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    Defensive caliber

    I carry on a day to day basis with my g23. I also have a .38 that stays in the house ready if I need it. I'd like to get some feedback on what caliber everyone carries and likes
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    .38+p's. or .357

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    G23 on my side as we blog, but I also carry .380, 9mm, and 45acp depends on situation and clothing
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    You question is the equivalent of asking "what is your favorite color". It has been asked thousands of times before but usually as a poll so that everyone can see the results or else it is kind of useless unless we go through every post an tally the votes ourselves. No one but someone seeking validation of their own choices would make the effort. Perhaps you can resubmit this as a poll.
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    I carry either a .22 or a .45. It depends on what works best at that particular time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old_Dog View Post
    You question is the equivalent of asking "what is your favorite color". It has been asked thousands of times before but usually as a poll so that everyone can see the results or else it is kind of useless unless we go through every post an tally the votes ourselves. No one but someone seeking validation of their own choices would make the effort. Perhaps you can resubmit this as a poll.
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    Old_Dog makes a good point here. If you are looking for validation for your 38 Special, yes it will work as well as it ever has, and even better with proper bullets, launched at a speed that will let the bullet work as designed.

    Check out the history of this grand old cartridge here: 38 Special ? History | jimwaddellblog
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    45 vs full power 10mm ~ =
    45 > 40 > 9mm > 380
    9mm is what most consider an acceptable minimum for SD
    I prefer larger bullets: 45 or 40
    If using smaller bullets strive for 400#+ KE (357 Sig)
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    Just a question... Not a debate or "poll"

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    I prefer a 40, 45 is good too but i prefer the 40. I carrya 38 alot, i know itl work if i do my job
    A small gun in your poket is better than a 45 in the truck.

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    Carry .45 acp or .357 mag, my thought is if you have to pull the trigger someday, I don't want to make the BG mad, I want to put him on the floor for good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old_Dog View Post
    You question is the equivalent of asking "what is your favorite color".
    some folks can't figure that one out & you want um to pick ah favorite caliber


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    If someone's trying to do me harm, anything that puts a hole in 'em is all right by me. Most often a .38 +P, honestly I'm not crazy about the ballistics, but it's hard to argue with history.

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    I carry either 9mm or .45 on a regular basis. I do on occasion carry .38 or a .380. I also like .40, but am no longer able to shoot it.
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