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Old 05-25-2011, 02:10 PM   #41
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I love 1911s, I just unfortunately don't have the extra $$$ laying around to get a Les Baer, which is my dream gun. Sigh....maybe one day!
If you know what you're buying, @ 500$ will do.

As someone stated in another post, if you treat your guns like we all

treat our lawnmowers, you're better off buying a glock.

I've seen more than a few posts about guys who bought Kimbers with

high expectations and were disappointed.


A regular cleaning and a good lube in a good 500 dollar 1911 will outshoot a

high-priced 1911 with improper care and cleaning any day.
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Well I just read thru 4 pages+ of .40 vs .45 and one thing no one mentioned was size. Size of hand that is. I'm a small guy and I have a Gen4 Glock 22 and it fits me fine. I tried the slim framed 21 and it was still too big for me to be comfortable with. Now, I do have a S&W M&P 45 that fits fine but the trigger is so different that it's tough to transition to it and shoot well.

To make a long story short, sometimes .45 is not an option because of the ergos of the pistol. I'd rather small group a .40 than shoot all over the barn door with the .45. Just my 2 pennies...

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Well a single stack 45ACP shouldn't be too large for most hands and you get a nice single action trigger but then that's only 8 rounds vs. 16 in your G22 which is hard to ignore. I also have an older G22, and 23Gen4, and have "retired" my 1911s for HD because 40S&W is such a great compromise. I'll never get rid of my 45s but I'll carry the 40s now.

Also I'm keeping my old G22 but my new Gen4 23 is impressive due to the adjustable grip sizes and the new recoil spring assembly. Bet you love your 22Gen4! Do you use it for CCW? That was the main reason I went with the 23 (the 27 grip was just too small for me).

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Old 06-19-2011, 03:47 AM   #44
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Yeah, I do. But I'm looking at getting a 23 just because it's a bit easier to conceal. I've heard that the 36 is not that big but I'm not into having so few rounds. Being at home is fine since I have 1K+ rounds at my disposal in case things get really crazy. When I'm out and about, I want as many rounds as I can get.

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I have 3 - 45's, 2 - 40's, 1 - 357Sig, 4 - 357Mags, 2 - 38 Spl's, 2 - 9mm's a 22 and a 22mag derringer
I choose to carry a 357Mag Bug and a Sig 226 357Sig.


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.40S&W was a round produced for a specific reason. Reliable stopping power without over penetration. It gives you just that.
Personally, I like a hi cap magazine for CCW, but don't want to hit the little girl standing behind the carjacker...
With enough practice, you'll do fine with a .40.

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I first posted in this thread four years ago.

I still prefer 9mm and .45acp over 40S&W four years later.

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.40S&W was a round produced for a specific reason. Reliable stopping power without over penetration. It gives you just that.
Personally, I like a hi cap magazine for CCW, but don't want to hit the little girl standing behind the carjacker...
With enough practice, you'll do fine with a .40.
I thought the .40 S&W was produced cause FBI agents were sissies?
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I thought the .40 S&W was produced cause FBI agents were sissies?
.40 Short & Wimpy

It wasn't all agents, just the girls & tiny short-short dudes they had to hire
after the ACLU made 'em take ANYONE who passed a background check.
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