Your EDC Caliber


March 26, 2013, 04:10 PM
What caliber do you carry?

I carry 9mm in a Beretta Nano.

Sorry if your caliber is missing.

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March 26, 2013, 04:33 PM
Depends a lot on city or sticks.

I'll vote 9mm since lately I'm spending too much time on pavement.

March 26, 2013, 04:34 PM
You like .38spl so much that you listed it twice eh?;)

As for missing calibers, 10mm, .38super, .44spl are missing. Sure they are less common, but I'd bet they'd get a few votes.

Ranger Roberts
March 26, 2013, 04:38 PM
Glock 23. Took a while to get used to it but after my dept switched to Glock I wanted to stay with the same platform for work and home.

March 26, 2013, 04:45 PM
I carry a 10mm, put it on the list!

March 26, 2013, 04:49 PM
I voted 45 but I do use 357 and 9 sometimes.
Best part of getting up is deciding what gun to carry. :)

March 26, 2013, 04:52 PM
Hard to believe that outta 22 voters, only two of us carry J-Frames.

hariph creek
March 26, 2013, 04:57 PM
9mm more often than not.
10mm close second.
.38sp gets honorable mention.

March 26, 2013, 04:59 PM
9x18 Mak

March 26, 2013, 05:06 PM

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March 26, 2013, 05:09 PM
Hard to believe that outta 22 voters, only two of us carry J-Frames.

Many people carry something like a 642/442 as backup, so it wouldn't necessarily get the vote in a poll like this, since we can't pick multiple calibers. Don't lose heart. There are plenty who carry them!

I was the other .38spl vote even though I also carry a 9mm and a .380 sometimes. But .38spl is the one that gets carried most.

March 26, 2013, 05:10 PM
ok i tried adding 10mm but it seems theres not an option to edit the poll :(

March 26, 2013, 05:12 PM
It varies for me. I carry 9mm, 10mm, or .45 acp.

March 26, 2013, 05:24 PM
You like .38spl so much that you listed it twice eh?;)

It's probably just that good a chambering. Or, maybe, one poll option is for Buffalo Bore's 158 gr LSWCHP+P by itself...


March 26, 2013, 05:46 PM
9mm mainly but sometimes i carry 45 acp.

March 26, 2013, 05:49 PM
9mm mainly but sometimes i carry 45 acp.

March 26, 2013, 05:52 PM
7.62x25mm in cz52

March 26, 2013, 05:58 PM
.45 ACP, 9X19 and 9X18.
I'm very happy with 9X18 out of a P64 it may be the easiest to conceal and and makes a great back up to either of the other two.

March 26, 2013, 06:02 PM
If you don't have 10mm, you could have at least had an "other" choice...

March 26, 2013, 06:04 PM
I picked the top .38 spl offer, I'm assuming that was the +P option. :D

March 26, 2013, 06:04 PM
No 44 Special ?

But 50AE ? Hmmm

March 26, 2013, 06:08 PM
No 10mm in the poll?

Rio Laxas
March 26, 2013, 06:12 PM
.45 acp with a .38 special backup. In the woods (work related), I carry a revolver in .45 Colt.

March 26, 2013, 06:14 PM
Primary caliber is .40 S&W.

I'd carry either a .45 ACP or a .357 Magnum, but I don't want to risk leaving them in an evidence locker for a year or so.

March 26, 2013, 06:27 PM
Have gone to 9mm the past two years as I'm getting older.

Jed Carter
March 26, 2013, 06:27 PM
SIG RCS 1911 in .45 ACP is my daily beater.

March 26, 2013, 06:39 PM
Okay, I voted .22 long rifle just because I felt sorry for it but in reality, it depends on the day. Some days call for one gun chambered in 9mm and other days call for a different gun chambered in .40 caliber. Make and model withheld due to irrelevance, other participants (you know who you are) please take note, it was a caliber question, not brand and model.

Larry Ashcraft
March 26, 2013, 06:42 PM
10mm added to poll.

March 26, 2013, 06:42 PM
If I was back in a state where I could carry, it would most often be .32 ACP, .38 Special, or 9x19mm. Probably 9x19mm more than anything else, unless I just tossed one of the others in my pocket for a trip to the mailbox.

Unfortunately, I'm currently in MD. :(

March 26, 2013, 06:57 PM
It is .380 ACP for now until I can get a good holster to carry the 9mm. The .380 carries great in the summer and basically disappears but I plan on it being a hot weather carry or BUG only soon. The .357 mag is for walking in the woods or as a hunting sidearm.

Sauer Grapes
March 26, 2013, 07:08 PM
I seem to have settled on the .40. It must be the gun.

March 26, 2013, 07:11 PM
Larry added 10mm for your voting pleasure, thanks Larry!

March 26, 2013, 08:15 PM
S&W Shield in 9mm

March 26, 2013, 08:18 PM
22lr and 45acp

Sergei Mosin
March 26, 2013, 08:47 PM
Depends on the circumstances. Most often, .45 ACP. Frequently, and at this very moment, .357 Magnum. Occasionally, .380 ACP.

March 26, 2013, 08:49 PM
.45 almost always, but lately I've really been digging my .357 magnum.

March 26, 2013, 08:55 PM
9mm. (G17)

March 26, 2013, 09:02 PM
Mostly a 9x18 Russian Makarov. Breaking in a new one, a Kel-Tec PF9. Sometimes carry a 357 Magnum King Cobra, usually in cooler weather.

March 26, 2013, 09:06 PM
.40 S&W

Kahr PM40 and on rare occassion a Glock 27 or converted Glock 33.

When it's real cold outside and I'm wearing a coat I'll sometimes stick my j-frame S&W 637 or Kahr PM9 in the coat pocket.

March 26, 2013, 11:54 PM
9mm most, .45 ACP second.

Though I'm planning to switch to 357 SIG or .45 ACP 100% of the time.

March 27, 2013, 12:05 AM
.38 spl. here. Colt "Dick Special" is hard to beat.

March 27, 2013, 12:11 AM
Most of the time .45ACP, though on occasion it'll be .357Mag; especially when out and about on the trails.

March 27, 2013, 12:15 AM
It varies but more often than not it's usually a .380 though I have been thinking about working a couple of rather compact 9mm.'s into the rotation.

March 27, 2013, 12:24 AM
9mm. Does what I need it to do, and I can afford to shoot it often enough.

March 27, 2013, 12:28 AM
Really, nowadays where are you getting them? Lots of us would like to know.

March 27, 2013, 12:30 AM
Well, I can afford it when I find it, haha.

March 27, 2013, 12:35 AM
Not listed on poll.


bring on the haters. :evil:

March 27, 2013, 12:37 AM
No hate, it's a pretty good round.

I went 45 ACP, as it is my work gun. It would be 38 Special, 9mm, or 45 anyway, because that is what is allowed for off-duty/Back-up carry.

March 27, 2013, 01:23 AM
Duty - 357 sig
Off-duty - 9mm
Woods - 10mm or 44 mag

March 27, 2013, 02:04 AM
I carry 9mm, .38 Special or .45 ACP depending on which way the wind is blowing.:rolleyes:

March 27, 2013, 02:54 AM
Just picked up a Ultra Compact in 45 ACP prior to that 9mm.


March 27, 2013, 06:34 AM
I voted 9mm, and carry it at all waking times except while at work and while traveling to and from work (at my full-time job, in EMS.) At work, I'm disarmed; while traveling to and from, I carry a gun in .32ACP. My job is three days each week.

I do have another job, one night each week, in pizza delivery. The 9mm rides with me then, too.

March 27, 2013, 08:58 AM
.32 ACP in a Mauser HSc. It does what is needed.

March 27, 2013, 09:18 AM
I carry different guns on different days. Depends on weather a lot and my clothing. Situation is mighty important to. In order of frequency carried:

45 acp
38 special
357 magnum

March 27, 2013, 09:20 AM

March 27, 2013, 10:34 AM
I carry two simultaneously... One in .40sw, and one in .32acp.

March 27, 2013, 10:41 AM
9mm summer iwb and 40 owb and as a duty/service

March 27, 2013, 11:14 AM
My current EDC is a Glock 36 in a JBP Holsters "Summer Special" style IWB.


March 27, 2013, 11:52 AM
I carry 357sig most of the time, sometimes 45acp, in the woods 44mag.

March 27, 2013, 04:59 PM
.45 ACP.

Unless I'm up north, then it's 10mm.

March 27, 2013, 06:20 PM
.38 spec with a .25 back up cause if they get that close its not gonna matter, placement is king.

March 27, 2013, 08:11 PM
45 acp 98% of the time. When I dress up to go out, I carry 9mm. Only because I have a better holster for a suit that fits my 3913.

March 27, 2013, 08:19 PM
...I have a better holster for a suit that fits my 3913.

Nice gun. A true classic compact for a reason.

March 27, 2013, 08:50 PM
45 ACP in a Lightweight Commander. I carried it for 2 years in SE Asia, it never let me down. While a 9mm may expand, a .45 ain't gonna shrink. Big holes let out more blood.

March 27, 2013, 09:48 PM
10mm! Love my G29 SF. I have abandoned every pistol caliber except .22 LR and 9mm for it.

March 27, 2013, 11:53 PM
45acp,45colt or 44spl depends how I feal

March 28, 2013, 06:38 PM
I can't vote for just 1, because for me, it varies between .380 in the summer, .38 Special and 9mm the rest of the year, 10mm when camping/hunting/hiking, and .357 when working on my parent's property. So that's 5 different calibers, depending on time of year, type of clothing, and environment.

P5 Guy
March 28, 2013, 07:02 PM
Most of the time 9mm but as the Summer progresses the 38SPL gets more pocket time.

March 28, 2013, 08:23 PM
Big holes let out more blood.
Fewer big holes vs more smaller holes, two sides of the same coin.

If I can't dress around either of my compact class carry guns then I weigh the risks and either go without a gun or don't go. I haven't bought a pocket gun or as my son calls them, hooker guns.

March 28, 2013, 11:13 PM
I carry a .327 mag.................

March 28, 2013, 11:43 PM
S&W 638 in a cheap uncle mikes pocket holster. Easy

March 28, 2013, 11:48 PM
I lobbied for including the 10mm in the poll, because I enjoy mine and may buy another one day...but my EDC is a .45acp.

March 29, 2013, 02:55 AM
.357 magnum....

every day.

March 29, 2013, 05:41 AM
.38 Special

March 29, 2013, 06:55 AM
9mm , nothing beats it for capacity and firepower.

March 29, 2013, 09:04 AM
.38 Super....

Mat, not doormat
March 29, 2013, 12:47 PM
Didn't vote, no option for .38 Super.

deputy tom
March 29, 2013, 08:13 PM
I voted .32 since I usually carry one but alternate between it , .38spl, 9mm,.45acp. Too many variables to limit my choice to one for EDC. YMMV. tom.:cool:

March 29, 2013, 09:00 PM
I mostly carry my XDm 9mm, 147gr XTP handloads are more then potent enough if you can shoot, and I am pretty darn good with a handgun. That said working up loads for my sister in laws XDm 40 S&W has given me a whole bunch of respect for that caliber.

March 29, 2013, 09:00 PM
45 Colt.

March 29, 2013, 10:26 PM
.45 Auto or .44 Special

March 30, 2013, 03:05 AM
Count me in for 9x18mm too. I understand the poll would have been rather ponderous with every pistol caliber currently available, but don't underestimate the popularity of the Makarov, CZ-82, and P-64.

Rail Driver
March 30, 2013, 03:18 AM
I voted .45ACP because that's what I usually carry, but I also sometimes carry .40S&W

April 1, 2013, 12:07 AM
where did this thread go?

April 1, 2013, 03:44 AM
Nine or forty five...

Depends on if it is a happy day or not. =D

April 1, 2013, 06:06 AM
I usually have a .357 Magnum SP101 with me, as one of two guns. This has not changed much since the late 1990s or very early 2000s. I am exploring other options as age-related infirmities affect my ability to tolerate and control recoil.

April 1, 2013, 06:35 AM
I voted 40 cause that's what I carry the most but also carry 9mm and 45 acp. Depends on weather and clothing worn and how I'm feeling for the day. I carry my 40 the most.

April 2, 2013, 03:57 PM
S&W M&P 40 Compact
My wife carries a Sig Sauer P938 9mm

April 3, 2013, 10:22 PM
Glock 357 Sig.

Power, capacity and reliability.

April 4, 2013, 06:43 AM

April 4, 2013, 08:32 AM
10mm in a S&W 1076 or Glock 29 depending on what the weather is like.
If I could find the right holster, I would like to carry my Model 58.


April 4, 2013, 08:53 AM
I swap between my .44 special and .32acp. No option for .44 special?

April 4, 2013, 03:57 PM
9mm or 45acp.

April 4, 2013, 04:11 PM
9mm & .357 mag

April 6, 2013, 08:39 PM
I voted for 9mm as I'm carrying my PM9 more these days but for many years and still, I've carried a 442 j-frame (pre +P) loaded with standard pressure Hydra-Shoks. I also am comfortable carrying my Beretta Jetfire (.25) loaded with 9 rounds of hardball.

April 7, 2013, 01:30 PM
Interesting poll so far. 9mm way out front as expected. What's most interesting, is that the .45 ACP carriers outnumber the .40 carriers by better than 2 to 1. I prefer .45 ACP myself, but I wouldn't have guessed the margin to be that vast.

April 7, 2013, 05:15 PM
Not listed on poll.


bring on the haters. :evil:
I'll second that (voted .45ACP since it's nearly identical). Glock 39. If my back is bothering me, I'll tote the micro .380.

April 8, 2013, 02:40 PM
Got several 9mm and .38's, I never felt well armed with one of my .38's, thats just me.

April 8, 2013, 08:52 PM
9mm--In particular, Hornady Critical Duty 135gr Flexlock.

April 8, 2013, 09:35 PM
Hello friends and neighbors // .38 special is my EDC by far,SW 442.

Switching to or adding .357 ,SW 586 or 327ng, or .40sw, CZ75B.

Rev. Chad
April 9, 2013, 11:18 AM
About 80% of the time I carry a Glock 19 in 9mm and a Ruger LCP in .380ACP. The other 20% is split between my Ruger Blackhawk in .45 LC and a S&W Model 64 in .38 Spl.

April 9, 2013, 11:37 AM
I claimed 9mm on the poll even though I'm just as likely to carry a .45 acp and occassionally a .38 sp.

April 9, 2013, 03:51 PM
Smith Wesson 340pd loaded with full power 357 Magnum 125gr SJHP ammo. and a clipdraw. Yea it's a bear to hold onto but it will get the job done.

April 11, 2013, 01:25 AM
I usually carry my S&W Shield (9mm) but every now a then a G23.


Martial Student
April 11, 2013, 01:57 PM
Glock 27 .40, loaded with PDX1 165ers.

April 17, 2013, 04:27 PM
.40, .380, .45LC/.410

.380 as bug unless the wife is using it.

April 17, 2013, 04:59 PM
J-frame 642, 38 special Short Barrel Gold dots.

Sometimes my SP-101, usually 38 Special, sometimes .357

Sometimes a Colt CCO, 45ACP Gold Dots.

April 17, 2013, 05:24 PM
Why only one caliber? I use several. I voted for my favorite.

April 17, 2013, 05:58 PM
My go to gun ( I do not carry) is the Glock Model 22 in 40 S&W.

17 round magazine (15 +2) and I'm set.

Though.........I would be just as happy with the same gun and my Storm Lake .357 Sig Barrel installed with 124gr Hornady XTP handloads.

April 17, 2013, 07:48 PM
38 critical defense and my 40 is Corbon.

Comrade Mike
April 18, 2013, 01:22 PM
147 grain federal hollow points out of a Smith and Wesson 439.

April 18, 2013, 02:01 PM
My EDC is an LCP (.380, Hornady Critical Defense), which stays in my pocket pretty much all the time now. Until recently I had a G26 (9mm) but found that it was just too bulky for long-term storage in a pocket or IWB.

However, I also keep in my vehicle either a 1911 (.45ACP 185gr Golden Saber) or a 6" revolver (.38 +P 125gr Winchester JHP), depending on my mood or whim.

Danny Tumma
April 18, 2013, 03:12 PM
45acp most of the time. Sometimes 9x19mm for convenience.

Both make me HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!!!-Phil

April 18, 2013, 09:40 PM
H&K P2000sk with Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel Ammunition 9mm +P 124 Grain JHP

April 19, 2013, 01:59 AM
Generally, a CA 44 spl. If concealment is a problem, a 22 Walther TPH. I'm probably going to end up with a Seecamp 32 acp to replace the Walther.

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