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Old April 16th, 2015, 09:48 AM   #16
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9mm for pistols exc I do have an SR22 for new shooter training.

I have multiple pistols for redundancy but don't see the need for multiple calibers for redundancy. That just drives up my ammo inventory costs and I'd rather spend that on a BUG. IMO, the chance of "finding" 9mm is greater than any other caliber.

As for rifles, I prefer .17HMR for varmints over 22LR. For hunting, I stick with .270 Win because I'm a small guy so anything larger is unmanageable for me.

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Old April 18th, 2015, 03:15 PM   #17
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For me it's the right tool for the particular job. I really do like my .45 and shoot that well but I've been considering a smaller frame for ease of CC. That for me would likely be a 9mm because of great ammo availability here and the M&P 9c looks to be a great choice.
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Old April 18th, 2015, 04:25 PM   #18
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All of my center fire pistols are 9mm. I almost bought a XD Mod.2 in 45acp but I decided to wait until the 5" Tactical version is offered. Until then it's 9mm for me.
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Limiting oneself to a single caliber is like using the same tool for every job.
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9mm and 45 acp
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Old April 20th, 2015, 05:55 AM   #21
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Don't forget handguns and long guns that share the same caliber. A 45 long Colt for a single action revolver and a lever action rifle....same for the .357 magnum....and 9mm luger as well.
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And long guns and pistols that not only share calibers, but magazines as well. Beretta makes a 9mm carbine that uses the 92 mags. I can't remember the carbine's maker, but I saw one that uses Glock magazines.
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Several M&P40 pistols, all with factory 357Sig and 9mm conversion barrels available (except the Shields, which we have in both 9mm and 40S&W). A couple Kimber "carry" 1911's in .45ACP, and several .357 Magnums, which shoot primarily .38 Special/+p. There's even a .380ACP laying around here somewhere, unless I already sold it.
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I can't remember the carbine's maker, but I saw one that uses Glock magazines.

TNW Aero Survival rifle. Do want.
http://www.tnwfirearms.com/product-p...-xxxx-xxxx.htm

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Limiting oneself to a single caliber is like using the same tool for every job.

That's the way I look at it too. I prefer to lean toward NATO calibers for the most part. But I have 22, 9mm, 44, 45, 5.56, 7.62 and the good ol' 12ga.
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I have .40S&W, 30.06, 270 and a 12ga. Oh, I forgot the .32
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Old June 19th, 2015, 04:25 PM   #27
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A handgun is like a golf club. You can't play a good game of golf with just one club. Each gun has a specific purpose, just like a golf club. After all you don't tee off with a putter do you?
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A handgun is like a golf club. You can't play a good game of golf with just one club. Each gun has a specific purpose, just like a golf club. After all you don't tee off with a putter do you?
Nope... Wouldn't tee off with a putter, but I CAN play the whole round with a 7 Iron.

All my pistols are 9mm (including my 1911)
All my revolvers are 38/357 (including my Blackhawk Convertible, which is 38/357/9mm)
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Old June 20th, 2015, 01:34 AM   #29
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I started out trying to focus on .22, 9mm and .45 ACP. But now I'm looking at a couple .40s.

So I would say this.... If you expand into a new caliber, be aware of just how much it will cost you in terms of ammo, training time, and general expense for shooting in an extra caliber. If you can afford it send still want to do it.... Go for it!
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9 mm for all of my semi-autos and .38 Special for my revolvers. I reload for both calibers and want to keep the reloading equipment simple and be able to use the same reloads in any of my guns of the specific type.
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