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Old 03-13-2009, 07:04 PM   #21
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9mm.

I never saw a use for or advantage for the .40 and .45 is too expensive for me to practice with reguarly.

9mm a useless cartridge? To everyone that was ever killed with a 9mm, "I command you to raise up! you're not dead! You were shot with a useless cartridge!"
I dont think there is such thing as a useless cartridge. Not even a 22. Not sayin thats what I would carry, just because it might take more than 1 shot to do the job. But I think anything bigger than that will do the job just as good as the other. Would you rather get shot with a .40 or a .45, .357, 9mm etc.... I choose none of the above. They will all kill.
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Old 03-15-2009, 07:46 AM   #22
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If I could only have one handgun, it'd be a S&W 357 revolver, probably a 4" in a K or L frame, or a 5" N-frame.

Actually, when I was a lad my dad gave me a 6 1/2" N-frame Smith for Christmas one year, and I used/carried that gun for a decade before I began to add to my armory. Great all-around gun.
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Nuff said.
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Old 03-03-2010, 11:31 AM   #25
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.40 ~pistol
5.56mm Greenines ~SBR
.338winmag ~Hunting rifle

If ammo was free... .50BMG would be on the list.
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Old 03-03-2010, 11:33 AM   #26
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1911 Colt chambered in 45 ACP for the auto. (Self defense).
22 rim fire (All around cheap fun).
357 Magnum Smith & Wesson 2" 66 (Versatility with ammo, and big punch small package).
41 Magnum Smith & Wesson 6" 657 (Hunting).
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I like my Glock 19 compact just that its great to carry and its a durable gun for backpacking and its fairly light and 9mm is cheap to get.
But for seriousness if its knockdown you want I have a good one for that, Its My .500 S&W Thompson Arms Encore with a 700 grain cast bullet.
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i carry either a .40 or .380 depending on what im doing/what im wearing

i dont believe that there is 1 perfect round personally

shot placement...as always...is key...

plenty of people have been killed with a well placed .22lr
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Old 03-03-2010, 11:38 AM   #30
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I love my .40 the best, but I only ever buy .40 or .45 no 9mm for this guy.
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Old 03-05-2010, 02:03 AM   #31
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Caspian Custom .45 w/4 ported Schumann barrel & match grade internals stoked with 165gr Corbons at 600+ foot pounds of energy.



or

S&W 1006 10mm loaded with 135gr Corbons



or

S&W Model 19-3 .357 with 157gr Corbons



or

Kimber Pro Carry .45 with RCBS 90gr frangible rounds at 2000 fps



Variety is the spice of life!! Of course, CORBON is the way to go...



Unless you're into a little long distance 50 cal prairie dog explosion...



Pick yer poison....
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Old 03-06-2010, 06:06 AM   #32
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My favorite caliber is 22LR, since all my shooting is plinking and target shooting and it's cheap.

Also like my .44 Mag for when I want to make some noise while plinking.

I have a .40 Sig P226 but it's used for plinking as well LOL kinda dumb use for a .40 Sig P226 but the gun cost too much to leave it out of the safe 24/7.

I use a S&W .38 special snubby for HD use. when I get done modding my Mossberg, I might take it out of the safe and use that as HD too but my go to first would be the snuby because it never fails to fire.
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Old 03-07-2010, 08:42 AM   #34
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Caspian Custom .45 w/4 ported Schumann barrel & match grade internals stoked with 165gr Corbons at 600+ foot pounds of energy.



or

S&W 1006 10mm loaded with 135gr Corbons



or

S&W Model 19-3 .357 with 157gr Corbons



or

Kimber Pro Carry .45 with RCBS 90gr frangible rounds at 2000 fps



Variety is the spice of life!! Of course, CORBON is the way to go...



Unless you're into a little long distance 50 cal prairie dog explosion...



Pick yer poison....
Forgot to quote ya on your .50 cal. Damn nice
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Old 03-07-2010, 09:07 AM   #35
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I have 4 .45's and 3 9MM. 9's are good for plinking, but when you mean business
the 45's with hollow points are the only way to go. After renewing my CCW permit the instructor brought out his steel targets and everything from .380s to 41 mags went through the course. most of the time the .380s, 38s and sometimes the 9s would not knock the steel over. You sure knew when the .45s hit.
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.40 and.45
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.40 S&W! Always have either my Glock 27 or Browning Hi Power Practical w/me.
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Old 03-07-2010, 07:32 PM   #38
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.357 because of the versatility that you can shoot .38's and .357's. I personally wouldn't carry with .357's loaded because they will go right through a person and possibly cause collateral damage. .38 JHP's are a perfect carry round for me.

For semi-auto's I like the .380 for CCW. For ex. the Ruger LCP, it's small and very concealable yet will still kill with a .380 if need be. If ammo was free, I'd go with a .45ACP for open carry, but I'm still partial to revolvers because they just won't jam unless you do something ridiculously crazy.
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Haha, I LOVE that movie .

9mm is probably my favorite. Cheap to shoot, exceptionally accurate, but can definitely do the job as far as defense from anything on two legs if it's loaded right. And in the words of a crazy ass Navy SEAL:

"You think 9mm won't do anything? Well when I put two rounds through your heart and one through your head, you won't know the difference...and neither will the enemy."
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I like my Glock 19 compact just that its great to carry and its a durable gun for backpacking and its fairly light and 9mm is cheap to get.
But for seriousness if its knockdown you want I have a good one for that, Its My .500 S&W Thompson Arms Encore with a 700 grain cast bullet.

That makes my .44 mag look like a pea shooter.
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