Which is better 45 or 9mm?

Which is better 45 or 9mm?

9mm. Reason: Current 9mm ammunition has more consistent and better barrier penetration than .45 ACP. The .45 ACP is probably a bit better in terms of a larger wound cavity if no barrier is involved. … You can carry a lot more 9 mm rounds in the mag, and it is easier to shoot well.

Is a 9mm easier to shoot than a 45?

Furthermore, the 9mm is more practical for the average shooter looking to spend time on the range. With boxes of 9mm Luger rounds being 30 to 40% cheaper than .45 ACP ammo, increased range time isn't going to break your budget; and after all, spending more time on the range does make you a better marksman.

Is a 9mm or .45 more accurate?

The answer is the 9mm cartridge has more inherent accuracy than a .45 at 25 yds. with a properly built and accurized gun with a good load. It may not be a large difference in group size, but it will still shoot the smaller group.

Is 40 more powerful than 9mm?

One area where the .40 S&W does trump the 9mm is power. It's a bigger, heavier cartridge that hits a little bit harder than the 9mm. Moreover, one of the most common complaints that people have about the 9mm is that it's a lighter bullet. … With that said, there's no denying that the .40 S&W isn't a powerful cartridge.