This is a discussion on 1 caliber or multiple within the MP Ammunition forums, part of the Smith & Wesson MP Forum category; Im curious to see if u guys stick to just one caliber for all pistols or u guys have a variety of calibers. Mp9c Mp ...
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|April 11th, 2015, 10:30 AM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2015
1 caliber or multiple
Im curious to see if u guys stick to just one caliber for all pistols or u guys have a variety of calibers.
Mp shield 9
|April 11th, 2015, 11:20 AM||#5|
Join Date: Nov 2012
I have numerous calibers, but I prefer to keep to a single caliber per platform.
Four M&P's, all in 9mm; my 1911's are all .45acp, glocks are all 9mm, etc. It just really simplifies logistics and pretty much prevents the risk of mis-matching guns & magazines, etc.
I've been seriously tempted by the .300 blackout round. Imo it may well be the be the best caliber option for a defensive AR carbine, with the exception of ammo cost. But the main reason I haven't taken the plunge is that all my AR's are chambered in 5.56 (except one in .223 Wylde, which can use 5.56), and having a second caliber using the same platform & even same magazines, complicates things enough to put it outside my comfort zone. So far, at least; never know when I may talk myself into it...
|April 11th, 2015, 01:37 PM||#7|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Weeki Wachee, FL
Multiple calibers give you better odds of finding ammo you can use during "shortages."
I have handguns and long guns in a variety of calibers.
|April 11th, 2015, 04:35 PM||#8|
Join Date: May 2014
I'm a Full-Time RVer, so I don't have room to stock multiple calibers (in bulk).
While I do have a MKIII, 10/22 and an NAA MiniMag, my pistols are 9mm and my revolvers are .357.
Even my Sub2000 is 9mm.
|April 12th, 2015, 08:26 AM||#11|
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: North Port, FL.
.38, .357, and .40 2 of each caliber.
My purposes are for how I have to dress for certain occasions. Kinda like women, shoes and hand bags.
|April 13th, 2015, 02:47 AM||#12|
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Camano Island, Washington
i bought the 40FS for my first handgun because it could shoot multiple calibers.
i added a 40 to 9 SL conversion barrel and a S&W 357 Sig barrel also.
i also have a 40c, a 9mm Shield and a S&W 642 38 special revolver.
i may end up buying a 1911 so that'll add 45 ACP to the mix.
|April 13th, 2015, 05:36 PM||#13|
Join Date: Apr 2013
Let me ask a variant: multiple calibers first or duplicates of current firearm battery? I believe in having multiple caliber capabilities for versatility but do you buy two firearms (1 = none, 2 = one) in each caliber before adding a new caliber/firearm platform?
I currently have an M&P 45, Ruger GP100, and an M&P15 rifle. I really want to buy a .308 rifle but I'm thinking I should double up on my current battery before branching out?
|April 15th, 2015, 08:39 AM||#15|
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: north carolina
I have multiple calibers in pistols and revolvers. With the availability of ammo being a crap shoot at times, multiple calibers at least give you increased odds of finding ammo for your firearms. Sorta like not putting all your eggs in one basket. But I do still focus on one or two calibers to concentrate my practice on for personal carry.
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