Poll: If you carry a handgun, what caliber is it?

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  • .22

    5 1.14%
  • .32

    17 3.87%
  • .38 (.380, .38spl)

    98 22.32%
  • .357 mag

    45 10.25%
  • 9mm

    170 38.72%
  • .40 (.40, .400 CB)

    119 27.11%
  • 10mm

    10 2.28%
  • .45

    197 44.87%
  • Larger

    2 0.46%
  • Other

    15 3.42%
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    Poll: If you carry a handgun, what caliber is it?

    In the spirit of the monster "sticky" thread asking what everyone carries, let's see if we can squeeze some numbers out of this.

    Question: If you carry a handgun, what caliber is it? Feel free to check as many boxes as you carry, if you carry more than one type regularly.

    (Note: For space considerations, some calibers grouped into families.)
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
    Thoughts: Justifiable self defense (A.O.J.).
    Explain: How does disarming victims reduce the number of victims?
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    You forgot the .357SIG
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    .45 and .38 here! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by p8riot
    You forgot the .357SIG
    Nope. The ".357" family is intended to cover the .357 ... I merely mentioned only "magnum" instead of all variants, as I did with the .400 Corbon, for example. If you carry "other", pick that. Go with the flow.
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
    Thoughts: Justifiable self defense (A.O.J.).
    Explain: How does disarming victims reduce the number of victims?
    Reason over Force: The Gun is Civilization (Marko Kloos).
    NRA, GOA, OFF, ACLDN.

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    45 acp, 10mm,357mag,9mm you forgot to add 41 mag

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    45 or 10mm the majority of the time. If I'm in a pocket carry situation .38 or .357

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    I find that the 9mm with modern defensive ammo gives me the balance between power and controllability that a defensive weapon should have.

    The key to defensive shooting is shot placement and the ability to do it consistently, not bullet size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonySoprano
    ... you forgot to add 41 mag
    Yes, I ignored that one. In all instances where your specific flavor or variant is not listed explicitly: please select "other". That's why it's there.
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
    Thoughts: Justifiable self defense (A.O.J.).
    Explain: How does disarming victims reduce the number of victims?
    Reason over Force: The Gun is Civilization (Marko Kloos).
    NRA, GOA, OFF, ACLDN.

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    Call me crazy, but I just love .40 cal. I carried .45 for many years, but no that I am older, and carry fulltime concealed, .40 S&W makes me a happy camper.
    God Bless the USA

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    Depending on what I am wearing, I switch between a 9 or 45. They both conceal differently.

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    9mm for primary and main BUG but had to add .22 because of NAA .22 mag being usually a ''mini-mouse-bug''
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    45acp for many,..many,....many.. (did I mention MANY)..years.

    As of a few weeks ago;

    Rohrbaugh (9mm) R9s and a Seecamp (.32 auto) LWS32. Soon I'll also add/carry a Seecamp (.380 auto) LWS380.

    On a side note, I really don't consider my R9s as my "primary" CCW and I don't consider my LWS32 a "BUG".

    I do, however, consider them both to be a great advantage!!
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    9mm here.(Glock 19)
    I prefer .45, but can't make up my mind on a carry piece.
    Love the 1911, but don't feel comfortable carrying cocked & locked, guess I'm just not use to it.

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    45acp and 10mm. Those are the only two I will ever carry.
    07/02 FFL/SOT since 2006

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    Thumbs down You failed

    I carry revolvers a lot. No mention of two popular revolver calibers, 44 Special and 44 Magnum.

    I also carry 38 Special, but never carry 380.

    Might want to look at the criteria you used.
    Keep the shotgun handy!!

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