what pistol do you carry for personal defense

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  1. charliefox

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    Very nice! I carried a combination like this during some executive protection details.
     
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    This is a pistol... right [​IMG]AR15 pistol


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  3. tommy2h

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    Smith and Wesson performance center shield with a custom iwb holster made by yours truly
     
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    This or one a lot like it.:D
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  5. kye4some

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    I [​IMG]Old school S&W holds 18 rounds and has proven to be very reliable, it’s my truck gun to get me to my other truck gun


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    I haven't seen a Sigma in ages, and that is the first one I have seen with a stipple job!
     
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    These two when I'm off duty. Sig P229 with ported barrel in .40 S&W and Beretta Storm PX4 subcompact in 9mm.

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    That was my first handgun, I’ve had it for over 25 years and that was my first stipple job. I went a bit heavy and had to go back and sand out all the hot spots. It’s had a lot of haters over the years but for me it’s been very dependable.


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  10. moostapha

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    I switched to a 34. It looks the same as my 17 except that the top is longer.

    I'm a fan.
     
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    I switch it up a lil bit.... Now my G43 riding up front.... Yea man! [​IMG]

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    The Mak in the Spetsnaz holster. Greatest invention ever. It allows you to carry with an empty chamber. Pull straight down and it racks the slide and disengages the safety. Really slick piece of gear.

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    Interesting. I want to build something like that for my tac-14 that forces the bolt half-open on inserting and pulls it closed when you grab it. Seems like a great mount for the car when that happens, and I could even see possibly running something like it on a belt.

    I probably won't get around to it, though. Seems a bit ambitious for a first kydex project.
     
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    hopefully, by this time next week, i'll be carrying a 1911.

    i'm selling my glock 19 tomorrow, and want to get a 1911 with that money (plus some extra i'll have).

    i've shot a 1911 only a handful of times, and it was a pleasure to shoot. granted, the one i shot had a trigger job done (very, very smooth) and i will likely have this done, as well. the guy that did the trigger job on the one i shot is my cousin's son-in-law. he has a business where he does custom work on guns (revolver, semi-autos, rifles, shotguns) and he's very good. he's also the one that made the leather holster for my glock. so i may get him to make me a holster for the 1911, too.

    i'm honestly a bit giddy over this. even more so than when i bought the glock and shot it for the first time.

    i'll be stepping up (or down, depending on your preference) from a 9mm to a .45 acp, so there will be a bit a learning curve as i learn to shoot something with more kick. but having shot a .45 before, i pretty much know what to expect.
     
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  16. dmak

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    Not as much of a curve as you think. You will do fine I'm sure.

    I went the other direction. Started carrying a 45. Recently got rid of a 1911 to get a glock 27. I'm a fan of 40
     
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    So, it looks like I'm going to have to give my 34 slide back to it's owner. I am disappoint.

    I'm going to have to look into a 34MOS slide at some point in the future. 'till then, I'll just go back to my 17.
     
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    How much will you get selling the Glock?
     
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  19. sk33tr

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    i got $525 for it.
     
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    went and put the new pew pew on lay-away earlier today. i'd have loved to have paid for the whole thing, but other expenses prevented me from doing so. such is life.

    i wound up getting the springfield 1911 loaded model in .45 acp. here's a pic of it from the springfield site (warning, it's a big-ass picture).
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    it comes with night sites, so i won't have to put those on there later. i held it in hand, and it feels really good. i can get a good grip on it, a little better than on my g19, so i should be ok in that regard. i also picked up 1 box of target ammo. i'll pick up a box of defensive ammo when i pick up the firearm next week. and i'll also try to get a few more boxes of target ammo so i can get to the range maybe next weekend and put a couple...hundred...rounds through it.
     
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