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View Poll Results: Vote for your favorite pistol caliber
22 long rifle 12 4.74%
380 5 1.98%
38 special 8 3.16%
357 magnum 26 10.28%
357 sig 4 1.58%
9MM 60 23.72%
40 32 12.65%
45 ACP 88 34.78%
454 casual 2 0.79%
500 S&W 1 0.40%
Something else 15 5.93%
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Pistols are just too big a bureaucratic pain in the butt for us Canadians. If I understand correctly, one needs to get a permit *every time* they transport it.

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I do use a .40 S&W, but I have a .22 LR that I prefer for a wider range of uses, and ammo is cheap.
reallity is shot placement, not size.
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Well my favorite might be a 357SIG or a 10mm but I have neither of those.
for all round shooting i'd go with a 357mag
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i'am a 45 cal. as my favorite caliber, followed closely by 44 mag
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I think I hit .357 Sig (which I also like) instead of .357 Mag!
I have a lot of favorites, but if only one pistol/revolver allowed, I would take the .357 Magnum.
Depending on the load, good for plinking, small game and self defence.
The .45 ACP would be a close second.
* I reserve the right, to change my mind, in the next poll, on this subject.
** One of each (at least) is the option I like best.
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I voted for the .40. It is a good compromise between the easy handling, make-em-mad 9mm, and the hard-to-handle-for-small-hands, drop em with fewer shots .45. Besides, I have put thousands of rounds through three Glock .40's I have owned, and I am real used to it!
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I am a .45 acp man myself. After the .45 acp I would have to go with the 22.

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We cant get handguns over here due to the dunblane masacre of 96, he was sick in the head, 16 school children 1 school teacher and himself were killed in the space of 3 minutes. who does this? R.I.P
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I am now leaning towards a 10mm due to it's power as an anti-bear weapon, otherwise a 357 is the most verstile, though the vererable 45 still holds a place in my heart.
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I like the 10mm, .41 mag volocities and energy, but very controlable.
Smith 1006
Colt Delta Elite
Both fine pistols
Glock offers one, but I really like the Colt over it, and if you don't care to clean your weapon, the Smith holds the high mark.
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Well the Colt is the 'better weapon' but for the money I'd take a Glock only because I would not expect to run more than 50 rnds a year through it.
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I was looking for the button that said "ALL". I use most all calibers mentioned, for specific jobs. They're ALL my favorites! Tools... I've got some little tools; I've got some big tools; I've got some magnum tools... You know what I mean! :D
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LOL! Yeah, I agree they all have thier place in the tool box. I fired a 500 S&W a few weeks back and fell in love with it! To ask what our 'favorite' caliber is, well it's almost unfair!

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.45 acp because thats the only pistol i have and my gandpa still has 2 bricks of it left for me to use.
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I voted for the lowly 22 rim fire. Yeah its not as galmorous as the 45 ACP I carry as a duty side arm these days. It doesnt give me the ability to load down to mild 44 Spl or wrist wrenching full throttle 44 Mag loads out of my Ruger Black Hawk, but at .02 cents a round and with some many things it can be used for its by far the chambering thats consumed in insaine amounts around here. Every gun owner ought to have a Ruger Single Six in thier collection! Its just criminal to deny ones self that much fun.
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Dittos! I love the 22LR just as you do, they are just so much fun! For me though the 357mag is very versitile, I can down load it with wadcutters for grouse and rodents (That used to be legal here) or I can build a 200 grn bear pill. No handgun round is perfect and the 357mag sorta sits in the middle of the power spectrum. To me the 357mag is sorta the Volkswagen of calibers, it covers alot of needs and is not a pain to feed. Of course I could say the same about the 41 and 44 mags but then we would have to deal with the larger frames and weight.
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Like Randy said, I also like the .40... Designed to have a hard hit like a .45 but not the drop. Flat shooting like the .357 but with more punch. I also agree with Randy as I also own multiple Glocks and various calibers. The .40 is still my favorite.
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.380 is better. .45 doesn't expand, it's all lies and capitalist marketing.
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o.k my " work a day " pistol is a .45 auto but my favorite is my 7.62 nagant revolver as I have a lot of fun making the cases for this pistol by reworking .223 brass .
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