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Old 09-18-2012, 05:33 AM   #101
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So is the .357 magnum i carry, ha beat you all. Though i gotta admit, i have a pocket 22 i carry as a bug or deep conceal.

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Old 09-18-2012, 07:01 PM   #102
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So is the .357 magnum i carry, ha beat you all. Though i gotta admit, i have a pocket 22 i carry as a bug or deep conceal.
I very rarely CC a DE44. Doesn't mean I "beat" you.

I prefer 9mm during the day, and .45 at night, for

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This is my first post in the forum and I would like to hear your opinion/personal experiences on carrying a subcompact .45 verses a compact 9mm like a Kahr cw9. I live in Northwest Indiana and we have had an increasing number of incidents where the victim has had to use lethal force to protect his or her life and or family. I carry a Kahr cw9 and a ruger lcp .380 as backup but I've been concerned about stopping power mostly just wanting to stop the threat in the minimal amount of force as possible. I'm a small framed guy and I have a hell of a time "concealing" my firearm. I've been looking at the kimber .45 carry pro for primary carry but have never shot one before. I'm looking for advice and knowledge and opinions about whether or not to upgrade to a .45 or keep my current cc setup, which is sometimes too "heavy" for me. Thanks and I look forward to discussion this with you guys!!
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:05 AM   #104
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I did carry a glock 23 (.40). Recently started carrying a S&W m&p 45c. I like the bigger caliber. Ammo is also easier to get. I am trying to narrow all my guns down to: .22, .223, .308, 9mm, .45.

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I carry a Glock 26 in 9 mm when SAWC's are
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"Considering .45 caliber carry instead of 9mm": Remember, if you miss on the first shot and have to take another quickly the greater recoil of a large caliber will make it harder to be accurate than a smaller caliber. And if you have a .22 or .25 you can probably get off several accurate shots in quick succession. They might not be as lethal, but if the guy is hit several times, hurting & bleeding, that should make him stop, if not run the other way.

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I did carry a glock 23 (.40). Recently started carrying a S&W m&p 45c. I like the bigger caliber. Ammo is also easier to get. I am trying to narrow all my guns down to: .22, .223, .308, 9mm, .45.
I ended up doing the same thing. Just wish ammo was not so high or so hard to find certain ammo.
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"Considering .45 caliber carry instead of 9mm": Remember, if you miss on the first shot and have to take another quickly the greater recoil of a large caliber will make it harder to be accurate than a smaller caliber. And if you have a .22 or .25 you can probably get off several accurate shots in quick succession. They might not be as lethal, but if the guy is hit several times, hurting & bleeding, that should make him stop, if not run the other way.
This works well in theory, but what about when the mouse gun jams?

Hopefully, by then, you've gotten off enough rounds to do lethal

damage. Upside is, they also don't make as much noise, more like

one of those pistols with the rotary caps.
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Personally I prefer more ammo capacity so I settled on 9mm but there's nothing like shooting that good old 230 grain slug, I love the 45 but it limits ammo capacity but how many do you really need? the J-frame has served folks for how many years just fine, here's a pic of me shooting my carry options a few weeks ago minus my newest XD9sc.

On the left LCR 5 shot 357, G36 6 shots of .45 in the slimmest glock ever and then my the Glock 26. For comfort though? the LCR, it conceals well and is super light.

I just got a XD9 which holds 13 rounds but it's damn heavy but my favorite shooter by far, I love it.

So all I did here was just offer some opposing opinions because at the end of the day it really just boils down to WHAT YOU want.

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Every .45 round is not 230gr. I carry RBCD rounds in my 1911. They are I wanna say 90gr rounds and 2036 fps 828fp out of a five inch barrel, these things move. Recoil is less than any other 45 round I have ever shot. They even sound different when they are fired. To me these are to the standard 45 round what the 10mm is to the 40cal, far more devastating. The down side, they are expensive but the lighter round does make caring around an already heavy pistol much more bearable.

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