Ok try again. Primary CCW Caliber

Ok try again. Primary CCW Caliber

This is a discussion on Ok try again. Primary CCW Caliber within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I wanted to know whats your Primary CCW Caliber, not what is carried on duty but what you personally carry. Thanks...

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  • 45 ACP or Colt orGAP

    39 46.43%
  • 44 Mag or SPL

    0 0%
  • 41 Mag

    0 0%
  • 10MM

    1 1.19%
  • 40 S&W

    11 13.10%
  • 9MM

    25 29.76%
  • 357 SIG

    1 1.19%
  • 357 MAG

    3 3.57%
  • 38 SPL

    2 2.38%
  • 380 ACP

    0 0%
  • 32 ACP

    1 1.19%
  • Other

    1 1.19%
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    Ok try again. Primary CCW Caliber

    I wanted to know whats your Primary CCW Caliber, not what is carried on duty but what you personally carry. Thanks


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    Currently I carry 9mm and sometimes 38 SPL, but I have used others at different times.

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    9mm is primary and in bug. Sometimes .45 ACP, but not very often as that is a heavy gun to carry around all day long.
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    To be honest it's .38 Special, because it's most likely to be what I have on me. I wish I could say it was something else but it just doesn't work out that way. I might get me a tiny 9x19 some day but that won't be for a long time.

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    Being an old dinosaur I carry the old dinosaur killer. 1911 45ACP. Either my full size custom Rock River Arms or my Kimber CDP Compact. One of the two are at hand 24/7.
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    I carry 45 9mm and 38 just as much but ill go with 45 acp

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    I usually CCW with 9mm or .40, but since I like the 9mm I voted for it. :) I have a 1911 that I may start carrying some once the holster I ordered for it arrives.

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    I split evenly between .45 and .40 usually on a whim. However for my summer vacation to get the pup from Texas, I'll be carrying the Glock M27 40 for a variety of specific reasons. Some of these reasons are compromises.
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    Mostly now 9mm - SIG 226 15+1, +P Gold Dots. Have almost same ammo for R9 - but std pressure. If I use SP-101 then that has Cor-Bon +P's. I doubt I have used .45acp for carry much at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter
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    Yup, same thing I carry. Nothing but....
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    Nine milimeter primarily for the past five years, but I do keep a 45 auto at home in a hidden location.

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    9mm for me, but I was kinda surprised by the low per cent for the .357 Sig. The "buzz" about its stopping power, improved shootablility, flat trajectory, and accuracty kinda makes one think it's more popular than that.

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    Thumbs down 357 Sig

    Quote Originally Posted by Tangle
    9mm for me, but I was kinda surprised by the low per cent for the .357 Sig. The "buzz" about its stopping power, improved shootablility, flat trajectory, and accuracty kinda makes one think it's more popular than that.
    IMHO the 357 Sig is a good round, but it is very expensive and it is waaaaaay too L-O-U-D! Even a 45 will produce a loud boom, but not hurt your ears in that special way that a 357 sig can...even thru earmuffs! Imagine firing such a pice in the close confines of a vehicle. You might....just MIGHT wind up deaf...permanently. That's why I think the 357sig hasn't caught fire and if it hasn't by now it probably won't. Now let's look at the 45 GAP. Is that an answer to an unasked question? Maybe. Have to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExSoldier762
    IMHO the 357 Sig is a good round, but it is very expensive and it is waaaaaay too L-O-U-D! Even a 45 will produce a loud boom, but not hurt your ears in that special way that a 357 sig can...even thru earmuffs! Imagine firing such a pice in the close confines of a vehicle. You might....just MIGHT wind up deaf...permanently. That's why I think the 357sig hasn't caught fire and if it hasn't by now it probably won't. Now let's look at the 45 GAP. Is that an answer to an unasked question? Maybe. Have to see.
    As the only person, here, who actually shoots it (or is willing to admit to it, anyway), I have to disagree on a couple of points.

    The prices on .357 SIG ammo have come down as the round has gained popularity. I can get quality range ammo at $85 per 500. I can get a variety of premium JHP for between $12.50 and $16 per box of 50, including RA357SIGT and Gold Dots. I can reload, if I choose.

    .357 SIG isn't noticeably louder than 9mm +P+ or .40S&W +P defensive loads. It is noticeably louder than a 9mm standard load, and somewhat louder than a .40S&W standard load. Just my opinion.

    The big difference between .357 SIG and other, more popular cartridges, is that range loads perform identically to defensive loads, since both are at standard loadings. I know exactly how my pistol is going to sound and feel in a defensive situation, and I know I'm going to get .357 Mag performance with less recoil and less noise.

    .357 SIG is being used by an ever increasing list of LEA's at the Federal, State and Local levels, and contracts have been issued for various branches of DHS. Most, if not all LEA's that have changed to .357 SIG have stuck with it. The VSP ballistics forensic scientist says it is becoming one of the most common rounds he sees, almost on par with the .40S&W.
    Last edited by Tom357; April 29th, 2005 at 01:42 PM. Reason: oops, hit reply too soon...
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