Post By goldwing
Post By TAPnRACK
Why I CCW a 480 Ruger Alaskan
No not really.
Forget brand, cost and firearm type. Pick one, a high capacity 9mm or a 7-8 round 45 ACP ?
Nowadays, arthritis and all, I am no longer within the parameters of your survey.
But way back when (that is, about two years ago)? Oh, the .45 ACP, but in my case the AMT .45 Backup in a front pants pocket.
I will opt for the high capacity 9mm. Placement trumps power. There may be more than one bad guy and reloading takes time and concentration. 7 or 8 rounds of .45 ACP
might be fine, but if I can start with 15 and have 2 mags with 30 more shots available, I can't justify the .45. Your mileage may vary.
I normally carry a 9mm about 95% of the time loaded with HST or Ranger T. The only time I go for the 45 is when I am in the Mtns and then I load it with Extreme Penetrators for Lehigh for the black bears and a mag of 230fmj for backup. I know I need to get a 10mm or 41mag or larger soon.
I'll second the vote for 9mm....
My 9mm has 19 shots just waiting to be launched,
with another couple clips on my belt as reserve.
yup, for sure. In a high stress situation, I'd rather have more rounds available that what most 45's carry.
Originally Posted by goldwing
Last thing you want is for your gun to go "click" while the bad guy's is still going "bang".