View Poll Results: When I OC/CC, I chamber:

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  • 22

    2 2.67%
  • 380

    3 4.00%
  • 9mm

    21 28.00%
  • 38

    3 4.00%
  • 357

    6 8.00%
  • 40

    12 16.00%
  • 45

    28 37.33%
  • OTHER

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Thread: Preferred Calibur for OC/CC?

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    Just wondering. 9mm here.


    ....and YES - I just realized i spelled Caliber with a "U"...

    Anyway: found this info at http://www.ballistics-experts.com/index.htm


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    +1 on 9mm

    (Federal Hydr-shocks)

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    ya - i only ask b/c i came accross this chart:



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    haha, .22 FTW!

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    xRapidDavex wrote:
    haha, .22 FTW!
    you dont think anyone would/should carry a .22 for personal defence?

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    Um, that chart is stupid, Why the expletive would they include a rifle round?

    Someone doesn't know jack. Not you of course, but someone.

    Just some numbers I found. Federal FMJ rounds. Not +p

    .380 = 190 ft-lbs

    .38 spcl = 260 ft-lbs

    9mm = 362 ft-lbs

    .40 = 445 ft-lbs

    .45 = 370 ft-lbs

    So, the chart is off.

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    thx997303 wrote:
    Um, that chart is stupid, Why the expletive would they include a rifle round?

    Someone doesn't know jack. Not you of course, but someone.

    Just some numbers I found. Federal FMJ rounds. Not +p

    .380 = 190 ft-lbs

    .38 spcl = 260 ft-lbs

    9mm = 362 ft-lbs

    .40 = 445 ft-lbs

    .45 = 370 ft-lbs

    So, the chart is off.
    well THAT sucks. Somebody get me a chart...














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    http://www.btfh.net/shoot/bullet-test-2.html

    http://www.btfh.net/shoot/bullet-test-7.html

    Some interesting results. Federal HST looks pretty good. The Hyrdashock did bad.

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    Cykaos wrote:
    http://www.btfh.net/shoot/bullet-test-2.html

    http://www.btfh.net/shoot/bullet-test-7.html

    Some interesting results. Federal HST looks pretty good. The Hyrdashock did bad.
    nice site. got more info than i bargained for.

    Just an FYI - i am gonna check out some Glaser Saftey Slugs next.

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    and 9mm takes an early lead.

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    Guess a lot of people like having about 16 rounds and decent power eh?

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    thx997303 wrote:
    ..16 rounds..
    lol- thats exactly how much my magazines carry. nice 1.

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    Mine holds 15 Old mags.

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    I think they put 223 in the chart to illustrate the fact that handgun rounds SUCK as far asavailable energy is concerned. They're just a lot more convenient to carry than a rifle.



    As for me, it's a 357 mag doing the honors.


    As for 22lr, remember 2 things:

    1. It's a killer, it kills more people than most other calibers per year. BUT: It's a poor stopper. They usually die hours later in a hospital, AFTER they've done damage to their victim.

    2. IF you carry a 22, carry SOLIDS, not HP rounds. You're going to need all the penetration you can get.


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    There's a lot more to my bullet decision making than foot-punds. I want my energy absorbed by the target and not the backstop. Sure, give me lots of force but, give me something that turns into .90 when it comes in contact with my target.

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    I use the +P Spear Gold Dot Hollow Points alternated with Federal FMJ rounds in my clip. That way, I get two different types of rounds alternating as I fire for different types of penetration needs in a critical situation.


    If it isn't broke, then don't fix it, or you'll fix it until it's broke.

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    ** decided to start new thread instead. check out here: http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/view_to...mp;forum_id=52 **

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    I bought me a Walther p22 back in December and i feel very comfortable carrying it with me for defense. Don't get me wrong; a 9mm will stop someone in their tracks but im pretty sure If you were to unload a 22LR on someone it will stop them to. i can empty my 10 round clip + 1 in the chamber in 2 or so seconds. let me know what ya think.

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    OCwith1911 wrote:
    I bought me a Walther p22 back in December and i feel very comfortable carrying it with me for defense. Don't get me wrong; a 9mm will stop someone in their tracks but im pretty sure If you were to unload a 22LR on someone it will stop them to. i can empty my 10 round clip + 1 in the chamber in 2 or so seconds. let me know what ya think.
    I think you've seen something personally to make you think that .22 lr is enough. That's fine, its just not for me.

    Personally I would rather have 8 .40 rounds than 11 .22 rounds.

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    thx997303 wrote:
    Um, that chart is stupid, Why the expletive would they include a rifle round?
    Because it is not exclusively a rifle round. :P
    "An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life." Robert A. Heinlein

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    OCwith1911 wrote:
    I bought me a Walther p22 back in December and i feel very comfortable carrying it with me for defense....
    I love that Walther P22. My bud OCs with his and loves it.

    ps - you say you carry a .22, but you didnt vote!

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    i like carrying my 357 sig (glock)

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    ive heard those Glocks are fairly durable.

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    And near the same as your Sigma. Almost exactly the same gun.

    Matter of fact, Glock sued S&W over it.

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    thx997303 wrote:
    And near the same as your Sigma. Almost exactly the same gun.

    Matter of fact, Glock sued S&W over it.
    i remeber that. i think thats why i bought it. im like ,"Hey, a cheap two-tone Glock!"

    lol-

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