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Old 08-05-2012, 15:27   #1
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What Caliber will be Your Next Handgun

For years, I only owned one 9mm, a G19. I never thought of it as an adequate caliber until I saw the recent tests with today's premium ammo. Although I still carry a 357 sig, over the past four months I converted a G23 to a 9mm with an after market slide milled for a Trijicon RMR. Then I bought a G17 to compete in defensive shoot matches and most recently I purchased a Walther PPQ in 9mm.

Since this is a Glock forum, I will not talk too much about the PPQ, but it is a fantasic gun and comes in 9mm and 40 S&W. It feels better in my hand than any other handgun I have used and has the best trigger outside of 1911's. Light take up, crisp 4.5# let off, no overtravel and the shortest reset I have experienced outside a 1911.

Do you have the urge to try a different caliber? What would it be? Have you changed your mind about 9mm?
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Old 08-05-2012, 16:22   #2
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My next one will probably be a .357sig because I am very impressed with what I see and what I am hearing from with agencies that carry that loading. I carry a .40 G27. I also have a G19 and a G20. I like the G19 a lot, but carry it rarely. With the 9mm you give up some firepower but you gain more control. Some say it's worth it, some say it's not. Depends person to person.
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Old 08-05-2012, 16:27   #3
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I prefer .45acp, but I own handguns in .22lr, .38spl, 9mm, .40, and .45acp.

Each gun has a role and a reason for the caliber choice. I am not really looking to add another caliber anytime soon.
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Old 08-05-2012, 16:35   #4
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I'm looking to go the 9mm route, probably the G17.

Currently have a G30 .45 as my carry, and am looking for cheap ammo and maybe get involved in IDPA, GSSF, etc, and I figure why slow myself down while competing.
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Old 08-05-2012, 16:37   #5
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I have owned a glock in 9mm, .357, .40, 10mm, and .45. Now I am back shooting 9mm. I am shooting more and I save allot shooting just 9mm. Staying on top of my shooting skills helps me more than the power differences between these calibers.
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Old 08-05-2012, 17:29   #6
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ive been thinking about consolidating calibers down to only 2 in my handguns. Ive got a nice kahr p380 that i love so it would be hard to part with. Ive recently aquired a gen 4 g32 in 357sig and I love it. I feel that it fills a good role for me with HD/trail gun. I rarely carry it because I dont like the bulk. I do like 9mm a lot, and I want to try to keep everything for now in 9mm or 357sig. So next on the list is a g33 or a shield or a kahr pm9, i cant decide.
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Old 08-05-2012, 17:47   #7
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One of these days I've got to order a factory G 31 barrel for one of my G 22's SJ 40
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Old 08-05-2012, 17:59   #8
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Either 9 or 40. Trying to figure out if I want to go 23/27 or 19/26 for my carry configuration. Choices choices choices

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Old 08-05-2012, 18:25   #9
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What Caliber will be Your Next Handgun
It's a horse race between 9mm and .357sig.

I'm waiting to see of Smith & Wesson comes out with a Shield in .357sig since they already offer a .40S&W version.

The Caracal C is chambered in .357sig and I'm hopeful we'll start seeing some of these in this country in due time, although that pistol is a bit too large for what I'm looking for.

I think the Shield's success will spawn a number of copycat models and perhaps one or more will be .357sig. I don't have any qualms about 9mm but the more powerful .357sig covers more range and possible situations.
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Old 08-05-2012, 18:44   #10
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Next one will be a G31 no doubt about it.

I have been kicking around the idea of picking up a smaller framed pistol between the size of my LCP and G33. So I was thinking Kahr CM9 or CM40. If Kahr made a CM or PM 357 the decision would be easy.

Not really a 9mm fan but it would make sense to go with the 9mm because I already load for .380 and .357sig. Have .40 barrels for my Glocks but don't reload .40 yet. Don't know what I'll do. Have been want a 4" or 5.5" Ruger Redhawk .44 also so if I find a good deal on one I may just go with that.
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Old 08-05-2012, 19:30   #11
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I think I own everything but a 380 & dedicated 38sp. Not a huge fan of either so likely another 45acp, unless I find a minty M686 3", then another 357mag.
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Old 08-05-2012, 19:55   #12
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i currently own a pair of 9s, a 40, 380, 38, and 357 mag. my next one will be a 10mm.
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Old 08-05-2012, 19:57   #13
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For a fun gun, 22LR. For defensive, 9mm. That said, it will likely be a long time before I get another handgun (trying to build an AR next)
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Old 08-05-2012, 20:00   #14
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I prefer 45acp, i have one, a g36, but i would like another 9mm, i already have two, but would like a full size. 9mm is just cheaper to shoot.
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Old 08-05-2012, 20:13   #15
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I have 2 .40's and a .38 special.

My off-duty "concealed" will be my next firearm purchase, and I'm going with another .40 so I can share ammo across platforms.
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Old 08-05-2012, 20:59   #16
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My next pistol will be a Glock 10mm. ( love my G36 45ACP)
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Old 08-05-2012, 21:02   #17
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My next gun will be a G27.

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Old 08-06-2012, 13:17   #18
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Gee, let's see,

I have 4- .22LR, 3-.380's, a 9mm, a 9mm Makarov, a .38Special, 2-.40cals, a 10mm, 3-.45ACPs, 2- .45 Colts, and a .454 Casull. Plus a .22lR kit and a 9mm barrel for my G23 so I'm not sure what I will buy next.

Either a .22LR target pistol or a 9mm like a CZ strictly for shooting paper.

I reload for all the above except for the 9mmM and .22 of course.
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Old 08-06-2012, 14:12   #20
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Well, I have many different calibers, but I carry a 45acp 'in town'. Unless I find a mint, or new, 3" 629 in 44mag, another 45acp of some sort would still be my choice.

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