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What is a current caliber running that you see failing to "make it"

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by mopar92, Jun 11, 2011.

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  1. mopar92

    mopar92 Member

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    My vote is SIG .357 and 10mm
     
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    I sure hope the 10mm makes it as I think it's great. By far my favorite semi-auto pistol round.

    .45 GAP maybe?
     
  4. FIVETWOSEVEN

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    .45 GAP

    .357 SIG and 10mm both have really good followings. .357 SIG can be found at Wal-mart and that says something.
     
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    Another vote for .45 GAP here.
     
  6. Guns&Religion

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    .327 Federal. (But I hope I'm wrong, since I want one)
     
  7. Tomcat47

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    I would say .45 GAP myself. I Think the 10 and .357 Sig have enough following to keep it alive.

    I actually think .327 Federal will make it! I want a Ruger SP101 or a Model 327Taurus.

    Since the .327 still shares all case dimensions, excluding length, with the other .32 caliber cartridges going back to the .32 S&W, revolvers chambered for it can safely chamber and fire the other three cartridges for lower cost and lower recoil practice.

    .327
    .32 H&R
    .32 S&W
     
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    45 gap 327 , 25NAA 32NAA

    My dealer has sold 1 327. Guy bought hoping to be a collector item. Got 1 box of ammo also and has never fired it.
     
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    My first thought was .45 GAP as well. In my area .357 Sig is not a commonly used caliber in my experience. The same goes for 10mm. But I am in a larger urban area where most guns people purchase are .380 ACP, 9mm, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP in their pistols. As far as revolvers go I do believe it is .38s and .357 Magnums. There is not much hunting here and even less handgun hunting so I suspect these are all defensive guns.
     
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    .38 & .357 Will be here when we are ALL gone! (MO)

    The .40 will go away before they do! :what:

    And I dont care for the .40 anyway! Rather have the original... a 10mm! :D
     
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    .45 GAP, .357 SIG, 10mm. I will never own a pistol chambered in any of these calibers
     
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    9x23 Winchester is a cartridge that I really find appealing but find few offering for. To my knowledge, Winchester manufactures it.
     
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    Tomcat, hate to tell you, friend, but the .40 is no more likely to go away than the .38/.357 (read: not in our lifetimes) and that's fine by me!

    .45 GAP is a goner. Unfortunate. Ballistically excellent.
     
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    Of the ones that have come out in the last decade or so I say the 45 GAP and 327 Federal. Im sure they will refuse to die though and just be a burden on the gun community.

    I wish the 357 Sig would displace the 40 as I see it has every advantage of the 40 and none of the disadvantages. The 40 never should have happened.
     
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    As much as I like it I wouldn't even consider the 10mm in the running for a mainstream cartridge. Neither is the .45 GAP or .357 SIG.

    In terms of cartridges that actually stand a chance ... The .327 would get my vote for this.
    Why? Simple. The .357 and .38 have become so common and are available from any serious gun store in so many different loadings that there really is no reason for the .327 to exist. For penetration it works about as nice as a .357 and mostly the people who use those don't care if they recoil ... For ease of shooting the .38 is downloadable so far that the people wanting light recoil don't need to buy a less available and more expensive round as well.
     
  16. Sam Cade

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    The .357 SIG isnt going away for a long long time.


    <---Wikipedia
     
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    I can't even find a gun that fires the cartridge around here! Much less the ammo!
    What's with the vacuum here?
     
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    Yeah, I agree.

    357 Sig, 45 GAP, AND 327 Fed are not mainstream despite what their fanboys say.

    Yes, they may be around for a long time to come but that does not make them popular unless you consider a niche following popular.
     
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    Just curious what disadvantages we're talking about. A lesser magazine capacity is the only disadvantage I can think of off-hand for the .40S&W, a disadvantage shared by the .357 Sig as well. For the record, I quite like both the .40 S&W and .357 Sig. However, if the 165gr Bonded Rangers I have in my M&P40c have disadvantages I don't know about, I'd sure like to know about it.
     
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    357 sig seems to have been designed to fail. Maybe if it had a real crimp to avoid those setback KBs/jams, or headspaced on the shoulder, or rim to extend brass life. 45 gap, 327, and eventually Ide bet FN's 5.7 will probably get much harder to find in the US
     
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    .25 NAA and .32 NAA.

    Maybe .327 magnum. Probably .45 GAP.
     
  22. b.thomas

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    The 45. gap...........................:banghead:
     
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    The 10mm is a niche caliber no doubt but seems to have enough of a following amongst hunters and reloaders to remain viable. Certainly not going to get a following from LE. They got the 40 from the 10mm experiements by the FBI. Some LE Depts. are using the 357Sig so that may remain. If I were to guess, the GAP is more of a candidate for extinction at this point.
     
  24. mopar92

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    Never heard of the .45 gap... Added to my list!!
     
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    The 45 GAP is a Glock thing. A couple of PD's use it, but not a huge following. It was a solution looking for a problem IMO.
     
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