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Old 02-01-2009, 03:58 PM   #1
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This has probable been talked about a lot but I didn't see a thread directly related to the advantages the of 9mm Hi Point vs .45 Hi Point.

For me, having big hands, it seems as though the 9mm looks a little small to hold on to.

Also I like the idea of the lower velocity of the .45. less chance of going through walls!

Then again I do like cheap ammo!

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Old 02-01-2009, 06:19 PM   #2
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i like the 45 , i have big hands and it is a good fit, but the 9mm is cheaper, so i got both.

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Old 02-01-2009, 06:55 PM   #3
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This has probable been talked about a lot but I didn't see a thread directly related to the advantages the of 9mm Hi Point vs .45 Hi Point.

For me, having big hands, it seems as though the 9mm looks a little small to hold on to.

Also I like the idea of the lower velocity of the .45. less chance of going through walls!

Then again I do like cheap ammo!
I have very large hands. C9 is not the most comfortable I have ever shot, but its not bad.
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This has probable been talked about a lot but I didn't see a thread directly related to the advantages the of 9mm Hi Point vs .45 Hi Point.

For me, having big hands, it seems as though the 9mm looks a little small to hold on to.

Also I like the idea of the lower velocity of the .45. less chance of going through walls!

Then again I do like cheap ammo!
I have very large hands. C9 is not the most comfortable I have ever shot, but its not bad.
Have you fired the .45 Hi Point? If so do you like it better?
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i like the 45 , i have big hands and it is a good fit, but the 9mm is cheaper, so i got both.
I won't get both right away. It's a money thing!
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the 45 has a good kick to it .

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Old 02-01-2009, 08:45 PM   #7
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here in the midwest, we have a saying,"bigger is better!"

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Old 02-01-2009, 10:30 PM   #8
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I have big hands and the C9 fits well. If you need a bigger grip, use the 10 round mag.

The .45 just feels like a brick to me. Much to large for my tastes.

As far as caliber comparisons, I won't get into .45 vs. 9mm. Shoot what you are comforatable shooting, either will do the trick. If you cannot bring a .45 back on point for a follow up shot fast enough, go with a nine. If you can keep the .45 on point, go with it. A nine is probably going to be smaller for carry though.

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Old 02-01-2009, 10:37 PM   #9
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You will not shoot through walls with a good 9mm or .45 HP round. HP rounds are designed to penetrate,create large wound cavities,do damage to major organs and stop an opponant quickly. Ball ammo will make a nice clean hole going in and about the same comming out without much in the way of hydrastatic shock. I like the .45 due to the frontal mass...twice that of a 9mm. That said...a properly placed shot from either will get the job done and a HP round will most likely not pass through an assailant and cause collateral damage.

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Old 02-02-2009, 06:04 AM   #10
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I have medium size hands and I shoot and carry a HP .45. I also have the Houge HandAll grip on it.

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