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Posted: 2/7/2006 12:34:26 PM EDT
What would be your choice of cal. for a ccw gun, and why? I'll ad a poll.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:35:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/7/2006 12:36:45 PM EDT by mjohn3006]
45.

Why? I can control it. I can it my target effectivly. It makes big fricking holes.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:35:57 PM EDT
9mm.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:35:59 PM EDT
BOTH SHOULD BE BANNED!
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:36:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
45.


+1
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:36:32 PM EDT
Buy .40 and get the drop in sig barrel later. 40s can convert to Sigs not the other way around. Yes add a poll but less people will comment or give feedback if you do.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:36:32 PM EDT
My first choice is 45, but between the two you listed, definitely 40.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:39:02 PM EDT
between the two?

40

less muzzle blast and a larger round

the 357 sig is deafening.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:57:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mattl:
Buy .40 and get the drop in sig barrel later. 40s can convert to Sigs not the other way around. Yes add a poll but less people will comment or give feedback if you do.



???

My P229 came as 357SIG, but I put a Bar-Sto .40SW barrel in a year later.
Any .40SW can convert to 357SIG, as long as somebody makes the barrel.

FWIW, I'm practically done with 357SIG.
It's punchy, no doubt, but I've been reloading since early 1995 and it's been nothing but a pain in the ass. A defective cartridge design, to be sure. No neck, no support.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:00:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:06:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TalonArms_M:
My carry gun is a STI in .38 Super with a commander sized slide. 17+1 rounds.

Mostly Ed Brown parts with Novak tritium sights. The finish is Black-T by Birdsong.

Here it is:
i8.photobucket.com/albums/a6/talonarms/STI38Super.jpg

I really like the .38 Super round. You get the high capacity of a 9mm with the power of a .45acp.




Wow. STI makes an outstanding 1911. Sweet pistol!
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:07:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/7/2006 1:07:39 PM EDT by TalonArms_M]
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:10:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
45.

Why? I can control it. I can it my target effectivly. It makes big fricking holes.



+1

of your two: .357sig-
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:11:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TalonArms_M:
My carry gun is a STI in .38 Super with a commander sized slide. 17+1 rounds.

Mostly Ed Brown parts with Novak tritium sights. The finish is Black-T by Birdsong.

Here it is:
i8.photobucket.com/albums/a6/talonarms/STI38Super.jpg

I really like the .38 Super round. You get the high capacity of a 9mm with the power of a .45acp.



I always wondered why it wasn't more popular here, thet're all over Mexico but you rarely see them here.

As far as the 357 Sig, short barrells don't take advantage of the round's ballistics.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:12:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/7/2006 1:12:58 PM EDT by w4klr]
I would fancy the 44 Mahum not to be confused w/ magnum ... if I could ccw.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:12:30 PM EDT
I checked "other." I carry either a Browning Hi Power (9mm) or a Kahr MK9 (normal usage and areas - on my boat or if out West in the desert or mountains it's a .44 magnum for animals)

In civilian carry, my use will be essentially as a "belly gun." I don't need big firefight scenes, or a lot of penetrating barricades: I have an option a police officer does not - I can show the perps how fast an old guy can run. I feel shot placement is more important than muzzle energy in such a scenario with handgun calibers.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:15:34 PM EDT
I carry concealed a XD service in .357sig. im 5"9" 149 lbs

I use a comp-tac C.TAC holster.


I don't carry a weapon unless it has at shot at least 500 rounds flawlessly.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:16:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DukeSnookems:

Originally Posted By TalonArms_M:
My carry gun is a STI in .38 Super with a commander sized slide. 17+1 rounds.

Mostly Ed Brown parts with Novak tritium sights. The finish is Black-T by Birdsong.

Here it is:
i8.photobucket.com/albums/a6/talonarms/STI38Super.jpg

I really like the .38 Super round. You get the high capacity of a 9mm with the power of a .45acp.



I always wondered why it wasn't more popular here, thet're all over Mexico but you rarely see them here.

As far as the 357 Sig, short barrells don't take advantage of the round's ballistics.



Because legally you can't have anything over 38 super in Mexico. Not even .357
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:17:41 PM EDT
picked .40 but want .45
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:35:47 PM EDT
Between the .357 and the .40, I'll take the .40.

Give me a .45 otherwise.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:37:21 PM EDT
Get both
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:56:14 PM EDT
I already have a 45 in my Ballester molena and it is a great gun and 100% reliable, but I was thinking of something more compact when I don't want the full size pistol. I guess they make some good smaller size pistols in 45 too.
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