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Umbra Ascensor
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31/07/2019 6:53 pm  

Hello all,

I decided to come and pick everyone's brains for a few about gun carrying? Something that has been interesting to me is the choice of caliber. I am curious as to what size calibers you all carry and would recommend someone to carry and your reasoning as to why. Also, what are your thoughts on a .22 LR 32 grain bullet that can reach up to 1640 FPS when fired.


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Old Buck
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31/07/2019 9:17 pm  

Why do women buy so many different types of shoes?  You need a pair for every occasion.

This is why you need to buy MANY guns.

  • .380 walther ppk type in your pocket
  • 9mm Glock 17 in side holster
  • .45ACP 1911 Commander sized in shoulder rig
  • 12GA Mossberg pump extended mag tube pistol grip in scabbord
  • .45-70 Marlin lever action
  • .223 AR-15 clone with 30 round mags

 

This is my loadout when I am just going out to get a gallon of milk.

 

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31/07/2019 9:25 pm  

I got a Smith & Wesson 686 .357 Mag 4″, 6 round Revolver. I haven't had it for long so I've been shooting the shit out of it out in the boondocks for practice. The .357 Magnum cartridge is notable for its highly effective terminal ballistics. Revolvers are the simplest and most reliable of hand guns. One of the major advantages of the revolver is its small size, which allows for easy storage and access. Another benefit of the revolver is its price. You can find quality revolvers for as little as a few hundred Euros/Dollars. I got mine for free through a good old friend a couple of months ago.

Frankly, I'm more of a guy to pull out a M134 Minigun and shoot at everything that moves but it's not very discreet while walking downtown, lol.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Evil Genius
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31/07/2019 10:21 pm  

Well I like my S&W 25-7 in .45 Colt. I like the thought of making very large holes in things--especially SJWs. I just received a new Rock Island full size 1911 in .45 acp love it.  However On old friend of mine carried an early version of what is now the Smith and Wesson 432 PD chambered for 32 H & R magnum. Definitely  worth a look.

(And Charter makes a small frame revolver that fires the same round--7 shot). 


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The Evil Genius
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31/07/2019 10:25 pm  

Image result for smith and wesson model 25-7

This for the record is a 25-7


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Old Buck
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31/07/2019 11:16 pm  

With a .357 you can practice with .38 special, just remember you will group a bit lower!

 

Check out this antique fully semi-automatic pistol!

https://giphy.com/gifs/shot-pistol-forty-DblYNWUXjezS

 

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This for the record is a 25-7

Because you can wear it all day?

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Maximus Aurelius
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01/08/2019 11:38 pm  

I carry every day.. Usually a Beretta 9mm. Pk4. I also have a light weight Smith & Wesson 357, 6" barrel, 7 round, hunting revolver, lite as  feather

and my most accurate hand gun..

I mean... Who wants to be a victim... 😎 

As the great Teddy Roosevelt said.. "walk soflty and carry a Big stick!.."


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02/08/2019 3:27 am  

Today, I took my Smith & Wesson Governor 45 caliber as well as my Smith & Wesson 500 10.5 inch 50 caliber.  I'd include my Glock 17 Gen4 9mm, but that one appears to have rusted shut somehow!  It was working fine the other day and it's my other normal carry.  My guess is the downpours we experienced the past 3 days in a row have to do with it.  I've gotta find a way to fix it.

Anyway, my revolvers worked 100%.  I sometimes open carry my 500 (can't really conceal that beast), and it aims the best out of all 3 and I'd feel pretty safe in an emergency situation.  I've started to be more lenient to revolvers than pistols.  They hit amazingly accurately.  That, and my Governor looks sweet in a leather holster.


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02/08/2019 1:26 pm  

My normal carry is one of two 1911's in a shoulder rig.  Lately I've been carrying a Dan Wesson 10 mm.  I'll switch out to my Springfield Armory .45 ACP soon.  I love both calibers, but so far I can hit more consistently with my .45.

I also sometimes carry a little Smith & Wesson .38 Special in my pocket.

I know a lot of guys like to carry 9 mm because of the ability to have more rounds in the magazine and quicker target reacquisition due to less recoil, but I like the larger rounds and with practice, I've been able to pop off several rounds in the kill zone pretty fast. 

Never thought I'd be a 1911 guy, but they are damn nice handguns.  I've never shot a more accurate pistol.

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The Evil Genius
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02/08/2019 8:45 pm  

AH yes the joys of 10mm. And those ain't cheap. I have a EAA Witness Hunter in 10mm and a "franken" gun in 10mm. 


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02/08/2019 9:42 pm  
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AH yes the joys of 10mm. And those ain't cheap. I have a EAA Witness Hunter in 10mm and a "franken" gun in 10mm. 

I believe it's an underrated round.  I had never heard of a 10 mm when I saw my first one and that's the only reason I bought it.  I had no idea how powerful a round it actually was.  My first 10 mm handgun was a model 1006 Smith & Wesson.  It was a good gun, but really loose and inconsistent.  Still, I had it for many years until I decided I wanted one that was more dependably accurate.  So, with a little research I decided to spend a big wad on a Dan Wesson.  I don't really believe it's worth as much as I paid for it, but it is a pretty nice 1911, much better than my old rattle trap S&W.

I love the 10 mm round.  Always will.

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02/08/2019 10:22 pm  

Believe it or not that old 1006 is worth some serious scratch. https://www.gunbroker.com/Guns-Firearms/search?Keywords=smith%20and%20wesson%201006  

40 cal is the result of the feds believing 10mm was too powerful--so it is like a mini-me of 10mm. 


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03/08/2019 12:04 am  

Welcome back Hermit!

I too had a EAA Tangfolio Witness hunter 6" bbl in 10mm.  It was one of the most accurate pistols I had ever owned.

I sold it to a customer who had bought a Magnum Research single shot .308 Win. pistol for hunting, and had issues with malfunctions from day one.  I didn't want him to miss the deer season, so I borrowed him the Witness.  He bagged two bucks with it, and he loved it so much I sold it to him.

I had sprayed Dura-Coat green epoxy finish on the frame and slide, and kept safety and trigger levers blued.  It had a wonderful contrast and looked awesome.

 

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03/08/2019 7:59 pm  

One of the best things a man can do is go to an indoor range where he can rent pistols and try them out.  You get to feel what the cartridges are like and the recoil properties of the different pistol designs.  Some will fit your hand better and distribute the recoil more evenly, seeming more comfortable.  You will also notice pistol designs with the barrel center-line closer to the users hand will exhibit less movement and stay on target longer, as the recoil is more rearward than upward.

You also get to see the accuracy between different models.  Sometimes a longer barrel isn't necessarily more accurate.  Balance weight to accuracy, and make a better choice as what will actually fit in your pants.  I love the AK pistols, as well as the MP5 series.  Both are not concealable in a summer dress...

 

 

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Umbra Ascensor
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04/08/2019 2:42 am  

Thanks for the feedback. The top ones I am seeing are 45, 357, and .38. All of which I am looking into. Once I get the money, I will have the joy of visiting the Evil Genius to experiment with the different calibers and gun sizes to find a good fit.


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04/08/2019 3:15 am  

I have a gun, it's a huge D.  Nuff said.


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05/08/2019 5:13 pm  

My current Summer carry is a Taurus PT709. A great single stack 9mm the is rated with Walther & Glock.

Once it gets cooler, it's back to my Beretta 92FS or Astra A-75.  While I agree with a revolver being less prone to mechanical issues, I've got too much muscle memory built into the 92FS.  

As has been stated before, practice with what you have and build up your skill and ability with that frame.

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05/08/2019 9:53 pm  

GregBo is right on---I've seen him with the 92FS in action and he is deadly with it! 


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05/08/2019 11:36 pm  

The Betetta 92 is one of the few 9mm pistols that I could shoot at 100 yards and still hit something, the other was the Glock 17.  I wouldn't hit the target every time, but I could wiggle a few in there.  I put clay pigeons on the hill behind the backstops, it was fun picking them off.

My .45-70 Thompson Contender hit milk jugs, free standing @ 100 yds. with iron sights!

 

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06/08/2019 6:47 pm  
Posted by: @pistolpete

Believe it or not that old 1006 is worth some serious scratch. https://www.gunbroker.com/Guns-Firearms/search?Keywords=smith%20and%20wesson%201006  

40 cal is the result of the feds believing 10mm was too powerful--so it is like a mini-me of 10mm. 

Depends on who you're trying to sell it to.  I knew the local gun shop wouldn't give me much on a trade in, especially without the original box, so I was trying to sell it to some shooting friends.  Offered to take $500.00 for it to a friend and he saw the prices on gunbroker and said he would feel like he was ripping me off.  Had some dealings with others who kept jackin' around so I took much less for it at the gun shop because I was tired of waiting for the Dan Wesson.  They gave me exactly what I thought they would.

I'd rather get something out of it than just let it sit around.  I wasn't going to shoot it or carry it anymore.

I sometimes refer to the 10mm as a .40 magnum even though the 10mm came first and they used to refer to the .40 as a 10 short or 10 light.

 

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