|12-26-2002, 08:12 AM||#31|
Join Date: Feb 2002
My priorities are:
3 Reliability....ect, you get the idea.
4 Accuracy (my ability to hit the target with the gun)
Comfort of carry and cost are not a big issue. I'm not rich, but will drop extra $$ to get a gun that fulfills tha above criteria. Baer TRS has been my chioce. Clint Smith's famous quote: " a gun is supposed to be comforting, not comfortable" follows the advice already given in this thread.
Other personal rules of mine:
Spend at least as much on a formal training course as the gun costs. Take your pick, there are alot of good ones out there. I'm loyal to Thunder Ranch.
Be prepaired to spend ALOT of $$$ on ammo. You will never be able to pull off in a gunfight what you cant do in a practice session. Practice as much as possible. Try to find a range where you can shoot from behind cover, moving, backing up, ect. IDPA is also a good idea. Standing on a quiet line punching holes in paper with a perfect weaver stance is good for form, but if the SHTF you will not want to be standing still out in the open.
Good luck with your choice. If you find a gun you REALLY like dont worry if it is on the expensive side. Buy it. You will be glad you did.
All the best
|02-21-2003, 06:26 PM||#32|
Join Date: Feb 2003
The best .45 I've found for concealed carry is my Glock model 30. I shoot 185+P JHP or 200+P JHP.
My favorite carry gun regardless of caliber is my Glock model 17 with the 19-round magazine full of 115 +P JHP.
Comfort is important, concealability is important, accuracy is important, reliability is VERY important, and for me, magazine capacity is also right at the top of the list. :lol:
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|03-15-2003, 04:29 PM||#34|
Join Date: Aug 2002
I had a Smith 4516A, Springfield Champion .45, and recently purchased a Les Baer Thunder Ranch Special. Sold the other two guns and threw in some cash to buy it. Just buy the TRS right now and forget about buying cheaper guns that won't satisfy you. Avoid the hassle and wait. Get a Baer or a Wilson. You only need one .45 to bet your life on. Don't be cheap when your butt is on the line. Don't buy re-treads for your truck or selp protection weapons that are not top quality. You get what you pay for.........
|03-15-2003, 07:45 PM||#35|
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Tucson, AZ
My vote would be a 1911 of course, in full size. If you plan to
CCW, and are not comfortable carrying a 5", maybe try a
lightweight Commander, genuine Colt of course!
|04-20-2004, 07:30 PM||#36|
Join Date: Feb 2004
|10-04-2004, 06:36 PM||#37|
Join Date: Oct 2004
Sig 245 for ccw
For a 45 cal sidearm I really like my Sig 245, At times when you can wear a long shirt or winter clothing it covers up pretty well, not quite qs well as the Kahr P9 or the P3at But then it is a 45 the firepower seems to help the comfort factor of carrying a bigger gun. Sparks77
|10-05-2004, 04:40 PM||#38|
Join Date: Jun 2004
Don't discount the Smith and Wesson (non-1911) 45's. I bought a 4586 with nite sights and a 4506 (made in 1999), both for under 400.00. They are solid pistols and are fine shooters. I am not a big 1911 fan, although the new Springfield Armory Loaded MC has caught my eye. I do like the 45 round though and have the 165gr+p in both of my Smith's. Both KY Imports, Gunbroker and AuctionArms have great deals of used Smith and Wesson pistols. Just something to think about as an alternative to 1911's.
|06-11-2006, 10:59 AM||#40|
Join Date: Nov 2005
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