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Old 09-21-2016, 06:30 PM
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1911 first, old habits are hard to break, my thumb sweeps the safety automatically. Second choice is DA/SA Sigs. My thumb still sweeps for the safety with Sigs, old habits are still hard to break.
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Old 09-21-2016, 06:45 PM
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Summer carry gun, Sig P238, or Glock 27... colder weather any of my larger 1911's.. Sig 1911 ultra compact .45. Para LDA CCW .45, H&K P7M8, Sig P226 E2, Attachment 39761

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If you ever decide you just don't need that P7, let me know!!! I have dibs!
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Old 09-21-2016, 06:57 PM
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I like any one that fits in my hand
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Old 09-21-2016, 07:15 PM
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I carry a Sig Pro .40 cal S&W. When I need to carry something a bit smaller (like under an oversize T-shirt), it is a BERSA Pro Compact also.in
40 cal S&W. These are both DA/SA weapons.
Never have liked striker fire weapons and don't like Glocks at all. You all have heard that Glocks are made from melted down Barbie dolls, right?
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Old 09-21-2016, 09:16 PM
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I'm a revolver guy.
I reload & am too fat, lazy & old to bend over to get the brass (if you can even find it)

Haven't taken a family pic in several years.
Maybe the governments spying on us & maybe not.
So I can't post a pic of my guns.

I'm especially fond of replica single-action guns.
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Old 09-21-2016, 09:46 PM
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I'm a revolver guy.
I reload & am too fat, lazy & old to bend over to get the brass (if you can even find it)

Haven't taken a family pic in several years.
Maybe the governments spying on us & maybe not.
So I can't post a pic of my guns.

I'm especially fond of replica single-action guns.
The one big bad thing about automatics...

I live in a desert and our range has almost no grass on it. So brass piles up on either concrete or in the dirt/rocks and is easy to find. If you are out hunting or in the actual desert that is another story... Brush everywhere and most of it has thorns or prickly on it and you don't want to go reaching into that for a peice of brass...

I still don't dump my brass from my revolvers into my hand. They hit the floor. It is a bad habit to catch your brass if you are using a DA revolver for defense. But a nice pile of 6 at your feet is better than 15 thrown all over the place.
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Old 09-22-2016, 12:42 PM
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My Carry pistol is a Sig P228 9mm DA/SA.

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Old 09-22-2016, 02:02 PM
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My favorite defensive pistol is a Springfield Armory XD, full size, chambered 45ACP, and my longtime friend, a Colt
Nat'l Match, chambered 45ACP. Don't have any functioning issues, accuracy is excellent, what's not to like about that?

The old Colt Commander is about as small as I'd want to go with a carry gun. I've got pretty large paws so I avoid all those
guns designed for folks with extra small hands, 8+ lbs triggers, D/A only, Air weight models. Some of those are so small
I can almost get my support hand in front of the muzzle! Take away the weight and chamber them for a 38 spl, and you
have a lot of recoil. Put one of those into the hands of a middle-aged man or woman with no experience shooting a handgun,
they have a heck of a time just squeezing the trigger to get off a round, let alone able to hit anything.

When I visit the forest I carry a Ruger New Model S/A, chambered 45 Colt. Loaded with a moderately hardcast 275-gr SWC,
mold designed by Dave Scovill, mfr'd by RCBS labeled as 270gr SAA. MV around 1,000 fps. Very accurate. Extremely reliable.

The rest of my handguns are pretty much closet queens: S&W M29, 6 1/2" barrel, and a USArms S/A 8 1/2" barrel both
chambered 44RM. And two Rugers, one S/A and one D/A revolvers, chambered 357mag. Plinkers.

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Old 09-22-2016, 03:14 PM
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Self defense gun

Not sure what you are defending yourself against, nor the climate/clothing/conceal carry??? When strolling thru the woods way to early (don't sleep well before a hunt & don't like to use lights unless absolutely needed) I believe I felt most comfortable with a shotgun with 3 1/2" Dixie tri-balls, but for handguns the Sig p220 45acp. Even though I'm faster & more accurate with my S&W 681 357 mag (a fixed sight 686). The 45 @ <30' kills like turning off a switch. (I) don't feel threatened enough to shoot beyond that distance with what I may encounter. Different animals & I'd re-think my safe zone distances & MAYBE choice of weapons. For 2 legged types where small & easily concealed matters, I like a single stack Sig p239 (mines 40cal) in 9mm (for it's size), the classic S&W 640 hammerless 38special snub, and the newly acquired seecamp 32acp for the smallest size. I certainly have not had the ability to try every handgun made, & we all tend to believe what we have is best.
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Old 09-22-2016, 10:19 PM
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Favorite Type of Handgun?

I have been carrying a Scandium frame S&W Model SW1911Sc E-Series, Round Butt, for some time now. It replaced my old Kimber Ultra CDP II. Every once in a while I will drag out some K-frame S&W revolvers when I go to the range 'cause I love shooting them. In fact I probably shoot them better than any thing else I have, and I do have a few others to chose from.
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Old 09-23-2016, 07:52 PM
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Actually I have 3 Favorites My S&W Model 44 Magnum,? From 1972,? With the 8 3/8" BBL & My Ruger Security Six in the Blue finish ( My Dad's Old Duty gun) & last my Ruger SR 1911 full size,? Either one of these I love to Carry,? with the right Holsters,? They are all comfortable wearing etc.?
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Old 09-24-2016, 03:46 PM
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I'm going to add a new DA/SA into my arsenal. I shot 9mm today for the first time in a year and I did very well with it. I still shoot .40 very wel but I did better with the 9mm.

Maybe I'm just rationalizing needing this new gun

Looking at a new CZ 75 P01. Going to try and use it to replace my P30 for daily carry. I'll get one more round on tap but jump down to a smaller framed pistol in 9mm. It is a very pretty pistol though if you put s nice set of grips on it. The rubber ones are pretty aggressive on it and I just know it's going to rub my skin red if I carry IWB like I usually do.
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I carry for the task and conditions. Casual plinking can be a 777 loaded Ruger Single Action Army with round balls. Teaching basic marksmanship can be a pellet pistol or 22 LR target pistol or single action. Small game is usually a High Standard or Ruger Mk II. My 357 Magnums with light loads, equal to 38 Spl wadcutters, make great transition guns for beginnners wanting to use a 357 but need some basic work on manual of arms without the recoil and muzzle blast of full power magnum loads. A trip down memory lane can be a single action 44 Special, a la Skeeter Skelton, or a S&W 29 a la Elmer Keith. Jeff Cooper and the 1911 bring back 20 years of military service and my early twenties and fledgling pistol competition. I have played with 500 Linebaugh and 480 Ruger but I go to the 45 Colt, heavy loaded, in a Ruger Bisley 5.5", as Ross Seyfried advised, for most handgun hunting of big game. If I have Bob Melik on my mind I get out the single shot Thompson Contender. These days I carry a Glock full size pistol with a spare magazine, knife and flashlight no matter what else I have with me. Self defense is first priority, everything else falls after that. I like the small J frame S&W revolvers as a back up but try to find a small gun in the same caliber as an understudy for the larger gun, i.e. S&W 8 shot 627 with a S&W 442 38 Spl as understudy. Pistols are like golf clubs, each has a best use task, but can be used for other purposes. If you don't have a "full bag" you don't know what your missing. My favorite is the one I have with me when I need it. I gave my primary pistol to the chief detective at my sheriff's department when we had a armed hostage situation and I went to cover a side door with my backup, a 3" S&W 66. On another occasion, all I had was a Charter Arms 44 Special. Neither was my favoite handgun, but they were there when I needed them, so right then they were my "favorite"!

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If you ever decide you just don't need that P7, let me know!!! I have dibs!
Have you shot one yet? they are very sweet to shoot, and accurate.
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Have you shot one yet? they are very sweet to shoot, and accurate.
Yes I have. I would love to have one as a safe queen and range toy one day. You can find them all over gun broker and such. I need to just spring for it one of these day!
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Old 09-26-2016, 04:23 AM
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For self defense I like the sa/da. Until recently I carried an old Taurus PT 99 (9mm) sometimes a Walther ppk (380) if I wanted something small and light.
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Old 09-26-2016, 08:24 AM
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. . . . Although I don't think SA revolvers are the ideal self defense firearm.
Maybe for self defense while hunting, OK, but for CCW, NO. The BGs no longer carry SA revolvers, they carry semi-autos with multiple 15 round magazines. Think about that while trying to reload a SA in a fire-fight.
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I've never met a S & W M & P pistol that I didn't like. I have all sizes from the Pro series to the Shield. Fit my hand like a glove and more accurate than I am. The only M & P caliber I don't have is the 45 and I will change that soon!
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Old 09-29-2016, 02:16 PM
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The 1911; but I really did like that S&W M39-2.
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The gun I carry most of the time is a Springfield Compact XDM-40, but I also carry the full sized 4 1/2" version, a 1911 FS or commander, the full size could be either a .45 auto or .38 Super depending on the situation and the mid-sized 1911 would be either a .45 or 9mm. Now that I have a Glock 20 it's become my carry gun in the woods.

So I guess, I'd go with striker fired as my self defense choice, but the only DA/SA options I have are either big and heavy (a 9mm that weighs 40 ozs without its 15 round mag) or small calibers (i.e. .22 and .32 auto).
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