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What is your self defense caliber?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Uber Rifleman, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. Uber Rifleman

    Uber Rifleman United States New Member

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    Which caliber do you trust your life to if you were to need to defend yourself? In other words, what caliber is your CCW?
     
  2. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Which one?

    I have a Keltec .380 when I need small. I mainly carry a M&P 9c. I have a Glock 35 (.40) on my head board. I have a Taurus .357 in my backpack. That is the short list.
     
  3. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    me, I carry one or the tother depending on what I am wearing. .380 or the .45. Although I am buying a vest that will conceal both. If you can try to shoot as many different pistols as you can.

    Or at least see if you have friends' who might allow you to see how their pistols fit your grip. (alright you bubblegummers, get yer minds out of the gutter) :bluelaugh:

    Brutus Out
     
  4. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    9mm with modern jhp ammo does me just fine. The high capacity .45 like an XDM or Glock 30 would work for me as well. Its always been shot placement..
     
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  5. Uber Rifleman

    Uber Rifleman United States New Member

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    Just be careful...there are many vest that just scream "he's packing!" Sometimes it's good to keep it more discreet.
     
  6. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    this has been discussed over and over.......never ending story.

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    bottom line is, use/pick whatever YOU ARE comfortable with.
     
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  7. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    .38spl or .40S&W or .45ACP depending on time of year/clothing. Often the .38spl are standard pressure hardcast wadcutters. :devil:
     
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  8. Uber Rifleman

    Uber Rifleman United States New Member

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    I am not asking what is best or what I should carry, it is more of a poll. I simply want to know what others carry.
     
  9. jim97701

    jim97701 Bend Well-Known Member

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    .38spl or 9mm depending on my mood.
     
  10. Kid@Heart

    Kid@Heart Vancouver, USA Cynic Lifetime Supporter Diamond Supporter

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    12 GA.
     
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  11. Nutty4Guns

    Nutty4Guns Portland ADHD Superstar

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    All of them.

    Usually .40 or .357 Sig
     
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  12. Otter

    Otter Oregon - mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    380 ACP and a 15 round 9mm.
     
  13. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    .22LR
    .25ACP
    .30M1
    .38spl.
    9mm
    .44spl.
    .45ACP

    12ga

    .22-250
    .243 win
    .30M1
    .30 WCF
    .30-40Krag
    .30-06 sprg.
    .50cal.

    Just depends on the mood.
     
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  14. Cigarlvr313

    Cigarlvr313 Washougal Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    .380 .45acp .357mag
     
  15. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    A 9mm and 357. Yeah i carry two, have for the last 6 months-year
    In the next few months I may switch over to a .40 or .45 and replace the 9.
     
  16. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    9mm JHP +P mostly
     
  17. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Is the .357 the backup?

    Almost all of the time, probably 90%, I carry a .45. On the occasion that I need something easier to hide I stuff my .380 in my pocket. And on other times, usually when heading out in the woods, I carry a .357.

    A .45 has been my EDC for a very long time.
     
  18. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    Please God, not this again...........
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  19. mikeybuck

    mikeybuck Clark county Active Member

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    Air Soft.
     
  20. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Too late!