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Thread: Why I CCW a 480 Ruger Alaskan

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    Why I CCW a 480 Ruger Alaskan

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    No not really.

    Forget brand, cost and firearm type. Pick one, a high capacity 9mm or a 7-8 round 45 ACP ?

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldwing View Post
    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.

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    yup, for sure. In a high stress situation, I'd rather have more rounds available that what most 45's carry.

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    Last thing you want is for your gun to go "click" while the bad guy's is still going "bang".
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