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Old 11-11-2011, 08:22 PM   #1
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Default Most common CCW caliber?

It's got to be a 9mm, no? I'm still baffled by you out there carrying high capacity and/or caliber pieces. I can't imagine toting around a bulky .45, no matter the holster. How uncomfortable that would be...

Anyway, just curious as to what everyone else thinks and/or has experienced.

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Old 11-11-2011, 08:52 PM   #2
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I'd be surprised if .38 special didn't come out somewhere near the top. A lot of people have snubbies.

All .45s aren't bulky or large. My DW CCO has pretty much pushed my XD40SC out of the carry list. A good holster can make a huge difference in what's comfortable.

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I would guess the 9mm is one of the most popular carry cartridges, if not the most popular cartridge. I carry the 9mm in the spring/summer and carry the .45ACP in the winter/fall. It's actually not uncomfortable at all, but then again I'm also 6'4.

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It's got to be a 9mm, no? I'm still baffled by you out there carrying high capacity and/or caliber pieces. I can't imagine toting around a bulky .45, no matter the holster. How uncomfortable that would be...

Anyway, just curious as to what everyone else thinks and/or has experienced.
I don't really know the answer, but I do know that many people will not carry anything other than .45s, they just dress around the gun. Personally, I'm part of the "9 is fine" crowd, but that's a whole different argument.

For CCW, I generally have my G26 or Bodyguard .380 or both.

For the record, any of my 1911s are extremely comfortable for carry; slim and relatively light. I do carry one of them occasionally OWB in Galco leather, and simply wear a cover shirt or jacket.

Edited to add: I would guess that 9mm is the most common, though.
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My best guess would be that 9mm is the most common concealed carry. I would be hard pressed to guess what would be second...380?

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I'm sure if you separated it by sex the answers would be easier to manage, but I am asking "in general" and across the board.

I wonder if there's a poll taken anywhere that would give any indication. Also would guess it's dependent upon region.

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Most of the time I carry a 45 acp. But I would guess it would be 9mm

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I can't imagine toting around a bulky .45, no matter the holster. How uncomfortable that would be...
Depends on the model. I carry a Kimber 1911 daily in .45acp 4 1/2 length with an officers grip. Single stack mag. Very slim and more comfortable then my PT111 9mm.
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Like asking what the best pizza is.

What's The Most Popular Concealed Carry Handgun on USA Carry

Hopefully this will help.

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Like asking what the best pizza is.

What's The Most Popular Concealed Carry Handgun on USA Carry

Hopefully this will help.
Nice... im really surprised at some of the more popular choices.
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