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Old 03-02-2013, 01:31 PM   #31
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Fully loaded LC9 = 21oz. a fully loaded 1911 = 45 oz. and its more than twice as big! I spend my days walking, climbing, getting in and out of vehicles in and out of public buildings and with a 99.9% chance of never having to use it, whats so hard to understand

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People with back problems, ladies who have problems concealing big guns can use lightweight (and therefore relatively small) guns for concealed carry. Better than being unarmed.

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People with back problems, ladies who have problems concealing big guns can use lightweight (and therefore relatively small) guns for concealed carry. Better than being unarmed.
Bingo...

Personally I've carried everything from a NAA .32 ACP "tiny gun" up to an S&W 629 "giant gun" and everything in between to include 1911's, Sigs, and XD's.

Five years ago I came to the conclusion after 17 years of EDC that 9 mm was the smallest round I was comfortable trusting for defense and that mouse guns were simply too small for "me" to get a proper shooting grip on.

All of this led me to a Kahr PM 9 and it's been my EDC ever since. I do occasional strap on my 4" Kimber but I I'm being honest, it's more for nostalgia than comfort.

I think there is a progression that most EDC men go through over the years beginning with thier ideal "fighting" hand gun, size and weight be damned... but a decade or two into this daily routine causes many of us to gradually accept less and less performance in pursuit of comfort.

That's certainly been my experience but in no way do I question anyone elses choice of EDC gun. If you can carry a full size 1911, G17, USP, or 226, God Bless and more power too you!

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Because people are lazy and don't like to carry heavy uncomfortable 'things'!!!
And like I said earlier, there is no need for 'big' when 'little' can do as good if not better job (with modern ammo)!

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Because people are lazy and don't like to carry heavy uncomfortable 'things'!!!
And like I said earlier, there is no need for 'big' when 'little' can do as good if not better job (with modern ammo)!
So basicly size don't really matter
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So basicly size don't really matter
"Size don't matter" except to women...
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So basicly size don't really matter
I guess it depends on the environment and circumstances!
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I know you're playing regarding the topic of size, but size does matter in a firearm. A very lightweight pistol will have a more harsh recoil than a heavier one. Also a heavier semi-auto would be difficult for a person of smaller stature to manipulate the slide.

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I know you're playing regarding the topic of size, but size does matter in a firearm. A very lightweight pistol will have a more harsh recoil than a heavier one. Also a heavier semi-auto would be difficult for a person of smaller stature to manipulate the slide.
Recoil I agree with but personally I find that as auto's get smaller "lighter slides" the loss of inertia must be accounted for and is typically done with stiffer springs.

My 5" 1911 is much easier to cycle than my 4" and there both easier than my Kahr PM 9.

Little pistols = Less Slide to grab and stiffer springs...

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I ain't gonna carry a heavy gun and no one's gonna make me!!!! So leave me the hell alone about it!!!
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