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View Poll Results: Self Defense Caliber?
.22LR 3 2.29%
.380 ACP 10 7.63%
9mm Parabellum 43 32.82%
.40 S&W 24 18.32%
.45 ACP 54 41.22%
.38 Special 12 9.16%
.357 Magnum 19 14.50%
.44 Special 3 2.29%
.44 Magnum 2 1.53%
Other 15 11.45%
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:49 AM   #41
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probably should have clarified...capacity with a comfortable, single stack gun. In a vehicle, an XD with 19 rounds works better
Ahh. Fair enough.
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I picked, and carry the .40. My SR40 is the best combination of reliability-power-mag capacity, i could think of. As far as "man stopper" goes, i think it will do the trick..If not,,keep commin, how many .40 Hydra-Shoks do you want......

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I picked, and carry the .40. My SR40 is the best combination of reliability-power-mag capacity, i could think of. As far as "man stopper" goes, i think it will do the trick..If not,,keep commin, how many .40 Hydra-Shoks do you want......
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:12 AM   #44
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In the warmer months I carry my p238 .380. In the colder months I have my compact xdm in 45 acp.

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Old 07-24-2013, 01:23 PM   #45
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Changing to appendix carry allows me to comfortably carry my custom Commander year round even in Florida's heat.

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.380 is the pocket gun and the .40 is the home defense choice.

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40 & 357 can over penetrate. Anything 9mm or lower may not have enough stopping power with one shot.

45 is the most efficient man-stopper with 1 shot. It distributes all its energy into the body without over-penetrating.

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For carry I use a compact 45 ACP, for home a full size 9 mm.

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I have two CC guns I swap out,I have a glock30sf that does nightstand duty most of the time,occasional CC when I know I am going to a higher risk area of town,or when I'm not worried about printing.

Most of the time it's a sig p938 though. Which is a dream to carry IWB. I can stretch my shirt tight over it and it still doesn't print at all. I also have a pocket holster for quick runs to the store or something.

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.38+p in a jframe. If I could do it over again, I would have got the .357, but 5-135 grain +p gold dots will take care of almost any situation if I hit my target.

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