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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.