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Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by jayguy, Apr 15, 2011.
What do you think is best the handgun caliber?
What is your question? Are you asking what IMO, is THE handgun caliber or what handguns can be chambered in?
Im just seeing what handgun calibers people like best
In that case.....I'm not sure I could pick just one. For me it would be a tight race between 45acp and 357 mag but I think the 357 would win because with one gun I can defend myself, hunt game from rabbit to deer and ammo is everywhere.
What's your pick?
Depends entirely on what you want to DO with the handgun.
Hunting BIG animals with teeth and claws- the biggest caliber that does not require wheels to move it.
Social pupose concealed carry? I do well with a .357 revolver.
Putzing around on the target range? .22 LR
Just having fun? .44 ball and cap.
As much as I like steak, I do not have it 21 times a week. Sometimes lasagna, a salad, and some garlic bread fills the bill. I have .22 Short, LR, .25, 32, .380, pmm, 38 Special, 357, 44s, and 45s. Have never felt the attaction of the larger than .45 calibers, but under some circumstances, I would.
I'd go with .40S&W or .44 mag.
all around best handgun cal. or your favorite
Something between .3 and .5, imo.
The single most versatile handgun I have is my .41 magnum (for MY uses). It's my version of everybody else's .357.
IMO, for me, .45 ACP generally.
But I like 9mm, and the thumping ka-thoom of the .44 Rem Mag, too.
If I only could have ONE pistol for all shooting needs/wants, it would be a .357 Magnum. Fortunately, I am not limited to one because my favorite pistol/caliber is the 1911 .45 ACP. But again, if I was limted to only one option, it would be the .357 mag. as I (Capital I) think it is the most all around useful caliber. As I think about it, it is funny as I hardly ever shoot my .357 magnum (Colt Trooper) these days (too many other toys). Damn, I wish I had not sold my 8" Python 25 years ago!!!!!!!!