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What is your main carry ammo and why

  • .22 LR

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • .380 ACP

    Votes: 16 6.1%
  • .38 Special

    Votes: 13 5.0%
  • 9mm Luger

    Votes: 87 33.3%
  • .357 SIG

    Votes: 5 1.9%
  • .357 Magnum

    Votes: 4 1.5%
  • .40 S&W

    Votes: 69 26.4%
  • .45 ACP

    Votes: 62 23.8%
  • Super .38

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 10mm

    Votes: 5 1.9%
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With so many ammo choices and articles about what is the best ammo for self defense I would like to know what type of ammunition is carried the most and why.
 

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.45 ACP, because that's what my gun shoots :D
 

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My primary concealed carry is a .40 S&W. I also have a full sized 9mm but it is a little harder to conceal so I only carry it in a fanny pack.
 

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I carry .45acp for several reasons.

- It is the caliber I own and choose to carry

- 9mm may expand, but .45acp will never shrink

- Tried and true ammo and is uniquely American
 

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I just like the 10mm...only one so far on this poll though...personal defense loads from DoubleTap have fantastic ballistics...and are not cost prohibitive...
I carry either this,

Caliber : 10mm
Bullet : Speer Gold Dot JHP
Ballistics : 165gr. @ 1400fps/ 718ft/lbs- Glock 20
Glock 29 - 1345fps

or this

Caliber : 10mm
Bullet : 135gr. Nosler Jacketed Hollow Point.
Ballistics : 1600fps / 767 ft.lbs. - Glock 20

the big and slow versus, small and fast argument is so involved I thought I would try to find the middle ground...pretty damn big and pretty damn fast!
Just my preference...
 

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I carry a .45 acp because of it's track record and it's legal. :pistols
 

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I carry a 9mm cause i just like the particular caliber cost effective easy handling i can jut sum it all up something i feel compfortable with.
 

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I mainly carry .45 due to my comfort with 1911's and confidence in the pairing.

I now carry .380 ACP in an ankle holster at times I can't easily conceal in my waistband.
 

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No Substitute for Cubic Inch Displacement

Hello All,

Primary: Kimber Pro Raptor 45 ACP w/ Federal EFMJ. BUG: Colt Mustang .380 w/Sllvertips. When in the "mood" for wheel guns..S&W 686 Plus .357Mag w/158gr SJHP. BUG: S&W MOD 340 .357 Mag w/158gr SJHP.

Safety First....Keep your groups tight,

mM
 

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I voted 9mm because that's the caliber that my pocket gun (Kahr P9) is chambered in and that's what I'm most likely to be carrying on me. I usually have a .40 S&W full-size service pistol (Glock 22) in the truck and on the rare occasion that I actually strap on a OWB holster to go out in public, I carry the G22 then as well. But I may start carrying my new Kimber 1911 in .45 ACP once it's fully broken in.

Not to mention the occasional .380 ACP or .38 Special as a BUG.

So many great calibers...it's a shame to settle on just one. :pistols :D
 

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Lately, it's 45acp in a glock 21sf or Sig 220 "carry" model. Carried 1911's for over 20 years back east, but I don't carry weapons now that require manipulation of a safety to get into action.

I'll carry 9mm more often than anything else in a g17 or g19 usually. Only carry the Win Ranger T 147 standard loading in 9mm. San Jose PD also carries that load in their g17's and have great results on the streets. First 6+ shootings with that load only required one round to end the festivities.

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9mm Most of the time (16) rnds in gun & extra 10 rnd mag on weak side. Hunting or real cold weather 30 deg. or less 357 Mag 2 speed loaders on belt 125grn SJHP REM.:thumsup :pistols
 

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I have been looking for a smaller weapon to carry now that I have my permit. I have been keeping my Walther p99 in the glove box and it is just to big to conceal easily. I thought that I would need to go smaller possibly even a 380 until I found a Taurus Millennium in 9 that I liked. It is a medium frame and while not small it is easier to conceal then the p99. While talking to the salesmen I was told that this was also available in 40 and 45 for the same price. (329) I figured I might as well get the most bang for my buck. (pun intended)
 
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