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What caliber do you use for CCW?

  • 45 ACP

    Votes: 9 25.0%
  • 40 S&W or 10mm or 357 SIG

    Votes: 7 19.4%
  • 9x19mm Luger/Parabellum

    Votes: 7 19.4%
  • 9x18mm Makarov or 380 ACP/9x17mm

    Votes: 7 19.4%
  • 357 Rem Mag/38 Special

    Votes: 3 8.3%
  • 44 Rem Mag/44 Special or 45 Colt

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 32 Auto/7.65 Browning or 7.62x25mm Tokarev

    Votes: 1 2.8%
  • 22 rimfire (LR or WMR)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other rimless cartridge (presumably semi-auto)

    Votes: 1 2.8%
  • Other rimmed cartridge (presumably revolver)

    Votes: 1 2.8%
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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
This is not about opinions, let's keep that to other threads. This is not about what you WOULD carry IF you did. This is for those of us who DO carry concealed and have a primary sidearm. Just looking to see what folks actually do carry amidst the plethora of opinions.

I've tried to group together cartridges of similar power, similar parent case, or interchangeable use.
 

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My dad carries 9x18 Makarov. I chose 9x18 because that is what i will carry concealed. How hard is it to get a concealed permit now adays? Is the shooting course difficult?
 

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CCW permits (or lack of a need for them) are a matter of state and local laws. I thought we'd established that your county in PRK wasn't likely to give any.

There are states that have "shall issue" laws and states that have "maybe issue if we feel like it" laws. PA for example is Shall Issue, that means that unless there is a reason you can't carry, they must by law issue you a permit to carry. I went to the county courthouse, filled out the same form I would for a handgun purchase in this state, paid a $19 fee, and walked out of there with a permit to carry.

Other Shall Issue states require you to pass some sort of test.

Another matter is reciprocity. Certain states will recognize the carry permits issued by other states, both resident and non-resident permits. There was an article some time ago about how to most efficiently cover as many states as you could by getting your state's permit and non-resident permits for other states.
 

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here you pay for a preliminary test and course, about 100 bucks.You cant carry unless you complete the course, by the way 380 bersa thunder. dang im getting old I use corbon + p it will rock you
 

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I carry two different calibers, depending on circumstances. First choice is .40 S&W, which is how I voted, but sometimes carry my second choice weapon, which is 9mm.
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Although I voted 9mm, it would in fact depend on my surroundings at the time and the time of year (what am I wearing). I carry 9mm-.40S&W-.45ACP
 

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Primarily .45 ACP and 9 X 18 Mak depending on the weather and what clothes I wear.
 

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45ACP 1911 Springfield Mil-spec loaded with black talons and silver tips. :nod: :nod: :nod: :nod: :nod: :nod: :nod:
 

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BattleRifleG3 said:
I went to the county courthouse, filled out the same form I would for a handgun purchase in this state, paid a $19 fee, and walked out of there with a permit to carry.
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WOW! That's a good CCW law. Here in ARK, you have to pay the state about $250 after paying for your class so your looking at about $300 total.
 

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Guess I'm weird but when I carry it,s 7.62 x 25 . Sometimes .22 Iknow it's not one you can buy ammo for anyplace , but I can hit what I aim at and it is a slim pistol with a very high velocity .
 
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