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What caliber do you carry?

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by Riptide, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. DaiwaNut

    DaiwaNut Loaded Pockets

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    I carry either a Glock 23compensated or a Springfield XDS in 45.
     
  2. Vartz04

    Vartz04 Loaded Pockets

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    I carry a Keltec PF9 9mm. I've standardized on caliber to save on having to buy a ton of rounds in 8 different caliber s
     
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  3. MCPOWoller

    MCPOWoller Loaded Pockets

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    I really kick myself for selling my PF9. That gun was so light and easy to conceal/carry. I never had one issue with mine.
     
  4. steviesterno

    steviesterno Loaded Pockets

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    I'm doing the same consolidation, since I always seem to buy guns just when they are a great deal. I want to get down to 22, 9, 45, 223, 12 gauge, maybe 308

    But I already have an LCP 380, and that's silly to get rid of, or that 38 revolver that makes a good trunk gun, and some competitions want you to shoot 40 to score, and then a buddy sold me a 357sig at a good price, and that reminded me I missed my 357 mag revolver, and some of those new AR calibers are cool, and wouldn't 300 BO be so easy to suppress, but while I'm at it a 485 or whatever it is SOCUM could be a blast...


    I'm trying to pare down to 5 pistols and 5 long guns (not including sentimental guns).
     
  5. Vartz04

    Vartz04 Loaded Pockets

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    Luckily I made the decision before I bought a bunch of guns. I have .22, 9mm, 12 gauge, and .223 that I stock a bunch of ammo for.

    I have a 20 gauge over under that I use for trap/pheasant hunting but I only keep 2 cases of shells for that one.

    Only other caliber I would ever get is a .357/.38 as my wife wants a revolver. Again wouldn't stock a lot of ammo for that.
     
  6. steviesterno

    steviesterno Loaded Pockets

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    see how those other 2 calibers are sneaking up on you though? that's what happens to me. I go through maybe 25 rounds of 380 and 5 rounds of 38 a year, but still have to keep and stock some.

    I have sold my 357 sig, and 300 BO uppers, but still sitting on a pile of 40 ammo and no gun to shoot it. Another thing I'm liking is multiple parts work for more than one thing. an M&P mag will fit in a Pro, 4", and compact, and most holsters will fit them all. Makes the piles of crap you take to the range easier to deal with.
     
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  7. jstert

    jstert Loaded Pockets

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    410 in a bond arms derringer. two trigger pulls = 6 projectiles in center mass.


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  8. fisk-king

    fisk-king Loaded Pockets

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    Got my order in from sgammo yesterday for my wasr and pistoleros. Practicing can get a bit expensive lol.[​IMG]

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  9. A .22 pistol, something like the Walther P22. Because it's relatively small/compact, and it's cheap, as well as ammo. Sure, I'd like something like the FN Hi-power, but that would become cumbersome to carry after a while.
     
  10. charlie fox

    charlie fox Loaded Pockets

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    As long as you can shoot it fast and well, and reload quickly, more power to ya!
     
  11. iacchus

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    357SIG

    There are positives and negatives to the round, but I am fond of it.
     
  12. 10 rounds should be sufficient, unless there was a zombie attack. :-P
     
  13. Codeman

    Codeman Loaded Pockets

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    Yes, Hi-Powers are a tad big for ongoing EDC in urban/suburban environments for my tastes, but they are one of the finest pistols around. I miss mine, but that's another story.

    I've been known to carry a 22 WMR backup pistol, but the P22 is too big for my taste. A basic NAA MiniMag with CCI's Maxi-Mag TNT (30 gr Speer Gold Dot JHP) is my choice for a small but potent, up-close and personal belly gun. The TNT won't achieve it's potential out of this pistol, but it's stated muzzle specs of 2200 fps and 322 Ft-Lbs of energy make a it a viable combo when something larger is not possible, regardless of barrel length.

    My normal carry, though, is 9mm, sometimes .45, with Winchester Ranger T-Series loaded with the heaviest bullet the gun can handle, or Hornady Critical Defense if I'm carrying my Sig P938.
     
  14. mephistophilis

    mephistophilis Loaded Pockets

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    9mm
    [​IMG]

    i may be a real bad boy, but I'm a real good man
     
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  15. cbgold

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    410 Federal OOO buck in my Bond Arms Defender. Strip of 45 in my pocket.


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  16. Civilian

    Civilian Loaded Pockets

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    On Sunday it was a .45 ACP
    [​IMG]
     
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  17. dustyraines

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    .357 & .380 most often.
     
  18. Jean

    Jean Loaded Pockets

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    That parking garage video from Charlotte has me reconsidering my basic load.
     
  19. 0dBm

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    What particular aspect of that video is compelling you to reconsider your basic load?
     
  20. jkwithawave

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    Back to 9mm for the time being.