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Old 08-11-2012, 03:19 AM   #21
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I have a CX4 Storm that uses the same mags as my 92G. From a longer barrel, the 9mm gets close to the .357 mag rifle performance, but past 75 yards your better served with a rifle round. The mags are a pain to reload and don't hold a lot of ammo, so keep a few loaded, but for closeup work the short carbine is hard to beat. I love it because I don't need different mags for my handgun. I just wish my PX4 used the same mags....
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One of my favorite rounds is the .45 Colt.
That being said, I load my own ammo and fired are through modern firearms. I've been able to get the best performance with pistol and with slight alterations, through the rifle as well.
Obviously this is a round that is limited to about 100yds. with handgun, and about 175 with rifle, if you know what you're doing.
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The 5.7x28 would be awesome. The pistol(FN5-7) is around $1000 dollars I think. It is a good round I've heard. Secret service is using it because it doesn't over penetrate.
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The 5.7x28 would be awesome. The pistol(FN5-7) is around $1000 dollars I think. It is a good round I've heard. Secret service is using it because it doesn't over penetrate.
Not as good at long range. That being said, I own the PS90 and love it. Because of the minimal recoil...my wife loves to shoot it too.
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My opinion is why gimp yourself with using pistol ammo in a rifle. Pistol are personal defense firearms and you dont need to carry a ton of ammo.

The xdm in 9mm holds 19+1 add in two spare mags at 19 each thats a decent ammo loadout. Then an ar15 chambered in 556/223 with 7 mags thats 210 roumds.

If you cant get it done with that load out no ammount of ammo is going to help you.

Using a pistol round in a rifle max range with even a 44mag is right at 100yds much less for 9mm or 45acp or 357mag

Same round for both doesnt make sense in a modern world. The reason the settlers liked it was cuz you could only get one or two types in most places.
Bingo...

I agree with Jon on this one. No reason to limit yourself to a 100 yard rifle for the sake of interchangeable ammo.

If the AR platform floats your boat then get it in 5.56 mm. Back that up with a service caliber handgun in 9 mm, .40 S&W, or .45 ACP.

These 4 calibers are prefered simply because should the SHTF, they will be the most available rounds to scavenge.

Now if your interested in a carbine and ammo compatibility is a must then look at platforms like the Kel Tech 2000, Barreta Storm or any of the other sub semi's on the market. These will run $300 tp $500 less than an AR and most accept common pistol mags so you can interchange your ammo AND your feeding device.

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My opinion is why gimp yourself with using pistol ammo in a rifle. Pistol are personal defense firearms and you dont need to carry a ton of ammo.

The xdm in 9mm holds 19+1 add in two spare mags at 19 each thats a decent ammo loadout. Then an ar15 chambered in 556/223 with 7 mags thats 210 roumds.

If you cant get it done with that load out no ammount of ammo is going to help you.

Using a pistol round in a rifle max range with even a 44mag is right at 100yds much less for 9mm or 45acp or 357mag

Same round for both doesnt make sense in a modern world. The reason the settlers liked it was cuz you could only get one or two types in most places.
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Hello,

I am new to the forum and I will be new to the firearm community in a week. Once I have my own firearm I will be getting my CHL within a short period of time.

I am wondering if there are any calibers that can be used for both rifles and handguns outside of .22LR??

I will be going to my second gunshow this weekend in Mesquite, TX. and I am going to be purchasing my first firearm. I am thinking a XD 9mm Sub compact would fit my needs. But I know that I would have to get a larger caliber handgun or rent one to pass the CHL exam. And I would pass on getting the XD 9mm for something that takes a caliber that can be used in both handguns and rifles.

But, I am also interested if there are any round calibers larger than the .22LR that can be fired from both a handgun and a rifle? An AR rifle would be more specific for what I'm interested in but I don't want to limit the possibilities.

Any help would be greatly appreciated by this rookie!
Not to go off topic but you said you're new to the gun community? Please dont start with anything bigger than a 9mm. And even then go to a training course. If you're actually experienced then i think for a revolver/lever action combo a 357 would fit the bill perfectly.
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If you want a good combo for defense, but you want to keep the same ammo for both, I like the Smith & Wesson R8 and a good marlin levergun, both in .357 magnum...

Now if it were me personally, (and I had the $$$) I'd get a Glock 21sf and a Kriss Vector.
Top quality guns, .45acp is a proven round, and they use interchangeable mags...

But a rifle and a pistol are also two different tools for two different jobs...
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.357 & .44 mag are good in lever action rifles. And of course you can use 38 spl in the 357. But those are also revolver rounds if you would be comfortable carrying a revolver. Ammo is easy to find for both of these too.
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