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What is the lowest caliber you will carry

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by BIGGBAY90, May 8, 2011.

  1. BIGGBAY90

    BIGGBAY90 Well-Known Member

    What is the lowest cal. You would carry and feel safe with
  2. M-Cameron

    M-Cameron member

    i have a feeling there are already a few threads on this......but in any event....

    ide have absolutely no problem with .22lr........... .22WMR would be a little more comfortable but if you buy quality reliable ammo, theres no reason why not.
  3. W.E.G.

    W.E.G. Well-Known Member

    Skip the head-scratching.

    Go with the Glock 22.

    The smaller calibers are for hobby, hunting, and training.
  4. Usmc-1

    Usmc-1 Member.

    obviously anything that fires and kills will be a good choice, personally I wouldnt carry anything smaller than a .38!
  5. 16shells

    16shells Active Member

  6. Badlander

    Badlander Well-Known Member

    I carry A.45 acp or A .357 Mag depending on how I dress. Small calibers are for plinking!
  7. DougW

    DougW Well-Known Member

    .380 (Bersa Thunder)

    Carry one all the time. Otherwise, 9mm Glock in some form.
  8. towboat_er

    towboat_er Well-Known Member

  9. jon86

    jon86 Well-Known Member

    38 special+p or a 9mm for me. I think the reliability of the platform and the shooter's ability are more important than the caliber.
  10. skoro

    skoro Well-Known Member

  11. Gordon

    Gordon Well-Known Member

    Although it is big with it's scope and pretty visable in the Uncle Mike's Bandellero holster, to answer your question exactly the .17 HMR Ruger Hunter . It is the "lowest caliber" I feel safe with - from animals 50 pounds and under.
  12. Dryft

    Dryft Well-Known Member

    .45 ACP. If I'm carrying, I'm going to have no doubt as to the efficacy of the round in the chamber.

    But has been said numerous times before, if you can't hit what you're aiming at, it don't matter what caliber it is, so comfort and experience with your chosen carry piece is key.
  13. Ringer

    Ringer Well-Known Member

    38 special+p or a 9mm for me too.
  14. Geckgo

    Geckgo Well-Known Member

    Right now, the smallest pistol I have is a .380. Going to be getting a .22 LR for use as a plinker and a snake gun in the woods.
  15. KimberUltra

    KimberUltra Well-Known Member

  16. Robert

    Robert Moderator

    9mm is as low as I'd go, though I carry a 45.
  17. 9mm+

    9mm+ Well-Known Member

    .380 Auto. With the right load, it will do the job. The biggest advantage is the smaller pistol frame to be carried in your pocket.
  18. LibShooter

    LibShooter Well-Known Member


    Of course I often don't carry a gun at all and feel safe.
  19. Jonah71

    Jonah71 Well-Known Member

    .38 spec. or a .380acp as a bug.
  20. Robert

    Robert Moderator

    I feel perfectly safe with or with out it. It is nothing more than another tool in the box. I have been on vacation for the last two weeks and did not bring my pistol with me. At no time did I feel unsafe. If one is relaying on their carry pistol for safety then one has utterly failed.

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