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View Poll Results: primary self-defense caliber
22 rimfire/25 acp 34 1.14%
.32 caliber (any) 29 0.97%
.380 acp 234 7.82%
9mm 1,037 34.66%
38 spl 342 11.43%
357 mag 440 14.71%
40 s&w 340 11.36%
other 43 1.44%
44 spl 27 0.90%
45 colt/acp 466 15.57%
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Old January 4th, 2009, 01:21 PM   #136
 
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I don't know I like my security-six in 357,A revolver just doesn't jam does it?This one hasn't and I love it my girlfriend now my wife bought it for me back in 1983 as a engagement
gift.She's been stuck with me ever since including 3 kids.



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Old January 7th, 2009, 03:21 PM   #137
 
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.45ACP 230gr. Winchester Hollow Points. 9 of them.
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Old January 13th, 2009, 05:04 AM   #138
 
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I, like many others have more than one choice. I picked 9mm but like the SP101 .357 abount as much.
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Old January 13th, 2009, 02:18 PM   #139
 
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I chose 40 S&W but the new SP101 in .357 may soon get equal time.
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Old January 16th, 2009, 12:20 AM   #140
 
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Effective is defined by the person with the weapon. Sometimes sheer power is not an option for everybody. Be it anything from a physical concern---arthritis, stroke, injury, weakness or physical impairment where a minimal recoil or a light weight weapon is necessary,

or a cost restriction which dictated the cost of a particular carry weapon or caliber.

Or a dress requirement and concerns that mean day to day a larger weapon or the smallest weapon possible must be carried.

I'm not looking for the most favorite caliber but the caliber that is most often carried by the person.
Very well said. There a lots of different reasons someone chooses a particular weapon. i carry 9mm exclusively.Peace.

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Old January 16th, 2009, 01:27 AM   #141
 
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My reasons for selecting 9mmRugerp-95: Availability,9mm is a NATO round and i would think if things "Change" in the U.S.,9mm will probably always be around. Price, I shoot my weapon a lot and the price difference between 9mm and most any other caliber is significant to me. I have only my Ruger9mm so it is my go everywhere,be everywhere i am pistol. Extra capacity, i like having 16 rounds,plus an extra mag on my belt gives me a "warm fuzzy "feeling that i like!!I feel perfectly safe when loaded with +p hollow points.I would love to have additional pistols but,quite frankly cant afford to. However there may be an upside to that. Because it is my only weapon i am very familiar with my pistol and i shoot it fairly well. I know my pistol like the back of my hand.Ive owned weapons in recent years of just about every caliber and always end up back with a 9mm. I carry my p-95 concealed everywhere. Probably not the best for cc but it only took a few days for it to become comfortable, but now its just like grabbing my wallet and keys,second nature.

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Old January 16th, 2009, 10:01 AM   #142
 
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Whether by choice or necessity, that is some pretty well thought-out reasoning.

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I carry a G26 in a Desantis Mini Scabbard. Why a 9mm? I shoot it well and it conceals well while wearing shorts and a t-shirt.
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My "regular" primary has recently changed from 40 S&W to 45 ACP, however, it's not beneath me to carry my SP101 357 on occaision.
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Old January 19th, 2009, 08:15 AM   #145
 
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SP101 in .357
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My favorite would be 1911 in 45acp if size were no option. I am a small guy and I am not comfortable hiding that large of a pistol. I have an SP101 to carry with 38+p or possible 357. I figure at the distance I would need to use it, 6 shots would be plenty (5 to the body and 1 upside the head if the 1st five did not do the trick).

Hmmm...does caliber matter while pistol whippin...
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But in all honesty, most of us carry a J-Frame 38 Special on a daily basis. They fit so nice in the pocket.
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I carry a Taurus PT145 in 45 auto. It is small and light weight. Great gun for concealed carry.
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My SP101 2 1/4 357 is the one I always turn to, but in winter I carry my XD 9 in a carbon fiber blackhawk love the retension. Now my new best friend is a XDm in 40 17 rounds.
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One more thing did get a 380 not sure if it's the one to carry or not like the size, it's not a LCP will be adding one when the price stabalize.
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