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So here is a question. What calibers does everyone prefer. Lately I have been going back and forth between .357 Magnum and 9mm. Yesterday I shot a 2 inch phone book with Hornady Critical Defense in .357 and in 9mm just for fun. Both made the same size hole in the front. However in the back the .357 was much more impressive, about 3 times the amount of damage. The gun store that I manage started out because we cnc'ed speedloaders so I always have one on me for my revolver. A lot of times I carry a S&W Model 19 revolver.

Here is a picture of our speedloaders:



www.5starfirearms.com if you're interested in one.

So what is your preferred caliber for CC?



As you can see, 9mm SD ammo isn't that far behind 40 and 45. So for me I carry 2 mags with 17 rounds of Remington Golden Sabre +P. One main thing for me is I shoot my 9mm really well versus my 45s. Plus my 45s are full size 1911s.
 

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As you can see, 9mm SD ammo isn't that far behind 40 and 45. So for me I carry 2 mags with 17 rounds of Remington Golden Sabre +P. One main thing for me is I shoot my 9mm really well versus my 45s. Plus my 45s are full size 1911s.


My buddy who is a world class marksman and a self defense expert recommends the exact same thing. He says the +p 9's are the best cc ammo because u can keep your gun on target after shooting it and it has plenty of stopping power. I've watched him cut a target into like a machine gun. I'm thinking about getting a 9mm sig after talking to him.
 

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My buddy who is a world class marksman and a self defense expert recommends the exact same thing. He says the +p 9's are the best cc ammo because u can keep your gun on target after shooting it and it has plenty of stopping power. I've watched him cut a target into like a machine gun. I'm thinking about getting a 9mm sig after talking to him.


Sigs are my favorite. My P320C and P320F are amazing. As are my P226s, P228 and P229
 

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As you can see, 9mm SD ammo isn't that far behind 40 and 45. So for me I carry 2 mags with 17 rounds of Remington Golden Sabre +P. One main thing for me is I shoot my 9mm really well versus my 45s. Plus my 45s are full size 1911s.
I carry my Glock 26 almost every day. I use Federal HST's in it. With modern ammunition you will get the same penetration from almost all of the calibers.
 
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I carry my Glock 23. I've had it for a while and I am comfortable firing it. I have a Sig 226 in 9mm as well as an FN 5.7mm, but both are larger frame firearms. Given I'm 5'6" and weigh about 150 lbs, I don't want a full size firearm for conceal carry. It can be done, but it wouldn't be comfortable for me.
 
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Just picked up a Glock 43 for my edc responsibilities and delegated the Bersa Thunder to the wife. The holster is an iwb Kydex Carbon Fiber black from Concealment express. Very comfortable.
 

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9mm +P is good for concealed carry. In the graphic, they are comparing 9mm +P to standard .45 load, which is comparing apples to oranges. My experience with CC platforms is that some sub-compact models do not do well with the +P loads, and some come right out and say if you use them, you will void the warranty.

My preference is .45ACP +P out of a 4" barrel. But that is me - my preference. Larger wound channel. Larger holes in and out. I know the round, and I know my platforms. I can hit with it consistently at under 50 yards. Once you take .45ACP to +P standards, you start flirting with 10mm performance, and 10mm outdoes all of those rounds. If I did not have to worry about lawyers and over-ambitious prosecutors, I would use .45colt +P. Less recoil and flip than a .44mag and lower chamber pressures.

.357 sig is an interesting round. I know some guys who swear by it, but I cannot see anything it does that my other calibers cannot do.

Are there any .357 sig guys around who could give me a little more insight?
 
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.357 sig is an interesting round. I know some guys who swear by it, but I cannot see anything it does that my other calibers cannot do.

Are there any .357 sig guys around who could give me a little more insight?
A buddy of mine is an Air Marshal and he loves .357 sig. He does not have to pay for ammo though.
 
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I switched CC about a year ago from a S&W Shield to an HK P30sk. Both in 9mm. The Shield is great and I still have it but I wanted DA/SA.

I originally bought a CZ 75BD compact PCR for CC but that did'nt work out too well. Great pistol though that I shoot the best with.
 

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All things considered (cost, size, power, capacity etc), the 9mm plus p is the way to go.

After shooting all calibers, I keep coming back to the 9mm.

Now carrying the ruger 9mm. Decent but I don’t love it.
 

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I just picked up a Glock 19x yesterday. Will be more of an open carry firearm at work than trying to conceal it.
 

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