I believe it is more than just testing that led them to that conclusion. Most police agencies switched to 9mm in the 80's and 90's. After those agencies that switched accrued the data from thousands of shooting incidents between LEO and Bad Guys, many of those agencies have now transitioned a second time to a more powerful round like the .40 or .45.bandit320":ovjmyexa said:Law enforcement agencies have the money and time to test various rounds and by and large they don't use the 9 mm.
Mike J":1dc9rrto said:During this ammunition shortage it has been easier to find .40 than 9mm for me. I own 2 .40 caliber pistols & believe it is a good round. I would say if possible go rent or borrow a .40 caliber & 9mm pistol both in the same platform. Whichever you shoot better is probably the one for you. I actually bought a 9mm back in April & after a couple of weeks not being able to find any reasonably priced 9mm ammo had to go to the local overpriced gunshop & pay twice what the same ammo would have cost at WalMart to get some ammunition so I could shoot my new gun.
Mike J":2ks0dnoa said:Russ there are 3 shops in this area. The one I am talking about it the closest. The last time I was in there they had a KelTec P-11 in the case marked 400 dollars. I went in once when I was shopping around for a gun. I walked through the shop & priced what he had (I had already been looking around so knew what I could get things for up the road (about 5-10 miles further away). I was walking out when one of the countermen asked me if he could help me. I informed him that they were overpriced. His response was "Pop will come down 50 dollars on anything in the store."
If I am going to hassle with dickering it is going to be to get a really good deal. I shouldn't have to dicker to get the same price everyone else in the area is charging. He sets up at gunshows with everything at this table 100 dollar off signs, everything on the table is overpriced 100-125 dollars. I understand about free markets & all that but I don't like that guy because I consider him a gouger. If I need something that I have to go to a gunshop for I go to the town up the road where the other 2 closest shops are. Or sometimes to another town in the other direction where the True Value hardware store owner sells guns & does gunsmithing.