What do you like to carry?

What is your favorite caliber to carry ??

  • .22

  • .320

  • .380

  • 9×19mm Parabellum

  • 40 S&W

  • 45 ACP

  • 38 Special

  • .357 Mag

  • .44 Mag

  • 10MM


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Over the last year I’ve found myself consistently choosing my Bersa Thunder in 380acp over everything else; it fits my hand perfectly, is lightweight and comfortable to carry, and most importantly, is easily concealable no matter what I’m wearing! With 8 shots of Sig V-Crowns, I feel plenty confident with it.
One of the best guns for followup shots that I ever tried was a compact Taurus in 380. Not very ergo, not very pretty, poor reputation, but the felt recoil was so minimal and the grip was just good enough that you could just blaze away with that thing and shoot little groups. It was accurate and low recoil and just about nothing else, but sometimes I guess that's enough. :)


Shot placement, baby! Shot placement! That’s all that matters!

...said no woman ever.
I suppose that depends on what kind of movie you're watching. :s0087:
 
What I "Like" to carry and what I prefer to carry are often very different, so, I have choices, but ALL of them are the same, as in the same configuration and such! For me, its a Para P- series double stack 10 mm, or a Para Warthog double stack compact 9 mm, or a Colt defender .45! For back up, its almost always a CZ 82! I can also rotate the Beretta M-92G Centurion into the mix, as it's so dang close to the 1911's as to be interchangeable!
 

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One of the best guns for followup shots that I ever tried was a compact Taurus in 380. Not very ergo, not very pretty, poor reputation, but the felt recoil was so minimal and the grip was just good enough that you could just blaze away with that thing and shoot little groups. It was accurate and low recoil and just about nothing else, but sometimes I guess that's enough. :)



I suppose that depends on what kind of movie you're watching. :s0087:
That’s how I feel about the glock 42.
 
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Phased Plasma rifle in the 40 watt range...

Right now, I have a Kel-Tek p3-AT, bought through the classifieds here a couple years ago. Got a DeSantis pocket holder and a job that allows baggy/loose pants. If i have to step it up I can subcompact my P250 in .40 but it's still a thick, chunky monkey and needs a better holster.
 
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Phased Plasma rifle in the 40 watt range...

Right now, I have a Kel-Tek p3-AT, bought through the classifieds here a couple years ago. Got a DeSantis pocket holder and a job that allows baggy/loose pants. If i have to step it up I can subcompact my P250 in .40 but it's still a thick, chunky monkey and needs a better holster.
Crimson Trace makes a great laser sight for that P3AT. It cost about what you probably paid used for the gun, and you'll need a new holster, but given the almost non-existent sights, it's a huge improvement. Also I think DeSantis makes a holster for that gun with the CT on it.
 
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1) "I think the people that boast the most about “how they won’t be tread on” and all the fear mongering are the ones full of hot air."
Such things are best kept to oneself...

2) "One of the best guns for followup shots that I ever tried was a compact Taurus in 380"
When I was working as gunsmith back in the Dream Time I was favorably impressed by The Taurus .380, but too poor to buy one.
 

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I voted for the 45, I have owned or do own almost all of the choices given. It has been a long search for the gun most suited to my travel thru this crazy unpredictable world. I'm glad I was able to start my search in the middle of the last century because if I had to start now I think it would be a lot harder to make a decision. For a long time, I was a wheel gun man. I suppose it was because I carried an S&W 19 daily and I shot PPC with it. I came to realize 38 was lacking and.357 was too much in crowded situations. I know there will be the 'but it's only got 8 rounds' that's true but I figure that if each one hits like a truck you won't need 14 to stop the threat. I really don't want to kill anyone but if I am forced to shoot someone I want them down and stay down.:oops:
 

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