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Old 01-17-2009, 09:44 PM   #41
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i think it helps that my handgun knowledge is somewhat limited because the first one i ever held was for work...

regardless...i fell in love with Glocks the day i was issued mine...and for those people that say they arent reliable or whatnot...

the majority of Law Enforcement Agencies in this country cant be wrong...they wouldnt issue their officers unreliable weapons...can you imagine how much the family of a killed LEO would sue if it was found out his weapon FTF during a shootout
i'll never question Glock as a sound solution, just that it's not a good fit for me. I, personally, would never feel comfortable carrying one, and it wouldn't be b/c I was worried it wouldn't fire, it would be b/c I'm not very accurate or practiced with one.

Just wanted to make that clear.
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i'll never question Glock as a sound solution, just that it's not a good fit for me. I, personally, would never feel comfortable carrying one, and it wouldn't be b/c I was worried it wouldn't fire, it would be b/c I'm not very accurate or practiced with one.

Just wanted to make that clear.

I think you're more accurate and able than you let on.

You seem to have a lot of knowlege on guns.

Gun folks are the best people that I know. Most of them honest and "salt of the earth" type folks.

I'm the only gun guy that I don't like.
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Awesome vid. I can't wait to get out and try it. Paper beware! I also have nothing against Glocks. Most of the cops I hang out with use them. I just wanted the external safety for my wife, my kids, and of course my self.
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H&K - USP 40/45. Light weight, easy to manage, dark in color to minimize someone spotting it. Then get yourself a nice THS holseter, in the pants for minimal exposure and easy comfort when walking around.
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H&K - USP 40/45. Light weight, easy to manage, dark in color to minimize someone spotting it. Then get yourself a nice THS holseter, in the pants for minimal exposure and easy comfort when walking around.
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XD 9mm service model with thumb saftey. Trust me, you need to handle this pistol before you make a decision.
I would say he needs to actually shoot one moreso than just handle one. The reason I say this is b/c I bought one based on how it felt, but I sold it b/c of the way it shot.
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I would say he needs to actually shoot one moreso than just handle one. The reason I say this is b/c I bought one based on how it felt, but I sold it b/c of the way it shot.
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bought my xd on recommendations along and ended up selling it because it didnt fit my hand right and i couldnt shoot it worth a shit
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I would say he needs to actually shoot one moreso than just handle one. The reason I say this is b/c I bought one based on how it felt, but I sold it b/c of the way it shot.
I meant rent one.
That's too bad you didn't like yours. I've had 4 so far and everyone has been golden.
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I was researching the Glock vids when I saw this Todd Jarret Vid.

He's one of a bunch of competitive shooters that's good.

Anyway, some interesting prone pistol tips and rifle tips. Watch till the end of the vid where he fires underneath his truck a la North Hollywood shootout style, when the PD came in and skipped bullets at the shooter's ankle under his car..........

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good advice fellas, sorry i havent really been keeping up on this thread. Still recovering from the flu.

glocks and 9mm's are good points..There always up at gun shows and such, and pretty cheap compared to some of the others ive noticed.
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Ya need some hands on advice. Stop reading about it. Find a friend with a collection of firearms to learn from or find a shooting school to attend, join the military or law enforcement. It ain't cheap with the price of firearms and especially ammo today. For self defense you need at least a 9mm/.38/.357/.380 caliber firearm, brand does not matter as long as your hand is comfortable and can put rounds on target and the firearm is reliable. To be proficent, it will take maybe 2,000 to 5,000 rounds initially because of development of your muscle memory, after that you need to shoot at least a box or two monthly for self defense, alot more if you really enjoy it and a whole bunch more if a competitor or law enforcement or military. It is a whole lot of fun. Best advice I could give is when any firearm is in your hand, put the front sight on target and constantly be saying to yourself front sight,front sight, front sight,front sight if you want to hit your target. Get Some!
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i know this topic has been beaten to death, but im just wondering what would be a good reccomendation for a gun for me?

nothing to carry for a daily weapon
possible self protection(walking in woods,fishing in remote spots)
since i do drive on dark roads alot, and its happened before, if i have a collision with an animal, to put it out of its misery

with that being said, what would be a good recommendation?
A 9mm FS92 Beretta (i have one) is buttery smooth and on spot accurate.Shoot brass case quality ammo and this piece will never let you down!!
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id say go with a 1911 45. acp and get a conversion kit to a 22LR and when you feel ready switch it back to a 45. cant go wrong there it has the knock down power you want
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Very good point about the .38's

A medium frame .357 with a four inch barrel loaded with stout .38+P's is what used when I taught my wife to shoot. Not by coincidence this has also been our "house gun" for some sixteen years now. Shoot mild .38's at the range and save the heavy loads for when they are hopefully never needed.

A revolver is simple and reliable. In a high-stress situation even well trained people make mistakes and forgetting to take off a safety, or having a gun go "click" are the things that will get you killed.
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