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Old March 22, 2013, 04:04 PM   #1
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Best caliber for situation described.

I commonly go on bank runs for my job, and it may be conceived that I carry a large amount of cash. For this reason the likelihood that I may be robbed is larger than for most. I carry a .45 as primary weapon on my hip and 9mm on my ankle. I was looking to add another caliber pistol with high ammo capacity to take with me in the car when going to the bank. I am trying to determine if a .45 would suffice or wether another caliber would be better suited. I imagine that if I were held up during this time it would probably be from a vehicle and possibly by someone with a vest. I have not found any similar posts, so would be much appreciative of whoever cared to weigh in.
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Old March 22, 2013, 04:24 PM   #2
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Best caliber for situation described.

I'm not sure, but can't go wrong with a .45 cal for stopping power. Vest or no vest


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Old March 22, 2013, 04:31 PM   #3
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I'm not sure, but can't go wrong with a .45 cal for stopping power. Vest or no vest
A .45 is less likely to penetrate a vast than some other calibers. If you want to have a better chance of shooting trough a vest then possibly a FN 5.7×28mm.
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Old March 22, 2013, 04:40 PM   #4
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A .45 is less likely to penetrate a vast than some other calibers. If you want to have a better chance of shooting trough a vest then possibly a FN 5.7×28mm.
I have thought about that but that particular pistol is rather hard to come by, especially at a reasonable price, these days.

I was thinking possibly a .357 sig.

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Old March 22, 2013, 04:52 PM   #5
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Well, if the perp gets the jump on you, and your staring down the barrel of his gun, just give him the money and forget getting into a gun fight.
That said, if you see no gun then you stand a chance, and your .45 will do the job. Just an opinion.
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Old March 22, 2013, 05:32 PM   #6
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Best caliber for situation described.

Stick to all 9mm. I would do a Glock 17 with a BUG Glock 26. 4 mags on weak side. Regular mag in the 26 and a +2 in the 17.
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Old March 22, 2013, 05:55 PM   #7
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If you don't feel safe with a .45 on your hip, and a 9mm on your ankle . . . . . well, let me ask two questions: (1) Does the next gun absolutely have to be a handgun? (I'm thinking 12 gauge with slugs); and (2) Can you bring friends (preferably carrying rifles) along?
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Old March 22, 2013, 06:14 PM   #8
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^ Agree with the shotgun.

But it doesn't seem like the OP is an armed guard. So probably has to stay concealed.


I would also ask for a raise if this is in the job description you sign up for.
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Old March 22, 2013, 06:21 PM   #9
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If rifles and shotguns can not be taken then use a .357 mag or sig. that should do the trick.
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Old March 22, 2013, 06:29 PM   #10
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If you don*n your hip, and a 9mm on your ankle . . . . . well, let me ask two questions: (1) Does the next gun absolutely have to be a handgun? (I'm thinking 12 gauge with slugs); and (2) Can you bring friends (preferably carrying rifles) along?
I guess I feel safe enough, I just wanted to make sure I am covering all my bases. I think the 12 gauge would be too hard to wield inside a car and bringing friends along is not an option.
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Old March 22, 2013, 06:34 PM   #11
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I guess I feel safe enough, I just wanted to make sure I am covering all my bases. I think the 12 gauge would be too hard to wield inside a car and bringing friends along is not an option.
One addition you might consider is a KaBar on you weak side, incase someone tries to rip you gun out of your hands. Mines with me anytime in wearing pants


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Old March 22, 2013, 06:34 PM   #12
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But it doesn't seem like the OP is an armed guard. So probably has to stay concealed.


I would also ask for a raise if this is in the job description you sign up for.
I would need to stay concealed but the extra firearm would be at arms reach in my vehicle. Also I'm a small business owner so no real job description.

BTW, Thanks for the comments so far guys
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Old March 22, 2013, 06:39 PM   #13
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One addition you might consider is a KaBar on you weak side, incase someone tries to rip you gun out of your hands. Mines with me anytime in wearing pants
Good advice. I tried wearing the TDI LE but don't like the retention, and the large TDI is a little too, well, large. right now I have a benchmade push knife worn behind the hip on my weak side.
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Old March 22, 2013, 06:41 PM   #14
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A 45 would not be the best choice for this. A 9mm, 40, or 357 sig or magnum penetrate barriers much better.
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Old March 22, 2013, 06:41 PM   #15
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I would need to stay concealed but the extra firearm would be at arms reach in my vehicle. Also I'm a small business owner so no real job description.
Oh then what I said earlier.

Glock 17 and 26 full capacity and 4 Glock 17 round mags.
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Old March 22, 2013, 09:14 PM   #16
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Good advice. I tried wearing the TDI LE but don't like the retention, and the large TDI is a little too, well, large. right now I have a benchmade push knife worn behind the hip on my weak side.
I have all the KaBar varieties but carry the folder the most with pocket clip. Almost didn't get that one, thinking I would use the fixed. So far all I've carried is the folder


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Old March 22, 2013, 09:26 PM   #17
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I was going to suggest something in .40. Maybe a XDm where you get the best of all worlds: high capacity, increased velocity over your 45 and increase in mass over the 9mm.
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Old March 22, 2013, 09:44 PM   #18
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No worries... head shot! Done with .380 +
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Old March 22, 2013, 09:56 PM   #19
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Glock 17 and 26 full capacity and 4 Glock 17 round mags.
I'm sorry. If you need close to 100 rds of 9mm you need to find a different bank or deliver at a different time of day.
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Old March 22, 2013, 10:19 PM   #20
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Stick to all 9mm. I would do a Glock 17 with a BUG Glock 26. 4 mags on weak side. Regular mag in the 26 and a +2 in the 17.
thought I was different with 2 magazines lol.

Just get the 50 A.E that round is 3x the size of 45acp
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Old March 22, 2013, 10:21 PM   #21
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Best caliber for situation described.

Amen to that bro! If two ain't enough, you need to change banks!
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Old March 22, 2013, 10:41 PM   #22
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try sbr

try a short barreled ak with folding stock, or a KRISS Vector SBR .45 ACP, or a mossberg 500/ remmington 870 with a ati top folding stock. o and ofcourse the mac comes in 5.7 cal for bout 600$ also kel-tec plr 16 .223 hi cap for 500$ if you wanna go cheaper
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Old March 23, 2013, 12:07 AM   #23
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You're well-armed enough. I'd be more concerned with security protocols. Maybe get a vest for yourself
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Old March 23, 2013, 12:30 AM   #24
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I'd suggest a new way to deposit the money. Change up your routes, vehicles and times.

If you're that likely to be robbed, you're doing it wrong.
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Old March 23, 2013, 12:32 AM   #25
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Big have you thought about a high capacity .45 for unarmored targets and a Tokarev in 7.62x25 as a BUG?
I looked into the round a while back and was impressed by it's reputation for penetrating even hardened targets.
It seems like that would give you the best of both worlds and the Tokarev's are still readily available for stupid cheap.
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