Most popular carry caliber

Most popular carry caliber

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    Most popular carry caliber

    I am going to take a guess and say a 38 or a 45.


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    I'm going to guess that it's in the following order:

    (1) 9mm
    (2) .357 magnum
    (3) .45
    (4) .380

    The other calibers I'm not too certain.
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    9mm
    .45
    .357
    .380
    .40

    What do I win? (i bet we have a poll somewhere here on this, im going hunting)
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    Most popular but not best order:

    1. 9mm
    2. .38 sp
    3. .357
    4. .45
    5. .380
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    My two cents...

    1. 38/357 - lots of j-frames out there being carried
    2. 9mm
    3. 380
    4. 45
    5. 40
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    Here is a poll that was run a while back on this site.

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...y-caliber.html
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    Wasn't there a recent poll on this?

    If I remember correctly, the last I looked I think 9mm was in the lead, with .45 a close second? Poll may have changed since then.

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    Yeah, I remember that poll. It was the one that didn't list .44 Magnum
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    Quote Originally Posted by MNBurl View Post
    My two cents...

    1. 38/357 - lots of j-frames out there being carried
    2. 9mm
    3. 380
    4. 45
    5. 40
    I would switch .380 with .40 there are a lot of police caring .40. I believe most 1911 guy's leave there man gun in the safe because its too heavy... so I would keep .45 at #4 Actually I bet .22 is above .380. well here's my guess:
    1. 38/.357 I believe they need to go together.
    2. 9mm
    3. .40 a lot of cops
    4. .45
    5. .22 ghetto
    6. .380 even though its a 9mm short you can't use them interchangeably.

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    The one you got in your gun.

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    Probably 9mm and .40 are the top two.
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    I'm gonna say 9mm, then .45. Just a guess.
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    For me, it's:
    9mm
    .40 S&W
    .38 spcl. +p
    .380 ACP

    I carry the 9mm about 99.9% of the time. I absolutely LOVE the .40 S&W, but it's a difference of 9+1 in .40 S&W and 13+1 in 9mm.

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    Based on (non) availability, I will say:

    .380
    9mm
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    I believe most 1911 guy's leave there man gun in the safe because its too heavy...
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