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View Poll Results: Which handgun cartridge is the most versatile?
9x19mm 9 18.75%
.40 S&W 1 2.08%
10mm 1 2.08%
.45 ACP 8 16.67%
.38 Special/.357 Magnum 23 47.92%
.44 Special/.44 Magnum 2 4.17%
.22LR 2 4.17%
.41 Magnum 2 4.17%
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Old 08-27-2009, 04:05 PM   #11
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I would have to go with the .38/.357. Unlimited loading possibilities from shot capsules up to heavy hunting loads, ammunition availability world wide, countless firearms available from revolvers, semi-autos, rifles and combination guns. Both calibers are user friendly and accurate. I have, through the years, used both calibers for just about anything you can think of. They get my vote............

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Indeed, my vote as well, he pretty well covered it.

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I didn't know there was any other pistol cartridge other than The masters own 45acp? Your telling me that there are other cartridges out there. WOW....

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I'm going with the 9mm.
With out question the easiest round to find on the list to find world wide. It might lack the stopping power of a larger pistol but if the ammo isn't available the pistol becomes a hammer. Also ammo capacity and availability of 9mm firearms makes it a practicle choice.

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I didn't know there was any other pistol cartridge other than The masters own 45acp? Your telling me that there are other cartridges out there. WOW....
thats how i feel
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I voted for the .45 ACP. Right now, it is expensive, but it is a good plinking round, good self defense round, a marksmans round and generally fills every category with the exception of long range shooting.

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I was going to pick the 10mm for hunting/defense until I saw the availability criteria. Picked the 38/357 because it has good stopping power, wide availability and range of loadings

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I have all of the calibers listed here (except 10mm), and I'd grab the .44 Mag/SPL first.

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Without a doubt for me it's the .38/.357 as it's just so versatile. My SHTF gun is a .357 and I've put away 1000 rounds of ammo for it...

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Give supporting information when you vote.

By versatile, I would ask that you take the following into account:

- Stopping power ( 38/357 )

- Size (38/357)

- Loadings (how many different loadings are offered) (38/357)

- Brand support (how many firearms support this cartridge) (.22lr and 38/357 )

- Use in multiple situations (defense, hunting, etc...) (38/357 and .22lr)

- Price (.22lr and 38/357)

- Worldwide availability (.22lr and 38/357)

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Without a doubt for me it's the .38/.357 as it's just so versatile. My SHTF gun is a .357 and I've put away 1000 rounds of ammo for it...
I pretty much did that for all of my calibers. I like to have at least a few thousand rounds for each gun.
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