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Old 08-14-2012, 08:29 PM   #11
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I prefer the larger framed pistols.

Maybe I'm old-fashioned, a crappy shot,

and have Herpes besides, but they just work better

for me.

The Beretta 92 is a great example. Also the 1911A1.

Now the DE44-oh, it's just like a custom fit...



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Old 08-15-2012, 02:05 AM   #12
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This is an interesting question. I hadn't really thought about it much, but I must say that I like larger guns. The smallest gun that I carry is a Sig 229 - double stack, 4" barrel. Always metal, no plastic guns :-)



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When making a quick run to the corner store I love to take my wife's Walther Pk380. Nice and light. That said, when I'm out all day I feel MUCH better with my Sp-01 or full-sized steel Witness in .45 ACP. large and steel wins.

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Much better beaver tails on the large frames...

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Much better beaver tails on the large frames...
True. The large-frame pistols can be a bear to carry, but I can hit with my SP-01 at 40yards what I absolutely cannot with my P3AT at a sad and simple 10 yards. I'm not sure I would even draw my Kel-Tec unless the threat was within "halitosis distance"... Lol
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What would you rather own? A large frame pistol or small frame? For example: glock21 vs glock30, or USP vs M&P. The usp isn't that much larger but it is a larger frame and slide. Same with FNP. Opinions people.
Intended purpose?
For a range gun, large metal frame all day. For carry, smaller and lighter.
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I find the smaller pistols to be

more than a handful, no

pun intended. Accuracy aside,

they blast and flip to a disturbing degree,

even in the smaller calibers.

For my money, I'll take the inconvenience of

trying to properly CC a full frame.

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Why would a concealed carry person need to hit anything 40 yards away? Why would it matter that a smaller gun had a snappy recoil in a concealed carry situation? Concealed carry is for self defense, is it not?
What scenarios require long distance accuracy and comfort from the recoil of the defense gun?
Concealed carry allows a person to conceal a weapon for defense in a life threatening situation. Otherwise the laws state that you are to retreat from any perceived threat if possible. If the threat is 120 feet away - it seems that retreat is the reasonable thing. A court of law would probably agree.
Pulling out a gun and shooting someone equivalent of two houses down the street is just not going to be supported by the law. You will go to jail.

And comfort - how many rounds are going to throw at someone that you need comfort in your firing - and what will the judge think about that.

I guess I just don't see the need for these extremes - when it comes to a legal self defense through concealed carry. Extremes in gun sizes, calibers, magazine sizes, accuracies, comfort, ...
Legal protection in concealed carry situations is always going to be close-up and short duration. Unless you are planning for zombie invasions.

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Why would a concealed carry person need to hit anything 40 yards away? .
Did you read the rest of my post? Let me introduce you to my friend hyperbole... My point was that my pocket pistol isn't accurate enough for me to ever want to shoot it, even at the range. Calm down.
And I'm not legally required to retreat from any threat. Doesn't mean I wouldn't, especially if my family were present, but no, no required to retreat. I don't live in France. And to think that a judge is going to view you more leniently because you chose to carry some crappy gun with a low-cap mag is laughable. Idk where you live... Don't rightly care... But I carry a firearm to protect and if need be to save. And I will find that far easier to do with a real firearm, not some piece of pocket junk. To deride people for wanting to carry a sensible firearm that is big enough to wield well and that carries enough firepower to know you won't be left wanting sounds mighty close to gun grabber talk... Food for thought...
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- and what will the judge think about that.
I guess the judge will have to consider that range shooting is my

priority, and since small CCs aren't enjoyable at the range, I make

do, and CC a range pistol...


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