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  • 22lr

    130 57.02%
  • 22mag

    8 3.51%
  • 38 special

    23 10.09%
  • 9mm

    113 49.56%
  • 357 magnum

    15 6.58%
  • 357 sig

    4 1.75%
  • 40 s&w

    30 13.16%
  • 45 acp

    67 29.39%
  • 44 magnum

    16 7.02%
  • other

    21 9.21%
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    what caliber is your favorite for targeting, plinking, etc...

    i hope this poll works but this is generally what you like to shoot for fun when you go out to the range. nothing serious like carry, or personal defense, just what caliber you enjoy shooting
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    if you vote "other" please tell us what caliber you like

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    I'll shoot target with ALL of the calibers I own. (All but .44 mag on your list) to stay up and in shape with them
    But, due to PRICE the .22LR is first, .22MAG next, 9mm ... then useage goes with cost...

    Lateck,

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    Since I have 28 of 'em, I had to say .22 LR ... I reload for .380, 9mm, .357 Mag, and .45 ACP, so I shoot those quiet regularly as well.

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    Hands down .22 lr. Next in line would be .45 acp but only because I reload for it.

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    I have conversions to 22 for many of my pistols so I use them often.

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    380 sig (232)

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    Due to expense ..

    I shoot 9 mm much more than other large calibers.

    I enjoy and shoot .22 cal also .. but not as much as 9mm


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    cant beat the price of .22 but 17hmr is an amazing round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 45Sidekick View Post
    if you vote "other" please tell us what caliber you like
    I just got a nice new .22LR Browning Buck Mark semi-auto. Much fun with my first .22LR handgun.
    I shoot one of my 9mm's quite a bit. It's my CCW gun, a Sig P290 "pocket nine". It needs and deserves plenty of practice.

    By far the most fun is my "other" gun. A Ruger SuperRedhawk Alaskan ( 2.5" barrel ) "snubby" in .454 Casull.
    It's my wilderness/mountain hiking gun. Yep, GREAT fun "killing" water-filled milk jugs. Except factory ammo is $2 a throw downrange.

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    If i got a .22 I could shoot alot more

    But other then plinking .22's have no practical application so I only target shoot with anything <.380
    mostly 9s expensive to shoot .40 and .45 so carelessly
    Unfortunately im going to have to start buying .45 ammo very soon... will be a joy to shoot tho

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    22lr, 22 magnum, 9mm

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    My preference, in order, would be 9mm, 38 special, and 22 lr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 45Sidekick View Post
    what you like to shoot for fun when you go out to the range

    Hands down .22LR. Being the least expensive ammo and the fact that you can buy a nice gun in that caliber for $200-$300 or so there really is nothing else close.

    (plus the fact that you can actually hit what you are aiming for 99% of the time)



    Yes, we are a little biased toward the caliber a bit........




    We send no less than about 40,000 rounds of .22LR down range each year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexMexSu View Post
    We send no less than about 40,000 rounds of .22LR down range each year.
    good god, 40,000 is alot of rounds. those are some pretty good looking guns too

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    9mm.

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    For general fun plinking the 22 rimfire hands down most often used by me it's cheap and fun. I still shoot the center fires just not as much even with reloading. As for target shooting I like 50 foot indoor match bullseye with the 22 rim fire. Aso shoot 3 gun with the 22, center fire(I use a S&W mod. 52 39 spl wad cutter), and 45 acp.

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    Gotta be the "lowly" .22lr. Then would probably be 9mm, then it's a wide open field for me after that. It depends on how I'm feeling and what guns come out of the safe!

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    9mm & .40s&w.

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    I had to go with the rimfire .22LR.

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    I used to have many "fun" guns, from a Baretta 22 short to an antique Colt 45. But I traded those in on "serious" guns now that I'm old: 22 target pistol for practice and an MP40 for home defense. It is hard now to consider any gun as a "fun" gun. In the near future I will probably pick up a small 9mm CC weapon, a medium 9 mm auto, a Ruger Combo 9mm/357mag SA revolver and perhaps a 1911-type 45ACP which could all be considered recreational guns.

    I will say that recently an old codger - at least as old as I am - showed me how to have fun with a gun. In the booth right next to me he put a man target out 6 feet and started blasting it with a Taurus Judge using mixture of 410 and 45 Colt and perhaps other projectiles all at once! The sound and fury had me doubled up with laughter. Observers must have thought us two "cue tips" had lost all our marbles as we laughed at what that thing would have done. We had a good laugh. That weapon can only be considered serious if you are confronted with a large gang standing off 5 to 10 feet. Fewer adversaries standing her out could only die from fear.

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    For me the 40 S&W then the 10mm. I reload both and have found that I can be more accurate with my handloads than most factory ammo. Like the 22lr but only have rifles for it right now.

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    Guess I'd have to split my vote between 9MM Parabellum and .38 Special. (Although I do like .380 ACP, too!)

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    My .45 Sig P220 Match

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    All my handguns are fun guns or plinking guns even the three c.c. guns. I shoot them all, Iwant them to be an extention of my right hand.

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