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View Poll Results: best caliber for personal protection
9mm 11 19.64%
.357 2 3.57%
.22 2 3.57%
.40 22 39.29%
.45 17 30.36%
other - specify 2 3.57%
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Old 09-07-2007, 04:10 PM   #1
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Best caliber?!?!

Will be getting my concealed license soon and need to decide on which caliber i will be using. For the purpose of this poll lets assume it is used as a personal protection weapon. 5inch barrel max. Would like it on the lighter side but maybe not for .40+.
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Will be getting my concealed license soon and need to decide on which caliber i will be using. For the purpose of this poll lets assume it is used as a personal protection weapon. 5inch barrel max. Would like it on the lighter side but maybe not for .40+.


2 shot derringer 45... FTW..
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Old 09-07-2007, 04:14 PM   #3
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I have a makarov 9x18mm for personal protection.
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I know someone who carries a S&W 500! Overkill? You bet. I have been told, some here can correct if I'm wrong, that 9mm is plenty to "stop" someone in their tracks. I use a .357,(and the .22mag Thanks Chris) but will be getting a .40 soon. And yes this is for carry.
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desert eagle .50 cal

AKA the hear stopper. 1 shot 1 kill. And you cant beat the OH SH*T factor when you pull it out. You gotta go Rambo style now days
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AKA the hear stopper. 1 shot 1 kill. And you cant beat the OH SH*T factor when you pull it out. You gotta go Rambo style now days
A little difficult to conceal don't you think?
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A little difficult to conceal don't you think?
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Hmm well if it was me, I would get a Kimber Ultra light carry 45. That is one nice compact gun, for vehicle to carry I think the taurus 357 aluminum revolver would be great.

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I think it would depend on where you are gonna carry. If it's cold out and you are wearing a jacket a larger pistol would be good,(can't beat horsepower).
If it's warm and you are out to dinner, then I would choose a KelTec P3AT. I know it's only a .380 but, it fits in a trouser pocket and at close range will take the steam out of 99% of bad guys.
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also have Browning 380.. nice shooting ... but i prefer hand grenades....dont have to aim so good...
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9mm hydroshocks will stop pretty much anything besides dee-bo but if you are shooting to kill i doubt you take only one shot, plus 9mm ammo is cheaper to practice with especially since ammo prices are going up due to need for brass overseas.

buy a 9mm go practice and pray you never have to use it
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easily concealable
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111504 6mm minigun
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9mm hydroshocks will stop pretty much anything besides dee-bo but if you are shooting to kill i doubt you take only one shot, plus 9mm ammo is cheaper to practice with especially since ammo prices are going up due to need for brass overseas.

buy a 9mm go practice and pray you never have to use it
#1 Whats dee-bo?
#2 Since the military uses 9mm, wouldn't the overseas thing make it go up more than a non-military round?


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I carry a Taurus pt 24/7 pro in .40, pretty concealable and holds 16 rounds. i like it
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9mm

come on you shoot someone with a 9 i dont think they are going to say "oh thats just a 9mm that didnt hurt"
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For concealment, it depends on type of weapon desired. 380 or 38, 9's are the best. Lightweight and small. It is not the size that counts it is how you shoot that matters.
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I think it would depend on where you are gonna carry. If it's cold out and you are wearing a jacket a larger pistol would be good,(can't beat horsepower).
If it's warm and you are out to dinner, then I would choose a KelTec P3AT. I know it's only a .380 but, it fits in a trouser pocket and at close range will take the steam out of 99% of bad guys.
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