posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 08:52 AM
What is Your Favorite Firearm, and Caliber?
(Please note: this post is for gun enthusiasts. Take any anti-gun propaganda to a different post. Thank you)
Just something I was thinking about the other day. Everybody has their own reasons behind liking, and disliking certain firearms, and calibers.
I am looking for a different viewpoint and some inspiration for buying my next gun.
My favorite and least favorite semi auto handgun calibers:
9mm has a high magazine capacity making it fun for the range. The ammo is cheap and accessible; the high velocity makes it slightly more accurate, and
it has a high record of dependability.
.40 S&W has high velocity for accuracy, high energy vs. size, high magazine capacity, and a fairly dependable track record.
A .45 is a fun gun to shoot, but with most models inaccuracies, and problems with stovepipe jams, combined with the calibers low energy vs. size, and
low magazine capacity, I would never trust my life to a gun of this caliber.
My favorite and least favorite revolver calibers:
.357 mag., no question is my favorite. High velocity, energy, availability, can fire.38 spec. if you are low on cash and want to go shooting, and it
has that same satisfying concussion you feel from larger calibers.
.44 mag. I can understand for defense if you live in grizzly country, but most larger calibers,( 454, 500 S&W) are far more than you would ever need
in real world situations. Now don’t get me wrong, I like shooting my friends 500, I just feel they are impractical.
My Favorite small game rifle:
.22 LR is my favorite, it’s classic, cheap ammo, and it gets the job done. A .223 is good for larger varmints like coyotes.
I don’t think I have a least favorite in this category though.
My favorite large game rifles:
30/30 for deer. I live in Minnesota; the terrain here is dense, and full of hills. Most deer are taken within 50 yds. So you don’t really need
anything bigger, and it spoils less meat.
For larger game I like a .30-06. There is a wide variety of ammunition for various hunts, and conditions, and the ammunition is readily available.
This means, if you hunt in the middle of nowhere, and the closest gun store is small with little ammunition selection, you will still be able to find
My least favorites are anything way too big for common use. .300 mag., and .50 BMG are good examples. I’m not hunting elephants, cape buffalo, or
tanks, so I find these calibers to be overkill.
My favorite shotgun type:
I don’t really have a least favorite. They all have their uses. 12 ga. Is great for large game and home protection. 16 and 20 ga. Are good for bird
hunting, because they spoil less meat, and .410 is great for taking care of pests. Not to mention my Taurus judge, now that’s a good example of a
fun and practical .410.
As for firearm companies:
I like: winchester, Browning, marlin, mossberg, DPMS, Calico, S&W, springfield, glock, taraus, Uberti, and sig.
I dislike: Remington and kimber. (Friends of mine have had problems with these companies, giving me a bias towards them.)
Any thoughts, ramblings and opinions on the subject are wanted.
[edit on 8-6-2009 by NRA4ever333]