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Old 09-07-2012, 01:13 PM   #21
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How often is the caliber of the handgun an issue in self defense shootings? I don't recall any incidents where a civilian was out gunned. The key to concealed carry is not caliber so much as just being armed. It is more about what gun are you more likely to carry then large or small caliber?

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.380ACP Caliber: (9mm Short, 9x17mm, 9mm Kurz)
One Shot Stopping Success: 51-70% (Actual)
Self Defense Rating: Good


9mm Parabellum Caliber: (9mm, 9mm Luger, 9mm NATO, 9x19mm)
One Shot Stopping Success: 63-91% (Actual)
Self Defense Rating: Better
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:56 PM   #23
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The way I see it : PICK ONE

The ammo sizes are very similar, and it will get

confusing if you don't.

I'm a poor choice of person to address concerning CC,

I'm the size of a bear, and prefer the milder shooting

full-size pistols, using 9x19mm round.


But many people prefer the .380. I would

heartily advise they stick to it.
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I carry a 9mm at home and in the army. Never let someone tell you its not enough.
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James Bond can blow up cars with a .32 ACP Walther.
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James Bond can blow up cars with a .32 ACP Walther.
This is THE deciding factor!!! No question....
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I carry either a Bersa .32 a Bersa .380 or a Ruger SR9c IWB and trust them.
Soon I will buy a Kel-Tec P-32 .32 acp for a pocket gun back up.

This is the battery of guns i have put together which I believe will work well for me.

Everyone must do the same with what ever their choices are.

Carry and use what you are comfortable with and can shoot well.
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James Bond can blow up cars with a .32 ACP Walther.
So, I guess rocket motors under the fuel tank, like the

media does it, simply isn't popular anymore ?
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What is more important is shot placement but you can't argue with concealability. At 5ft not a big difference in 380 or 9mm. I am more likely to have my p3at than my glock 19 or 30 but if I knew I would be in a gunfight it would be a different story. After 35 years of ccw I've been lucky to not need anything and that is why I am carrying either 380 or NA arms 22mag most of the time with more power a few feet away in my car.
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