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Here is a debate that is sure to get your blood pumping!  Which is the best: 9mm vs 10mm vs 45 ACP PCCs?  Bear Creek Arsenal gives us a look!

Shayna from Bear Creek Arsenal covers their applications, pros, cons, and plenty of information to digest.

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Choosing the best pistol caliber carbine (PCC) among 9mm, 10mm, and .45 ACP depends on your specific needs, preferences, and intended use for the firearm. Let's look at each caliber's characteristics:

  1. 9mm:

    • Recoil: Generally low recoil, making it easy to control and shoot quickly.
    • Cost: Ammo is typically less expensive and more widely available than 10mm or .45 ACP.
    • Capacity: PCCs chambered in 9mm often have higher magazine capacities.
    • Versatility: Can be a good choice for self-defense, range shooting, and some hunting applications.
    • Popularity: Widely used, so there are more options available in terms of firearms and accessories.
  2. 10mm:

    • Recoil: More recoil compared to 9mm, but still manageable in a PCC.
    • Power: Offers a significant power increase, making it suitable for hunting larger game and outdoor defense.
    • Cost: Ammunition can be more expensive and less available than 9mm.
    • Capacity: Typically lower magazine capacities than 9mm, but higher than .45 ACP in most cases.
  3. .45 ACP:

    • Recoil: Moderate recoil, more than 9mm but less than 10mm.
    • Power: Known for its stopping power and effectiveness in self-defense situations.
    • Cost: Ammo can be more expensive than 9mm and is less available.
    • Capacity: Typically lower magazine capacities compared to 9mm.

For general-purpose shooting and self-defense, the 9mm is hard to beat for its low recoil, affordability, and high capacity. If you are interested in hunting or want increased stopping power, 10mm may be a better choice, though it comes with a trade-off in recoil and ammunition cost. The .45 ACP is a great option for those who value its stopping power and are comfortable with slightly more recoil than 9mm. Your best choice depends on your intended use, budget, and personal preference for recoil and power.