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This is a discussion on primary self defense ccw caliber within the CCW forums, part of the Firearm Forum category; Originally Posted by James I don't have a real carry piece yet. My 3" GP is a little bigger then I would like as a ...


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View Poll Results: primary self-defense caliber
22 rimfire/25 acp 35 1.17%
.32 caliber (any) 29 0.97%
.380 acp 234 7.81%
9mm 1,039 34.69%
38 spl 342 11.42%
357 mag 440 14.69%
40 s&w 340 11.35%
other 43 1.44%
44 spl 27 0.90%
45 colt/acp 466 15.56%
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Old May 17th, 2008, 11:34 AM   #61
 
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I don't have a real carry piece yet. My 3" GP is a little bigger then I would like as a full time CCW. Once I get my permit, I plan to reward myself with a shiney, new SP-101.
I have a feeling you will enjoy carrying your decision.

I still love my glock, but it is not nearly as hideable (at least on me) as the ruger.



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Old May 17th, 2008, 12:44 PM   #62
 
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got to change mine to .357 in an sp101
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Old May 17th, 2008, 02:23 PM   #63
 
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I chose .45, because that is what I carry most of the year. But I'm also comfortable with my 9mm in mid-summer.
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Old May 19th, 2008, 06:33 AM   #64
 
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Does everyone think that a .380 is not effective .
I have found that guns are like cars the one I like is better than anyone elses.
Sorry but I am one that call the .45 only crowd way to blinded to the new balistics that are available now .
I get hammered for this but oh well . To quote ,but not mention a name of a popular trainer . " I hear in my classes all the time that the .45 round is the only one that will stop someone , the 9mm will not even hurt enough to slow them down, at this point I ask for someone to take a few from my G17 to see if it true , no one has ever stepped up ".
Shoot what you are good with , carry lots of rounds , Combat is different than standing at a paper target that does not shoot first or back at you.
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 07:52 PM   #65
 
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Carry gun is a 45 acp. Mostly a S&W M&P. For dress-up, it's a Dan Wesson CBob. 230 gn. hollow points.
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...had to vote "other". Have carried a .38 Super Colt Commander daily since 1980.

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Old May 30th, 2008, 12:48 PM   #67
 
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another vote for the .357

.357 ends the debate between 9mm and .45
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No CCW for me in RI, so I have standard pressure .38spls handy in a speedloader for my 6" S&W Model-14 house gun. Standard pressure loads leave the muzzle at just about 935fps which is as good as most +p out of a short barrel, with a whole lot less noise etc.

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[SIZE="4"]I prefer to go with the 3 C's; Cost, Caliber, Concealment. With that said an affordable, effective round (.380 - .45) that conceals in whatever I'm wearing here in SW Florida.

Most of the time it is a Taurus Titanium .357 snub (M605) the Kel Tec PF9 or 3AT. Most of my other Pistols/Revolvers get some CCW use but not as much as those three.[/SIZE]
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For me it's 357 Magnum followed closely by 38spl+P, usually in 125gr GDHP.
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I carry a Kimber Ultra Raptor on my person but always have my SP101 in my vehicle as a BUG
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Kahr MK9...9mm Parabellum.
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Boy, in the old days a 32 short could really burst those engine blocks and provide superior defense in the U.S. Revolvers. Sometimes even a shaved piece of lead would fly out the side of the cylinder gap and take down the other bad guy to your right or left that you were not even aiming at yet! Those were the good ole days.
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I carry a Sig P239 in .357 Sig. with Speer Gold Dots. Just curious why the .357Sig round was not listed in the poll?

First post and happy to have found this place.
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WOW, look at all the 45'ers! My 45's are my house and range guns. My 9mil mini cougar is the perfect CC and have yet to find one I like better. Had a Taurus PT-145 that couldn't hit the side of a barn, so I traded it. Liked the size and the fact it would hold 10 rounds though.

One day, I hope to find a compact 45 that is light and easy to conceal, a oximoron I realize.
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