Your EDC Caliber


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Rawss
March 26, 2013, 05:10 PM
What caliber do you carry?

I carry 9mm in a Beretta Nano.

Sorry if your caliber is missing.

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wrs840
March 26, 2013, 05:33 PM
Depends a lot on city or sticks.

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

19-3Ben
March 26, 2013, 05:34 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, 05:38 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.

THE DRILL INSTRUCTOR
March 26, 2013, 05:45 PM
I carry a 10mm, put it on the list!

bikerdoc
March 26, 2013, 05:49 PM
I voted 45 but I do use 357 and 9 sometimes.
Best part of getting up is deciding what gun to carry. :)

buck460XVR
March 26, 2013, 05:52 PM
Hard to believe that outta 22 voters, only two of us carry J-Frames.

hariph creek
March 26, 2013, 05:57 PM
9mm more often than not.
10mm close second.
.38sp gets honorable mention.

morcey2
March 26, 2013, 05:59 PM
9x18 Mak

browneu
March 26, 2013, 06:06 PM
9mm

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19-3Ben
March 26, 2013, 06:09 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.

Rawss
March 26, 2013, 06:10 PM
ok i tried adding 10mm but it seems theres not an option to edit the poll :(

GCMkc
March 26, 2013, 06:12 PM
It varies for me. I carry 9mm, 10mm, or .45 acp.

sidheshooter
March 26, 2013, 06:24 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...

:evil:

713832281
March 26, 2013, 06:46 PM
9mm mainly but sometimes i carry 45 acp.

JoeMal
March 26, 2013, 06:49 PM
9mm mainly but sometimes i carry 45 acp.
THIS

swalton1943
March 26, 2013, 06:52 PM
7.62x25mm in cz52

Averageman
March 26, 2013, 06:58 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.

orionengnr
March 26, 2013, 07:02 PM
If you don't have 10mm, you could have at least had an "other" choice...

clutch
March 26, 2013, 07:04 PM
I picked the top .38 spl offer, I'm assuming that was the +P option. :D

Pointshoot
March 26, 2013, 07:04 PM
No 44 Special ?

But 50AE ? Hmmm

jeepmor
March 26, 2013, 07:08 PM
No 10mm in the poll?

almostfree
March 26, 2013, 07:12 PM
.45 acp with a .38 special backup. In the woods (work related), I carry a revolver in .45 Colt.

Archie
March 26, 2013, 07:14 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.

threefeathers
March 26, 2013, 07:27 PM
Have gone to 9mm the past two years as I'm getting older.

Jed Carter
March 26, 2013, 07:27 PM
SIG RCS 1911 in .45 ACP is my daily beater.

Plan2Live
March 26, 2013, 07:39 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, 07:42 PM
10mm added to poll.

JShirley
March 26, 2013, 07:42 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. :(

FitGunner
March 26, 2013, 07:57 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, 08:08 PM
I seem to have settled on the .40. It must be the gun.

Rawss
March 26, 2013, 08:11 PM
Larry added 10mm for your voting pleasure, thanks Larry!

Downeast
March 26, 2013, 09:15 PM
S&W Shield in 9mm

Oklacoyotekiller
March 26, 2013, 09:18 PM
22lr and 45acp

Sergei Mosin
March 26, 2013, 09:47 PM
Depends on the circumstances. Most often, .45 ACP. Frequently, and at this very moment, .357 Magnum. Occasionally, .380 ACP.

OptimusPrime
March 26, 2013, 09:49 PM
.45 almost always, but lately I've really been digging my .357 magnum.

481
March 26, 2013, 09:55 PM
9mm. (G17)

montanaoffroader
March 26, 2013, 10:02 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.

jbrown50
March 26, 2013, 10:06 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.

Inebriated
March 27, 2013, 12:54 AM
9mm most, .45 ACP second.

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

rswartsell
March 27, 2013, 01:05 AM
.38 spl. here. Colt "Dick Special" is hard to beat.

asia331
March 27, 2013, 01:11 AM
Most of the time .45ACP, though on occasion it'll be .357Mag; especially when out and about on the trails.

bannockburn
March 27, 2013, 01:15 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.

smalls
March 27, 2013, 01:24 AM
9mm. Does what I need it to do, and I can afford to shoot it often enough.

rswartsell
March 27, 2013, 01:28 AM
Really, nowadays where are you getting them? Lots of us would like to know.

smalls
March 27, 2013, 01:30 AM
Well, I can afford it when I find it, haha.

Quiet
March 27, 2013, 01:35 AM
Not listed on poll.

.45GAP





bring on the haters. :evil:

postalnut25
March 27, 2013, 01:37 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.

Thursday45
March 27, 2013, 02:23 AM
Duty - 357 sig
Off-duty - 9mm
Woods - 10mm or 44 mag

Havok7416
March 27, 2013, 03:04 AM
I carry 9mm, .38 Special or .45 ACP depending on which way the wind is blowing.:rolleyes:

jim243
March 27, 2013, 03:54 AM
Just picked up a Ultra Compact in 45 ACP prior to that 9mm.

Jim

MedWheeler
March 27, 2013, 07:34 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.

wlewisiii
March 27, 2013, 09:58 AM
.32 ACP in a Mauser HSc. It does what is needed.

460Kodiak
March 27, 2013, 10:18 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

Beentown
March 27, 2013, 10:20 AM
9mm

The_Armed_Therapist
March 27, 2013, 11:34 AM
I carry two simultaneously... One in .40sw, and one in .32acp.

JO JO
March 27, 2013, 11:41 AM
9mm summer iwb and 40 owb and as a duty/service

mdauben
March 27, 2013, 12:14 PM
My current EDC is a Glock 36 in a JBP Holsters "Summer Special" style IWB.

181935

Frank44
March 27, 2013, 12:52 PM
I carry 357sig most of the time, sometimes 45acp, in the woods 44mag.

Stevie-Ray
March 27, 2013, 05:59 PM
.45 ACP.

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

doc2rn
March 27, 2013, 07:20 PM
.38 spec with a .25 back up cause if they get that close its not gonna matter, placement is king.

Robbins290
March 27, 2013, 09:11 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.

wrs840
March 27, 2013, 09:19 PM
...I have a better holster for a suit that fits my 3913.

Nice gun. A true classic compact for a reason.

JDBoardman
March 27, 2013, 09:50 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.

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

72guns92
March 28, 2013, 12:53 AM
45acp,45colt or 44spl depends how I feal

OregonJohnny
March 28, 2013, 07:38 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, 08:02 PM
Most of the time 9mm but as the Summer progresses the 38SPL gets more pocket time.

Plan2Live
March 28, 2013, 09:23 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.

303tom
March 29, 2013, 12:13 AM
I carry a .327 mag.................

TreeDoc
March 29, 2013, 12:43 AM
S&W 638 in a cheap uncle mikes pocket holster. Easy

orionengnr
March 29, 2013, 12:48 AM
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.

easyg
March 29, 2013, 03:55 AM
.357 magnum....

every day.

weregunner
March 29, 2013, 06:41 AM
.38 Special

BushyGuy
March 29, 2013, 07:55 AM
9mm , nothing beats it for capacity and firepower.

allaroundhunter
March 29, 2013, 10:04 AM
.38 Super....

Mat, not doormat
March 29, 2013, 01:47 PM
Didn't vote, no option for .38 Super.

deputy tom
March 29, 2013, 09:13 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:

Kachok
March 29, 2013, 10:00 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.

popbang
March 29, 2013, 10:00 PM
45 Colt.

RCL
March 29, 2013, 11:26 PM
.45 Auto or .44 Special

Devonai
March 30, 2013, 04:05 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, 04:18 AM
I voted .45ACP because that's what I usually carry, but I also sometimes carry .40S&W

Rawss
April 1, 2013, 01:07 AM
where did this thread go?

thorazine
April 1, 2013, 04:44 AM
Nine or forty five...

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

Rexster
April 1, 2013, 07:06 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.

osteodoc08
April 1, 2013, 07:35 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.

accrhodes
April 2, 2013, 04:57 PM
S&W M&P 40 Compact
My wife carries a Sig Sauer P938 9mm

theblaze
April 3, 2013, 11:22 PM
Glock 357 Sig.

Power, capacity and reliability.

evets_56_98
April 4, 2013, 07:43 AM
9x18,9x19&357m

dpote
April 4, 2013, 09:32 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.

Dave

burnse
April 4, 2013, 09:53 AM
I swap between my .44 special and .32acp. No option for .44 special?

Teachu2
April 4, 2013, 04:57 PM
9mm or 45acp.

Godsgunman
April 4, 2013, 05:11 PM
9mm & .357 mag

CSG
April 6, 2013, 09:39 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.

Stevie-Ray
April 7, 2013, 02:30 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.

CookeMonster
April 7, 2013, 06:15 PM
Not listed on poll.

.45GAP





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.

sigbear
April 8, 2013, 03:40 PM
Got several 9mm and .38's, I never felt well armed with one of my .38's, thats just me.

PT92
April 8, 2013, 09:52 PM
9mm--In particular, Hornady Critical Duty 135gr Flexlock.

content
April 8, 2013, 10:35 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, 12:18 PM
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.

jimmyraythomason
April 9, 2013, 12:37 PM
I claimed 9mm on the poll even though I'm just as likely to carry a .45 acp and occassionally a .38 sp.

glocking26
April 9, 2013, 04:51 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.

kp
April 11, 2013, 02:25 AM
I usually carry my S&W Shield (9mm) but every now a then a G23.

regards

Martial Student
April 11, 2013, 02:57 PM
Glock 27 .40, loaded with PDX1 165ers.

Hafnhaf
April 17, 2013, 05:27 PM
.40, .380, .45LC/.410

.380 as bug unless the wife is using it.

DMK
April 17, 2013, 05:59 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.

tomrkba
April 17, 2013, 06:24 PM
Why only one caliber? I use several. I voted for my favorite.

bigdaa
April 17, 2013, 06:58 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.

Deltaboy
April 17, 2013, 08:48 PM
38 critical defense and my 40 is Corbon.

Comrade Mike
April 18, 2013, 02:22 PM
147 grain federal hollow points out of a Smith and Wesson 439.

g_one
April 18, 2013, 03:01 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, 04:12 PM
45acp most of the time. Sometimes 9x19mm for convenience.


Both make me HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!!!-Phil

Falcon
April 18, 2013, 10:40 PM
H&K P2000sk with Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel Ammunition 9mm +P 124 Grain JHP

housecat
April 19, 2013, 02:59 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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