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.
Actualy the 9mm and 38 special shoot the same caliber round. the .38 just has alot more powder (velocity) behind it. Same with the 357 mag. More powder than the .38 but same caliber round.
You can think of the 9mm, .38 special, and 357 mag as the .22 short, .22 long, and .22 long rifle of their caliber.
I’ve got those loaded in my MP5.
A friend of mine has one of those, and he swears by it. Beretta makes good stuff. I bought a semi-auto 12 gauge 13 months ago, and now have over 12,000 rounds through it without a hitch. The gas system is a pain to clean, though.
What?? Is this the lady in GA? I heard she hit the guy five times in the head and neck. I don't know why he didn't croak.
I heard of a camper that shot a grizzly with a 9 round clip of 9MM before he was eaten,.. shots to the head neck and body..
Every round penetrated.. the bear died a week later..
A 45cal is not a 9MM...
You have not lived until you went turtle hunting with a .410...
Now, I don’t know about boat accidents. But that tragic house fire - all that ammunition started cooking off, the firemen couldn’t get close enough...
Dean, my experience with Baretta was limited to military issue. When we dumped the venerable 1911 for the 9mm, we only did it because of the inventory - NOT because of performance. The Baretta had an issue with jamming; costs valuable seconds to perform immediate action on a stoppage. The 1911 was far more dependable.
Get the weapon she is most comfortable with. Have her test-drive a few various handguns, and see for herself what she prefers. You can’t go wrong with experience.
Excellent choice, as long as it is not a model C (DAO).
I bought Becky one of the first CX4 Storm carbines.She loves that little gun.
My eyes were drawn to that cross.
Nice set of bullets..
There is ammo in that pic?
Screw that. .410 pump shotgun is the best choice.
What?! (HK-USP Bigot here...) Did she hate the grip or something? My wife hates my HK-USP9 and USP-45 grips, she prefers Beretta's too.....
Personally, I can't stand anything other than HnK but hey, she's the better half and she gets what she wants!
Getting the neighbors out of there was a HUGE concern....
We're pretty certain now that Spengler (the shooter)took his own life pretty early. Our hearts are broken for the loss of our Fireman.
The 45 is noisy. Very noisy.
I’m planning on purchasing a weapon as soon as my permit is processed. As a female novice on the subject of guns, I need to learn all I can about different types, sizes, velocity of guns that women might use. Anyone recommend a good web-site to go to for this?
Kind of hard to conceal one of those in her purse.Plus,she’s not going to give up her 12 gauge for a .410.
Actually the typical 9mm loading is hotter than the typical .38 special. There used to be a .38 special load which was really hot but it was restricted to only a couple of .38 revolvers.
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Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot
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Not as bad as those short barrel .357’s.The muzzle blast is appalling with those things.
She bought a box of 230grain Hydro-Shoks with the gun.She’s carrying it tonight with that load.
you are right, I should have specified .38 designed for P loads.
Smart wife and very well defended.
I checked one out in a gun store the other day. I can’t speak to function as I didn’t fire it, but I loved the ergonomics. It fit my hand perfectly. I may need one.
I have fired many large bore handguns. However, one of the most punishing loads I have dealt with is a 158gr .357 fired from a Rossi with a 2in barrel.
I shot a S&W 2.5 inch barrelled .357,I thought the muzzle blast was going to burn off my eyebrows.I thought that a 4 inch barrel was bad until I shot that thing.
>> Took me a minute to find the ammo in the pic.
You were probably focused on the guns.
You’ll be just fine right here. 120 posts later, all bases will be covered.