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Concealed carry- caliber or capacity?

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Old 12-01-2012, 09:00 AM   #1
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Concealed carry- caliber or capacity?

When you are thinking of a conceald carry gun, what's the most important criteria for the gun- caliber, capacity, or both?
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:13 AM   #2
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I would say a caliber you shoot well, in a gun you shoot that caliber well in, and comfort of carrying. If it is not comfortable to carry you will leave it at home. It is all personal choice though. I like 9mm, I like to stick with it so I only need to buy 1 type of ammo. I like a weapon with the highest capacity that is also comfortable to carry.

For cc I mostly carry a Kel-Tec P11 in 9mm it is 12+1 capacity and is comforable enough that I don't notice it is there.
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10 of 40 now but may soon be carrying 7 of 45 if you now what I mean.

RARELY have additional mag on me
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The first thing I look for is reliability!!!!!!!
After that is shot placement.
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If 16rnds of 230g +p wont stop them, i guess im sol.

And by 16rnds i mean i usually have both my 45's on me.
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When you are thinking of a conceald carry gun, what's the most important criteria for the gun- caliber, capacity, or both?
Shot placement. A well placed .22 will stop a threat better than a miss with a .45
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reliability and 'comfort'. Calibre and capacity be damned. A handgun is better then a knife because it gives you distance and a chance. It gives the aggressor a choice, that is all. And in the 'great calibre war' 9mm, 357sig, 38, 357, 40, 41, 44, 45, 10mm pretty much do the same thing, some do it easier, but all have loads that meet the same FBI minimum performance requirements.......

I have no worries packing a 32ACP, 32NAA, 9x18MAK....I don't do any 380s.
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When you are thinking of a conceald carry gun, what's the most important criteria for the gun- caliber, capacity, or both?
Both!
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Op, the answer to your question is...

Yes.
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my most important things I look at for a carry gun are 1. that it will be small enough that I will be able to carry it with minimal printing and be comfortable that I will carry it everyday all day. 2. That is a reliable firearm that has a very very small chance of malfunctioning. The above two are most important to me (not necessarily in that order). Next would be caliber and capacity. My two carry guns are both 45 just bc I like the round but would not have a problem carrying a 9mm, or 40. As far as capacity goes I have a glock 36 and an xdm 45 compact. so thats 7 rounds of 45 and 10 rounds of 45 respectively. I personally feel fine with what some would consider "low capacity" of the glock, however I do not believe I have carried my glock since I got my xdm 45c about 8 months ago.
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