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    Me and a few friends are looking for new CC pistols. I can't decide between 9mm or a 45. I would like a 45 for stopping power but they usually hold less and I am a little partial to them so that doesn't help the decision. Any tips would be great.

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    Pick what feels good in the hand and shoots naturally for you. The differences between calibers won't make any difference if you can't put the hole where it needs to go.

    For myself, I'm partial to the 9mms. Springfield XD extended mag gives me 16 + 1 and I can rapid fire center of mass out to 30 feet. With spare mags, plenty of firepower, even if your target is high on drugs and feels no pain.
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    Ya, my brother has an XD9 and the looks of everything is great but I only shot one mag through it so I don't know how well I like it but other 9mms have a very good feel.

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    You left out the best CC caliber... Obviously. (Sarcasm fully intended. Or was it?!)

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    There are a few 9mm out there that I like .. I am partial to the Browning Hi-Powers they fit nice, for me anyway .. but I gotta say if someone gave me the money today and told me to get what i wanted I would find a .45 that felt good and go with that just because of the extra punch the .45 offers .
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    CC is all about concealment. Not about caliber or capacity. Neither matters since modern self-defense ammo has made every caliber effective and if you don't have the requisite skill and composure to deliver aimed fire at the moment of truth, capacity won't matter much. Get yourself a light, thin, reliable autoloader that will fit in your pants pocket - that you will never, not even once, for any reason whatsoever, have to consider leaving at home (except when going to an airport, gov't building, hospital. ER, etc.).

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    ^^^ This
    Caliber doesn't really matter. It's what you can conceal and shoot well.
    AIM SMALL, MISS SMALL

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    A .22 to the brain is better than a .45 to the knee. Buy what you personally shoot best.

    This question has started more fights than "Ford vs Chevy".
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    Quote Originally Posted by KW Gary M View Post
    This question has started more fights than "Ford vs Chevy".
    FORD. No debate. End of story.

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