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Old 05-16-2013, 11:44 PM   #31
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They aren't cheap, but I like my .380 Sig P238. For just a little bit larger package there is the P938 in 9mm. Picture a pair of mini 1911's. The recoil in both will shock you. The P238 is by far the most manageable pistol I have ever fired in that size class.
Too large to replace my 25, tried it & loved it, but size was no go for work gun.
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Too large to replace my 25, tried it & loved it, but size was no go for work gun.
Size for size is going to make it very difficult. I wish you luck. I'm out of ideas.
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Size for size is going to make it very difficult. I wish you luck. I'm out of ideas.
I was too. I'm just glad there was something, 25 or otherwise, better than nothing. Thanks for interest though doc!
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Doc, have you ever shot at those "realistic" targets where you have to identify that the image does in fact have a firearm?

Where do most shots group? Where the shooter's eyes are focused. On the imaged firearm.

Everyone has their opinion on what works bet for them. Yes, it is difficult to carry 2 guns and extra mags when wearing a speedo. The main idea is to avoid a threat first. But like a good Boy Scout, be prepared.
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When a new Kimber magazine fails to feed in a new Kimber pistol it doesn't matter what capacity it has.

When a new Ruger magazine fails to feed in a new Ruger pistol it doesn't matter what capacity it has.

When a new Sig magazine fails to feed in a new Sig pistol it doesn't matter what capacity it has.

How do I know? All three have happened to either my daughter or me. Magazines fail. Do you really want to bet your life that it won't fail when you need it? Spare magazine or spare gun, it makes no difference to me, but if my primary is a pistol you can bet I will have at least one of them on me.
You folk need to be a little careful with your equipment.
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Somewhere during my years of competing, I've accumulated dozens of magazines.

A devoted competitor keeps their equipment in good working order, but there is only so much that can be done.

I've had feed malfunctions, I've had mags crack at the feed lips, I've had mags where the bottom fell out.

I don't trust any mag enough without having a backup. My pistol, I trust it, but not the mags.

(Oh, and I carry a BUG, too.)
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You folk need to be a little careful with your equipment.
I thought I specified "new" on those guns. Let me go back and check. Yup, thought so. The only way I could be more careful is to not buy the guns.
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Doc, have you ever shot at those "realistic" targets where you have to identify that the image does in fact have a firearm?

Where do most shots group? Where the shooter's eyes are focused. On the imaged firearm.

Everyone has their opinion on what works bet for them. Yes, it is difficult to carry 2 guns and extra mags when wearing a speedo. The main idea is to avoid a threat first. But like a good Boy Scout, be prepared.
Then y not three mags, two backup guns, a sharp stick and a wet noodle? U need to stay in more.
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Doc, have you ever shot at those "realistic" targets where you have to identify that the image does in fact have a firearm?

Where do most shots group? Where the shooter's eyes are focused. On the imaged firearm.

Everyone has their opinion on what works bet for them. Yes, it is difficult to carry 2 guns and extra mags when wearing a speedo. The main idea is to avoid a threat first. But like a good Boy Scout, be prepared.
I have used those targets, and yes, my first shot did go toward the weapon, but I corrected. Instinctively shooting at the gun can go both ways. That's why I practice weak hand shooting, too.

The reason I carry multiple magazines and a BUG is because of something an industrial engineer once told me. "If it was designed by humans it will fail. If it was built by humans it will fail. If it was designed and built by machine it will fail, but probably not as quickly. Remember, humans built the machine."

Speedo? Me? You'll see Sarah Brady buy an AK before you ever see that.
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Ah, so four mags, three handguns, two shotguns and a partridge in a pear tree? You win the redundancy award either way.
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