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i don't want to start any caliber wars but i am almost deciding to keep my kimber solo cdp in lieu of XDs 45.

i have a glock 19. and the fact that i don't have another caliber is starting to bother me. you know, keeping all eggs in one basket kind of thing. as i get older, and light of events, i tend to think that anything is possible i regards to shortages, wars and prohibitions. some countries restrict what kind of ammo civilians can use, the so called "military caliber". do i see that happening in the US?? no. do i think is very possible??? HELL yeah. New Jersey is banning 50 cal bullets. i don't know if that is 50 bmg only or all others. the anti gunners and the "people of the UN" if you know what i mean, will erode our and everybody else's gun rights in ANY WAY THEY CAN. caliber, number of bullets, types of guns, powder, energy of the round, etc etc etc.

getting back on track. it is kind of bothering me having only lugers. i am not a big fan of the 40SW ( sorry 40 fans). i was at a self defense class yesterday and the guy at the store said he couldn't pay what my kimber was really worth because it was too much money. i was going to "trade in" on a XDs 45.

i shoot better a 9 than anything else. but i would train with a 45 to get better, come on, it is a 45. it was designed by God himself.

what do you guys think??? am i worrying for nothing??? should i get a different caliber?? or even a revolver caliber??? did i confuse you enough???

sorry for the title i need to grab as much attention as i can so i can get many responses.
 

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Get whatever you want and sell whatever you want.

I have an assortment of calibers just because that is how it worked out, not because I HAVE to have this or I HAVE to have that.
 

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Agree with Sioux565. If you want a .45, go get 'er. But basing it on future, unknown restrictions...well, you might as well go to a palm reader.
 

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Purchasing a new gun in a new caliber is fine. Doing so because you fear 9mm will be banned, unavailable, etc. is going overboard.

I don't mean to sound harsh, but that is my honest answer.
like i said, we all think it is not "possible" until it happens. until someone does something or some politician brings up on legislation and it actually passes. we ALL thought it wouldn't happen
 

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Tough decision I can tell you a year ago I decided to cut down on my number of different calibers an went with nines an snubs that shoot 357 or 38 (dont count my mk111 never get rid of it) luckily i had a stockpile of nines an .38 because you could not find any around here for awhile now I was out of supplies to reload. I will never let that happen again. Sometimes it might be better to have lots of calibers to take advantage of what you can find.
 

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Stay with what you have. Any perceived benefit is just that perceived. With modern HP ammo the 9mm is fine.
 

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Tough decision I can tell you a year ago I decided to cut down on my number of different calibers an went with nines an snubs that shoot 357 or 38 (dont count my mk111 never get rid of it) luckily i had a stockpile of nines an .38 because you could not find any around here for awhile now I was out of supplies to reload. I will never let that happen again. Sometimes it might be better to have lots of calibers to take advantage of what you can find.
that is the frame of mind i am in right now. sorta
 

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Stay with what you have. Any perceived benefit is just that perceived. With modern HP ammo the 9mm is fine.
not really talking about firepower or "stopping" power. i am more referring to plain availability and restrictions when it comes to laws and politics.
 

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You're asking the wrong question; the only one that matters is "do I want one?" Additionally, diversity is good - last time around 40 was all you could find, this time the most available that I've come across is 45.
 

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You're asking the wrong question; the only one that matters is "do I want one?" Additionally, diversity is good - last time around 40 was all you could find, this time the most available that I've come across is 45.
I was going to say this almost word for word.
 

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Buy what you want and not what's on the current "hot" list. My motto from Zell Miller: "I certainly have plenty of weapons, but not nearly as many as I want."

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Consider a .45 long Colt. That is the only caliber the local Wal Mart has consistently had in stock for the past several months.
 

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do i really need a 45???

i am almost deciding to keep my kimber solo cdp in lieu of XDs 45. shortages, wars and prohibitions. banning caliber, number of bullets, types of guns, powder, energy of the round ... i shoot better a 9 than anything else.

what do you guys think?
I, too, almost invariably shoot hot 9mm cartridges far better than any other caliber. For whatever reason, the size/balance of guns I've acquired when used in the 9mm cartridge end up being more accurate, and more repeatably accurate, than any other caliber I have tried. And in many cases, I have tried multiple calibers of the same basic model handgun. Can't explain it, but it's a real outcome. And so, I focus on 9mm as my predominant cartridge as well. Worldwide, it's got huge availability, lots of models of pistols are made for it, it's well within the capabilities of most people, and it's reasonably priced.

Nothing wrong with standardizing on one or two key cartridges, for all of those reasons. Not for everyone, but many do so.

If indeed you're most accurate with the 9mm and those other factors are weighing on you, then by all means standardize. If not, not. You can always change, for any reasons.
 

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Everyone should have a .45. I would recommend the m&p 45C over the XDS though.
 

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I'd keep the 9. and get the 45 also. I just got a 45 and will get the 9 next. Got to have a little diversity. May also get a 22LR pea shooter, mainly because I have thousands of rounds for my long guns. Jim
 

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I am invested in 3 calibers 9mm, 45acp and 38 special, I reload for all three. Worldwide 9mm and 45acp are produced all around the world, one reason I do not have a 40 S&W it is a US only caliber mostly used in LE, it's a good caliber I just do not see a reason fot it for me, yes I have had 40s in the past and have reloaded for it.

I feel that three calibers should allow me to find components for shooting when I want to. If I had to choose two of the three it would not matter which two.

I will have other calibers in the future to try like 10mm or maybe 357sig just to learn and enjoy.
 

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I also was considering the xds .45 but after range testing have forgotten all about it...This is not a gun that's fun to shoot..Oh yeah, it shoots but the kickback and the off target recoil is excessive in my opinion. This gun is just toooooooo light to be a .45 caliber if rapid shots on target is what you are looking for. So I will probably go with the Glock 27 to go with my Glock 26. Why...because I don't really need a .45.
 
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