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Offline Brian Ahearn

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Re: If not a 9mm, what other pistol cartridges do you love?
« Reply #30 on: December 01, 2017, 11:40:29 AM »
In my original post I forgot one of my absolute favorites the 22TCM9R shot out of my CZ clone the Rock Island Mapp which uses CZ 75 mags just a blast to shoot.
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Re: If not a 9mm, what other pistol cartridges do you love?
« Reply #31 on: December 01, 2017, 02:04:19 PM »
I have two 1911 .45's and a Glock 21 .45 so I Like .45's

I have 5 S&W .38/.357 so I like them too

I have three .41 magnums so I say I like that one also.

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Re: If not a 9mm, what other pistol cartridges do you love?
« Reply #32 on: December 01, 2017, 02:07:47 PM »
I am a big fan of the .45. Something about the push of the recoil that appeals to me. If they ever instituted a nationwide mag limit I might just go back to carrying my Commander.

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Re: If not a 9mm, what other pistol cartridges do you love?
« Reply #33 on: December 01, 2017, 02:10:53 PM »
I have two 1911 .45's and a Glock 21 .45 so I Like .45's

I have 5 S&W .38/.357 so I like them too

I have three .41 magnums so I say I like that one also.
Oooh the 41 Mag! That's a nifty cartridge I haven't seen mentioned yet.

In my original post I forgot one of my absolute favorites the 22TCM9R shot out of my CZ clone the Rock Island Mapp which uses CZ 75 mags just a blast to shoot.
I didn't realize that they offered their CZ clone chambered in 22TCM9R. How is that to shoot? What's recoil like? Do you reload, and if so, how are costs and how is it dealing with the necked cartridge? Accuracy?

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Re: If not a 9mm, what other pistol cartridges do you love?
« Reply #34 on: December 01, 2017, 08:24:24 PM »
I was an early adopter of the comprimise round, .40 S&W and still like it today.  A bit more secure financially, I also love 9mm (all my CZs are nines!) and 45 Auto. I will eventually rid myself of .380. 

For varmints, I shoot more .22 WMR than .22LR now a days, though back in the beginning, I excercied my Marlin model 60 with a whole lot of .22LR love.  It seemed to do just fine on varmints, too, but I tend to grab the Single Six with the WMR cylinder installed as my "go to" for that purpose.

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Re: If not a 9mm, what other pistol cartridges do you love?
« Reply #35 on: December 01, 2017, 08:35:22 PM »
All my handguns are 9 mm except one. 44 mag.
This way I have no confusion when it comes to ammo.

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Re: If not a 9mm, what other pistol cartridges do you love?
« Reply #36 on: December 02, 2017, 12:34:40 AM »
I'm fairly consertive

.22 LR
5.7x28
.32 ACP
7.62x25
.380
9mm
.38 Special
.357 Magnum
.40 S&W
.45 Colt

I've had a few others but I cut back ...  I liked the 10mm & 44mag but I'm mostly a paper puncher and they don't do anything any better than the others I've got so they were the first to go and I can see the 5.7x28, .32 ACP, 7.62x25, .380, 38 Special, & 40 S&W fading away in a few years

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Re: If not a 9mm, what other pistol cartridges do you love?
« Reply #37 on: December 02, 2017, 10:28:48 AM »
The Mapp clone from Rock Island is an absolute blast mild recoil ,it 's like shooting a 22 I could shoot it all day!. Now when you shoot other people want to know what kind of hand cannon you are shooting because of the noise and large flash. I always wear my electronic hearing gear when I shoot it . I use it out to 100 yards too. When I bought it I payed $410.00 ,know Buds has one on sale in the other handgun section for about $380.00. It will use CZ 75 and Mecgar mags I usually use Mecgar 19 rounders. One last thing everyone will want try it. The last time I bought ammo it ran me $360.00 for a 1000 rounds so it's like shooting 45 ACP cost wise. Still I love best fun gun that you can own ,everyone in your house easily be able to hit the target with it.
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Re: If not a 9mm, what other pistol cartridges do you love?
« Reply #38 on: December 02, 2017, 11:24:03 AM »
I once tried to consolidate to the 9mm, 5.56/.223, and .22lr cartridges.  That didn't last long.

Current:

  • .22 lr
  • .22 WMR
  • 9mm Luger
  • .40 S&W
  • .45 ACP
  • .38 Special / .38 Special +P
  • .44 Remington Magnum

.357 Magnum may make a return soon. 



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Re: If not a 9mm, what other pistol cartridges do you love?
« Reply #39 on: December 02, 2017, 02:38:46 PM »
9mm Browning aka .380 ACP - CZ 83
7,62x25 TT - CZ vz. 52
7,65 Browning aka .32 ACP - CZ vz. 61
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Re: If not a 9mm, what other pistol cartridges do you love?
« Reply #40 on: December 02, 2017, 06:44:23 PM »
For me it’s in this priority based on use

45 acp- S&W 625; DW spc cdr, S&W 1911e series
38 spl- GP 100 WC II, S&W 627
44 spc believe it or not. Love it in my S&W M24-3 snub nose N frame.
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Re: If not a 9mm, what other pistol cartridges do you love?
« Reply #41 on: December 02, 2017, 08:46:16 PM »
I once tried to consolidate to the 9mm, 5.56/.223, and .22lr cartridges.  That didn't last long.

Current:

  • .22 lr
  • .22 WMR
  • 9mm Luger
  • .40 S&W
  • .45 ACP
  • .38 Special / .38 Special +P
  • .44 Remington Magnum

.357 Magnum may make a return soon.

Although I fully understand the logic of consolidation, it seems like that takes some of the fun away.

Handgun cartridges -

.22LR (one requires Standard Velocity)
7.65 Browning (aka .32 ACP)
7.65x21 (aka .30 Luger)
7.63x25 (aka .30 Mauser)
7.62x25 (Tokarev)
.38 S&W
.38 S&W Special
.357 Magnum
9x17 (aka .380)
9x18 (Makarov)
9x19 (Parabellum / Luger)
.40 S&W
.44 magnum
.45 ACP
.45 Colt

(I guess that means I still need 10mm Auto, .327 Federal and .454 Casull)
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Re: If not a 9mm, what other pistol cartridges do you love?
« Reply #42 on: December 03, 2017, 12:09:27 PM »
Long before I started shooting 9mm, I shot .45 ACP. I suspect that is the case for most guys who were actively shooting in the early 90s, shooting USPSA.

I shot a 1911, and a Glock 21 heavily during that time period, plus my work guns were .45s.

Also, I was always a .44 mag fan on the revolver side. In fact the .44 magnum is the first revolver I bought for myself when I became old enough, and I have never been without one since then.

These days I shoot more considerably 9mm than 45, but still consider the .45 a favorite. The 9mm is just simply practical for my applications.



It is pretty hard to go wrong with a basic 9mm service auto, a 5" .44 Magnum, and a 1911 .45.



All that said, I also shoot a fair bit of .38 Special, since I always have a J Frame in my pocket.


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Re: If not a 9mm, what other pistol cartridges do you love?
« Reply #43 on: December 06, 2017, 06:48:00 PM »
I once tried to consolidate to the 9mm, 5.56/.223, and .22lr cartridges.  That didn't last long.

Current:

  • .22 lr
  • .22 WMR
  • 9mm Luger
  • .40 S&W
  • .45 ACP
  • .38 Special / .38 Special +P
  • .44 Remington Magnum

.357 Magnum may make a return soon.

Although I fully understand the logic of consolidation, it seems like that takes some of the fun away.

Handgun cartridges -

.22LR (one requires Standard Velocity)
7.65 Browning (aka .32 ACP)
7.65x21 (aka .30 Luger)
7.63x25 (aka .30 Mauser)
7.62x25 (Tokarev)
.38 S&W
.38 S&W Special
.357 Magnum
9x17 (aka .380)
9x18 (Makarov)
9x19 (Parabellum / Luger)
.40 S&W
.44 magnum
.45 ACP
.45 Colt

(I guess that means I still need 10mm Auto, .327 Federal and .454 Casull)

Well, I applaud your 'thought' of consolidating ammo to 3 or 4 solid choices. I like to shoot a LOT, so I've weaned my collection down to 22LR(HV), 9mm, 45ACP and 357Magnum. All these calibers are readily available at competitive bulk pricing, so I can mix 'em up and shoot 400-500 rounds a week without the wife noticing I'm denting the charge card.  O0
Meanwhile....I've been lusting after a Henry lever-action in 357Mag to accompany my S&W 627-5 8-round 357 revolver. Yeah, I know, a 44Magnum Henry would be even sweeter, but I love the versatility of my 357 S&W Revolver.
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Re: If not a 9mm, what other pistol cartridges do you love?
« Reply #44 on: December 07, 2017, 11:04:43 AM »
.45 ACP, I got a H&K UMP Clone with a Osprey Silencer on it and love how smooth and quiet it shoots!