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Old 05-25-2011, 10:27 PM   #11
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Have you checked the laws in Ecuador? I know that some countries south of the border regulate firearms by caliber civilians aren't allowed to own "military" calibers, which can vary from country to country.
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I'm going to be getting the heck away from north america, soon.
ecuador only allows you two ( official ) firearms, and i want a concealable handgun and and ar 15 or some such.
Now you've altered the parameters a bit.

If I was to have only two guns, one of them might be a shotgun (and bear in mind, I don't particularly enjoy shooting shotguns). It's just the ultimate survival/home defense/hunting weapon. And since I can only have two weapons, I'll spend a bit here and buy something like a 22" FN SLP (semi-auto, 8+1, about $1000 USD). Long enough to hunt with, short enough to be practical for interior defense. That said, there's nothing not to like about an AR-15.

But anyway, back to the pistol. My choice would be 9mm. 40sw is fine, 357mag is impressive, and 45acps are really cool. But I don't think anything is quite as practical for an "only" pistol as a 9mm. The benefits are capacity, an adequate defense round, extremely common caliber, and affordability. In your case I'd choose something along the lines of a Glock 19 (and I'm not a Glock fan). Small enough to conceal if need be, with enough size and capacity to operate like a full-framed pistol. If you don't mind carrying a bit more weight, look into some of the options from CZ (model 75/variants) and Sig (P228/229).

Kel-Tec makes a decent gun. I myself have two Kel-Tecs. But I'd never choose one as my only pistol. They're made to be compact carry guns and are quite reliable in that function, but aren't especially hearty weapons.

If I could have only two guns, choosing weapons that fit the "jack of all trades" description would be paramount. The Glock 19 is just that. Or maybe a G23 (40sw) with a Lone Wolf 40-9 conversion barrel ($100-125), which would make your "one pistol" a bit more versatile.
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The BEST thing you can do is find a range that rents, get some training, shoot several firearms and find what fits you best. What works for me may not work for you. Everyone has an opinion but when it comes to a personal defense firearm the only way to know if it is the right one for you is to spend sometime shooting before you buy. As I mentioned get some training as that will truly improve your ability to use the firearm if needed.
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Don't be afraid of the mouseguns. I carry one daily myself (S&W Bodyguard 380). However, I'm not sure it would make the grade if I only could keep two.
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thanks everyone i never knew gun nuts were such nice & friendly people , kinda contraindicts what the mainstream media tells u , doesn't it ?

i'm pretty-much dead set on th' p11 for concealed at this point, and i do want it for concealed, otherwise it'd obviously be a nice, shiny glock. I don't rly have the luxury of owning a big set of guns, ( officialy. ) hey there's a range near my house but i think it's military. I'll try to find a nice shooting range. If i was trapped on a desert isle, i'd obviously want a nice revolver with a few parts and a nice bore and calibre, but if my gun breaks, i could always go head on down to the seedy part of town and procure one to tide me over don't ever want to be without home defense .
i'm gonna have dogs and everything and live in the hills and smoke a big, home-grown cigar every day and play soccer.
.. .. thanks for helping me on my quest to make the world a bit safer. )
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thanks everyone i never knew gun nuts were such nice & friendly people , kinda contraindicts what the mainstream media tells u , doesn't it ?

i'm pretty-much dead set on th' p11 for concealed at this point, and i do want it for concealed, otherwise it'd obviously be a nice, shiny glock. I don't rly have the luxury of owning a big set of guns, ( officialy. ) hey there's a range near my house but i think it's military. I'll try to find a nice shooting range. If i was trapped on a desert isle, i'd obviously want a nice revolver with a few parts and a nice bore and calibre, but if my gun breaks, i could always go head on down to the seedy part of town and procure one to tide me over don't ever want to be without home defense .
i'm gonna have dogs and everything and live in the hills and smoke a big, home-grown cigar every day and play soccer.
.. .. thanks for helping me on my quest to make the world a bit safer. )

Gun nuts All the reasonable advice and I get the impression you are mocking the people who honestly tried to answer your questions.
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Gun nuts All the reasonable advice and I get the impression you are mocking the people who honestly tried to answer your questions.
sorry but i thought it was a term of endearment here , i'm a proud gun nut.
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For me a reasonably priced compact gun is the Rugers LCP 380 less than three hundred dollars. Accurate, compact, concealable, and lethally potent.


Then for my primary carry there is the Smith & Wesson 457:
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I'm in a gun family. This is what we carry:
Me: Glock 26
My father: Glock 26
My brother: Glock 26
Wife: Springfield XD9 subcompact, previously mine (she stole it)
Mother-in-law: Ruger LC9
Father-in-law: switches often, just got a P290.
Uncle-in-law: Rohrbaugh 9mm

We all obviously stick with smaller 9mm handguns that are still relatively easy to aim. Of the above, all are good guns except the P290. I'm not a fan.
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Canebrake's Free Advice for CCW Selection (Not BUG)
  1. Your CCW should be as large as you can carry with some level of comfort, good concealment and as potent as you can shoot accurately.
  2. Your CCW MUST fit your hand perfectly.
  3. You MUST be able to use the controls of your CCW with both strong AND weak side hands.
  4. Your CCW MUST be of the highest quality construction that you can afford.
  5. You and your CCW MUST be accurate enough to consistently hit a paper plate at 7 meters with rapid fire.
  6. Your CCW should be a caliber (see #1 above) of common size and which is readily available.
  7. A CCW is only as good as the quality of the holster and belt that carries it! In your CCW budget you need to include, at minimum*, $150 for the carry rig. (*each should cost ~$75)


MUST = NO compromise
should = FEW compromises


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