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What is your primary CCW caliber?

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  • 45

    80 27.12%
  • 40

    57 19.32%
  • 9

    103 34.92%
  • .357 mag

    13 4.41%
  • .38

    18 6.10%
  • .380

    13 4.41%
  • other

    11 3.73%
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  1. #61
    Senior Member Array Freedomofchoice's Avatar
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    I carry 9mm about 60% of the time and 45 acp about 40%. Either way, I feel well protected.

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    .40 is what my dept issues. If I had to pay my own way it would probably be 9mm. I carry 9, .40 and .45. Occassionally .38. But the majority of the time the .40 gets carried.
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    I am older so I have to keep the math simple.

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    Always 9mm sometimes it's just accompanied by others.
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    .45 ACP

    But I am in the market for a 9mm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glocksin View Post
    .45 jhp for me.
    You left out 10mm,357 sig,22lr,22 mag,41 mag,44 mag,500 mag,50 ae,50 gi,and im sure theres more.
    Well, as a "serious" man I should carry .50 BMG. But that big vented comp-thingy that Barrett sticks on the end really prints! And "concealed is concealed." So for now it's 9mm or .45 ACP.
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    Usually 357 Sig if I'm going full-sized, though sometimes a 45. If I'm traveling light a 9x19 or 38 in the pocket.

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    9mm 95%
    .45 acp 5%
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    I alternate between my .40sc (20%) and 45C (80%). If the weather isn't very warm though, I will usually carry the .45. The .45 is what I qualify with. I don't like to carry any cartridge smaller than a .40 because of the 10 rd mag restriction of NY.
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    I love a .45acp and the 1911 platform, but I do tend to carry my Glock 23 a lot because of the lighter weight, higher capacity, and marginal ballistic difference. Both conceal just fine. I couldn't call one better than the other in that area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    45 ACP personal preferance, no other reason needed.
    Mine also
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    40S&W, 357Sig, 45acp, 357Mag, 38Spl, 380, leave off the 9mm and I could have chose an "all the above"
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    .45 all the way! My BUG is .357 but everything else is a .45!

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    45 the majority of the time. 9mm some of the time when something smaller is needed.

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