Handgun cal.

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by jayguy, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. jayguy

    jayguy New Member

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    What do you think is best the handgun caliber?
     
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  2. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    What is your question? Are you asking what IMO, is THE handgun caliber or what handguns can be chambered in?
     

  3. jayguy

    jayguy New Member

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    Im just seeing what handgun calibers people like best:)
     
  4. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    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?
     
  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    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.
     
  6. jayguy

    jayguy New Member

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    I'd go with .40S&W or .44 mag.
     
  7. steve666

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  8. jayguy

    jayguy New Member

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    all around best handgun cal. or your favorite
     
  9. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Something between .3 and .5, imo.
     
  10. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    The single most versatile handgun I have is my .41 magnum (for MY uses). It's my version of everybody else's .357.
     
  11. therewolf

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    IMO, for me, .45 ACP generally.

    But I like 9mm, and the thumping ka-thoom of the .44 Rem Mag, too.
     
  12. TXnorton

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    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!!!!!!!!