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Favorite Pistol Cartridge

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Nightcrawler, Jan 22, 2003.

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Favorite Centerfire Pistol Cartridge

  1. 9mm Luger

    43 vote(s)
    24.3%
  2. .45ACP

    64 vote(s)
    36.2%
  3. .40 S&W

    10 vote(s)
    5.6%
  4. 10mm Auto

    16 vote(s)
    9.0%
  5. .357 Magnum

    10 vote(s)
    5.6%
  6. .41 Magnum

    7 vote(s)
    4.0%
  7. .44 Magnum

    9 vote(s)
    5.1%
  8. .45 Colt

    7 vote(s)
    4.0%
  9. .357 Sig

    5 vote(s)
    2.8%
  10. Other?

    6 vote(s)
    3.4%
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  1. Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler Member

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    What's your favorite centerfire pistol cartridge? Why?
     
  2. meathammer

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    I would have to pick .44 magnum. I shoot for recreation and I also hunt. Out of the handguns I own, it fits the bill for either. However, if you take hunting out of the equation, .45 definitely. (The .44 gets kind of expensive to shoot alot, since I don't reload.)
     
  3. DeltaElite

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    10mm of course, due to its versatility, effectiveness and I can carry 16 of em in my Glock 20 :D
     
  4. KP95DAO

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    That's like asking which is your favorite child.
     
  5. Neal Bloom

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    I like several of them equally as well. Hard to choose just one.
     
  6. WhoKnowsWho

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    I like the 9mm since it is inexpensive to shoot, at least until I start reloading .45s.

    Actually, I like all the ones I have and all the ones I don't have too. :)
     
  7. J Miller

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    45 Colt.
    It was my first center fire handgun cartrige.
    It will do anything I want or need. From targets to hunting. And it's big and easy to load. I don't fumble with 'em like I do little rounds.
     
  8. Dr.Rob

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    Yeah it was a hard choice.

    I shoot more 9mm and my 357 is more powerful.. but the 45 acp still won for me.
     
  9. Tom C.

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    Favorite cartridge

    It is similar to asking about your favorite child. That said, .45 Colt. I can load it heavy, light, or anything in between, or I can switch cylinders and shoot .45 ACP.
     
  10. Soap

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    Fo-Tee-Five.
     
  11. New_comer

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    9mm for me, 45 comes a distant second... literally! ;):evil::neener:
     
  12. garrettwc

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    I picked other since my answer is most of the above plus some.

    My current favorites are 9mm and 45ACP.

    I would like to add 10MM, 38/357 mag, 38 super, 44 special, 22lr, and 45 Colt to my handgun battery.

    So many calibers, so little time:)
     
  13. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    My favorite is the .357 magnum. I load it very lightly for target shooting, and pack a (used) Smith & Wesson model 60. I like the .44 magnum nearly as well, but full power loads are hard on my wrist.
     
  14. Gila Jorge

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    The question was "PISTOL" cartridges not revolver cartridges. Hense my response was the 40 S&W rather than 44 Spcl whihc is my favorite "REVOLVER" cartridge. Huge difference.....!
     
  15. Mike Irwin

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    .357 Mag.

    Everything else could go in the garbage, but I won't get rid of my .357s.


    Gila George,

    Pistol is a generic term that can mean EITHER a revolver OR a semi-automatic.

    Over the past 50 years or so it's come to be more closely associated with semi-autos, but calling a revolver a pistol is both correct and proper.
     
  16. 556A2

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    9mm for me since its cheap and effective. Kudos to the .357 Mag and .45 ACP though.
     
  17. agony

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    I shoot the .45acp more accurately than the other calibers I own.

    Followed closely by the 9mm.
     
  18. 10-Ring

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    j. All of the above :what: ? Seriously, I enjoy 45 acp, 45 super, 9mm, 357 sig, 38 super, and 10mm...so I hit a few on the list :scrutiny:
     
  19. firestar

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    I chose .357 but the 9mm is a close second because of the range of guns chambered for it and the cheap ammo. .357 is accurate and powerful and you can shoot .38s in them. Whats not to like?
     
  20. happy old sailor

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    if this is an "only one gun" survey, the .41 maggie.

    if i need anything larger to kill whatever, im bringing a GUN, and it will be a yard long with fierce recoil.

    otherwise, any ole handgun will satisfy me. like em all.
     
  21. hansolo

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    To steal a line from a TFL member, "Make mine lean, mean and 9x19":
    It's fast, accurate, cheap, easy to find(unlike some calibers): so cheap I don't need to drop hundreds of bucks on reloading and, after seeing what a standard pressure Sellier&Bellot 115g did to a piece of 1/16" steel and a few phonebooks, I'm not falling for that "underpowered" line.
    I like .38 Sp., .45 ACP, .44 Mag., .22, .380...blah, blah, too, but, is the easy one to fine. Oh, yeah....minimal recoil is great for quick follow-up shots. O.K., I'm done:rolleyes:
     
  22. Shmackey

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    .22LR of course (but I voted .45ACP)
     
  23. hansolo

    hansolo Member In Memoriam

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    TYPOS on LAST POST

    "...(sic)and 9mm is the easiest one to find..."

    And, no, this is NOT a sleazy attempt to build up my total posts(!)
     
  24. T.Stahl

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    No, it shows that you haven't yet found the button labelled "edit" in the lower right corner of your posts. ;)


    BTW, I voted 9mm. It's a sufficient, powerful and fast caliber, available in all kinds of bullets weighs from 95 to 158gr, with all kinds of bullet types. Cheap ammo is always available.
    And it's the caliber of my only handgun, so it must be my favorite. ;)
     
  25. denfoote

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    Boy, that was a toss up!! Until I can find out what the heck is going on with my G36, if anything, I'm carrying the MK9. But right now, I got the PPK!!! :eek:
     
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