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    Best all-around pistol caliber and pistol

    I have put alot of thought in to this and I know it is a matter of preference for most.

    I think for personal protection, hunting, and in general a "if I could only have one gun what would it's caliber be" thing I would choose the 44 Magnum.
    You can shoot low recoil 44's in it all the way up to Buffalo Bore heavy 44 mag. +P's. You can shoot shot shells in it that are as potent as a .410 shotgun.

    There are alot of factors involved in a decision like this but at the top end you would want something that will stop a 2 or 4 legged beast with one shot and also hunt small game on up to the largest.

    I think it's a good choice.

    And I would want a Ruger SA to go with the round, for durabuility and longevity.

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    This is a loaded question. For an OC or belt gun while hunting, this is a perfect gun to have. It's what I carry when I go hog hunting.

    Unfortunately a .44MAG doesn't fit very well into the CCW category of firearms, therefore it can't be the best "all-around" caliber.

    The Best all-around pistol caliber and pistol for CERTAIN SITUATIONS is a .44MAG. For everything else, a 9mm or .38/.357 usually fills in the voids.

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    As much as I love .45, I would have to go with 9mm because of the capacity you have in a mid size pistol.

    My vote goes to smith's m&p pro in 9mm. 17 rd magazines. Ill take 17 rds of 9mm over 6 rds of .44 magnum any day.

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    A caliber war and which gun manufacturer is better all in one thread.

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    someone opened up a can of worms...

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    4" S&W 610 10mm

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