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What gun would you carry?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Bullet, Dec 22, 2004.

  1. Bullet

    Bullet 1/2 ton status

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    Now that I have my CHL, I am considering different handguns to carry. I'm thinking about the USP compact .40 , Glock, or a Kimber... I'm not sure



    What do y'all think, I prefer .40 or 9mm... I'm all :ears:
     
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    Carry Gun

    Have you shot handguns alot?If not, try a few different calibers to see what you are comfortable shooting. I carry a 1911A1 myself, in the Marines, in the Army and as a deputy. Takes quite a bit of practice to become proficient with one,but in my opinion it is worth the effort. I don't like the 9mm, I have heard too many stories about over-penetration and not stopping a perp. The .45 ACP round starts out the size that you hope a 9mm will expand to. My understanding is that the Secret Service has gone from .45 ACP to 9mm to .40 S&W and now select personnel are back to the >45 ACP. Whatever you decide on, practice with it until you can hit a man size target at 10 yards every shot, not arms and legs, but center mass. I do not consider carry guns to be target pistols, therefore my criteria is different.
     
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    I like the model 30 45 acp Glock
     
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    I am going to get myself a Glock 19 midsize 9mm someday. That will be my carry gun. That or my Smith & Wesson 686+ .357mag 4" barrel. That gun works great in my shoulder holster under a jacket.

    My current carry gun is my Browning HiPower 9mm. I love that gun. The only problem with it for a concealed gun is the spur hammer. The Glock has no hammer to catch on cloths and stuff.

    My vote Glock 19, especially now that I can get 15 round mags for it again.

    Harley
     
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    We (My Dad and I) already have a Glock 22 .40. I love the gun, it's just too big CC, IMO. My Dad is giving thought to a G19 for his CC and I (might) have my eye on the USP compact .40. One of the main reasons I prefer the USP is the thumb safety.
     
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    My concealed carry firearm of choice is the Glock 27 .40 S&W. Tucks nice and is extremely accurate for a sub-compact handgun. Plenty powerful too.

    Clay
     
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    Don't think I've ever missed :D
     
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    The H&K USP Compact is a great weapon. I also like Springfield's Ultra Compact V10. It's a .45 and seems to handle any type of round. Some people don't like the fact that they're ported but I've never had a problem with it.
     
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    Subcompact Glock .40
     
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    I've heard that the (sub)compact .40 are more accurate than the full-size Glock .40s
     
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    HK in .45. Period
     
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    Could you explain why the HK is your pick, just curious. I would just like to hear to help me make a somewhat decision on what to get.
     
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    Second this!!
     
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    Have you ever shot your V10 at night? Give it a try if you haven't. It will probably throw a nasty flash up in your eyeline and hinder your sight. This is not a good thing if you got into a gunfight at night.

    Harley
     
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    Call me stupid, but couldn't the flash be from the type of powder used... no? I mean, in our reloads of .44 mag we shot 24.2g of H110 out of my Dad's Redhawk and it's a flamethower.


    Keep in mind I'm sort of a newbie to handguns. I've grown up knowing and shooting rifles and shotguns :smirk:
     
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    I've had good luck from Rugers an Taurus. P89 9mm Ruger Auto and Taurus M44 .44 Mag Revolver

    My thoughts

    Auto:

    Good clean reliable 1911, Springfield, Kimber, Colt Etc.
    CZ75 - Great 9mm by what I've heard
    Ruger P89 in 9mm, .40, .45
    Ruger P345 in .45, same size as a 1911 Commander
    Bersa .380 Small and rockin, reliable
    Jericho/Baby Eagle 9mm


    Revo:

    Ruger SP101 Smaller frame .38, .357, 9mm
    Ruger GP100 Larger frame .357
    Taurus - Anything, .45 ACP with moonclips, med or large frame .357s and .44's, DA .45LC

    Autorevo:

    Mateba .44
     
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    I have:

    Glock 19

    Glock 23

    HK USP .45 Compact

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    Sig P226 9mm

    Of those, I'd likely choose the Glock 19 or Glock 23 for concealment, and the HK USP Compact if 100% concealment wasn't required.
     
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    It is partially a powder thing. Some powders flash more then others. I believe it is Federal Ammo company (maybe others too) makes its self defense rounds with a special powder to reduce flash. You can't get around flash though.

    Porting is good for the fact it will reduce muzzle jump on the firearm, but if it blinds you at night then that benefit is pointless.

    Harley
     
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    Unlikely, however my Model 19 is the most accurate of the three Glocks I own. Usually the longer the barrel, the better accuracy as a general rule.
     

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