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Which caliber do you favor?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Rival, Dec 29, 2002.

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Which caliber do you favor?

  1. .38 spl

    7 vote(s)
    2.8%
  2. .357 mag

    35 vote(s)
    14.1%
  3. .41 mag

    4 vote(s)
    1.6%
  4. .44 mag

    11 vote(s)
    4.4%
  5. 9mm

    50 vote(s)
    20.1%
  6. .40 S&W

    28 vote(s)
    11.2%
  7. .45 ACP

    95 vote(s)
    38.2%
  8. 10mm

    19 vote(s)
    7.6%
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  1. Rival

    Rival Member

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    If you had to stick to one caliber, which one would it be?
     
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  2. 10-Ring

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    As a subscriber of the "big bullet, big hole" school of thinking, my answer goes to the 45 acp & my HK USP 45 as its launching platform.
     
  3. blades67

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    Whatever I could get my hands on.
     
  4. Wakal

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    While I carry a .45 (and that would be my choice, first rattle out of the box), I had one of those "D'oh" moments while chrono'ing my wife's Open gun a month or so ago.

    9 by 23 runs every time, and slings a 115gr jacketed hollowpoint at 1,300 fps. Rather close to .357 mag performance in a 18-round flush-fit mag...hmmm...I may need to build a new carry gun.


    Alex
     
  5. Rival

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    looks like all the wheelgun folks are sleeping...

    hmmm... I might see the proportion of semi-auto to revolver shooters on this forum ;)
     
  6. Nosferatu

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    I like them heavy and fast...10mm!
     
  7. Schuey2002

    Schuey2002 Member

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    Which caliber?

    40

    However, 9mm is my personal favorite when it comes to handgun cartridges.
    Simply because I have more guns chambered in that cartridge.
    :D
     
  8. 91101

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    I've always been a 357 fan (.40 for autos) untill I picked up my first 10mm about six weeks ago...now I've got 2 10mm' autos and may buy a S&W 610 wheel gun.

    Michael
     
  9. emann

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    Gee I must be blind. I don't see .357 Sig listed anywhere. Oh well, give me the magnum then I guess. :eek:
     
  10. Blackhawk

    Blackhawk Member In Memoriam

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    9x19 right now.

    Ask me again in a couple of months.... :D
     
  11. Mike Irwin

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    Easy.

    .357 Magnum. EXTREME versatility, and available in guns from small to large.
     
  12. standingbear

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    44 magnum.good for any critter around here.
     
  13. sm

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    45 ACP
    But...only one on list I don't care for
    arrgg decisons
     
  14. PATH

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    I guess if I had to choose it would be .45.
     
  15. Kahr carrier

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    357-Just because the number of guns you can find in this caliber. :)
     
  16. Okiecruffler

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    If'in I cain't get it done with my .357 it ain't gonna get done.
     
  17. ruger357

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    It would have to be the .45 acp.
     
  18. sixgun

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    I would have to go with .45ACP been around a long time tried and true .45 LC in my six shooter:) Jim
     
  19. Spoonman

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    If I had to fight w/ a handgun, it would be a .45. That being said, I chose .357 mag in the poll because I have so many .357 revolvers and family members who shoot them well.
     
  20. 2dogs

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    .357 magnum because I have 3 of them, and no .45.:)
     
  21. telewinz

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    .44 magnum, with the L.A.R. Grizzly I can handload light .44 Specials or full .44 Mag loads and it functions perfect. Felt recoil is much less than in my 629.
     
  22. Bottom Gun

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    For general carry, the .45 ACP is hard to beat. For hunting, the .44 mag.
     
  23. RustyHammer

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    .... .357 Mag (revolver/rifle combo), else, .44 Mag in same combo.
     
  24. Kevinch

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    Although an ardent .45ACP fan, my choice for a 1 only cartridge had to go to the .357MAG.

    Great PD round, also good enough for up to deer sized game at a respectable distance (although I think that is pushing it), a lot of solid platforms to launch the round, carbine rifles are available chambered for it, easy enough to control - I could probably go on.

    It the .41MAG were available in as many loadings & platforms, I would have chosen it instead.
     
  25. popbang

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    Voteed for 44 Magnum, but the one I like the best is the 45 Colt.
     
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