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Poll: What caliber sidearm do you carry?

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Poll: What caliber sidearm do you carry?

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.45 ACP because you can't CCW a shotgun, even the new KSG from Kahr Arms. <G>

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When I retired I was carrying a Glock 40cal.  Now my carry is a Sig 9mm, soon to be replaced by a S&W .40.

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This forum refuses to die.

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That's what's great about message forums. I ran and still do run a trucking related site and it was amazing the old posts that would pop up now and then with new posts.

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JackWagon says ...



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Sig Sauer P229 in .40 S&W. We are getting a re-issue with the rail system for flashlights. Guess that means a new holster. I hate breaking in a new holster. But I would love a Desert Eagle in .44 mag as we have had one bad guy recently get tagged twice in the head and keep fighting. Never thought I would ever believe that would happen.



We had a guy take 2 slugs from a 12 guage in the chest at about 7-10 yards a few years ago.  He set his gun down, walked over to the side of the trailer house, talked for a minute.  Sat down, and talked to us as the medics were packaging him up.  He died about 15-20 minutes after being hit.  Caliber is not the ultimate answer.



Let me guess, the Ranger SXT low recoil slugs. That is nuts, one of our guys tested them against a microwave. 10 feet away the Ranger SXT punched a hole. It bowled the microwave over with regular 3" magnum slugs. One well placed slug will drop a polar bear where it stands. I would much rather a 240 grain bullet that is travelling at 1180 fps then a 180 grain travelling at 1010 fps.


A lot more force on the .44 Remington Magnum. And the bad guy took two in the head at 40 metres and he was carrying a .270 that just killed the other copper on the scene. I guess that is why my C8 is always handy. That was excellent shooting considering our P229 are set at a 12 lb trigger.

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I was carrying a Sig P6 9mm, but recently purchased a S&W Sigma .40 and carry that, and my wife now carries the Sig.  Once I have the right slug in some reloaded 7.62x25 rounds I'll carry my 1953 Romanian Tokarev.  The milsurp I have right now over penetrates way too much to use on the street.  Shoot, it puts a very nice dent in 1/4" boiler plate when fired at from an angle of about 45 degrees, maybe a bit less.

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 GLOCK 22 (40 CAL) 


Reasoning is enough knockdown power without losing speed of the round.  The 9 is not as strong and the 45 is slower but wider.  But more importantly, its what kind of round you use.  I don't see an issue answering this question seeing as you can get the info simply by typing google.  But I would have liked to have heard some reasoning behind the question maybe.

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 .45 all the way.  Why?  Because big bullets make big holes...  

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 .45 all the way.  Why?  Because big bullets make big holes...  



I'm a big fan of the .45 ACP. Packs a punch and behind a good 1911 quick recovery for the next shot and easy operation is always a bonus when ya need it most and being a heavy gun when the mag runs dry it makes a good club lol. Tried my hand at the .40 S&W and 9mm and between the two I would take the .40 but that's just personal preference. At the end of the day though it all boils down to guns are tools and you are the weapon.


Funny how the only enumerated right that contains the phrase "shall not be infringed" suffers the heaviest regulation. I'm still trying to find where it says anything about hunting and targets.

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.40cal on duty G23 and a .40 G22 off duty. Personally I would like to carry the Springfield XD .45    IMHO a better firearm

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Smith and Wesson M&P .40

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.40cal on duty G23 and a .40 G22 off duty. Personally I would like to carry the Springfield XD .45    IMHO a better firearm



Why carry the larger model off and the smaller on?


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Scurge says ...



p71tech says ...



.40cal on duty G23 and a .40 G22 off duty. Personally I would like to carry the Springfield XD .45    IMHO a better firearm



Why carry the larger model off and the smaller on?



I'm gonna go out on a limb and say................ it's department issued!  So he doen't have a choice on duty, but boy howdy he does off duty.  LOL


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DonnaLynn says ...



Scurge says ...



p71tech says ...



.40cal on duty G23 and a .40 G22 off duty. Personally I would like to carry the Springfield XD .45    IMHO a better firearm



Why carry the larger model off and the smaller on?



I'm gonna go out on a limb and say................ it's department issued!  So he doen't have a choice on duty, but boy howdy he does off duty.  LOL



But it doesn't make sense to carry a gun that's essentially the same but harder to conceal.  The difference between the 22 vs the 23 is roughly 1/2" in length and height


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I worked with an officer that carried the Smith model 10 as a duty weapon and off dufy carried the Smith 44 (same model as Dirty Harry) He took alot of teasing for wearing a light jacket in August.

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Right now I'm carrying a Glock 21 that I've converted up to a 50 GI caliber as my primary and have a have a taurus slim 40 as my back-up.

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I worked with an officer that carried the Smith model 10 as a duty weapon and off dufy carried the Smith 44 (same model as Dirty Harry) He took alot of teasing for wearing a light jacket in August.


 


 



That would be the model 29. I can see an argument for that because of a different caliber. Not that I agree with it but I can see it.  


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Joe_Griffin says ...



Right now I'm carrying a Glock 21 that I've converted up to a 50 GI caliber as my primary and have a have a taurus slim 40 as my back-up.


 



because thats a proven round to be effective yet safe 


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A little Momma 9mm and a big Daddy .45 cal got together and had a baby .40 S&W


It takes traits from its mom & dad making it the best of both worlds.