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Old 09-30-2016, 12:22 AM
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I carry a Colt 1911 IWB every day I am not hunting. They both get shot almost everyday. I vary between a commander size or full size depending on what clothes I plan on wearing for the day. It is carried along with 2 spare mags full of 230gr Gold Dots, and a SW 642 in a ankle holster or pocket. If I am hunting or walking about the woods, I carry a Ruger NM BH 357 or the same gun in 41 mag. I am searching for a OM Vaquero in 45 Colt, for my next new woods gun. I have a couple Glocks, and several M and Ps, but they are range guns. When I first started carrying concealed, I carried a G19 everywhere. But the plastic just doesn't do it for me anymore. I think they are great guns, but prefer my 1911s over anything else.
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I think I have a new favorite.. went out and shot 4 mags through my Sig 1911 ultra .45 acp. 10 yards..What is your favorite type of pistol and why?-sig-1911-.jpg

What is your favorite type of pistol and why?-sig-1911-.jpg
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Old 10-03-2016, 10:37 AM
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If I had my druthers, I'd pack the full sized 1911 in 45ACP all the time.
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I think I have a new favorite.. went out and shot 4 mags through my Sig 1911 ultra .45 acp. 10 yards..Attachment 40473

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Looks Good, SIG-Man55.
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Old 10-04-2016, 02:32 AM
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Ruger Blackhawks. 100% reliable, handle any load in whatever caliber. I currently own 4, .41 Mag w/ 4 5/8" barrel, 44 Mag w/ custom 5 1/2" barrel, a Lipsey's 44 Special w/5 1/2" barrel, and a Bisley in 41 Mag w/7 1/2" barrel.

As far as carry guns, 1911s. Period. I've been carrying one for over 30 years now. Either a full size Springfield Armory or my new favorite, a bobtail Kimber super carry pro.
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We are revolver folks.
The wife carries a S&W J frame in .38 spl.
I, a Charter arms .44 special
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Old 10-05-2016, 04:05 AM
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Out of all the semis and revolvers, I always end up back with the full size 1911 in .45.
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Suppose I can be described as a fossil…. [at least that's what the rest of the department says "jokingly?"]

I only own 3… and that's plenty for me;

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I like accurate pistols like the rimfire Ruger Mark 2 through 4. To perfect my form and reliably hit what I'm aiming at. I like a accurate revolvers like a Taurus Tracker in 17 HMR for the same reason. I like 1911 type pistols for their reliability, fire power, after market accessories and components. I like large bore heavy hitters like Smith and Wesson 500 and 460. We'll come to think about it I like all accurate pistols
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"most" stoppages...

Let me start by saying I like 1911's VERY MUCH. Even though I consider myself more of a revolver guy, I've never had a semi auto feel/point better than a 1911. THAT SAID, of all the stoppages/problems I've witnessed at the pistol range/ bowling pin/ steel challenge most have been 1911's usually altered somehow & often using handloads. Being such a common handgun platform likely has something to do with it. IMO they are a shooters pistol & require a skill set & being fed the correct load for that gun to be 100% reliable. I don't want the 1911 fans on my back, but my Sig p220 eats a wider variety of ammo without issues. No it doesn't feel as good in the hand, or point as well.
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Let me start by saying I like 1911's VERY MUCH. Even though I consider myself more of a revolver guy, I've never had a semi auto feel/point better than a 1911. THAT SAID, of all the stoppages/problems I've witnessed at the pistol range/ bowling pin/ steel challenge most have been 1911's usually altered somehow & often using handloads. Being such a common handgun platform likely has something to do with it. IMO they are a shooters pistol & require a skill set & being fed the correct load for that gun to be 100% reliable. I don't want the 1911 fans on my back, but my Sig p220 eats a wider variety of ammo without issues. No it doesn't feel as good in the hand, or point as well.
Same can be said for Glocks. They eat anything and everything when left factory. The ones I've seen with problems have had aftermarket parts installed everywhere. I think most 1911's from reputable manufacturers will run right in a factory configuration. It's only when you start toying with things that they start to develop problems.

I'm in the habit of liking anything that goes boom. But my carry price will be the ugliest, lightest, most reliable firearm I can get. It's also not going to be expensive. You must realize that a pretty gun will not stay pretty for long if you are actually using it. And you must also take not le that if you use the firearm for self defense, more times then not. It is going to be confiscated as evidence for a while. You'll get it back eventually but it will be gone for a while. How many of you would rather that be a $2000-3000 1911 or maybe just go with the $600 Glock... considerations. My HK cost $900 to replace and I am fine with that price.
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Old 10-17-2016, 10:01 PM
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I'm more of a revolver type, in part because I shoot them better. But I do have a couple pistols I really like.

One one is a 4.5" .40 cal. XDM. I can shoot this one really well with 165 gr. and 180 gr. JHP'/ Kind of feels big in my hands, but it does feel pretty good when shooting it.

The other, and don't laugh, but it's a Taurus PT111. I'm a small man and this one just feels good in my hands, I don't shoot it too terribly bad either.

Another favorite of mine, and strangely so considering the size of my hands is the 92FS.

I had what I guess would have been a 1st gen. G17 for while. I bought it NIB back in the mid to late 80's, but I never warmed up to it much, it just felt awkward in my hands.

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Single action revolvers.....and we don't call them "single action only". Probably why I've got nearly 40 of them. Double actions a distant second, although I still have over a dozen of them. We don't call them DA/SA either. Just like we don't buy revolvers chambered in ".38/.357". We buy guns chambered in .357Mag and it is assumed that one can shoot .38's in it without having to be told.

Sorry, I just get a little weary from the redundant crap that manufacturers put on their websites.
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Old 10-20-2016, 12:33 PM
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I'm torn between my Glock 17 and my Springfield Armory M1911A1. The G17 is unmatched for daily carry. It weighs only 32 ounces loaded. My SA .45 is a great bowling pin killer, and I won $5000 with it back at the 1990 Second Chance Pin Shoot in MI.
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We are revolver folks.
The wife carries a S&W J frame in .38 spl.
I, a Charter arms .44 special
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Old 12-18-2016, 06:46 PM
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Jumping in this thread a bit late, but wanted to join the fun... My favorite SD and daily carry is my GP100 Wiley Clapp 3" black. Someone said it makes a good truck gun, true, but it make a great carry also. I am a big guy and have no issue with concealment. - I fully trust my autos, but the practical guarantee of going bang with my revolver just makes me feel more safe and at ease. I practice regularly and shoot it only in DA mode. - However in my night stand I keep my XD Tactical 5" .45ACP w/safety and light/laser mount since I can't see very well w/o my glasses at night, i need all the help I can get JIC.
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Glock 19 for Carry. STI Hi Cap 1911 for fun.
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My favourite is the little Ruger Bearcat, amazingly accurate, mine would hold an inch group at 25 yards off sandbags.
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Ruger Blackhawk. Accurate, strong as all get out, and just plain fun
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Old 12-19-2016, 04:52 PM
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If you ever decide you just don't need that P7, let me know!!! I have dibs!
Yes they are a very unique pistol indeed, the custom holster from Alessi set me back $155.
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