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View Poll Results: Preferred SD handgun caliber for civilian (not LE) use
.380 Auto 2 2.41%
.38Sp /.357 Mag 8 9.64%
9mm x 19 18 21.69%
.44 Sp / .44 Mag 2 2.41%
.45 ACP 36 43.37%
Other (please specify) 17 20.48%
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Old 03-06-2009, 09:47 PM   #11
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Hi guys, I'm new here, but have been a guest several times for help and general knowledge. I voted for the 9mm, because like what SGT MILLER stated, God forbid you'd ever be faced with a couple street thugs with a plethora of .32's and .380's, I want a 9mm high capacity. I have a SW9VE, and I'm glad that I have 16 shots at my disposal if something like this ever happened. Shot placement is key, and if you're not an avid shooter, the extra shots aid a normal guy protecting his family/himself.

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Old 03-06-2009, 10:06 PM   #12
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.45 acp for semi

.38 special in revolver

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Old 03-06-2009, 10:11 PM   #13
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My personal choice is 1 of my 1911s loaded with Ranger SXT 230+P.

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My personal choice is 1 of my 1911s loaded with Ranger SXT 230+P.
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:38 PM   #15
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Why mess around? That's the closest thing I have to .460 rowland at this time, got 6 mags loaded with it.

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Personally, I have to go with a 357 mag, sigs can suck it. I've got a 45 ACP and a 9mm but if I had to pick one, I'd go with the 357. A very close 2nd is my 45.

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What is your preferred handgun (not rifle or shotgun) caliber for primary (not backup) civilian (not LE or military) self defense? This means for a commericially available (not hand loaded) cartridge to be used in a revolver or semi-auto of your choice.

for home defense,a 1911 .45 acp or 10mm is pretty much what i'll add in my nightstand roster along with my G22.

1911,but i'm a bit trigged by a stainless 10mm 1911....i'd like a razorback,but i think they didn't figured it o.k yet...

in fact,my next purchase if i can find the right model i like...wich is not so easy to pin-point because i'm use to glocks lolol.
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Can't go wrong with 1911 .45 w/200 FMJ hardball ,or the Rugar 357 ( wheel gun ) 158 SWC , i prefer to use 1911 10mm 200 norma or 180 hydra-shok ( legal rounds )

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Ahhhhhhhhhh the 9mm....."Strong Enough for a Man, Able to be Used by a Woman"

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