If I ever (God forbid) actually need to pull the trigger, I would rather send home one large caliber bullet, and get the job done.....fast. It would, at least have enough energy to knock the would be assailant down. Yes, the smaller caliber pistols hold more in the magazine....but if 7+1 hot one isn't enough, then maybe you shouldn't be carrying in the first place. Quality over quantity. This is why I carry my .45 everyday, opposed to a 9mm.
01-29-2008, 07:29 PM
01-29-2008, 07:31 PM
01-29-2008, 07:50 PM
You can hit more accurately and quickly with a double tap of a nine than a .45.
I haven't shot a .45 in a while, but will rent one soon to compare.
If I'm going to go large, I might get a .357 revolver with a shorter barrel...I can get two snaps off accurately.
01-29-2008, 07:52 PM
01-29-2008, 08:03 PM
410 single shot derringer. Because of my need for deep/heavy concealment, my current "go everywhere" gun is a NAA guardian .32
If given the choice, and I could carry anything without worry of printing 357 sig is what I would carry. I believe IMHO that it's the best personal defense round made
01-29-2008, 08:09 PM
01-29-2008, 08:16 PM
01-29-2008, 08:23 PM
schools/colleges. I would never carry in a school in Mass because it's against the law, however in New Hampshire and Rhode Island (where i'm also licensed to carry) it IS legal, and do so. However I am not looking to have a school go into possible lockdown because I "print"
01-29-2008, 08:29 PM
If you want to carry the most effective stopper, I agree with Richard Solomon and JT's allroad that two calipers are probably needed to allow practical concealed carry in most situations.
In the last 30 years, I've carried the 45, 9mm, 357mag , .380, and .32 but have settled on the .45 and .380. Whenever possible, I'll be carrying the Detonics Combat Master .45 in the very comfortable Milt Sparks Executive Companion holster. When that's too big, I can usually find a place for the Seecamp LWS 380 in the Milt Sparks PCH.
I believe it's one of the safest carry guns on the planet, it's thin enough to be easily carried comfortably, and the 115 gr 9mm +P is a very effective stopper. I only switched to a stainless steel .45 after I wore the finish off this expensive handgun. Any suggestions for a new finish?
most "gun battles" occur between 4 to 7 feet and are between 2 and 3 shots....i like the 9mm or a 38, and have carried both....if it's summertime a 380 will do the trick as well....whatever you carry make sure you practice, practice, practice
01-29-2008, 09:02 PM
Actually the P7 is VERY Safe, as long as it has the newer drop safety lever. The old one would fail, and your safe gun, could fire without pulling the trigger, simply squeezing the grip. Fun stuff, you could also get them to go full auto....
01-29-2008, 09:03 PM
And I'll still keep everything in a 4" circle.
01-29-2008, 09:14 PM
He works with both Duracoat AND Ceracoat. Ceracoat is gonna last longer on a pistol.<ul><li><a href="http://www.larsontactical.com/">IMO, Joe's the best in the business...</a></li></ul>
01-29-2008, 10:38 PM
Do you happen to have a link to additional information on this problem?
01-29-2008, 10:39 PM
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01-30-2008, 02:31 AM
01-30-2008, 03:43 AM
I don't care for caliber wars because bullet design is so much more important... anything from .38spl to 50BMG is fine as long as you are feeding it a good bullet.
01-30-2008, 05:07 AM
Awesome work....it takes awhile though....worth the wait imo.<ul><li><a href="http://www.ccr-refinishing.com/">http://www.ccr-refinishing.com/</a</li></ul>
01-30-2008, 06:22 AM
I've got a couple of magazines out with them for matte Roguard to better match the Kahr, so I'll report back in a couple of months.
01-30-2008, 06:35 AM
I think a 9mm +p is a very good compromise between effectiveness, capacity and gun size.
01-30-2008, 06:40 AM
There is a place that does the Kim-Pro finish for Kimber here in CO. I think it's $100-$150 to get a whole gun dipped, you should check that out. That finish on my Desert Warrior is holding up like a champ
01-30-2008, 07:35 AM
i think it was carried by the owner.
it's Bob's Gun Shop.
01-30-2008, 08:22 AM
Jensens again? I *gotta* get up there....
01-30-2008, 10:07 AM
01-30-2008, 10:48 AM
01-30-2008, 01:35 PM
I would check the Parkcitytactical p7 forum.
01-30-2008, 01:37 PM
01-30-2008, 02:20 PM
How much does he want for the nickel one? Factory finish or aftermarket? Date code?
01-30-2008, 03:39 PM
go up and check it out, they have all kinds of stuff like that. Hopefully you'll catch Bob in a good mood, sometimes he's kind of a dick.
01-30-2008, 05:26 PM
01-30-2008, 05:35 PM
or do you open carry, lol
01-30-2008, 05:42 PM
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01-30-2008, 06:07 PM
they jsut seem like a lot to carry....especially w hen a compact or subcompact carries so well that you barely even feel it there
01-30-2008, 06:33 PM
It might work for me in the summery with a loose shirt but I'd rather have something like a PPS or Smith j-frame to carry.