Wimpy Ammo

 Posted by on 21 September 2002 at 8:16 am  Uncategorized
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Apparently, our troops in Afghanistan aren’t so fond of the 9mm Berettas issued by the military. Many have opted instead to use their own 45s, mostly 1911s. (The US military switched to 9mm a while back in order to standardize with our obviously-wimpy NATO allies.)

The fact that our troops are issued 9mm handguns is absurd, as 9mm simply doesn’t have the stopping power of .45acp. (So sure, your ammo is lighter, but you have to carry more of it.) Even I switched from a 9mm Glock 19 to .45acp Glock 30 and 36 for self-defense a while back, as I wanted something that would stop even a dedicated criminal in a single round, if need be.

I wonder if the European soldiers switch over to 45s too…

   
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