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Smallest caliber you will carry

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

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What is the smallest caliber you will carry?

  1. .22 LR

    24.7%
  2. .17 HMR

    1.9%
  3. .22 Magnum

    6.8%
  4. .32

    22.8%
  5. .25 ACP

    6.4%
  6. 5.7 mm

    3.5%
  7. other small caliber

    38.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
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  1. No Fear

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

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

    Have a gun.

    But .17?

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

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    Nooooo way.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Hrmm...

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

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    9mm minimum 45 preferred
     
  10. Deus Machina

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    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

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

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    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.

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    .380 absolute smallest.
     
  14. RX-178

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    No 9mm???
     
  19. distra

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

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    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.
     
  21. 22-rimfire

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    In 4-years if Obama is president, we'll be thinking if the country should re-elect him and whether or not a 0.177 caliber air gun is good enough for self defense. :)
     
  22. BBQLS1

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    9mm or .38 special
     
  23. 6_gunner

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    Anything's better than nothing.

    If I had a .22 NAA Mini revolver, it would probably find its way into one of my pockets pretty frequently. I carry a .25 fairly regularly, because its the only really easily concealable gun that I have. If I had a J-frame .38, it would probably replace the .25 in most situations, but I don't feel naked carrying the little automatic.

    A mouse gun is still more effective than harsh language or bare knuckles.
     
  24. usp9

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    .22lr

    Of course I do use +P+, super hyper velocity, magnum, hollow point, dum-dum, AP smart rounds.

    :scrutiny:

    The recoil is a little rough, but if the bullet misses, the huge ball of flame will singe the bad guy.

    :rolleyes:


    Yes, in reality, I have in the past carried my tiny Walther TPH.
     
  25. troedw

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    voted 22 lr (but my real carry is )

    I voted 22 l.R :confused: but I would really choose my Bond derringer with the first shot being, 45 acp and second shot .410, double 0 buck. :D
     
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