View Poll Results: What caliber do you use as your primary 'Carry' ?

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  • Fifty

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  • Forty Five

    41 56.16%
  • Forty Four

    3 4.11%
  • Forty

    10 13.70%
  • .38/.380

    4 5.48%
  • .357 Magnum

    3 4.11%
  • Thirty Two

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  • Twenty Two

    1 1.37%
  • 10mm

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  • 9mm

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Thread: Best Open (or CC for that matter) .45 semi-automatic

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    I'm looking for a .45 semi-auto and would like people's opinions for both open and concealed carry.

    Thanks

    I've added a poll by caliber as I'm curious :-)

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    Oop's = somethings broken on the system.

    The system has added a lot of extra numbers and I can't see how to edit that.

    I'll contact the forum maintainer to see if it can be cleaned up.

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    I fixed it but I have never heard of a thirty five caliber. Is that correct?



    marrandy wrote:
    Oop's = somethings broken on the system.

    The system has added a lot of extra numbers and I can't see how to edit that.

    I'll contact the forum maintainer to see if it can be cleaned up.

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    .357

    :-)

    I was only allowed to add 10 items so I doubled some up.

    You may want to pad out the list (if you wish) e.g.

    .38 special/.380ACP etc. even though they are different rounds.

    I know I could have dropped the .5

    I looked here..and was overwhelmed.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_handgun_cartridges

    If you like, pick what you think are the 10 most common and redo it. No problems there.

    Oh, I just checked again and it says poll ended even though I gave it 'unlimited' time

    Great...the extra numbers have been fixed now :-)

    the .35 needs changing to .357 (or as you've put it, thirty five seven). Forum issue huh ?

    Does it work if you put a 0 (zero in) ie. instead of .357, 0.357 ?

    Thanks

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    I'm quite fond of S&W M&P 45. 10 in the clip, polymer frame, picatinny rail, coated stainless slide (pretty sure the barrel is the same). I carry it in a blackhawk cqc holster, on a pistol belt if I'm ocing, straight on my regular belt usually if I'm ccing. comes with the paddle. Holster runs about 40 around me, 540 for the pistol. It's made to better quality than glocks, and it's ambidextrous. My buddy got one in 9, holds 17 in the clip with no extension and he's a lefty.

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    I recently got a Dan Wesson Pointman7. Its a fullsize (5inch barrel) 1911. I have been OC-ing it with my CompTac IWB Infidel holster. It is a heavier pistol, but I actually do not notice it too much. It also helps that it is a single stack so is fairly thin.

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    I carry a Glock 21 (.45) all the time. Open and CC. When I had shoulder rehab, I carried a CZ82 in a fanny pack to keep the nerves down.

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    At the moment I have only 1 handgun, which is a Bersa .45.

    Conceals decently (though not 100% all the time), but she OC's perfectly lol.
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    .357 Magnum as primary OC and CC

    .380 auto as primary only in very hot shorts & t-shirt weather (CC only)

    .44 Magnum when out in the woods and worried about bears (OC only)

    .45 auto soon to come as a new OC rig, and perhaps a CC rig

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    Taurus PT1911 in .45ACP on my hip as my primary.

    Kel-Tec P-3AT in .380ACP in my pants pocket as my BUG.


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    nepawolf wrote:
    I'm quite fond of S&W M&P 45. 10 in the clip, polymer frame, picatinny rail, coated stainless slide (pretty sure the barrel is the same). I carry it in a blackhawk cqc holster, on a pistol belt if I'm ocing, straight on my regular belt usually if I'm ccing. comes with the paddle. Holster runs about 40 around me, 540 for the pistol. It's made to better quality than glocks, and it's ambidextrous. My buddy got one in 9, holds 17 in the clip with no extension and he's a lefty.
    You mean "magazine", not clip.


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    I carry the Springfield XDM 40 S&W with "17" rounds of GDHP

    http://www.speer-ammo.com/ballistics...x?loadNo=23961



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    jpierce wrote:
    I fixed it but I have never heard of a thirty five caliber. Is that correct?



    marrandy wrote:
    Oop's = somethings broken on the system.

    The system has added a lot of extra numbers and I can't see how to edit that.

    I'll contact the forum maintainer to see if it can be cleaned up.
    When I took the course for my CHL the instructor asked everyone what caliber they brought, .32 is the smallest you can qualify with, and a lady said she had a .35. The instructor just laughed and said " sweety there is no such thing". It turned out to be a .25 and she had to rent a gun to continue the class. Do not know if she qualified or not but the instructor had a lot otrouble with her during range qualifing.

    I carry an SA XD9SC myself.

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    I had a Springfield 1911A1 and used a carrylok made by Bianchi that I really liked.

    http://www.springfield-armory.com/



    http://www.bianchi-intl.com/product/...?TxtModelID=82


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    SouthernBoy wrote:
    nepawolf wrote:
    I'm quite fond of S&W M&P 45. 10 in the clip, polymer frame, picatinny rail, coated stainless slide (pretty sure the barrel is the same). I carry it in a blackhawk cqc holster, on a pistol belt if I'm ocing, straight on my regular belt usually if I'm ccing. comes with the paddle. Holster runs about 40 around me, 540 for the pistol. It's made to better quality than glocks, and it's ambidextrous. My buddy got one in 9, holds 17 in the clip with no extension and he's a lefty.
    You mean "magazine", not clip.

    Absolutely right. I've gotten too used to talking to people who don't know the difference. My apologizes. A 10 round clip in a handgun would just suck.

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    I like to carry my XD-40 for the most part, but when in bear country I tend to carry my Ruger 44mag as I like how it makes such big holes. But the higher capacity of the 40 is nice, and it is accurate. One is just a much bigger beast than the other. Plus I have to admit that I love the look of a nickel Super Blackhawk in a leather holster hanging by my side.
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    XD-45 4" service model - hands down.

    I am sure that people will disagree with me though.

    Things I like:

    four separate safeties and only one that I have to consciously disengage (I have the thumb safety model)
    fits my hand PERFECTLY
    puts big holes in stuff
    durability
    reliability
    light weight
    13+1 capacity
    fairly accurate
    manageable recoil


    Things I don't like:
    can't think of any

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    Springfield Micro-Compact .45 ACP. Can't beat it!
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    Very nice choice! Springfield makes a fine .45
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    anyone recommend a .45 with a laser and a rail for a light ?

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    XD-45 4" with Crimson Trace laser grips. Can't use the CT grips with the XD that has the thumb safety. XDs have a tactical rail in front of the trigger guard.

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    marrandy wrote:
    anyone recommend a .45 with a laser and a rail for a light ?
    You could call Kimber and see if they'll sell a custom version of this pistol

    http://www.kimberamerica.com/pistols...pro_tle_rl_II/

    with this grip

    http://www.kimberamerica.com/pistols...o_carry_II_LG/

    It might cost you a bit extra, but that's a pretty nice short barrel setup andI don't see why it couldn't be done.

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    Taurus 24/7 Pro DS .40

    I really like this tool, one of my favorites in my box.

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    Glock 21 SF.

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