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Old 10-07-2010, 08:44 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I'm addicted to buying guns so I am now at the point of making excuses so I'm thinking of getting a BUG lol... My EDC is a G30sf so I'm between the G26/27 for ankle/pocket/shirt tucked in carry. I don't trust the G36 (too many negative reviews). I have no issue with shooting either, they are same size. I also own a G19 and have a Gen4 23 on order. So I have both their big brothers. What to do? 27 Just because it's 40?

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Old 10-08-2010, 02:47 AM   #2
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I wish I knew about the neg reviews on the 36 before I bought one. I am having trouble with mine. I have a 19 and like it but so does my wife. I was looking at the 26 as it will accept the mags from the 19. 23/27 do the same. I was also looking at another 19 possibly a gen 4.
I carry a Keltec PF9 (big bug) and a Keltec P3AT as a smaller bug. I carry the 19 when I have enough clothes to hide it. It gets hot here and we dress light. I dont like the recoil impulse of the 40 SW so I went to a 45 which is not as sharp. The 30 was too bulky. The Keltecs are reliable with the right ammo and not if it does not like the ammo.

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I have a G19 Primary, with a Ruger LCP 380 BUG.

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Why in the world would you want to use a 26 or 27 as a BUG? Why not some teeny gun that you could ankle carry or carry it low in a belly band?

Kahr P380
Ruger LCP

Kahr PM9
Keltec PF9

I'm not anti-Glock for a primary. 26 or 27 would even work as a primary, but a BUG? Who wants to carry 2 bricks?

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My primary gun is a Glock 27. My bug gun is a Taurus TCP. I love them both.

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What is wrong with the 36's. I have one and it NEVER fails to digest anything i put through it.

My recommendation is to stick to a caliber. 9mm, 40 sw, 45 acp, what ever. get all one caliber.

Reason: For the reason most police departments have switched to the glock. Say you have a 23 in your waistband holster, good choice. carry a spare mag in your back pocket. IF you need a back-up gun use the 27.

mag from the 23 fits the 27 and all is happy. Police switch to glocks because they improve shooting scores but they also make it VERY easy for fellow officers to use each others spare mags if the **** hits the fan. Terrible thing to practice but they do, if an officer is killed in a shoot out, other officers are taught and expected to use what ever amo and mags are available from the fallen officer.

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Personally I thinned out my collection. Found I was favoring some guns while others just sat around. What about a little Robar work to one of your guns? I also have a 30SF. And a 19 with a Robar grip reduction, as I'm not a huge fan of the 26. I am considering a new, all stock 19 to shoot and carry. My 19 w/ the grip reduction is nice to carry - not so great at the range. I try to carry my 19 98% of the time IWB. Maybe an S&W Airweight bodyguard for those real hot lazy days..

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Police switch to glocks because they improve shooting scores but they also make it VERY easy for fellow officers to use each others spare mags if the **** hits the fan. Terrible thing to practice but they do, if an officer is killed in a shoot out, other officers are taught and expected to use what ever amo and mags are available from the fallen officer.
True. But, the number one reason why most departments, including mine carry Glocks - is simplicity, which leads to repetition, good techniques and ultimately to improved shooting skills. Let's face it, not all cops are gun guys. Less is better here. I witnessed a suspect in an armed robbery shot through the left buttock at close range after a foot pursuit/apprehension. What happened? In the heat of the moment the officer forgot to decock and holster. Would the Glock prevented this? Maybe. The Glock trigger is a lot less sensitive than a 92F in single action mode. We have the 5.5 lb trigger in our guns.
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Nothing wrong with Glocks, but I wouldn't use one as a BUG...too bulky.
The Glock as primary, and something tiny like a Ruger LCP would be a good setup.

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