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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%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 131. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-01-2013, 05:32 PM   #71
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Anything 9mm and up

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Maybe didnt fully pay attention to the question?

"What is your favorite self defense caliber? Not for home defense, not for plinking, not for skeet shooting. Simply personal defense, as in a CC weapon."

Nope , I read ery word of the question. I mean Im not knocking those that choose .22LR as a first or second favorite for CCW / personal defense. Was just curious as to why ? Could be they are freakin snipers with that rd who knows. If you can put a .22LR right where it needs to be in a high stress situation .... it can flip some ones switch just the same as a .45 but I would imagine you gotta have ice water flowing through your veins to be that calm and calculating in a defensive situation to place that switch flipping shot??
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My everyday ccw, 40 S&W, Hornady Critical defense.

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Interesting to see what folks choose! 15 years ago I would have said .45ACP like most folks.

These days it's .9mm as a main and .22LR/.22Mag. as a back up...

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Larger calibers are obviously better BUT they are of no use if people don't carry them. I've got an older neighbor who bought a .380 Walther a few years back with intention to conceal carry. After carrying it around for a couple of days he felt it was too heavy and uncomfortable and stopped carrying it. 2 weeks back I showed him a Ruger LCP, he tried it for carry and loved it. Took him to my LGS, the well meaning sales guy (who open carries a cannon), told him he was nuts, the Walther was a better gun and he should just try a different holster and carry it for a couple of weeks to get used to it. I kept my mouth shut and let me neighbor follow his advice. He carried it for 2 weeks and told me today that he'd like me to take him back there for an LCP. Those of us who are used to carrying larger guns don't fully appreciate this but lots of folks buy various guns to carry with the best of intentions wind up NOT carrying due to comfort concerns. We do them a disservice when we foist our opinion on them which keeps them from buying a gun they will actually carry.

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What is your favorite self defense caliber? Not for home defense, not for plinking, not for skeet shooting. Simply personal defense, as in a CC weapon.

Please, PLEASE, do NOT start a caliber war. If you have something not listed, make a comment. If you want to discuss, fine, but just don't start a war about it!

I am allowing multiple votes, in case you can't make up your mind!

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High capacity 9mm (glock 19) filled with 15 rounds of HP defense ammo!! I carry either the 19 or 26 glock as well!! With an extra mag readily available for both guns!!
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i have a 22lr a 45acp and 9mm on my concealed but i carry the 9mm almost 100% of the time.do to capacity and the over all weight of the pistol.

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i have a 22lr a 45acp and 9mm on my concealed but i carry the 9mm almost 100% of the time.do to capacity and the over all weight of the pistol.
You carry all three concealed at the same time? Confused :-/
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You carry all three concealed at the same time? Confused :-/
The way i read it was that those are listed on the carry license, some states require you to qualify with and list your weapon/s. In those states you may get in trouble if you get cought carrying a weapon not listed on your license or of a type you haven't qualified with.
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The way i read it was that those are listed on the carry license, some states require you to qualify with and list your weapon/s. In those states you may get in trouble if you get cought carrying a weapon not listed on your license or of a type you haven't qualified with.
Kalifornia is like that. Such a scam.
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