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Old 04-07-2012, 10:29 PM   #11
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It will be my first carry weapon. I owned a cheap firearm like 10 years ago, and this is my first quality firearm. The other firearm was a birthday gift which I played with occasionally.

I'm hoping for a double stack simply due to round count. I would prefer to have a minimum of 10+1. I hope to practice enough to never need that many rounds. I like to have extra in case of multiple agressers. I have had several of these in my hands and liked their feel. I unfortunately have not had the chance to fire any of them.

If I could find anyplace that had the weapons I would go see, and possible fire them, but for some reason the gun culture here is almost nonexistent. The nearest "gun store" is a pawn shop. If I had to guess I would say that not many people here qualify to own a firearm...If you know what I mean.



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Capacity is NOT necessarily the way to go. I've carried a revolver for years and never felt under gunned. I've only recently gone to a semi (springfield 1911 milspec) for exactly one more round. (I don't do the +1, it just don't feel right to me). Ask yourself this, as I did when choosing my first carry gun on a budget... How often do you hear of multiple thugs continuing an attack once an armed citizen brings a gun into play? Rarely if ever is the answer. Most criminals don't want a fight, they want an easy target. Once you play your ace, 9 times out of 10 they're going to fold their hand and get away from the poker table most Ricky tick.

That being said, higher capacity is NOT a bad thing, if that's what you want. I just don't feel the need for it myself.

By the way, I didn't bother with a reload for my revolver. The only reason I carry a reload now is because a single stack .45 1911 mag is just too convenient to say no to.

I've had to shoot people, in combat overseas. Yes, I had to reload under fire. The difference is, those people weren't your average criminal. They were IN it for the fight, not for a wallet carrying maybe 35 bucks.

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Capacity is NOT necessarily the way to go. I've carried a revolver for years and never felt under gunned. I've only recently gone to a semi (springfield 1911 milspec) for exactly one more round. (I don't do the +1, it just don't feel right to me). Ask yourself this, as I did when choosing my first carry gun on a budget... How often do you hear of multiple thugs continuing an attack once an armed citizen brings a gun into play? Rarely if ever is the answer. Most criminals don't want a fight, they want an easy target. Once you play your ace, 9 times out of 10 they're going to fold their hand and get away from the poker table most Ricky tick.

That being said, higher capacity is NOT a bad thing, if that's what you want. I just don't feel the need for it myself.

By the way, I didn't bother with a reload for my revolver. The only reason I carry a reload now is because a single stack .45 1911 mag is just too convenient to say no to.

I've had to shoot people, in combat overseas. Yes, I had to reload under fire. The difference is, those people weren't your average criminal. They were IN it for the fight, not for a wallet carrying maybe 35 bucks.
Your exactly right, if a person is choosing high capacity to compensate for bad aim,that is worse than having a 6 shot handgun. If you cant make accurate shot placement then it doesnt really matter what you carry. I carry my 1911 8+1 most of the time and my G31 15+1 some of the time. Ive never felt outgunned either way.
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I agree with the capacity comments and personally have migrated to smaller, lighter weapons that are easier to carry and conceal. So For EDC, I use either a 9mm Walther PPS or Ruger .38 LCR, both in Remora holsters that I can easily slip on. I got the LCR originally to load snakeshot here in Florida, but I found it was so easy to stick into a pocket I now carry it most frequently with regular HP rounds if snakes aren't likely to be a factor.

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My wife and I have Ruger SR9c's. Excellent pistol. Accurate, reliable, easy to get on target and keep there. Thumb safety. It gets hot here and we are already in shorts. I pocket carry a Sig P238 often.

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Of course everyone has their own opinions, so here is mine. I am in love with my Ruger SR40c. The quality is superb and as you get to know the gun, you realize the design is very well thought out! For a .40 cal the recoil is no problem and it is darn near the same size of the 9. I carry a IWB holster most often and even with a t shirt it's no problem. In any case, there are some great pistols out there....this is what I prefer.

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Trip, although I do agree with you, I can name a few cases where the bg pressed the attack. I did/would carry a reload because its prudent to always be ready.

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I have to respectfully disagree on many points of the discussion here.

I live in Florida.

FLO-RI-DA. As in, if you step out of your car, outside of town,

you're re-entering the food chain. Hell, people here IN town

regularly encounter gators under their cars. There's Wild Boar,

snakes, gators, coyotes, and that's before you even enter

any area where you're likely to encounter BGs.

So I use a full-sized EDC, spare mags, with an SKS ready to rock and roll

under the back seat. I believe the Bible refers to it as

"the quick and the dead"...



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