Figured there are so many mouse guns out there that some folks are bound to be carrying an old beretta jetfire or baby browning still as a primary.
There was some serious talk a few years back that the 17 hmr would make a fine SD weapon. Taurus sure jumped on the bandwagon and built a lot of snubs in it---going for cheap at cdnn ----rekon it didn't catch on....
Anyone care to predict a winner? I'll stick my neck out and say the majority will be the 38 spl.
Last edited by deputy125; January 9th, 2008 at 06:08 PM.
This is actually hard for me to answer, due to the selection of my off duty carry guns.
I selected the 357 Magnum, as it's my favorite. For the past year however I've been carrying a 45acp revolver off duty, with a 38 Special as a BUG. Very seldom, I will carry a 9mm, with a 9mm BUG or the 38 Special as a BUG.
I just got a 3" GP100 in .357 Magnum and that will be my off duty carry gun as soon as I get it back from the gunsmith. It's a little easier to carry than the 4" N-Frame and I like having ammo "interchangeability" with my 38 Special BUG.
There's nothing wrong with the 45acp, and I'm probably going to get another one this year, I just prefer the .357 magnum for it's versatility in regards to reloading and it's proven track record against bi-pedal aggressors.
Does everyone think that a .380 is not effective .
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 imparment where a minimal recoil or a light weight weapon is necessary,
or a cost restriction which dictated the cost of a paticular 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.
I feel pretty good with the Ballistics when I have it loaded with effective Penetrating AMMO
My Gun is in My pocket as I type this reply...<:-)) Where is your Gun Right Now...???
~I have a NAA Guardian .32 BUG that is a "Always Gun"~
Because of the Low FPE of a .32 you need to go with the FBI's recommendation to make a .32 into a "Deadly Beast"... You will get Deadly results with FMJ's... You will shoot holes in Heads, holes though Lungs, Heart, and reach deep enough to to Blow Out A Splene Or Aorta... All these lead to Bleed Out and Death... Only a Head shot or Spine shot above the shoulders is a Knock Down One Shot in any Caliber...
Note: Hollow Points must be thought of as a Para shoot that opens up to slow the Bullet Down on bigger calibers that have High FPE's to keep 100% of the Bullets (no shoot through) energy in the BG... The Bigger Wound Channel is just a Bonus for Bigger Calibers that leads to faster Bleed Out and incapacitation...
Note: Always back that first shot up with a quick second shot...<:-)) Now that you have the BG's attention with the Two Holes you put in him, it is optional to empty your gun on him...<:-)) Remember, its not fare to shoot BG's in the Back...!!! That Takes Points Off Your SCORE...<:-))