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Old 12-19-2016, 03:52 PM
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My favorite pistol is this 9mm Hi-Power.

16 shots, accurate, and comfortable to shoot - what's not to like ?





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My favorite carry gun is glock model 30. With 10 rounds of 45 acp, what's not to like in a medium size package. This gun has never jammed in recreational shooting.
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My favorite is still the Para 1911, 14 +1. Lotsa fire power and accurate as well.
My carry is a Sig 380
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Well now that I escaped from the bad place, (NJ), and have a carry permit, I find my M637 to be nearly as easy to transport as my TP22. For the woods, my SP101 4" is fine.

If the locals spot any grizzlies, I'll find a holster for my M69. Apparently they are scarce.

I have to admire the guys that pack a 1911 every day., or a Browning High Power. If I lived somewhere that required that much firepower to feel safe, I'd move.
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Old 12-29-2016, 02:39 AM
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"If I lived somewhere that required that much firepower to feel safe, I'd move."

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I don't limit myself to any single handgun, but try to choose one that fits the job at hand. Fortunately I have a number to choose from.

I carry daily, but seldom have to be concerned about concealed carry. When I do wish to carry concealed I find no problem hiding a full size 1911 under most conditions. Mine has been worked on so it functions reliably with a soft nose 250 grain bullet actually designed for a revolver....and is useful for deer or hogs at close range.

I also like a Taurus 145 in .45 ACP. It's a bit shorter than the 1911 (and thus easier to hide), but also a bit thicker so not so comfortable.

I don't really like any small caliber weapon for general carry. If I don't feel comfortable taking a deer or hog with a particular gun.....I certainly don't trust it for use against a man. Thus I don't like the 9MM or even the .357 for general use. I "might" use a .357, but in my experience the .45 ACP (with proper bullets) is much more effective. If I do carry a .357 it will likely be a K-Frame Model 19.

Around the house I often carry a Ruger MK I in .22 LR (5 1/2 " bull barrel)....probably the most useful handgun there is. It is super accurate and has accounted for many a squirrel or rabbit (and untold number of snakes and such). With VERY careful placement and a bit of luck it has taken a number of deer and hogs although it really a bit light for such work.

Once I venture into the woods where deer and hogs are more likely to appear, I most often have a SAA in .45 Colt on my hip. It is loaded with a 250 grain bullet at 1000 fps....perfect for general small game and occasional deer/hog size game with proper bullet placement.

If I am deliberately hunting larger game I will carry a Ruger Flattop in .44 Magnum....a much more effective weapon, but a bit unwieldy with it's 7 1/2" barrel....and a bit too destructive on small edible game.

A guilty pleasure is a SAA in .32-20 chambering. This is the gun I choose when I expect mostly small game.....with the off chance of a deer or hog. In my experience it is almost as effective on larger game as the .357, but much better for squirrels and rabbits. With either you must be exact as to bullet placement....and I see little difference if you do your part.

A newer addition and becoming a favorite for general woods walking is an EAA Witness in 10MM chambering. This gun has similar controls to the 1911 with the option of DA operation. I seldom use this feature as I HATE long, creepy, heavy trigger pulls (always a feature of DA pistols). I always carry it cocked-and-locked as with a 1911.

The 10MM is almost as effective as a .44 Magnum (better than a .45 Colt) on larger game and can be used on small game with head shots (it is very accurate). This is fast becoming a favorite.

This is my choice.....around the yard a Ruger .22 LR and in the woods a SAA in .45 Colt (the 10MM is moving up fast). I refuse to limit myself to one favorite, but if I had to choose it would be the SAA in .45 Colt for everything.
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