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Old 03-13-2015, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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I've carried a 32ACP before as a pocket gun. With proper shot placement and FMJ ammo, a few rounds of 32ACP should do the trick.
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Old 03-14-2015, 08:28 AM
 
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dead after the fact often means nothing. The real issue is, were the attackers STOPPED in less than second after being shot? if not then the defender survived mostly by luck. Obviously, the attacker could have had a gun, since such are so easily obtained/carried. Obviously, each one could have fired (or stabbed or clubbed) somebody 4x in that one second, so a 1 second stop is not too much to ask.

The fact that they're dead means nothing, really. What if they killed/maimed several people before dying (after being solidly chest hit with a bullet)? They're dead, so they were stopped (eventually) but it doesn't mean a thing for our discussion here.

Animals do'nt know that they've been shot, so psychological quitting doesn't happen when you shoot critters. Yet there's a big difference in shooting them with a "solid" .22lr from a rifle and a .17 hmr rifle hp load. There's "only" 400 ft lbs difference, you say? That's the same difference between your not being shot at all and being shot with a 357 snubby or 5" 9mm. :-)
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Old 03-14-2015, 08:34 AM
 
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Why not just put up a pic of a mac truck running over a vw, or something equally irrelevant? This thread is about pistol calibers for defense.
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Old 03-14-2015, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Guess some folks think a S&W 500 primary carry with a Model 29 or Ruger Alaskan BUG is the only way to go.
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Old 03-14-2015, 10:26 PM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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Guess some folks think a S&W 500 primary carry with a Model 29 or Ruger Alaskan BUG is the only way to go.
Nothing like being safe. Lol. I carry, and have for 25+ years, a 45 ACP. Carried a 9mm for a short time, and still carry a 357 loaded with +p 38 sometimes. K know the capabilities of both my weapons, and myself. I know how I react under stress, serious stress, and that, I feel, gives me more of an edge than any particular weapon.

At the end of it all, its our brain that is our most potent weapon.
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Old 03-15-2015, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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I believe that as a minimum, I carry a .40. If not the .40, I carry a full framed 1911 in .45.
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Old 03-16-2015, 09:20 PM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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I believe that as a minimum, I carry a .40. If not the .40, I carry a full framed 1911 in .45.
Ol' Slab Sides is still my first pick as well. Can't teach an old dog new tricks right? I never could develop a liking for the Tupperware guns. Gocks and such. The SA XD I just can't stand. It just feels wrong for me. Just old fashioned I reckon.
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Old 03-21-2015, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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My SP101 might get carried some if I lose enough weight to tote IWB or OWB:

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Old 03-22-2015, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Central Maine
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Have had EXTENSIVE with the .38 special caliber in a "wheelgun" (revolver). Have had to qualify with, carry as a sidearm in the military, teach marksmanship with, strip and clean, clear malfunctions, etc. with this caliber. It is my #1 for self defense because of familiarity and proficiency. Have used regular, target and +P loads. My second as far as familiarity is the 9mm pistol caliber. Again have had to qualify with various 9mms, clean, field strip etc. Have used ball ammo and hollow points. My third would be the .45 ACP only because I am NOT as familiar and therefore not as proficient with it. As far as someone else, personal preference. Whatever the person is the best familiar and proficient with is what I would say. Ultimately it will be the rounds fired that hit their target that ultimately decide the outcome. 50% human, 50% firearm.
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Old 03-23-2015, 07:48 PM
 
Location: The REAL WORLD.
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I alternate CC with a .380 and a .357 Magnum. Am comfortable with both.
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