What's your favorite handgun caliber?

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  1. Min

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    for me, it's .45ACP.
     
  2. ronnieevans40

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    My number 1

    I am a 40 man myself. I carry a Sig 225 and have a glock 22 both in 40. I feel that the performance is better than a 9 and I have less kick than a 45.
     
  3. bensdad

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    9mm = stun
    40s&w = maim
    45acp = kill

    :neener::D
     
  4. sammy

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    .45acp because it is so easy to reload.
     
  5. MMCSRET

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    38 Special, loaded up, down, +p, light bullet, heavy bullet. It does it all well.
     
  6. Sgt.Dusk

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    I like .357mag
    Its quite powerful but not too much to control. Easy to reload too
     
  7. ReadyontheRight

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    .45 acp with .357 mag and .44 mag a close second and third.

    .45 because of self defense, .357 because it's a great, all-around, easy to pack cartridge for protection/hunting in the woods - 2-legged and 4-legged, and .44 mag for real hunting.

    I also like .22 :p

    I guess my favorite color is "plaid".
     
  8. chris in va

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    Right now with my finances...22.
     
  9. freakshow10mm

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    Auto pistol: 10mm
    Revolver: .357 Magnum
     
  10. Kino74

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    I have 3 calibers I like: 9mm, .357 sig and .45acp.
     
  11. RedneckCatholic

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    .380. I caqn keep 'em in 4" at 25 yards with mine. I know it's considered "marginal", but I think all hand gun rounds are marginal. consider the .30 US Carbine--criticized for being marginal, but delivering more energy to a target than .44.

    At least with the .380, I can hit them. I can't do that with a heavier caliber. (old injry to my arm.)
     
  12. pbearperry

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    .357 hands down best caliber.Second choice is 44 spl.
     
  13. M39SKY

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    38 Super. A 1911 in 38 Super is my favorite combo. This caliber is easy to shoot, and a 115gr HP bullet at 1400+ fps would be felt when it hits.
     
  14. Mastiff

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    My favorite caliber is 9x23 Winchester. It is the ballistic duplicate of the 357 Magnum in a case that can be fired through a semi-auto. I even reload with 158gn and 124gn 357 bullets.
     
  15. General Geoff

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    10mm Auto
     
  16. ADKWOODSMAN

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    S&W Mod 57 4" .41 mag. revolver with 210 gr. Gold Dot handloads at 1000 FPS.

    .45 Colt Ruger Bisley.
     
  17. calaverasslim

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    My favorite handgun caliber has two of the 4's in it. Actually there are 2 of them.

    44-40

    44 special

    SAA's in 44-40 but the N frame is just too big

    44 special in SAA's and DA revolvers for carry
     
  18. DWARREN123

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    40 S&w ! :d
     
  19. Thumper_6119

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    .50 AE. It's like car-wreck-in-a-can. A bit pricey, but it's still my favorite caliber to shoot. (NOT my carry caliber though).
     
  20. Drgong

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    7.62 nagant - its just such a neat design.

    anyways, for actual self defense use, whatever I have on me to defend me with!
     
  21. Colt46

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    .45 colt

    Standard velocity will work wonders on just about anything. Put it into a ruger frame and let the fun begin.
     
  22. Lonestar49

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    That would be my Sig P229/40 or my 9mm.. both P229's just seem to be the most natural, accurate, shooters in my small herd..

    My SA EMP 9mm is in a, solid, Second place..


    Ls
     
  23. BlindJustice

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    1 - .45 ACP - I have a S&W 1911 as well as a S&W 625 5" Bbl. in .45 ACP
    2 - .22 LR - a 617 6" Bbl. 10 shooter for DA practice/warm up as
    well as plinking, and just FUN. oh, and economic
    3 - 9MM Parabellum / 9x19 or popularly 9mm Luger
    in a CZ 75B
    4 - .38 Special +P in my MOdel 60 3" bbl. .357 Mag

    R-
     
  24. MDW GUNS

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    .357 SIG I have a G31 a P2000 and a P2000sk in it.
     
  25. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    In Order, not counting rimfire

    9x19mm, .45 Colt, .45 ACP, 10mm auto, .45 Super, .38 SPL, .454 Casull, .357 mag, 9x23mm Win
     
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