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View Poll Results: Pistol caliber of choice
.45 ACP 719 31.14%
.44 Magnum 65 2.82%
.357 Magnum 256 11.09%
.40 S&W 340 14.72%
9 mm NATO 591 25.60%
.357 SIG 29 1.26%
10mm 70 3.03%
38 special 60 2.60%
22 long rifle 87 3.77%
Other Caliber 92 3.98%
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:51 AM
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The thread is labelled "What is your favorite pistol caliber?" to which I'd say .45 ACP.

However, the poll says "Caliber of choice" to which I say 9mm.

Two very different discussions.
Old 04-30-2012, 11:04 AM
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The thread is labelled "What is your favorite pistol caliber?" to which I'd say .45 ACP.

However, the poll says "Caliber of choice" to which I say 9mm.

Two very different discussions.
caliber of choice for what? ease of carry?
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gotta go with the 9mm
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The 5.7x28 fired from the FNH "Five-Seven" pistol is THE survival caliber - IF one can afford to stock up to feed it!
Magazine capacity 20 round, with 30 rounds available with little extension.
With "real" ammo, the round can punch through body armor and go on the "tumble" inside flesh.
The FACT that many internation, national, State, and Municipal's have adopted it speaks volumes for what it can do.

No...it cannot replace the massive handgun calibers intended for protection against bear and mountain lion, but I'm sure most people already know that HUMANS will be the biggest threat and this is precisely what the 5.7 was developed to deal with.

Having said all that, the REAL "ideal" survival caliber is the .22LR...of course.
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.45 ACP in the 1911 of course. I have several pistols but the ones I shoot the most are the 1911's.
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I've got a 9mm Beretta 92FS Vertec INOX, love this pistol, just picked up a Kimber Ultra CDP 2 45ACP and use it as my CCW


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7.62 x 25 Tokorev with my CZ 52
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.45 ACP - I guess I'm in good company for my SHTF pistol.

However, my EDC is a Ruger LC9.

Even with suspenders, the 1911 makes my pants slide off my butt.

1911 with a shoulder holster isn't so much a problem.

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Old 06-26-2012, 05:20 PM
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Glock in .45.
Tarus in .357.
Ruger in .22.
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Revolver in .357 Mag
Semi in 9mm

I want a small ruger in .22 though
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I'd like to say 45acp but here in Aussie 9mm is available everywhere!
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I love the .45 ACP but I would have to go with the 9mm for an overall round. It has enough stopping power, higher capacity magazines (usually), is far cheaper for both the rounds and the pistol, and easy to come by.
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My new Glock 27 40cal is a sweety, perfect carry and range gun all in one. I fought the glock urge for as long as I could, but alas, my once prized 9mm Sig P239 is now a dust collector.
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22lr for up close and quiet and 9mm for everything
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I voted Other for the .460 rowland my favorite toy, 44 mag in a 1911, well close, 1350 fps 957 foot pounds of energy, 255 gr. 8 shots per mag 1 in the chamber out of a well tuned springfield 2 grand well spent.

when it's down to you and your pistol because you don't have your rifle/shotgun your gonna want more. 41 mag 10mm 44 mag 460 rowland. 10mm or a hot 45 is minimum i would ever carry in the woods.

.357 mag 40 s&w or better for self defense vs 2 leged creatures because 9mm doesn't have what it takes. check out the the facts it may scare you. when you have a doped up big guy trying to have his way with you and then your family don't settle for less.

Note: if you can't handle anything over a 9mm don't use it. it's always best to be comfortable with a lighter round you can handle than a heaver one you can't.
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I have no real reason, but due to practicality, price and availability, I've always been partial to 9mm.
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The 5.7x28 fired from the FNH "Five-Seven" pistol is THE survival caliber - IF one can afford to stock up to feed it!
Magazine capacity 20 round, with 30 rounds available with little extension.
With "real" ammo, the round can punch through body armor and go on the "tumble" inside flesh.
The FACT that many internation, national, State, and Municipal's have adopted it speaks volumes for what it can do.

No...it cannot replace the massive handgun calibers intended for protection against bear and mountain lion, but I'm sure most people already know that HUMANS will be the biggest threat and this is precisely what the 5.7 was developed to deal with.

Having said all that, the REAL "ideal" survival caliber is the .22LR...of course.
I agree do to the high velocity of the round. But what about the Kel-Tec PMR-30. 30 rounds of way cheaper 22 wmr in a pistol is fun.
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45acp,45lc,454casull
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I'll take 357 all day everyday!
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