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Does caliber choice change?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by TarDevil, Dec 21, 2012.

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  1. TarDevil

    TarDevil Member

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    If political winds DO effect a change in capacity, will it impact your caliber choice? We often discuss the merits of additional capacity of 9mm over various choices, so if limits are imposed would you be prone to move up in caliber? I REALLY don't want this to be yet one more caliber war and I totally buy into shot placement, accuracy, etc. And I love the affordability of 9mm, but I admit it would be tempting to go for a bigger hole with each trigger pull.
     
  2. CookeMonster

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    It's why here in California, it was a no-brainer for me to choose .45 with a 10 round cap vs 9mm with a 10 round cap. Cost is offset by reloading.
     
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    The philosophy of your tactics changes with the capacity of the magazine. My current training with the glock is to with using trigger reset to rapidly start just about center point of mass to make zipper pattern towards the head. If it is only ten rounds that I can have I will switch to either .40, .357 sig, or +P .45 from nine and after a center to mass hit go for the head.
     
  4. beeenbag

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    Yeah I believe I would stray from 9mm for any fullsize guns. I would still carry my g26 though. It is 10 rounds in a small package to start with.
     
  5. otasan56

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    Well, with another AWB coming

    I expect my hi-cap mags for my G17 will be outlawed, so I will have to revert to carrying my Springfield Armory M1911A1 .45 ACP pistol. Nine shots of .45-caliber 255gr LSWCs will have to do.
     
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  6. Checkman

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    No. I'm sticking with the G19. I have many G19 and G17 mags so if the worst does happen I'll be able to stick with what I am carrying.
     
  7. 9mmepiphany

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    Here is CA, there was an initial move to larger calibers...it resurrected the 1911 market...but it didn't last.

    Even though we still have a 10rd limit for new magazines, the 9mm lost very little ground and with the relaxing of CCW laws in the state, it is gaining ground again. You can make a much smaller 9mm CCW pistol than you can a .40 or .45...plus it is cheaper to practice and easier to become competent with it
     
  8. rcmodel

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    No.

    I have been well served for 50 years with 5 & 6 shot wheel-guns.
    And single-stack auto's in .380, 9mm & .45 ACP holding 6 to 9 rounds.

    I never put much stock in "Spray & Pray" in the first place.

    If I miss with the first 3-4 rounds?
    10-13 more misses will make no difference anyway, except my gun will get lighter and not make as good a club.

    And it will take the police much longer to find up all the empties.
    No reason me making their job any harder then it already is.

    rc
     
  9. Bongo Boy

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    I've never felt capacity is much of an issue and if I did I'd just continue practicing reloads and carry an extra magazine, I think. I do 6+1 or 7+1 when carrying the Kahr K40, or 8+1 when carrying the M&P 45c.

    The thing I see happening with a magazine capacity restriction is I'll be upset for a while that the government takes actions to soothe the masses and not to achieve any real benefit for them--and certainly takes no action to measure the impact of anything it does.
     
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    Nope. I have my gear (and a lot of replacement gear, too) and I am sticking with it.
     
  11. browningguy

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    Yes, I've been carrying high cap 9mm's recently, but during the 10 round max I carried BHP's in .40. I still have the BHP's but also added a S&W 1911 SC in .45 to the tool kit today. If it goes back to 10 round max in new pistols I would guess a lot of people would go to the larger calibers.

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  12. bigfatdave

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    there will be a point when rounds like Tokarev become popular for home defense

    I'll leave "why" as an exercise for the student
     
  13. The-Reaver

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    Easy answer. Same reason I stock Tokarev ammo now.

    I think I'm just going to reside to carrying 454 casull or 500 Smith & Wesson. =)
     
  14. Esoxchaser

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    I will just stay the course with my 9mm EMP or P938.
     
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    I'm going to watch my G17 mags carefully, if new legislation passes. I want to see my mags suddenly stop holding 17 rounds.
     
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    No, not really. Since I don't own any "hi cap" autoloaders to begin with, a ban on them wouldn't affect me at all.
     
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    Short answer............NO
     
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    I don't carry a gun with more than 10 rounds capacity anyway, and in 9mm. So no, I'm not switching to .45 because if any bans, or whatever.
     
  19. TarDevil

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    My carry gun holds 10 but I also carry a.spare 17 round mag. Most likely I'd continue the same gun/caliber (9mm) for CC, even if my spare is limited to 10, but will keep a .45 on the night stand.
     
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    One of my main carry pieces is a SIG SP2022 .40 and I bought it when they were temporarily discontinued for import. At the time, I picked up about ten of the California ten-round magazines for it at an absolute bargain; I often use these for practice at the range. However, I also carry my Ruger SP101 .357 when I'm in wheelgun mode. The number of rounds to me is not anywhere near as important as shot placement, so I think I echo rcmodel in this regard.
     
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    Only when my ammo stores run dry and the ammo taxes waged are possibly phenomenal.

    I run a caliber for how a particular model shoots, not because of ballisitics or other gelatin BS evals.. Proof in point: the DW 5" fixed barrel .44 mag.. This boat anchor spits .44 SP like it's just a .22, and I have .44 SP reloads out the wazoo.

    What's your big picture?
     
  22. Plan2Live

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    The premise here seems to be that you don't already have spare mags. If that's the case then shame on you.
     
  23. exbrit49

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    I have been well served for 50 years with 5 & 6 shot wheel-guns.

    Well said RCModel! COuldnt have put it better! By the way I am an RC modeller too!!
     
  24. TarDevil

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    Not sure how you came up with that premise. Has nothing to do with the original question, anyway.
     
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    I certainly think it can be said that the '94 AWB re-ignited an interest in the 1911, because of its sub-ban capacity.
     
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