Handgun caliber

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by TerryM, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. TerryM

    TerryM New Member

    What calibers do you either own or have owned. Of them all which one did you enjoy shooting the most. Not talking HD but just shooting in general.
    Ruger Bearcat single action 22lr/22mag
    S&W Mod29 44mag
    S&W Mod 357Mag
    old Mod 10 S&W police special 38 special
    Luger 9MM
    Colt 1911 45acp
    Ruger P90 9mm
    Ruger Super BlackHawk 44mag
    Glock 19 9mm
    Glock 29 10mm
    Para WartHog 45acp
    XD service 40
    XD service 45acp

    Out of all of them the one I enjoy shooting the most is the Ruger SuperBlack Hawk 44 mag.
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

    45acp out of my fnx 45 tactical. Super soft shooting super accurate.

    I also reallly like the 45colt out of my uberti 1873 and ruger new vaqueros.

  3. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

    9mm is the fun caliber for me.
  4. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

    I several .22lr's , 380's, 9mm's and 357's a 44mag and 45acp Most all have there fun gun moments in time but I still enjoy shooting my first handgun the most, a colt huntsman. As I get older I have found theres a hollow joy in banging away rounds just for the sake of it with larger bore handguns other than break in or stay'n in tune with a firearm. But I still like the simple joy of shooting with a 53 year old friend, my huntsman.
  5. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

    I currently own 22lr, 9mm, 38, 357, 40, 44 mag, 45 ACP, 45 Colt. Trying to pick a favorite is like trying to pick a favorite kid. But lately I have been shooting my New Vaquero in 45 Colt. I have been practicing my quick draw and shoot a single shot at 15 yards. I have also been goofing around with fanning the hammer. (Like Ruger warns you not to do) But it is definately a skill. I found I can put 6 rounds into a silhouette at 10 yards in about 2 seconds. I never would have believed it till i tried it. It was so fast I kept doing it and got a couple of "clicks" before I realized I was empty.
  6. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

    32 ACP
    38 special
    38 S&W
    357 magnum
    40 S&W
    44 magnum
    45 acp

    22 is a lot of fun, especially suppressed
    9mm-- fun, wife and I both compete with 9's
    45 acp in a good 1911, one of life's pleasures.

    I guess it's hard to pick just one:)
  7. Mouser

    Mouser Member

    my favorites vary...right now, any gun will do as I have not shot in a long while...but under normal circumstances, Browning hi power and Sig Mk25, both in 9mm are favorites...and shooting 38special out of my Ruger GP100 is very nice too...6" bbl is accurate!
  8. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

    Enjoy! I don't know I truly 'enjoy' shooting hands guns so much. I have had to shoot them A LOT because I have been using them as a tool for most of my adult life, and I now train others in their use.:confused:
    What I do 'enjoy' is working up VERY accurate loads for my rifles. :)
    I guess the difference is handguns have been and still are part of my 'work', which I do enjoy, but not truly recreational, where as my rifles are not work (anymore) but recreational.:cool:
  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

    i'm not picky. i'll shoot just about anything i get my grubby little paws on!:p

    here lately, it's been 357 Magnum, working up some loads and testing.
  10. Argyle_Armoring

    Argyle_Armoring New Member

    45 GAP is my favorite!!! 230 grains of lead with a smooth cycle and less recoil than 45 ACP.
  11. JW357

    JW357 New Member

    I currently own:

    .22 LR
    .38 Special
    .357 Magnum
    .40 S&W

    Not very many calibers yet, I know. But I'm still young (compared to some of you old coots anyway! :p ) and still working on getting more.

    Right now my favorite(s) out of what I have are .357 and 9mm.

    My .40 will, in time, be sold and not likely replaced with the same caliber. The .22 is a piece of junk so we'll be selling that one as well. But we will be getting a better .22 pistol. Possibly a revolver.

    I also need a .45 ACP (or several) and a .44 Magnum.
  12. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

    I have to admit my "fun guns" are the 22LR.

    For me, other calibers are purpose-driven;

    SD, hunting, or pest control.

    AIKIJUTSU New Member

    .22LR, .22WMR, .22-250, .270Win, .30-06, .32Long, .380ACP, .38SPL, .40S&W, .41Mag, .44-40, .44SPL, .44Mag, .45ACP, .45Colt, .454Casull
    Favorite - ordinarily whichever one I'm shooting or carrying at the time.
    Overall favorite - .45Colt
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2014
  14. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

    22lr, 38sp/357mag, 9mm, 357sig, 40sw, 45acp

    I shoot a lot of 22lr, 9mm, and 45acp...and generally carry 45acp. But 357sig is great fun at the range!
  15. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

    .22lr .25acp .380 .38spl 9mm 40sw 10mm

    Tie between 9mm and 10mm. 9mm is soft to shoot and pretty accurate, 10mm is fun to shoot at 100yd-200yd steel plates.

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  16. Winchester94

    Winchester94 New Member

    .22lr, .22WMR, and 9mm. I love shooting and hunting with my .22 pistols but my 9mm is a lot of fun too. I'm hoping to get a magnum revolver and a .40 S&W or .45 ACP semiauto soon.

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  17. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

    I like shooting almost tanything I've ever put my hands on. I was blessed with family who knew the value of Self-Reliance.
    My wife and I like Ruger. They are a great American company. Someone on another thread said Bill Ruger was not a great designer. Really? Just because he's NOT John M Browning? According to the NRA's editor of the am. Rifleman Mark O'keef( sorry spelling, I'm dong this with one hand and having lunch with the other) states that " The Ruger 10/22 is the #1 22 firearm of All-Time" on his show American Rifleman...I don't know, but I look at what I have and I see some different guns with their name on it and I have a hard time Not putting Bill Ruger in at least the top 5 of all time,..if not #2 or #3....

    As for My List, because I inherited a large portion of what we have,.I won't list it all here, but as follows, my Faves to shoot.

    Love our 22's even though ammo is hard to get right now, esp. her Browning Buckmark Slab-sided 7.25, and the Mossberg 702, and Ruger 10/22.
    She loves her Ruger SP101 stainless, and our Security Six 5" custom that was my Dad's,..My 6" Colt Python, 3" Colt King Cobra, and 2" Cobra LW & 2" Detective Special.
    On the semi-auto side, I'm a reformed 191145ACP addict, who now shoots 9MM. I like my 2 92's which are both Sr. Citizens now, a Blued 92SB-F, which they renamed the 92FSB currently, and my stainless Taurus PT92 Target which has a match 5.2" Bar-Sto barrel. Also have a BHP, S&W 439, and 569, 439 was a customized Gift from Dad for my 20th Birthday when I was going on my first "Deployment" to Cent. Am. In 1980. More recently I have been shooting Rugers. My Dad's last Duty Gun was an orig. P85. I'm currently shooting the SR9 and EDCC the LC9.

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    Last edited: Mar 16, 2014
  18. Winchester94

    Winchester94 New Member

    Handguns that I don't own that I enjoyed shooting are several 1911 .45's, S&W .460 Magnum, Magnum Research BFR .450 Marlin, Colt Lawman .357, Beretta 3032 Tomcat .32 ACP, J.P. Sauer & Sohn .357, S&W Model 36 .38 Special, Firestorm .380 ACP, and quite a few more.

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  19. HM2Grunt

    HM2Grunt New Member

    I like most all pistol cartridges in all brands and models, but I truly love the .357 shooting with a Colt Python, or a Smith and Wesson Combat Masterpiece Model 19. I like to shoot .45 ACP and 9mm, but I am hooked on the craftsmanship of older revolvers
  20. manta

    manta Well-Known Member Supporter

    My favourite is shooting 9mm out of my CZ75 SPO1. .45 would be a close second using my para ordnance p14 45.
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2014