View Poll Results: Which do you prefer most as your primary defensive weapon?

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  • .22lr/mag

    5 1.56%
  • .25ACP

    0 0%
  • .32ACP

    3 0.93%
  • .38 Special

    22 6.85%
  • 9mm

    86 26.79%
  • .40 S&W

    67 20.87%
  • .45ACP

    112 34.89%
  • .357 Magnum

    23 7.17%
  • .44 Magnum

    3 0.93%
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    I'm just curious to see what most people like to carry on a day to day basis. This is not intended to cause a caliber war!

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    I carry a 9mm but it's my only option currently.



    I plan to add .45 and .357 to my choices within the next few months.

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    kito109654 wrote:
    I carry a 9mm but it's my only option currently.



    I plan to add .45 and .357 to my choices within the next few months.
    What make and model do you carry, and what do you hope to carry in the future?

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    I most often carry a .45acp. but on the rare occasion when I'm trying to be uber-discrete and am CCing, I'll tote a Walther P22.

    I have plans to add some sort of 10mm to my collection soon--either a Glock 20 or a Colt Delta Elite. Why is 10mm no included in the list?

    And sometime next year, I'll be getting a couple revolvers in .357 Magnum/.38 Special and probably one or two SA pistols in .45 Long Colt...

    But even with my expanded selection in the next year or so, I'll most likely carry a .45acp (or a 10mm when I get it) for defense. All the others will be "range guns", and for teaching...
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    Dreamer wrote:
    I most often carry a .45acp. but on the rare occasion when I'm trying to be uber-discrete and am CCing, I'll tote a Walther P22.

    I have plans to add some sort of 10mm to my collection soon--either a Glock 20 or a Colt Delta Elite. Why is 10mm no included in the list?

    And sometime next year, I'll be getting a couple revolvers in .357 Magnum/.38 Special and probably one or two SA pistols in .45 Long Colt...

    But even with my expanded selection in the next year or so, I'll most likely carry a .45acp (or a 10mm when I get it) for defense. All the others will be "range guns", and for teaching...
    When I was making the poll it said it could only have 10 options, so that's why some are left out.

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    Glock 22C, .40 S&W mmmm, mmmm good

    You left out some other very common calibers:

    .380 ACP
    .327 Federal Magnum
    .357 SIG
    10mm Auto

    Of course, there are othres, those at least deserve to be in that poll.

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    Kahr MK9 w/CTC and Trij all the time.

    Kahr K9 Elite '03 or G29SF when I can add that to the mix.

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    Usually carry .45acp (1911)

    occasionally .380 (bersa thunder)



    I would like to add 10mm and .357sig to my list but with local availability, probably not anytime soon.

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    Generally, I carry which ever matches my outfit

    The UCII .45 matches my "dress down over shirt" for summer carry and myblack winter jacket (CC only in my state)

    The EMP 9mm matches my summer weight jacket and my Native American stylewinter jacket.

    The BobCat always goes along in my shoulder-carried fanny pack. I don't carry a purse at all.

    And it all fits under my black leather jacket ... ooooooh, guns are such wonderful fashion accessories:celebrate

    Impatiently waiting for OC - then I can add holsters to my accessorizing:celebrate:celebrate
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    I carry a G30 45, also at times a 1911 clone 45.

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    I go back and forth between a .45 and a .357. It just depends on the situation and the mood I'm in as to what I carry.

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    Winter CC and OC, I carry my G21 (.45). Summer CC, KelTek P-11 (9mm). Those are the primaries.

    BUG, P-11 and .25, depending on which gun is my primary...

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    Seniordep2010 wrote:
    kito109654 wrote:
    I carry a 9mm but it's my only option currently.



    I plan to add .45 and .357 to my choices within the next few months.
    What make and model do you carry, and what do you hope to carry in the future?
    I carry a Kahr CW9 and love it.

    I've been wanting a 1911, and will probably start out with a Rock Island Armory with skeletonized hammer and full beavertail. Locally they are $450 new. That seems like a good value for a first 1911.

    Before that, however, I need an all-purpose back country gun (lots of mountain lions in the areas I hunt/fish/camp/hike). I'm looking at the S&W 686+, a 7 shot .357 magnum in the 3" barrel length so that it can be an OC gun as well but I'm considering the 4" Ruger GP100 and putting the savings towards a scope so that it can double as a hunting gun (4" minimum barrel lenth for hunting here in WA).

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    Glock 21 when OCing. Glock 30 when CCing or casual carrying.

    .45 all the way, baby!!!

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    .40 Currently, I plan to be carrying .45 almost exclusively once I get My Springfield Milspec 1911.
    Malo Periculosam Libertatem Quam Quietum Servitium

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    Right now Ruger SP101 .357 Magnum.

    I have an FNP-40 that I got recently, just haven't had a chance to get a good retention holster for it, will probably primarily carry that weapon when I do though.

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    rossi 6 shot 357 snub,hi-point 380 acp(b4 anyone says anything 1000's of rounds and no jams or ftfs)i researched b4 buying so first thing i did was polish the feed ramp.A walther p22 and upuntil yesterday s&w sigma 40 ve,had to pawn itsanta is bringing my son a power wheels quad by yamaha...Iwas gettin sick to my stomach at the pawn shop ive never sold any of my guns only buy more,I felt all better when i left wally world with the raptor in my truck...

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    brokenbarrel wrote:
    had to pawn itsanta is bringing my son a power wheels quad by yamaha...Iwas gettin sick to my stomach at the pawn shop ive never sold any of my guns only buy more,I felt all better when i left wally world with the raptor in my truck...
    Good man.

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    .40 cal.

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    .45 in a Colt Commander





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    .40 s&w
    XDm 40 for OC and CC
    PT-140 pro for CC
    I have S&W j-frame(model 49) But I took the dinky grips off and put a hogue mono grip on it. With the larger grip it now sticks a little out of the pocket just a bit. Preventing it from being a BUG.
    But I do carry two extra mags with my 40's
    31 total rds with the pt-140
    49 total rds with the XDm 40
    As long as the guns don't fail or something else. I can carry a lot more than just the 5 rds of 38 in the BUG.
    I could always carry the pt as a bug but it's also big to carry in the front pocket of my pants.
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    38 Spl Model 49 S&W. I just love this little pistol.

    Have a model 59 S&W in 9mm that I've owned and carried since the 70s.

    Of all the handguns I own I have a little 22 7 shot H&R that is just a nice fit however you want to carry it. I'm a believer that caliber is not all that important. It's important that I carry.

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    .40 XD sub 12+1 with x-tra mags

    9mm. no good for barriers and winter clothes.

    .45 too much recoil, not enough capacity.



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    .45acp! Shoot 'em nice , so you don't shoot 'em twice!

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    Glock 20 in 10mm Primary, Glock 27 in .40S&W Secondary / BUG.

    ~~Springfield

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