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This is the best possible problem, IMO.

Magazines are easily replaced.

But what leads you this conclusion?
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All the ideas from the guys are excellent checklists.
I would also consider if I am limpwristing the shorty 9.
I don't mean this as an insult,either. It is common with the pocket size 1911s.

I have one of theses in the 2200 range of serial#.
I own three spare mags. Will buy more for resting set.

The followers are sharp...too sharp. Files and or dremel tools remedy this.
Mine locks on the last bang.

Slide function is flawless if I keep my chubby little thumb off it when firing. I just went to a thumb on safety hold and remedied the late close of FTF. Grip and rigidity of wrist are paramount in firing these smaller 9s. I've got about 600 rounds thru mine and only the, thumb in the way, bobbles I mentioned. Check your grip technique. I like the front strap surface feel. Chainlink stippling, I think they call it.

I shot my CCW course with this gun. It was new +50 rounds on course date.

It's a fine gun. It is v_e_r_y thin, eh.? Mine hides well.
You'll find after a few hundred rounds it's a real quality ccw piece
of total utilitarian top quality. Braggin rights for head shot capable accuracy, too. 1.50''@15 yds. WWB. Mine shoots where it looks. I will be putting a nite sight front on it for those things that I need a quick reference to aim with in the dark.

I am a fan of Corbon Hp 115gr. I want to try their all copper bullet in the LS9.

Hang with the girl, my friend. You can train 'er up for a few of the dollars you saved.
I love mine. I carry it daily. It is not for sale, except for stupid money. I like this LS9.

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I actually traded the LS9 for a Glock.
The 45 GAP.

I couldn't get the problem fixed and didn't really like the feel of it.
Or the Caliber/Capacity on it.
9mm/8rd...

The glock is buttery-smooth.

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I hope you drew some boot.

Be sure to mind that trigger safety, if you mexican carry that puppy. I have a friend that let one go while placing his in the waistband, sans proper Glock friendly holster. A nasty flesh wound in his right gluteus maximus was all he got for his error(lucky, I guess).... oh yeah, and a ruined pair of
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9mm or .45acp...either will do the job, if I do mine.

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I actually traded the LS9 for a Glock.
The 45 GAP.

I couldn't get the problem fixed and didn't really like the feel of it.
Or the Caliber/Capacity on it.
9mm/8rd...

The glock is buttery-smooth.
So, how is the 45GAP working out for you? The poly guns are certainly modern. I still opt for all metal guns, especially those made by Texas Pistol Artisans like the guys at STI.
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I definatly love it. I don't mind if a gun is modern or old school.
So long as it's comfortable, effective and reliable.

I grew up shooting .45 long colt with my step-dad's father.

And I refuse to carry one in the chamber in a Glock.

I can draw and rack just as fast as some CCW'ers can draw.

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I definatly love it. I don't mind if a gun is modern or old school.
So long as it's comfortable, effective and reliable.

I grew up shooting .45 long colt with my step-dad's father.

And I refuse to carry one in the chamber in a Glock.

I can draw and rack just as fast as some CCW'ers can draw.
.45 Long Colt. A marvelous round and launching platform.
Did you shoot any black powder rounds or just modern ammunition?

The question is: can you draw and rack as fast as the perp who is already in attack mode and you are having to take the reactive role?

Please let me recommend a book by Masaad Ayoob / IN THE GRAVEST EXTREME. Valuable lessons and good info in this text. It covers from ammo/weapon/carry options selections, a very accurate description of shots fired /altered perception, real time, to post shooting verbage to use with the responding police officers and most everything in between.

How is the GAP round recoil, in comparison to .45acp(which I find negligible)? Is yours double stack or single?........ hmmmm..... Are they making a single in .45GAP yet?
I do like the 36. Likely my next purchase.

www.GrandfatherOak.com has some very usable holsters for several different types of carry. They're made of kydex, so, one hand reholstering.
leather available.

Congrats on finding one you like and trust. That's a BIG hurdle in and of itself.
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.45 Long Colt. A marvelous round and launching platform.
Did you shoot any black powder rounds or just modern ammunition?

The question is: can you draw and rack as fast as the perp who is already in attack mode and you are having to take the reactive role?

Please let me recommend a book by Masaad Ayoob / IN THE GRAVEST EXTREME. Valuable lessons and good info in this text. It covers from ammo/weapon/carry options selections, a very accurate description of shots fired /altered perception, real time, to post shooting verbage to use with the responding police officers and most everything in between.

How is the GAP round recoil, in comparison to .45acp(which I find negligible)? Is yours double stack or single?........ hmmmm..... Are they making a single in .45GAP yet?
I do like the 36. Likely my next purchase.

www.GrandfatherOak.com has some very usable holsters for several different types of carry. They're made of kydex, so, one hand reholstering.
leather available.

Congrats on finding one you like and trust. That's a BIG hurdle in and of itself.

My grandfather shoots exclusivley black powder.
Yep, another DarkSider.

And thank you for the great info.

I don't feel the recoil too much more than I do with a 9mm.

A little bit more, yes, but nothing to be afraid of at all.
It feels slightly lighter or around the same as the ACP. Which some people find so greatly intimidating, for some reason.

It's a nice round and yesterday I put a GAP HP next to a ACP BALL and the ACP wasn't as much bigger as people were making it sound.

The difference was rediculously small.
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