Would/Does being limited to 10 rounds impact your carry caliber choice?

Would/Does being limited to 10 rounds impact your carry caliber choice?

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    Would/Does being limited to 10 rounds impact your carry caliber choice?

    I know that the pursuit of higher capacity is the ever enduring goal of most - hence the 365 and 33 round Glock magazine. But, if limited to 10 or fewer round magazines would your choice of carry caliber remain the same?

    Growing up I used to hear the old salts joke that they carried a 45 "because they don't make a 46!" That is not true any longer. There are a number of handgun calibers that are larger than 45ACP. However, would your choice be based on bullet diameter or bullet weight? Or would it be based on energy (ft/lbs)? With capacity out the window (for many caliber choices) what factors would drive your choice of carry caliber?

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    My M&P9c mags are only 12rds now. Limited to 10, I'd add another spare and bring the load out to 30 from 24.
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    I'm already at a max of 8. With magguts I can push it to 10, so mag limit doesn't affect me. However, mag limits are still stupid. Check out the recent defense, where it took about 30 rounds to fend off 5 armed home invaders.
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    Iíd still carry the same things in 9mm. I wouldnít like being restricted like that, but I could make do as only 1 of my carry guns has a greater than 10-round capacity anyway. (Sig M11-A1).


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    My highest capacity handgun is an 8+1 1911 so no the 10 round thing would not affect me either way. Obviously capacity is no big deal to me. I carry a 642 mostly so maybe caliber isn't such a big deal either?

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    Carry what you shoot well, shot placement is more important than having the biggest bullet out there. I heartedly disagree with magazine capacity limitations created by law.

    That being said, living in a state where one is most often limited to 10 unless you have pre ban magazines I still choose a 1911 in 45 or 9 as those are what I shoot best.

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    Heck, Iím comfortable with 5 in a J-frame, so...double that wouldnít bother me at all, regardless of caliber.
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    For concealed carry, not usually. Most of the time I carry subcompacts that are under 10 rounds. Rarely carry anything full-size anymore.
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    Magazines can be changed and changed quickly especially with practice. Or a spare magazine can be contained already inside a second gun. Magazine capacity is very low on my list of things that count in regards to caliber. Top on my list of caliber choice is my ability to put rounds on target. And as I age I find the caliber getting smaller yet since only (good/effective) hits count hits with a smaller caliber are still better than misses with a big caliber.
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    10 rounds of 10mm goodness! (Well, it's actually 10 + 1 in the gun and another 15 round mag in my pocket)
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    10 round would not affect me. Only carry 1911 .45ACP
    And revolvers in .357/.38
    I donít get into the math of muzzle velocity, ft. Lbs etc.
    I just concentrate on hitting the target

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    I would continue to carry .45 ACP, 9mm and .380 based upon what I am doing/where I am going.
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    I carry a 43x with a 10 round magazine and a spare with me. Currently it would make 0 difference. Do I wish to keep the option however of having more rounds? Yes
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    I love my double stacks and single stacks, but right now, this is the one.
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