Frank Proctor time machine
Frank Proctor with the Wilson Combat 1911 in 9mm (CREDIT: YouTube)

Frank Proctor recently took to the Internet in defense of using 9mm ammo over alternatives like the .40 or .45.

According to

I like to shoot and I like to train and see improvement and chase that dream of being as good as I want to be! 9mm training ammo is considerably less expensive than .40 or .45 allowing me to train way more, I dig that! Now let’s talk about the tactical application of the cartridge. I carry a 9mm pistol everyday for concealed carry and I carried a 9mm as a secondary weapon in Afghanistan and Iraq, I don’t now and never have felt under gunned with a 9mm.

For concealed carry I use a Glock 19 or S&W M&P 9. In both cases I have a concealable, very shootable (capable of delivering multiple hits quickly on a practical sized target from the muzzle out to 50 yards) and controllable pistol with 15-17 rounds of potent ammunition. I feel good about those capabilities. When talking terminal performance a couple critical things come to mind: shot placement and ammunition selection.

As the owner and operator of The Way of the Gun, Proctor served more than 18 years in the military, the last 11 of those in U.S. Army Special Forces. During his multiple combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, he had the privilege to serve with and learn from many seasoned veteran Special Forces Operators.

For more on Proctor’s views on 9mm ammo, visit our friends over at

Watch Proctor hit the time machine using 9mm ammo on the Wilson Combat 1911.

Proctor also discusses the Hornady 9mm test seen below.

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