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What is your favorite caliber for a pistol?

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by kristopherl, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. Mar 9, 2009 at 6:33 AM
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    kristopherl

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    OK.. I have had a Colt .38 special revolver which was my father's. it's about 40 yrs old. I recently got a Beretta .40 because I wanted something that handled well with good stoping power. I will probably buy another pistol after a few months so I want to know.....

    What is your favorite and why? Like why a .380 over a .38 special
     
  2. Mar 9, 2009 at 7:27 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Revolver- .357 mag/ .38 special

    Because you can plink all day with .38's and still have the magnum power with the .357 mags

    Semi- .40 cal

    I have always loved the .40 cal for some reason.
     
  3. Mar 9, 2009 at 7:33 AM
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    cbcs1987

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    .357 mag. smith and wesson model 686+. I like it just because it has a lot of power and I can use it for defense and huntin. I like a revolver cuz it's less that can tear up and I just dont like semi autos.
     
  4. Mar 9, 2009 at 7:38 AM
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    My Favorite is my .44 mag. Accurate out to 100 yards, can be loaded up to pretty dam good power (enough to hurt my hand), and packs a decent punch for game animals.
    For self defense: my 9mm and .45 acp are a tie
     
  5. Mar 9, 2009 at 7:45 AM
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    .45 acp for me :D
     
  6. Mar 9, 2009 at 7:56 AM
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    I love my 45 acp just cause it's got the power to stop what i need to stop and it's fairly accurate up to 60-70 yrds.
     
  7. Mar 9, 2009 at 8:01 AM
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  8. Mar 9, 2009 at 8:53 AM
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    .45 ACP classic fighting round. Been around for 100 years. Preferred by some Spec ops units over NATO 9mm.

    Besides the magnums, the only caliber that will knock down bowling pins in pin shoots.
     
  10. Mar 9, 2009 at 10:55 AM
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    tacomaman06

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    same here on both accounts.

    my charter arms .38 special police undercover is pretty sweet, and has alotta pop to it. distance....not so much, it has a 1 inch barrel almost.:D and my beretta cougar, shoots nice, fits really well, rounds aren't all that expensive, especially if you have a buddy who reloads, and the .40 has great stopping power if and when you need it to.
     
  11. Mar 9, 2009 at 11:11 AM
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    I LOVE MY SIG .40 CAL
    ALSO BECAUSE I CAN CHANGE BARRELS AND SHOOT .357s
     
  12. Mar 9, 2009 at 3:09 PM
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    Yeah...I dig a gun that can be re-chambered with jsut a barrel and a mag change. I use .40 cal at work and plan on getting a .40 cal for the house too.
     
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    I'm in the same boat as you, I love my 38 special but bought a .40 just because its cheaper to shoot and its a lot easier to find ammo. Got to say its a tie I love em both.
     
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    .357

    I love my Ruger
     
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    .357sig in my HK P2000SK. I like .45ACP too...
     
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    .45. Why? Because they don't make a .46...
     
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    They do, but it's not practical to conceal. :)
     
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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!"
     
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