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08-06-2009 10:05 PM  8 years agoPost 41
500Driver

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I agree with Hockeysew...

.45 is tried and true.

Here is mine:

Smith & Wesson Model 745 .45 (yes, it has a serial number...just blurred out for the picture)

I've had this gun for at least a decade and never had a single issue...it does not like crappy ammo but not many autos do.

When in doubt...auto out

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08-06-2009 10:57 PM  8 years agoPost 42
TipSpeed

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Heres my Warthog. In .45 of course!

-Dave

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08-06-2009 11:11 PM  8 years agoPost 43
AirWolfRC

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The funny thing is I also picked up a hammerless S&W compact .357 airlight with night sites and fell in love with it.
It's doubtfull you'll feel the same way once you shoot it.

Just too light for that caliber.

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08-06-2009 11:40 PM  8 years agoPost 44
quattrokid73

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that's the same thing i figured...

oh well, sweet looking gun.

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08-06-2009 11:41 PM  8 years agoPost 45
ez2bgman

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As a police officer and Advanced SWAT Team member, I get asked this question quite often by many of my friends. I agree with Hockey as well, carry what you are comfortable with and can shoot well.

I too believe that Glock's are not a good choice for the first time owner. In my opinion Glock's aren't very balanced. They feel too light and are too squarish. Unfortunately I have to carry a G22 for work, but only cause it was issued.

Prior to my current job, I carried a Sig P226 40 cal. I absolutely love this gun. It's not ideal for concealed carry due to its size and weight, but it shoots great and feels fantastic, especially compared to a Glock.

For off duty/concealed carry, I carry a Colt Series 80 Ultimate Officer 45. This small frame and compact size make it ideal for concealed carry. I carry mine using and IWB (inside the waist band) rig from Crossbreed Holsters. I can literally wear this rig with my 45 all day long.

I also have a CZ 75B 40 cal. as well. This is also a fantastic gun. It too feels and shoots great. I have over 3000 rnds through it without a single failure, using all types of ammo (factory, hollow points, reloads, etc.).

Aside from finding a gun that you are comfortable with holding and shooting, practice is paramount. You need to train as much as possible. Going to range to just shoot can be counter-productive if you are not practicing proper shooting stance, shooting grip, sight picture, trigger squeeze, etc. Too often I go to the range and see guys out there just shooting for the heck of it. As the saying goes, "Practice makes perfect." You need to train your body muscle memory so that when the "sh!t hits the fan", you will be able to react instinctively.

I personally practice drawing from my IWB holster all the time. I also practice my trigger squeeze when I am alone in my room (with my side arm checked and double checked to make sure it is not loaded). A good trigger squeeze and grip is crucial for accurate shot placement. With my compact 45, I can hit steel plates at 25 yards repeatedly.

Remember this: always practice trigger finger indexing (keeping your trigger finger outside the trigger guard and off the trigger). Do not put your finger on the trigger unless you are absolutely sure that you are ready to destroy whatever is in front of your gun. Always treat every firearm as a loaded weapon until you can personally verify it as being safe.

Have fun a be safe with whatever you decide. Here is a pic of a my Colt 45 and my personal M4.

Gary
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08-06-2009 11:49 PM  8 years agoPost 46
TipSpeed

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Nice M4. I have a DPMS and I love it! Also, I love the Magpul PMAGS. Nice and gentle on the brass especially if you reload.

-Dave

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08-07-2009 12:09 AM  8 years agoPost 47
quattrokid73

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Nice EoTec. I love those sites.

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08-12-2009 05:03 AM  8 years agoPost 48
hockeysew

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Whaddya get Quattro?

Liberals are like a "Slinky", useless but entertaining when pushed down stairs....

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08-12-2009 02:18 PM  8 years agoPost 49
quattrokid73

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Well, CP (the local shop/range) has a Sig Pro 2022 and HK P2000 on hold for me. I think I'm leaning towards the 2022 and I'll probably be picking it up Sunday.

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08-12-2009 06:12 PM  8 years agoPost 50
Saint728rrProfessor - Honolulu, Hawaii - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Let us know which one you went with? I found this on the Sig website, looks sweet. There were many other custom guns there as well. I didn't know Sig made these, but now they do.




Take Care,
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08-12-2009 06:17 PM  8 years agoPost 51
Saint728rrProfessor - Honolulu, Hawaii - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

See if your shop carries theses, P220 Carry SAS Gen 2 Nitron. Its already customized by Sig and the SRP is $1,093.00. According to the description."features a melt treatment on frame & slide, SRT Trigger System, short trigger, SIGLITE® Night Sights, and black polymer grips. The slide features an engraved SIG SAUER® Custom Shop logo. The Generation 2 SAS is available in a Nitron or Two-Tone version. This P220 Carry pistol from the SIG SAUER Custom Shop has gone through a radical dehorning process resulting in an ultra smooth, snag free profile that’s ideal for concealed carry."

They carry the whole range of P220 custom guns. http://www.sigsauer.com/Products/Sh...t=320&width=580

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08-12-2009 08:12 PM  8 years agoPost 52
Billingsnutz

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I just got my first hand gun this past weekend. I wanted a Springfield Armory 45ACP but someone made me an offer I couldn't refuse. I traded a gun I had zero money in for a Beretta 92FS 9mm. Its the Italian made version. Very accurate, I love the safety features of it and it's pretty compact. Plus I can buy a box of 100 and it only sets me back $20. Can't beat that. And the plus side is I'm left handed and the magazine release it interchangeable. When I carried the M9 with me to the desert the last time I got very good at taking it apart and cleaning it.

Annoying the world one person at a time

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08-12-2009 08:34 PM  8 years agoPost 53
quattrokid73

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Shot a 92FS the other weekend and loved it. They're great guns, just a bit large for me.

The P220 is nice, but not my style.

I like the 2022 because it's polymer, has night sights, and a super slick trigger. It's also more compact than a full size, but not "compact" enough to make it illegal in San Francisco (one of the places I live).

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08-12-2009 09:02 PM  8 years agoPost 54
Saint728rrProfessor - Honolulu, Hawaii - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

The P220 is nice, but not my style.

I like the 2022 because it's polymer, has night sights, and a super slick trigger. It's also more compact than a full size, but not "compact" enough to make it illegal in San Francisco (one of the places I live).
I posted up the Sig P250 before. It has the polymer frame and it comes in all calibers too. This is the compact version 9mm.

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08-13-2009 12:25 AM  8 years agoPost 55
hulley

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Check out the FNP-9 or FNP-40, I love my FNP-40, feels great in my hands, which arent that big (not small either) and has a very good DA/SA trigger with exposed hammer with a ambi decocking lever. Can be had for well under $500 with 3 mags.

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08-13-2009 04:22 AM  8 years agoPost 56
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I have a Sig p229 .40 and I really like it. It's been one of the most accurate handguns I have owned or fired. It's very well built too. Just throwing the idea out there but you can get a factory certified Sig for around $600 or less. Most of them look practically brand new for a good price.

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08-13-2009 07:08 AM  8 years agoPost 57
EVO76

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I'm about to pick up a S& W M&P . I love the Sig..and this one feels exactly the same..

haven't decided on the 45 or 40 yet

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08-13-2009 03:53 PM  8 years agoPost 58
AirWolfRC

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It's been one of the most accurate handguns I have owned or fired.
Most ALL guns shoot better than the shooter.

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08-17-2009 01:56 AM  8 years agoPost 59
quattrokid73

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So I am the proud new owner of a Sig Pro 2022. We fired 150 rounds through it. Super accurate. Super smooth pull. Love the SA/DA.

Best part? $450 brand new. night sights and 2 extra mags.

I'll post some pics soon!

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08-17-2009 02:25 AM  8 years agoPost 60
ShuRugal

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If you've not made your decision, i would strongly suggest acquiring a CZ 75. I carry a CZ 75 P-01 as my concealment piece on a daily basis. The P-01 is one of the only (if not -the- only) NATO-certified pistol (NATO Stock Number 1005-16-000-8619) available on the civilian market.

Some of the requirements set forth by Czech national police during design phase:
Must be able to complete the following without failure:

4000 dry firings
3000 De-cockings
Operator level disassembly 1350 times with out ware or damage to components.
Complete disassembly 150 times, this is all the way down, pins, springs etc.
100% interchangability, any number of pistols randomly selected, disassembled, parts mixed and reassembled with no failures of any kind including loss of accuracy.

Safety requirements:

Drop test
1.5 meter (4.9”) drop test, this is done 54 times with the pistol loaded (blank) and the hammer cocked. Dropping the pistol on the butt, the muzzle, back of the slide, sides of the gun, top of the slide, in essence, any angle that you could drop the gun from. This is done on concrete and 0 failures are allowed! A failure is the gun firing.

3meter drop (9.8”) 5 times with the pistol loaded (blank) and the hammer cocked, This is done on concrete and 0 failures are allowed! A failure is the gun firing.

After these tests are complete the gun must fire without service.

The factory contracted an independent lab to do additional testing on guns that previously passed the drop tests. These pistol were dropped an additional 352 times without failure.

The pistol must also complete an environmental conditions test:
This means cold, heat, dust/sand and mud.
The pistol must fire after being frozen for 24 hours at –35C (-36F).
The pistol must fire after being heated for 24 hours at 70C (126F)
The pistol must fire after being submerged in mud, sand and combinations including being stripped of oil then completing the sand and mud tests again.

Service life:
The service life requirement from the Czech police was 15,000 rounds of +P ammo!
The pistol will exceed 30,000 rounds with ball 9mm.

Reliability:
The reliability requirements for the P-01 pistol are 99.8%, that’s a .2% failure rate.
This equals 20 stoppages in 10,000 rounds or 500 “Mean Rounds Between Failure” (MRBF)
During testing, the average number of stoppages was only 7 per 15,000 rounds fired, this is a .05% failure rate, a MRBF rate of 2142 rounds! Over 4 time the minimum acceptable requirement.
The U.S. Army MRBF requirement is 495 rounds for 9mm pistols with 115 grain Ball ammunition.
My own P-01 has about 1500 rounds through it, and only 4 failures. 2 Fail to Feed because i didn't insert the magazine fully, and 2 fail to eject caused by cheap brass (extractor tore through the extraction groove). The gun feels like it was made for my hand, points very naturally, and groups like a laser.

Oh hell, i typed all that up and you already bought a gun. Ah well, posting anyway, may help someone else.

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