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Old 04-07-2012, 09:28 PM   #11
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There are some ballistics apps for ipod/iphone, and there is at least one ipod holder: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/01/gun-mount-and-s/
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Okay, that's a different story all together. That's being practical and not some punk with too much money wasting cash on something useless (which is what I thought at first.)

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I personally carry a chiappa 1911 .22 as my open carry. A .22 will have the same effect on someone as a .45 ,however there is not the stopping power but its cheap,easy to shoot, accurate, my wife can shoot it without fear of recoil.
I don't get it. All of the negatives of carrying a 1911 without any of the benefits? Am I missing something? Who cares about cheap-to-shoot for a carry gun? I'll gladly pay $1 per bullet if it will stop an attacker.
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The biggest problem with the 22lr is the high rate of misfires. How many times have you had a cf not fire because of a bad primer? How many times have you had a 22lr not fire because of primer issues. Not counting crappy Tula ammo, I have had 3 dead cf primers in over 50 years. The Tula all fired the 2nd time and I wont buy anymore. I have tossed a lot of 22lr that would not fire even with multiple strikes. Reliability was the reason Browning designed the 25 auto.
That's really more of an issue with rimfire cartridges, not the caliber per se.
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I don't get it. All of the negatives of carrying a 1911 without any of the benefits? Am I missing something? Who cares about cheap-to-shoot for a carry gun? I'll gladly pay $1 per bullet if it will stop an attacker.
I am sorry. But I often carry a 1911. I also use one for competition. What negatives? A massive bullet that knocks people down? A reliable platform that has been around for over 100 years? A massive supply of aftermarket parts? The only negative I see is that his shoots 22s.
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I am sorry. But I often carry a 1911. I also use one for competition. What negatives? A massive bullet that knocks people down? A reliable platform that has been around for over 100 years? A massive supply of aftermarket parts? The only negative I see is that his shoots 22s.
I'd bet he meant for concealed carry. 1911 ain't the lightest, smallest thing around, though the cross section isn't horrible. Probably easier to pack than my XD45 would be.
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I have mentioned several times that my wife carries a J-Frame in 22 mag. It holds 7 rounds. I wish she could shoot a .38. But she she is pretty good with the J-Frame. She is even better now that I but a laser on it for her.

I would rather she carries a 22 mag that she is proficient with than to carry a 38 she is afraid to shoot.

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I don't get it. All of the negatives of carrying a 1911 without any of the benefits? Am I missing something? Who cares about cheap-to-shoot for a carry gun? I'll gladly pay $1 per bullet if it will stop an attacker.
Yes its a 22 however a 22 will stop some in their tracks as well as it being accurate. Plus my wife can shoot it. I bought it partly to help her become more comfortable around wreapons.
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Besides just fun plinking at the range, I think of the .22 as a trainer. You can learn proper techniques more cheaply. Ideally, the .22 should have close to the same feel/balance & same controls as the carry gun. Then a person can primarily practice with the .22 & only occasionally put a mag load or two through the carry pistol.

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I am sorry. But I often carry a 1911. I also use one for competition. What negatives? A massive bullet that knocks people down? A reliable platform that has been around for over 100 years? A massive supply of aftermarket parts? The only negative I see is that his shoots 22s.
Every handgun is a list of positives and negatives. The 1911 platform has negatives and positives, as well. I'm just thinking that a 1911 in .22lr has all of the negatives (size, weight, must disengage a thumb safety to fire) and none of the positives (.45acp huge bullet, awesome reliability).

You won't find me knocking the 1911! I'm just aware that it isn't perfect.

OK, back to .22lr being a really bad idea for self defense.
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