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View Poll Results :Which Caliber do you think is best?
9X19mm Parabellum 10 25.64%
9X18mm Makarov 1 2.56%
357 Sig 3 7.69%
.40 S&W 7 17.95%
.45 ACP 15 38.46%
.45 GAP 0 0%
10mm Auto 3 7.69%
.41 Action Express 1 2.56%
.38 Super 2 5.13%
5.7X28mm 3 7.69%
5.8 Chinese 0 0%
7.62X25mm 0 0%
7.63 mm Mauser 0 0%
9X21mm IMI 0 0%
9X23 Largo 0 0%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 39. You may not vote on this poll

 
April 30th, 2006   #31
Kozzy Mozzy
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by FutureDevilDog
5.7 for its accuracy and its ability to penetrate kevlar.
The 5.7mm has crappy terminal ballistics. The penetration in soft tissue is lackluster.
 
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April 30th, 2006   #32
major liability
 
 
5.56, since you seem to know your stuff, I have a question:

If you could choose any handgun to outfit the American armed forces, which would it be?


"Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government." - George Washington
 
April 30th, 2006   #33
deerslayer
 
 
FBI is switching to 10mm auto, just FYI.

I like .45 cal ACP. I've shot it, even though I weigh 108 soaking wet, the recoil is manageable and the round is well-proven.


Screwing over bureaucratic organizations, one paper tiger at a time.

Trespassers will be shot and fed to the dogs.
 
April 30th, 2006   #34
major liability
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by deerslayer
FBI is switching to 10mm auto, just FYI.
Link? Source? Please?
 
April 30th, 2006   #35
deerslayer
 
 
check "No Heroes" by Danny Coulson. He founded the HRT.
 
April 30th, 2006   #36
5.56X45mm
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by deerslayer
FBI is switching to 10mm auto, just FYI.

I like .45 cal ACP. I've shot it, even though I weigh 108 soaking wet, the recoil is manageable and the round is well-proven.
Sorry, but that info is at least twenty years old. The .40S&W was born because of the FBI and S&W.

After the Miami Shootout, the FBI wanted a better caliber than the 9x19mm but they didn't want a .45ACP because of it's size. THey went with the 1omm Auto. Problem was, most folks couldn't handle the 10mm Auto. So the FBI loaded it lighter. Hence a load called 10mm Auto Lite or 10mm Auto FBI.

Well, S&W took the 10mm Auto cartridge with the FBI powder load and saw all of that emepty space. So they cut down the casing and BANG! The .40S&W was born.

THe FBI dropped the 10mm Auto like a cold and went with the .40S&W and the GLOCK 22 & GLOCK 23 (Funny fact, GLOCK beat S&W in marketing a pistol chambered in .40S&W.)
 
April 30th, 2006   #37
major liability
 
 
I still definitely want to see a Bizon SMG chambered in 10mm Auto. Sadly, that will almost certainly never happen.
 
April 30th, 2006   #38
5.56X45mm
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by major liability
5.56, since you seem to know your stuff, I have a question:

If you could choose any handgun to outfit the American armed forces, which would it be?
That's a hard question to answer.

Under the current regulations. The pistol must be a traditional double/single action pistol with a manual saftey and de-cocker.

GLOCK
S&W Sigma, S&W SW99, S&W M&P
Walther P99
Kimber KPD
Steyr M
FN Forty-Nine
CZ 100, CZ 110, CZ-G2000
Springfield Armory XD Series

All of those listed above do not fall under DoD guidelines.

If I could bypass the guidelines. I'd do it this way.

General issue for infantry and other combat soldiers.
GLOCK 22
Tankers and divers.
GLOCK 23
Pilots and Air Crew.
GLOCK 23 or GLOCK 27





For all the info on these pistols
GLOCK 22 http://www.teamglock.com/Glock-Buyer...e/Glock-22.htm
GLOCK 23 http://www.teamglock.com/Glock-Buyer...e/Glock-23.htm
GLOCK 27 http://www.teamglock.com/Glock-Buyer...e/Glock-27.htm
 
May 1st, 2006   #39
PJ24
 
 
I am sensing a Glock theme with you, 5.56. You don't like Glock or anything, do ya?

I'll stick with my "unofficial" sig.


Ut ceteri vivant.
 
May 1st, 2006   #40
phoenix80
 
 
.45 Acp