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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    What is your primary CCW caliber?

    What is the caliber of your primary CCW? Doesn't matter what weapon you use, I'm just curious as to what caliber you carry.
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    Cool

    .40 S&W for now but I just got a .45 ACP not to long ago and I may be re-thinking my choice. Fewer rounds but bigger holes.
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    I put 9mm on the poll, since most of my carry guns are in that caliber, but I do have other carry guns that are in the other calibers you listed plus 10mm.

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    9mm and 45 ACP.
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    In the past I have carried 38 spc.,380,40, and 45. For the last 6 years mostly 9mm.
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    45 ACP personal preferance, no other reason needed.
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    You don't have 44 mag listed so I voted other. I am starting to carry my1911 so I think it will be 45 as primary soon.
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    9mm and 380 for a bug

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    .45ACP............................why would one need anything else.........really ?

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    I started with 9mm and went up to .357-.40-.45 but I found the 9mm works best for me
    now I carry one of these gun 95% of the time and a Ruger LCP .380 the other 5% when I can,t
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    I carry mostly 9mm handguns now.

    I started with .45 acp, thirty years ago but find that I can put more hits on target, faster and more accurately with 9mm now.
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