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Old 05-30-2013, 07:50 PM   #1
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Hey everybody, I'm new here at the forums and I wanted to get some opinions. I'm buying my first full sized pistol soon, I've already got a compact, and I've got it narrowed down to two choices. The Colt Python in .357 or the Colt 1911 in .45. I've shot both many times and really enjoy both but I've been unable so far to make the final decision. That's why I'm here, I just wanted to get your opinions on the best choice. I will be carrying it and money is not an issue.

So, what are your thoughts?

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Old 05-30-2013, 07:52 PM   #2
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Carrying it as in concealed?

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Carry the compact handgun. Buy the full size pistol for home defense.

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What compact do you have?

For carry, I would tend to lean toward the 1911, becasue the flatness of it would lend itself to better concealment.

For just plain shooting enjoyment, I like the Colt Python.

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Well I've always preferred open carry to concealed. I realize that the size of both would make concealed carry a little troublesome

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What compact do you have?

For carry, I would tend to lean toward the 1911, becasue the flatness of it would lend itself to better concealment.

For just plain shooting enjoyment, I like the Colt Python.
Got myself a little old Beretta M1934
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Well then, the Colt .45. I have owned both a .357 and a Colt .45 Mark IV, and would prefer the semi auto due to more rounds and easier to reload. Also, it forms better to the body then the fat .357. .45 is subsonic and less chance to injure civilians behind the BG. The .357 will go through the BG and continue downrange.

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Well then, the Colt .45. I have owned both a .357 and a Colt .45 Marck IV, and would prefer the semi auto due to more rounds and easier to reload. Also, it forms better to the body then the fat .357. .45 is subsonic and less chance to injure civilians behind the BG. The .357 will go through the BG and continue downrange.
I was thinking along the same line
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I really enjoy target plinking with my Ruger GP100 .357 revolver, but if I had to defend myself, i'd rather have the .45acp, particularly since I don't have any combat or advanced defensive shooting training.

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The .357 will go through the BG and continue downrange.
Actually I have a question about this. Would I have the same over penetration issues with the .357 with hollow points? This may be a silly question but I'd like to have all pertinent information. I'm not new to guns at all, but I figured it'd be best to ask
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