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What's your preferred caliber?

This is a discussion on What's your preferred caliber? within the The Polling Place forums, part of the Use and Training category; 9mm. Because one well placed hollow point will put a bad guy down for the count, and if it dosn't for some reason I can ...


View Poll Results: Favorite caliber?
45 acp 157 38.11%
.40 S&W 104 25.24%
.357 Sig 5 1.21%
9mm 146 35.44%
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:02 PM   #71
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9mm.
Because one well placed hollow point will put a bad guy down for the count, and if it dosn't for some reason I can get back on target faster for my follow up shot.
Its also cheaper, so I can practice more, so that my first shot gos right where I want it to.
And if for some reason I need to deal with 2+ bad guys I have 20 rounds on tap before I have to reload. So unlike say a 1911 that has 9 rounds on hand if I put 3 rounds each in to 3 BG, I don't have to change mags for BG #4.

And lets face facts here guys, NONE of you can say that you will never miss a shot when it counts. The range is one thing, BGs are another. 9 rounds it just to few IMO to be able to deal with every situation.
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:10 PM   #72
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120 mm wasent on the list, why??????
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:17 PM   #73
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9mm. It is what I train with at the range, so it is what I carry. It will stop a threat just fine.

If I need to carry something with "knockdown power" I will tote around a shoulder-fired rocket.
Hear hear!

As for me, I have a 9mm. I chose it after shooting a 10mm, a .38spc/.357, a .40 glock, a .45 USP, a .22, and and gun I bought, 9mm
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Old 10-12-2011, 03:35 PM   #74
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9mm.
Because one well placed hollow point will put a bad guy down for the count, and if it dosn't for some reason I can get back on target faster for my follow up shot.
Its also cheaper, so I can practice more, so that my first shot gos right where I want it to.
And if for some reason I need to deal with 2+ bad guys I have 20 rounds on tap before I have to reload. So unlike say a 1911 that has 9 rounds on hand if I put 3 rounds each in to 3 BG, I don't have to change mags for BG #4.

And lets face facts here guys, NONE of you can say that you will never miss a shot when it counts. The range is one thing, BGs are another. 9 rounds it just to few IMO to be able to deal with every situation.

I agree completely 9mm for me
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:23 PM   #75
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:26 PM   #76
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and it appears i have broken the tie between 9 & .40
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:32 PM   #77
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9mm because that is what I started with and like price of ammo, but may change my mind once my TRP shows up.
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:49 PM   #78
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For CC I choose to go with a 9mm.

For home, a 45 would be better, and the 9mm as backup.

9mm is a lot cheaper at the range to shoot.
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:51 PM   #79
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12 Gauge.

But since it tends to draw attention when I open carry it and I walk funny carrying it concealed, I stick with my 9mm's.
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.45. In a 1911 platform it is downright addicting.
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