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Smallest caliber you will carry

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by No Fear, Oct 30, 2008.


What is the smallest caliber you will carry?

  1. .22 LR

  2. .17 HMR

  3. .22 Magnum

  4. .32

  5. .25 ACP

  6. 5.7 mm

  7. other small caliber

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. No Fear

    No Fear member

    I just love my Taurus .17 HMR snub nose. Anyone else carry a small caliber gun?
  2. Elmer

    Elmer Well-Known Member

    Well, I do subscribe to the 1st rule of gunfighting......

    Have a gun.

    But .17?

    I dunno........
  3. Kind of Blued

    Kind of Blued Well-Known Member

    Nooooo way.

    .38 Spl. +P JHP or 9mm +P JHP minimum.

    Not a lot of squirrel muggers in the Rockies.
  4. natopotato

    natopotato Member

    there's no .45 option.....:)
  5. ZombieKiller

    ZombieKiller Well-Known Member

    there's no .50 AE button :neener:
  6. ZombieKiller

    ZombieKiller Well-Known Member

    haha, just messin. i voted .32 ACP, although realistically, 9mm would be the smallest I'd go.
  7. rust collector

    rust collector Well-Known Member

    .380 for me. No need to go lighter with P-3AT and LCP keychain specials.
  8. HK G3

    HK G3 Well-Known Member


    I don't see 9mm on here...:neener:
  9. the_right_reverend

    the_right_reverend Well-Known Member

    9mm minimum 45 preferred
  10. Deus Machina

    Deus Machina Well-Known Member

    I guess I'd carry a .22LR, but I voted Magnum. it's the smallest I think may not just be a run-and-gun.

    If I actually had a choice in the matter, .380.
  11. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member

    For an always-have-one somewhere-on-me kind of CCW, .380 would be the minimum caliber for me.
  12. deadhawg

    deadhawg Well-Known Member

    9mm is the smallest I carry, and it's loaded with the best ammo for the caliber, Federal HST+P or Gold Dot SBHP or other name brand HP's. My PM9 is small enough to conceal in anything I'm likely to wear in public, so why carry anything less powerful?

    I enjoy shooting my 22's, and they are fine for small game, but not for defense.
  13. Mark K. C.

    Mark K. C. Well-Known Member

    .380 absolute smallest.
  14. RX-178

    RX-178 Well-Known Member

    What's caliber that I WILL carry?

    I /will/ carry ANYTHING in lieu of something better.

    If I get something better, I'll carry that instead.
  15. RandyB

    RandyB Well-Known Member

    I said .22 since I carry one when I am hiking at times as a trail gun. For CCW my smallest is a .32 acp.
  16. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    I voted .32 ACP also in honor of my Seecamp LWS-32; but it seldom gets
    carried~! :uhoh: ;)

    McCain-Palin On Nov. 4th~!
  17. distra

    distra Well-Known Member

  18. distra

    distra Well-Known Member

    No 9mm???
  19. distra

    distra Well-Known Member

    Where's the 9mm choice? :neener: Not worth carrying anything smaller. :cool:
  20. Deanimator

    Deanimator Well-Known Member

    The smallest caliber I've carried is 9x19mm. I don't own a firearm I CAN carry in a smaller caliber. I don't plan to start carrying my High Standard Citation or my 6" S&W K-22 any time soon.

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