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Captain Jack 02-07-2011 08:23 PM

What's your preferred caliber?
What is your preferred caliber that you like and use best for SD/HD? How did you come up with that preference/why do you like it so much? Please keep it with the 4 main Semi-auto calibers in the poll. :)

Me, I like the .45acp. I shoot it best, but the cost of ammo is just so dang expensive compared to the other calibers.

chameleon 02-07-2011 08:33 PM

.45 because they don't make a .46. Go big or go home :twisted:

Jarhead1987 02-07-2011 08:34 PM

I prefer the XD .40 for self defense/CCH because it really packs a punch and I have more rounds to use than your typical .45.

I mostly train with XDm 9mm because the cost of ammo is lower compared to the .40.

I still train with the .40, just not as often as the 9mm.

Looking to purchase an XDm .40 in the near future to replace the XD .40.

ksmedman 02-07-2011 08:44 PM

45ACP. Been killing BG's for 100 years...

Seriously though, I want to throw the heaviest bullet I can. Mass matters, especially in peripheral hits. Plus I find I shoot a 45 better than the others. YMMV.

Capt.D 02-07-2011 08:47 PM

45 so if I don't hit um....the aftershock will get um.....

Reno82 02-07-2011 08:54 PM

I love the 45acp but its hard to carry when it's warm out or if I have a dress up. 9mm on most days.

aaron1984 02-07-2011 09:24 PM

My daily 9-5 gun is a .380 acp but the other hours of the day and for home defense I have a .45 auto Kimber for that job.

Kicking around a 9mm carbine for HD but the .223/5.56 will probably win.

JustRick 02-07-2011 10:01 PM

40, because I like my XDM40 and can shoot it relatively fast and accurate. But on some days I relegate that to my backup gun if I put on the shoulder holster and take the 44mag revolver out. I like 45 also, but do not trust my 45 for self defense, maybe when it comes back from the shop it will be more reliable. I also am considering a Beretta px4 Storm in 45, shot that at the range and would definitely have no qualms about using that for self defense. So if I pick up that Beretta, or my old 45 starts acting nice, I could change my vote.

ETexPops 02-07-2011 10:08 PM

1911's are slowly taking over from the XD's for CC. Prefer .45 but do sometimes carry an XD9sc. .40 is just a gamer cartridge for me.

TexDeuce 02-07-2011 10:10 PM

.45 ACP because it makes bigger holes. If the .45 makes bigger holes and they all get adequate penetration (9mm, .40, and .45) how can it not do more damage than those other calibers? Serious question.

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