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Old 08-23-2013, 02:03 PM   #11
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Lol. Haven't had too many zombies in my area but you're Absolutely right from the reports I've seen.

Nothing like trying to keep your head on straight when someone is trying to take it off. The closest you can come to training for it (on a standard range) is to sprint around a bit and then bang out 50 pushups, grab your gun and shoot. It's amazing what heavy breathing and shaking arms will do to your accuracy.
Even more of a case for high capacity!! Lol I love the language-
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I have seen people miss targets at 10 feet!

Granted the range does not allow for targets to shoot back, but just the pressure of a competition can rattle someone.

(How many take a brief run up and down the range and try to hit targets when out of breath?)

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I don't fault anyone for wanting higher capacity guns. I can perfectly understand the argument.

For myself, however, later on I might bank on statistics being in my favor. IF I ever have to use my gun, presenting it will probably be enough. IF I do have to pull the trigger, one time will prolly be enough to scare him off. IF he doesn't scare easily, 1-3 hits should be enough to stop the threat.

IF multiple bad guys come after me, I'll adjust my shots accordingly.

I'd rather be comforted knowing that the wheel gun in my belt will definitely fire six times, than worry that the semi-auto in my belt might misfire one too many times.

Plus, I'll take the stopping power of .357 Magnum all day, every day over 9mm.

I do love my 9mms, though. And if I had to, I'd trust my life on either of my M&Ps.

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I don't fault anyone for wanting higher capacity guns. I can perfectly understand the argument.

For myself, however, later on I might bank on statistics being in my favor. IF I ever have to use my gun, presenting it will probably be enough. IF I do have to pull the trigger, one time will prolly be enough to scare him off. IF he doesn't scare easily, 1-3 hits should be enough to stop the threat.

IF multiple bad guys come after me, I'll adjust my shots accordingly.

I'd rather be comforted knowing that the wheel gun in my belt will definitely fire six times, than worry that the semi-auto in my belt might misfire one too many times.

Plus, I'll take the stopping power of .357 Magnum all day, every day over 9mm.

I do love my 9mms, though. And if I had to, I'd trust my life on either of my M&Ps.
357 mag is awesome caliber!! If I could carry anything in 4" comfortably I probably would!!
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Don't worry revolvers aren't jam free and do malfunction just like semis. Only when a revolver goes to hell it usually takes tools to get it working again.

Revolvers can suffer from lint dirt debris in the cylinder pawl area, overlong ammo not letting the cylinder turn , high primers or thick rims sticking the cylinder. I see it happen ALL the time in cowboy action shooting. Incident rates about the same as semis.

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Don't worry revolvers aren't jam free and do malfunction just like semis. Only when a revolver goes to hell it usually takes tools to get it working again.

Revolvers can suffer from lint dirt debris in the cylinder pawl area, overlong ammo not letting the cylinder turn , high primers or thick rims sticking the cylinder. I see it happen ALL the time in cowboy action shooting. Incident rates about the same as semis.
I know. But I'll be using factory ammo so the ammo/cases won't be an issue. And I shoot my guns often enough, and clean often enough, that I'll know about it before he issue comes up.

Ideally.
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Give me the 10 of .45 acp, unless I have more than 3 threats, then I will take my m&p9. If its life and death with a big bear, say a Kodiak bear the .357 is a must

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Give me the 10 of .45 acp, unless I have more than 3 threats, then I will take my m&p9. If its life and death with a big bear, say a Kodiak bear the .357 is a must
Sounds like you want all 3!! That's the whole point!! Power or capacity??
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I don't think I've ever seen it reported that someone needed to use all 15, 17 or 8 rounds for that matter to resolve a self defense situation. Police and military not included. I'll take 8 or 9 slow and heavy bullets, if for no other reason than to hold collateral damage to a minimum. If I need more I have another mag. Personally I'd feel just fine carrying a SAA in 45 colt with 6 300 grain bullets.

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In the past, I was all about high capacity to put.me at ease. I am rethinking that. First I went from a Glock 20 with plus five on the mag, to a Glock 19 with a plus two, now I ordered a special mag that only holds eight, tops.

Mag has a lock built in, to shut the gun down. Mag shows up next week, I will do a review of it.

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