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So with the seeming popularity of .40, .45 and 10mm among this group, tell me, what do we still have 9mm for?
 

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Cost Pure and Simple
 

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What he said +1

-A small round for a gun that the kids can handle.

-Higher capacity for spray and prey - Give me 7 rounds of .45 over 15 rounds of 9mm. I trust my aim.

-They are cute little bugger sitting next to the massive .45 :rofl:
 

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Yesterday, at a gun club "firearms safety" refresher I saw a few pictures of what a 9mm hollowpoint can do to your palm. The guy was taking apart his glock and forgot to unload it. He had three 2 inch gashes in the back of his hand - one from the exit wound, two from hydrostatic shock. There were several 1/2 inch and smaller cuts in his forearm - all from hydrostatic shock.

The bullet managed to achieve full expansion, did loose the jacket.

The case was nickeled, I didn't ask what the round was, but Gold Dots come in nickeled brass and are common with local LE, so it might have been that.

Seeing those pictures made me rethink in a hurry the usefullness of a quality 9mm round.
 

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There is no question that ammo cost is probably the single biggest factor for the 9mm popularity. With so many other gun platforms using this round, any 1911 manufacturer would really be foolish for not continuing to offer the 9. Especially as ammo prices keep increasing.
 

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My good friend has shot .40 for several years. Limited, L10 and lately SS.
Over the winter he sold his .40 cal gear and bought a tupperware gun in 9mm - just because of cost!

He said he expected to save upwards of $240/mo!
For competition, that sounds like a good enough reason to me!
 

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There are some classic guns chambered for the 9mm.
 
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