Poll: Minimum Caliber You Carry

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  • .32 ACP

    45 5.57%
  • .380 ACP

    255 31.56%
  • .38 Special

    164 20.30%
  • 9mm

    206 25.50%
  • .357 Sig

    8 0.99%
  • .40 S&W

    51 6.31%
  • .45 ACP

    61 7.55%
  • .357 Magnum

    8 0.99%
  • 10mm

    6 0.74%
  • .44 Magnum

    4 0.50%
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    40S&W.. Carry the biggest you can shoot accurately.. You can carry a canon but if you can't hit crap it doesn't matter. Or you can carry a bunch of weak rounds and only P*** the target off.
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    "Caliber" is the diameter of the bullet. What is listed are cartridges.
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    Have been following the poll.

    Wow. I can understand now why 380 ammo is so scarce and expensive. Even 32 ACP is scarce. But have noticed 38 and 40s coming back.

    I know the poll only asks for minimum caliber you'll carry, but it's probably a good indication also of what is actually 'mostly' carried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeEric View Post
    Long time ago I would have voted .380. But with the new mouse pistols out (i.e. PM-9, PF-9 etc). There really is no excuse for carrying smaller then a 9mm.
    To keep from being arrested, at times, a Ruger LCP is all I can carry. In Central Texas, it is warm to hot for 9 months out of the year. I walk around in elastic waste band athletic shorts. Anything heavier would place me in danger of being arrested for indecent exposure!

    If I am wearing jeans and a belt, I carry a Kimber Ultra Carry II .45 ACP.
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    380 in extremely rare instances any more. 357 95% of the time.
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    I admit it. I've carried a .380. My wife's LCP is sometimes too easy to slip in the pocket, sometimes. I'm so ashamed of myself, I've actually even degraded to consider buying my own, so I don't have to ask my wife to use her's.
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    I have slipped my Tomcat (.32 ACP) in my pocket to "take out the trash", but I generally carry my .44 S&W Special. I DO like my Zastava M70 (in .32 ACP) because of its longer barrel. (It prefers Sellier & Bellot ammunition, because of its higher recoil impulse.)

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    Awww, no love for the .50 AE in the poll?

    Just kidding, for me the smallest I'd carry would be 9mm. I've carried one before, and felt comfortable with it. But currently, I carry and prefer the .40 S&W.

    Now if I had to carry a wheelgun, I'd give the nod to .357 as the smallest I'd like to carry, but I have carried a .38 special that my father loaned me a few times many, many years ago.
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    I am a strong believer that a person should carry the largest caliber that he or she can handle and shoot comfortably.
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    .38 for self defense.
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    9mm/ .38 Special +P at a minimum.

    Although since I've acquired a G-30 it's been .45ACP all day, every day.

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    It all depends on what you can handle. I dont think it makes any sense to carry with less than 9mm but anything even .25 is better than nothing at all. If I could afford a 10mm I'd carry that but for now .45 with 230gr HSTs will have to do

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    I like 9mm in my autos and .38 specials in my revolvers.

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    I chose 380 but I also carry a cz 52 in 7.62X25 that is 30 cal. But significantly more power than a 380

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    I'm at 40 S&W just were I want to be.
    Better to have and not need then to need and not have!!!!
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