NOT trying to start a caliber war, just a poll!

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by JW357, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. .22LR

    2.3%
  2. .380 ACP

    7.6%
  3. 9mm Parabellum

    32.8%
  4. .40 S&W

    18.3%
  5. .45 ACP

    41.2%
  6. .38 Special

    9.2%
  7. .357 Magnum

    14.5%
  8. .44 Special

    2.3%
  9. .44 Magnum

    1.5%
  10. Other

    11.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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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!

    Thank you.
     
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  2. gunnut07

    gunnut07 New Member

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    Depends on where I am going what I am doing and what I want to wear that day. I am not going to go to a water park with the kids and carry a full size 1911. Nor would I carry a tiny little 380 in the middle of winter under a heavy coat.
     

  3. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Idea for your next poll... Glock or 1911 :p
     
  4. shadecorp

    shadecorp Active Member Supporter

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    I do love my .45,
    but I picked the .44 Special.
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    What was I thinking?
    Forgive me for I am old.
    My Vaquero is loaded with .45 Colt.
    And ready.
    Big Heavy Bullets.
    Now if my Colt 1911A1 would take .45 Colt.
     
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  5. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    For now, I have a .357 Magnum for home defense. If I ever were to carry, it would be my .380. I know others may disagree but for now, I am perfectly comfortable with my choices. I don't doubt for a minute either of those two calibers will keep me safe.
     
  6. eatmydust

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  7. NC1760

    NC1760 New Member

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    yes I voted first...

    I voted "other"... which is the 9mm Makrov (or 9X18)... because if I carry or keep anything by the nightstand it is my Radom P64 75% of the time. During late Fall or Winter (wearing a heavy coat then..) It's my Ruger P95 in 9mm Luger (or 9X19).
     
  8. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    s&w 442 38 special. Front right hand jacket pocket. Comfortable, concealable, and easy access.
     
  9. Mouser

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    9MM...I like magazine capacity and rate of accurate fire over knockdown power. M&P Shield in 9mm works for me
     
  10. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Excellent! Or AR vs AK....
     
  11. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    If I had more choices I could have added, 9mm Makarov would have definitely made the list. I wanted to put 22 up there, more as a curiosity sake.
     
  12. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    I don't understand. Not trying to start anything, but you say you like magazine capacity, but you choose a single stack which inherently has limited capacity?
     
  13. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    I went with 9mm and .357 Magnum.
     
  14. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    how can ya have 2 favorites? :)
     
  15. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Left and right :p
     
  16. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    My favorite caliber is .40 S&W. More capacity than a .45, and better penetration (.45 is subsonic and not as pointed as a .40) through armor, bone and other hard objects on a target. I am very comfortable to carry .40 in my USP. It is my sidearm during hunts, and will take care of any two and four legged animals in the German woods.
     

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  17. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    Date night? :eek:
     
  18. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    Oh, let me answer back.... "Yep a girl on my left, and one on my right."
     
  19. 25-5

    25-5 New Member

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    I agree. I like the 44 special and 45 Colt, but, as hard as I try I can't get them in my 1911.
     
  20. orangello

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    9mm Mak is about the same as a .380ACP, pretty close.