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Offline Scarlett Pistol

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If not a 9mm, what other pistol cartridges do you love?
« on: November 29, 2017, 12:29:55 PM »
The thread I started to ask about other pistol manufacturers outside of CZ has been really interesting and is still alive. I was thinking about that and how the majority of CZ pistols are in 9mm. Furthermore, when I started shooting pistols I started reloading quickly to afford the hobby and I stuck exclusively with 9mm for a long time!

SO, if not 9mm, what other pistol cartridges do you love, why, and what do you use them for? What cartridges do you really want to try?

Me?

Not long after posting that other thread I brought in a NON CZ pistol into my family. A Tanfoglio Witness Hunter in 10mm!!!! Yeah, yeah, ya'll can make a good argument that this pistol barely counts as NOT being a CZ, BUT 10mm is entirely different than 9mm! To be clear, just 2 years ago I hated shooting 45 ACP, but since putting in some purposeful practice in the last year and a half-ish my focus has broken away from recoil and I can enjoy these larger cartridges.

That being said I LOVE 10mm! Powerful, accurate, plenty of velocity, tons of bullet weights and designs available, and just a fun time! Furthermore, 10mm seems to have a cult following, much like CZ is known for (people seem to be referencing us when they say such things). Good group of guys on the 10mm forum with lots of helpful information!

I got the pistol chambered in this cartridge for bear protection during a family trip where I couldn't open carry something like a 45-70 rifle. Now, I use it for a woods gun where I live and I have been practicing to use it for pistol hunting. Maybe I'll save up some brass and use it for a USPSA match just because (I just need to find someone who makes a freaking holster for this thing!).

I am getting worried though... With my 10mm and 9mm cartridges and pistols spending so much along time together a barrel chambered in 9x25 Dillon and the reloading equipment may just appear one day!!!  O0 Can't wait for that to happen!

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Offline John A.

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Re: If not a 9mm, what other pistol cartridges do you love?
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2017, 12:40:58 PM »
I like 45acp and 7.62x25.
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Re: If not a 9mm, what other pistol cartridges do you love?
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2017, 03:01:41 PM »
45ACP , .357 Sig and 10mm
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Re: If not a 9mm, what other pistol cartridges do you love?
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2017, 04:23:55 PM »
I am going in the opposite direction.  I really like my FN FiveSeven, which I picked up after I got a P90.  Down side is the round is not cheap.  On the upside, even though they will not confirm it, the Secret Service uses both the FN FiveSeven pistol and the FN P90.  But if the truth be known the Secret Service really does not have much of a problem with bears.  I have to say shooting both the FiveSeven and the P90 (really the PS90 which is full auto and has a short barrel) almost seems like cheating compared to anything else but a .22.  Easy on the ears and for old weak white guys like me easier to hold steady and deal with the recoil.
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Re: If not a 9mm, what other pistol cartridges do you love?
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2017, 04:47:21 PM »

My favorite cartridge besides 9mm is the 10mm. I feel that between the two they cover anything that could be required in an autopistol. My 10mm launcher of choice is also the EAA Witness.

I'm also really interested in the high velocity 9mm cartridges like 9x23 Winchester or .38 supercomp (loaded to high pressures). I think its cool to see what a pistol can do at long range and these cartridges essentially add a good 50-75 yards of effective range compared to a standard 9mm.

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Re: If not a 9mm, what other pistol cartridges do you love?
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2017, 04:51:05 PM »
I have the popular ones 9mm, 45, 357/38, and 22.

To be honest I almost exclusively shoot the 9s but my second favorite has to be 22.


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Re: If not a 9mm, what other pistol cartridges do you love?
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2017, 05:20:44 PM »
45 ACP in 1911 for paper punching. 9mm for multiple steel targets.

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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2017, 05:52:42 PM »
I like the 9mm for defense.....but I really enjoy shooting the 22 lr. and I have some accurate pistols and rifles that chamber it. Th 17 Winchester is another

I think the future is in smaller high powered super fast 22 and 17's

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Re: If not a 9mm, what other pistol cartridges do you love?
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2017, 06:15:05 PM »
I was a .45 acp guy for over 30 years.  Shot it, carried it, worked with it, reloaded for it and swore by it.

I could say the same for the .357 magnum and the .44 magnum.

The .22 and my Ruger Mk1 5.5" is special to me, too.

A few years ago I got a .357 SIG in a not very accurate pistol.  I like the cartridge but neither of the pistols I've bought that shoot it are up to my accuracy standards (or to my CZs accuracy standards).  If CZ made a .357 SIG pistol I'd have to buy it/try it.

While I carry a CZ in .40 S&W that was an "accident" that turned out to be one of the most accurate pistols I've every owned.  I bought the P07 in .40 to get it rebarreled to .357 SIG only to find out that wasn't as simple/easy as just buying a .357 SIG barrel for it (like I could if it were a Glock, an M&P, a SIG, etc.)

The most accurate semi auto pistol I've ever owned is my P09 9MM.  These days I hardly shoot it.

I know this is supposed to be a discussion/thread on handgun calibers but I find I carry what is accurate and reliable, but those pistols are not in a caliber I'd prefer to carry.  The .40 is okay.  I carry my P07 just about every time I go somewhere in the car/truck (went to Cabela's today and got some small pistol primers and bullets.)

If I could only have one semi auto cartridge/pistol it would be my Colt 1911 in .45 acp.

If I could get a P07 in .357 SIG then it might replace the 1911.
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Offline Ron M.

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Re: If not a 9mm, what other pistol cartridges do you love?
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2017, 06:38:02 PM »
In no particular order: 45ACP, 38Super, 38Special, 357Magnum, and 44Special.

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Re: If not a 9mm, what other pistol cartridges do you love?
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2017, 06:43:56 PM »
These are great, keep em coming!
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« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2017, 06:45:34 PM »
I was a .45 acp guy for over 30 years.  Shot it, carried it, worked with it, reloaded for it and swore by it.

I could say the same for the .357 magnum and the .44 magnum.

The .22 and my Ruger Mk1 5.5" is special to me, too.

A few years ago I got a .357 SIG in a not very accurate pistol.  I like the cartridge but neither of the pistols I've bought that shoot it are up to my accuracy standards (or to my CZs accuracy standards).  If CZ made a .357 SIG pistol I'd have to buy it/try it.

While I carry a CZ in .40 S&W that was an "accident" that turned out to be one of the most accurate pistols I've every owned.  I bought the P07 in .40 to get it rebarreled to .357 SIG only to find out that wasn't as simple/easy as just buying a .357 SIG barrel for it (like I could if it were a Glock, an M&P, a SIG, etc.)

The most accurate semi auto pistol I've ever owned is my P09 9MM.  These days I hardly shoot it.

I know this is supposed to be a discussion/thread on handgun calibers but I find I carry what is accurate and reliable, but those pistols are not in a caliber I'd prefer to carry.  The .40 is okay.  I carry my P07 just about every time I go somewhere in the car/truck (went to Cabela's today and got some small pistol primers and bullets.)

If I could only have one semi auto cartridge/pistol it would be my Colt 1911 in .45 acp.

If I could get a P07 in .357 SIG then it might replace the 1911.


Sorry to break into this thread but how do you compare your cz P09 to your P07...I have a P07 and was thinking about buying the P09 for target.......is the P07 close to the p09 in accuracy?

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Re: If not a 9mm, what other pistol cartridges do you love?
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2017, 06:56:20 PM »
I was a .45 acp guy for over 30 years.  Shot it, carried it, worked with it, reloaded for it and swore by it.

I could say the same for the .357 magnum and the .44 magnum.

The .22 and my Ruger Mk1 5.5" is special to me, too.

A few years ago I got a .357 SIG in a not very accurate pistol.  I like the cartridge but neither of the pistols I've bought that shoot it are up to my accuracy standards (or to my CZs accuracy standards).  If CZ made a .357 SIG pistol I'd have to buy it/try it.

While I carry a CZ in .40 S&W that was an "accident" that turned out to be one of the most accurate pistols I've every owned.  I bought the P07 in .40 to get it rebarreled to .357 SIG only to find out that wasn't as simple/easy as just buying a .357 SIG barrel for it (like I could if it were a Glock, an M&P, a SIG, etc.)

The most accurate semi auto pistol I've ever owned is my P09 9MM.  These days I hardly shoot it.

I know this is supposed to be a discussion/thread on handgun calibers but I find I carry what is accurate and reliable, but those pistols are not in a caliber I'd prefer to carry.  The .40 is okay.  I carry my P07 just about every time I go somewhere in the car/truck (went to Cabela's today and got some small pistol primers and bullets.)

If I could only have one semi auto cartridge/pistol it would be my Colt 1911 in .45 acp.

If I could get a P07 in .357 SIG then it might replace the 1911.


Sorry to break into this thread but how do you compare your cz P09 to your P07...I have a P07 and was thinking about buying the P09 for target.......is the P07 close to the p09 in accuracy?

I am curious to hear M1A4ME. I know Joe L thinks the world of his P09 and then got a P07 that lived up to his expectations based on the P09. He shoots bullseye and his posts have some great footage and pics of the P07. If you go search through his posts you'll find tons of his shooting and his thoughts on the P07, to compliment what M1A4ME has to say.
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2) CZ SP-01 - 9mm
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Re: If not a 9mm, what other pistol cartridges do you love?
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2017, 07:02:42 PM »
I was a .45 acp guy for over 30 years.  Shot it, carried it, worked with it, reloaded for it and swore by it.

I could say the same for the .357 magnum and the .44 magnum.

The .22 and my Ruger Mk1 5.5" is special to me, too.

A few years ago I got a .357 SIG in a not very accurate pistol.  I like the cartridge but neither of the pistols I've bought that shoot it are up to my accuracy standards (or to my CZs accuracy standards).  If CZ made a .357 SIG pistol I'd have to buy it/try it.

While I carry a CZ in .40 S&W that was an "accident" that turned out to be one of the most accurate pistols I've every owned.  I bought the P07 in .40 to get it rebarreled to .357 SIG only to find out that wasn't as simple/easy as just buying a .357 SIG barrel for it (like I could if it were a Glock, an M&P, a SIG, etc.)

The most accurate semi auto pistol I've ever owned is my P09 9MM.  These days I hardly shoot it.

I know this is supposed to be a discussion/thread on handgun calibers but I find I carry what is accurate and reliable, but those pistols are not in a caliber I'd prefer to carry.  The .40 is okay.  I carry my P07 just about every time I go somewhere in the car/truck (went to Cabela's today and got some small pistol primers and bullets.)

If I could only have one semi auto cartridge/pistol it would be my Colt 1911 in .45 acp.

If I could get a P07 in .357 SIG then it might replace the 1911.


Sorry to break into this thread but how do you compare your cz P09 to your P07...I have a P07 and was thinking about buying the P09 for target.......is the P07 close to the p09 in accuracy?

I am curious to hear M1A4ME. I know Joe L thinks the world of his P09 and then got a P07 that lived up to his expectations based on the P09. He shoots bullseye and his posts have some great footage and pics of the P07. If you go search through his posts you'll find tons of his shooting and his thoughts on the P07, to compliment what M1A4ME has to say.


Thanks for the heads up, my CZ's are not replaceable but I've heard so many good things about the P09 and since I love the P07, I'd be up for the P09 if it offered considerably more accuracy.....

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Re: If not a 9mm, what other pistol cartridges do you love?
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2017, 07:36:42 PM »
I reload 9mm, 38 special, and .45 ACP.

I carry .32 acp and .22mag.

I may add a 10mm, but I think I have most of the pistol bases covered.
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