best all-around pistol cal?

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  • 45ACP

    15 37.50%
  • 357mag/38spl

    10 25.00%
  • 9x19-9mm

    8 20.00%
  • 44mag/44spl

    2 5.00%
  • 40 short and weak

    3 7.50%
  • 7.62x25

    6 15.00%
  • 9x18

    1 2.50%
  • 327 fed??

    0 0%
  • 380

    0 0%
  • 32

    0 0%
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    Post1911 best all-around pistol cal?

    what is the best all around pistol caliber?

    in this poll we have only center-fire calibers to be used for home defense, military and police type work with survival uses secondary--but an important secondary consideration.

    this poll includes wheel-gun and automatic pistol calibers it excludes some rounds that many would consider great but are more limited to re-loaders like 10mm, 357sig,9x23, 9x25 and so on.

    this poll is not for exotic loads , like p+, cor-bon, buffalo bore, double-tap and so on.

    were talking strictly common off the shelf stuff in FMJ and JHP- federal and the like. stuff you can buy in bulk lots for reasonable prices.

    you can pick more than one favorite as well.

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    I chose 45 in acp or colt.
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    I chose .357 mag, but then actually read your post that excludes survival type situations... oops. 9mm is hard to beat for cops and military.
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    no it just puts survival as a secondary consideration. i would take the 357!



    Quote Originally Posted by 20nickels View Post
    I chose .357 mag, but then actually read your post that excludes survival type situations... oops. 9mm is hard to beat for cops and military.

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    I like 7.62X25

    guys look at the energy of a 7.62X25....... the "bad guy" better have ceramic plates in his vest, kevlar alone is not going to stop it.
    45 is like throwing a rock HAHAHA big heavy but stops at the vest.
    every time I bring 7.62X25 to the range someone picks up an empty case and starts a conversation "what is this"

    my first pick 7.62X25 fits all the criteria, cheap, powerfull, fun to shoot,
    check it out!!!
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    Gotta say 10 just because, but if I was "in the shit" I'd want a 9x19 for ammo availability and lighter recoil.

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    45 all the way.
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    I find invariably no matter what I am doing I pick up a .38 or a .357 ... just damn hard to beat the caliber. I carry my .44 mag once in a while and smaller guns for CCW, but overall, the .38/.357 wins hands down overall.
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    A lot of those calibers have there good points and a few aren't worth trying

    I agree with HotBarrel, the 7.62x25 doesn't get the respect it should, someone needs to make a modern pistol for this caliber.
    Second choice is the 357
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    For all around I like 45, I carry a 9x18 pa-63 daily though and most likely would use that to get me to a rifle.

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