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A poll for all handgun owners

These are just some basic questions to bring people's shooting habits and firearms preferences to light.

When choosing a handgun for self-defense, which better explains your defense strategy?

22% (2) Firepower and capacity is the key to my self-defense strategy.
22% (2) Having a powerful round that is more likely to drop a perpetrator where he stands with one shot is more important to me, and I will take this at the expense of having a higher capacity weapon.
55% (5) I really prefer both, as long as I can carry, hold and shoot the weapon. I'm concerned about the size or weight.

9 voters have answered this question.

You can kill someone with any bullet, but which of these lower powered handgun rounds would you feel most comfortable (or least uncomfortable) with?

0% (0) .22
22% (2) .32 (don't include .32 magnum)
55% (5) .38 Special
22% (2) .380
0% (0) .25 ACP

9 voters have answered this question.

Which of these rounds is getting to the point of being "too powerful" for realistic self-defense? To clarify, what is the most powerful round you would feel comfortable and in control of in a true self-defense situation where you had little time to react and you might likely have to fire several shots?

77% (7) .44 Magnum
22% (2) .45 ACP
0% (0) .40S&W
0% (0) 10mm
0% (0) 9mm Luger
0% (0) Other

9 voters have answered this question.

Would you feel more comfortable with which of the following?

44% (4) 8 rounds of .45 ACP
55% (5) 11 rounds of 9mm Luger
0% (0) I can't answer this question

9 voters have answered this question.

In a revolver, I would be more likely to carry as my defense load:

22% (2) .38 Special
55% (5) .357 Magnum
22% (2) Either/or

9 voters have answered this question.

In my handgun, for self-defense, I am more likely to use bullets which are:

44% (4) Heavy for caliber
0% (0) Light for caliber
55% (5) Somewhere in the middle of what is offered

9 voters have answered this question.

In-waistband holsters or out-of-waistband holsters? You don't have to answer this question.

37% (3) In
37% (3) Out
12% (1) Usually in, sometimes out
12% (1) Usually out, sometimes in
0% (0) I don't use a holster, I keep it bare in my pocket or in my waistline.
0% (0) I don't like to use a holster but sometimes I do when needed

8 voters have answered this question.

Open carry or concealed carry?

0% (0) Open, always!
33% (3) Concealed, always!
33% (3) Mostly concealed, but if it shows I don't sweat it too much.
33% (3) I prefer open carry, but will conceal to avoid attracting attention at times.

9 voters have answered this question.

.38 Special or .380 ACP?

66% (6) .38 Special
22% (2) .380 ACP
11% (1) I don't care

9 voters have answered this question.

.45 ACP or .40S&W?

66% (6) .45 ACP
22% (2) .40 S&W
11% (1) Can't answer that, sorry

9 voters have answered this question.

9mm Luger or .40S&W?

66% (6) 9mm Luger
33% (3) .40 S&W
0% (0) Can't answer that, sorry

9 voters have answered this question.

9mm Luger or .45 ACP?

44% (4) 9mm
44% (4) .45
11% (1) Can't answer that, sorry

9 voters have answered this question.

Better man-stopper?

33% (3) .357 Magnum
66% (6) .45 ACP
0% (0) Can't answer that, sorry

9 voters have answered this question.

On a semi-auto which action do you prefer?

22% (2) Single
44% (4) Double
33% (3) DA/SA

9 voters have answered this question.

Would you buy a double action revolver with the hammer internalized?

66% (6) Yes
22% (2) No
11% (1) I wouldn't buy a revolver

9 voters have answered this question.

For home-defense, do you prefer a handgun, shotgun or rifle?

66% (6) Handgun
11% (1) Shotgun
0% (0) Rifle
22% (2) Whatever I can get my hands on first

9 voters have answered this question.

Are you comfortable using FMJ ammunition for defense?

33% (3) Yes
0% (0) No
66% (6) I would have no problem using it but I prefer hollow-points

9 voters have answered this question.

Would you use a laser sight on a handgun?

22% (2) Yes, almost all the time
11% (1) No, never
66% (6) Sometimes

9 voters have answered this question.

Do you, or have you ever seriously hunted using a handgun which is really intended for self-defense?

11% (1) Yes
88% (8) No

9 voters have answered this question.

At the range, would you prefer to practice at 25 yards or 7 yards?

100% (9) 25
0% (0) 7

9 voters have answered this question.

Is it important to you to be able to use the same ammo you use in your handgun in a carbine or rifle?

0% (0) 5 Very important
0% (0) 4 A real plus
55% (5) 3 A nice perk, but not that neccessary
44% (4) 2 Interesting idea, but I'm not at all likely to try it
0% (0) 1 One of the dumbest ideas ever

9 voters have answered this question.

Is it important to you to use a caliber that is used by police or military?

0% (0) Yes, definately
55% (5) Doesn't matter
44% (4) It's a plus, but not neccessary

9 voters have answered this question.

Do you think a new middle-of-the-road caliber should be invented to address some of the shortcomings of the more popular calibers?

0% (0) Yes, it hasn't been done properly in the past
55% (5) It's already been done
44% (4) It hasn't been done and it doesn't need to be done either.

9 voters have answered this question.

On a scale of 1 - 5, with 1 being least important and 5 being most important, how important is caliber in choosing a gun for self-defense?

11% (1) 5 Very important
11% (1) 4 Somewhat important
66% (6) 3 Caliber and shot-placement are of nearly equal importance. For example, a caliber with a one-shot-stop statistic of 70% is fine if you're a good shot.
11% (1) 2 Small "weak" calibers like .32 ACP and .22LR are fine. If you're a pretty good shot you shouldn't care
0% (0) 1 Shot placement is absolutely everything. Caliber is totally irrelevant.

9 voters have answered this question.

What do you think of the "FBI standard" for pentration?

55% (5) It's a good standard and people should give it alot of weight when choosing a caliber for defense.
44% (4) The FBI standard should not be consdered when choosing a caliber. There are much better ways to judge.

9 voters have answered this question.

In a handgun, what muzzle energy level in ft/lb's is a good manageable level for you? (to the nearest 100)

0% (0) 100
0% (0) 200
0% (0) 300
11% (1) 400
22% (2) 500
11% (1) 600
11% (1) 700
0% (0) >700
44% (4) I don't know enough about this to answer

9 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2014-06-25 03:10:24 by brofjw@yahoo.com
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