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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 7.84%
9mm 1,033 34.61%
38 spl 342 11.46%
357 mag 439 14.71%
40 s&w 339 11.36%
other 42 1.41%
44 spl 27 0.90%
45 colt/acp 466 15.61%
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Old January 10th, 2008, 02:34 PM   #16
 
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25 years ago...yep....now the 9 will probably be the leader...we'll see...good poll question!!!



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Old January 10th, 2008, 08:48 PM   #17
 
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I voted 9MM, now let me explain, first I have an older Browning High Power. And I load it with glasures for the first 6 rounds. After that its hot very hot machine gun ammo, no one is going through all of that. I do carry two extra mags, I feel certain that if I have to reload the weapon my stuff is in the wind for sure. As a back up should I need it I have a Taurus ultra lite 45 Long Colt. Bad guys be ware I mean business and plan to be the only one talking.
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Old January 11th, 2008, 01:52 PM   #18
 
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I tote around the Glock 27. 40 cal that's good to go. Just got to find a comfortable way to carry it with jeans on. I've found it's pretty easy with shorts, but doesn't fit inside the waiste band the way I want it to. I guess I could drop a few pounds and that might solve the problem.
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25 years ago...yep....now the 9 will probably be the leader...we'll see...good poll question!!!
guess i'm a little out-of-date.

still suprised by the results so far. figured the wheel guns still would make a better showing.

Perhaps if ruger would offer a 5 shot 44 spl............there would be at least one more vote up there.
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Old January 11th, 2008, 05:38 PM   #20
 
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.38 Special for me. Smith & Wesson 642 J Frame revolver. Very light and concealable. I also have a .45ACP 1911 but the .38 still gets carried most of the time.
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Corbon 9mm 100-grain "PowRball" +P and Browning Mk III Hi Power
http://www.actionsbyt.blogspot.com

This round should feed reliably in any 9mm that will feed ball and externally is very similar to the Glaser Safety Slug. It's said to react very consistently in 10% ballistic gelatin regardless of barriers before striking the gelatin.
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thanks for the site will have to check this ammo out.
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I'm not looking for the most favorite caliber but the caliber that is most often carried by the person.
OK, going back over 20+ years of packing a gat, .357 Magnum without a doubt.

Over the past year it's been the 45 ACP, but like I said, I will be going back to the .357 Magnum. I just got a call tonight and Monday I will be testing the .357 after getting it back from the 'smith.

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Just carry a 9mm myself. I believe 15 9mm holes amounts to more lead than 7 .45 holes.

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Bad guys be ware I mean business and plan to be the only one talking.
Now that made me laugh, that is some serious talk right thar!

Snuffy you have just been awarded the unofficial Don't Tread On Me Award, First Class.






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Just carry a 9mm myself. I believe 15 9mm holes amounts to more lead than 7 .45 holes.

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Wrong. Lets say you use 115gr 9mm. Times 15 thats 1725 grs of lead. Now most .45's have seven round mags plus one in the chamber, that's 8. Say you're using 230 gr bullets, thats 1840 grs of lead, so really, those 15 9mm are less than 8 .45's. Then again, I carry a Glock with a total of 11 so I've got 2530 grs of lead.
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Most folks what carries .45 don't need the whole clip...and they know it...(smirk)(see, who needs smilies?!) Seriously, I have a KP95DC on layaway that will replace my M649 as backup...it will have a 17 round Mecgar in it and 3 more will replace my .38 ammo....if I need a backup...I'll NEED a backup....and that will do until I find my second KP90DC...
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I plan on carring my 1911 45acp. although i can always switch to my 357 mag.
either way i feel confident both will get the job done if it ever arises, hopefully it
never will.
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I carry either .38spl. or 9mm. Most of the time it's .38spl. in a Taurus 85. It's real easy to conceal when the temps here hit 100+. Now and then I carry a Glock 19 or a P95.
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