Skip to comments.My wife retired her 9mm today.
Posted on 01/16/2013 6:06:55 PM PST by Farmer Dean
After reading the story of the mother who shot the home invader 5 times,she went to the store and bought a Beretta PX-4 in .45acp.Anybody have any experience with this weapon?
No, but the .45 ACP is a damned good choice. My lady and I each have.................er, had, prior to that awful boating accident..............Glock 30’s; smaller .45 ACP’s. Major stopping power with virtually zero recoil. Great CCW guns, if a tad on the large side for that purpose. Let us know how hers works out for her.
What kind of 9 did she retire? Sorry, can’t help on th Baretta. We are XD fans here.
Don’t own one myself, but from all the reviews I have read, they are an excellent handgun.
She was carrying a HK USP.
I have a PX4 in 9mm and 45. Both are great handguns.
The PX4 is a great weapon. Too bad about retiring the 9mm though, the woman who didn’t kill the intruder dead right there was using .38 Special. The nine is better than that round by a good margin.
Oswald was shot once with a 38. Lots of dead folks passed after tangling with a 38, no need to get rid of something if you are competent with it and can hit your target.
The woman and her children were unharmed, the 38 did its job.
No but Beretta is a damned fine company and .45acp is a damned fine round
You had a boating accident too?!
Huh, what are the odds of that!
I really miss my Glock, but it was too deep to get to.
Aw, come on, don’t be so dramatic. Try using 9mm Hornady, Critical Defense.
If you’re not satisfied with the results, I’ll buy the ammo from you.
She just lost confidence in the 9,so she went with a .45.
She’s a proficient shooter,but if she didn’t trust her weapon to get the job done....
FD, I have the full size in .40. Good compromise of muzzle velocity, stopping power, and mag capacity.
The firearm platform itself is an outstanding ergonomic design, and you can strip it for cleaning in less than 5 seconds.
That situation had nothing to do with caliber, and everything to do with not being able to shoot worth a damn. Get momma off her butt and take her to the range once a month - 100 to 150 rounds per session should be fine.
And quit with the bullseye target practice - use 9” paper plates or sheets of computer paper at 21 feet...
She was carrying hydro-shoks.
Her gun,her decision.
I assume she got the full size model, if it is a .45?
Yeah....it truly sucked. Miss those beauties. Hope fish don’t develop opposable thumbs and take those suckers on a toddler-plinking rampage.
What's the deal with the gun owners on FR? Everybody keeps losing their guns in boat accidents. You need fishing poles in a boat, not guns! I've never needed a gun in a boat (well except for the one time with that shark while albacore fishing), you people need to be more careful out there. and another thing, why do you all take ALL your guns out there on a boat? Pirates? < / s > :)
BTW, after the shark incident, my gun slipped and I lost it overboard. :(
Yes,the full size model.She’s never been a fan of compacts.
Don’t worry, she’ll probably put 5 or 6 hundred rounds through it this weekend.It’s a good think I reload.
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