It revolutionizes the whole mindset of protection in my opinion. That amount of rds is is a lot of fire power.....id dont care who ya are thats more than enough for any situation one might find themselves in! Accept maybe a 14 ft Kodiak bear lol or grizzly!!!
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Re: In a pinch, what would you prefer?

Post by Valorius » 19 Sep 2011, 10:50

flyingirish04 wrote:I have to disagree with you jay. I am very impressed with the HST line of projectiles. Nothing comes close as far as consistent expansion.
They don't sell Corbon DPX with the Barnes solid copper hollowpoint (also offered as loaded ammo by Doubletap, and soon by Buffalo bore at true +P+ energy levels) where you live?

The Barnes SCHP expands like gangbusters.

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Re: In a pinch, what would you prefer?

Post by VeTTeMaNC486 » 20 Sep 2011, 23:11

Most of the time I leave the house I have my PF9 loaded with 147gr HST +Ps... That being said, I do not like 9mm, its just that the gun is so convient to carry.

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Re: In a pinch, what would you prefer?

Post by Rouge701 » 06 Dec 2011, 18:32

fzr confused wrote:Image

those are the closest i can think of :)
:agree:

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Re: In a pinch, what would you prefer?

Post by blueorison » 07 Dec 2011, 01:50

Shot a 2" snub S&W 500.

I love that revolver. It is beaaaaaaautiful!
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