Which would you carry?

Which would you carry?

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    204 41.30%
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    Which would you carry?

    Okay, let's pretend that you can ONLY carry one of these, and no extra magazines.

    A .45 with 7 + 1
    A 9mm with 19 + 1

    Do you go for the power of the .45 or the capacity of the 9? Remember, these are your ONLY two options.


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    I have to go with the 9mm on this one...plus, 9mm ammo is less expensive.
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    I would pack the 9mm first of the two, they have some great defense loads and can be found in a wider variety of guns.
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    i would have to go with the 9!
    "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction."-Einstein

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    Well....

    As I've all ready switched from the 1911 to the XDM-9, I voted for the 19+1 of 9mm.

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    Need more info

    I'll take the one that's most reliable and concealable.
    (I'll typically carry a Glock over a 1911 )

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    9mm w/some federal HST

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    45 See the post with Lee Ermey in it, says it all.

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    I'll take a .45 any day!
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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    20 rounds of 9mm? Compensating for poor marksmanship or a poor round?
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    45 allways.

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    I'll stick with my 45...
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    I prefer the 45, but if no extra rounds I'd go for the 9mm and hope my aim was true.

    If given extra rounds I'd take the 45 every time.

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    No compensating, you don't get a mag change in this poll; think multiple attackers. what's the line about no one ever wished they had less ammo?

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    The difference is killing power versus fire power; you carry for protection not for a gun battle!!, 45acp is the clear winner; just ask all the elite special groups

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