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Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by moparman1911, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. moparman1911

    moparman1911 Well-Known Member

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    049.jpg [/ATTACH][/ATTACH]]I think it would be very interesting if we could talk about our favorite carry pistol.wheel or semi auto.mine personally is the 1911 semi automatic in 45acp.you cannot deny the fact that the 1911 have been alive for over one hundered and one years.seventy five in military or police use.in my opinion it is the best point and shoot pistol ever made.besides changing the safeties from seventy series to eighties series the gun is the same.tuned a bit better but still the same.it is the ak47`s of pistols.they will chew up any thing and spit it out.the gun comes apart in minutes and if you find the extractor a bit wimpy.pull it out,bend it a bit and it ejects good as new.for reliability, the weakest link in my opinion is the mag. So i go with wilson combat mags,forty bucks a pop but what is your life worth.they feed perectly 100% of the time.i have owned many 1911`s and i am partial to the full size government model.i think the site radius is perfect.i go with kimbers mostly as their customer service is the best i have ever seen and never had a problem with one out of the box.i carry mine every day in a rig in florida and it is like putting my wallet i my back pocket, i do not think about it.i use 165 grain glasier powerball as the round half poymer tip is slick as wax and always feeds. Instead of the 230 grain at around give or take 850 of so the 165`s bump it up to 1,100 or so. Plus it is still a hollow point with a 30 caliber ball in it.devastating round.so my fine friends on this fine forum i would love to know what you like and why in a pistol and the particulars of the way you carry it and climate.needless to say it would be fun to see if one pistol rises above the rest and we all could learn alot about different firearms and was to carry and what grain bullet and why.i am going to post the pic of my carry piece the five inch 1911 warrior series with crimson trace laser grips,nite sites,rail,baked on ceramic finish and a crisp and clean 5 1/2 pull trigger.a fine weapon to carry and shoot.even if you do not have a pic.tell us a detailed description anyway.looking forward to reading about your favorite carry pieces and why...
     
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  2. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting

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    Very nice piece ya got there Mopar...

    My favorite EDC (Every Day Carry) firearm is my Glock 30SF...in .45 ACP

    which carries 10+1 of the Hornady Critical Defense 185grain FTX.

    I carry it because it's lightweight and ultra dependable...and packs a punch !


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  3. SWO1

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    I have only ever owned 2, well really 3 handguns in my life. ALL SMITH & WESSONs.

    I now own and carry a Smith model 28 ,357 revolver. Before that it was a model 59 .41 mag. The third one is kind of a story and is the reason I carry the model 28 today.

    During my first tour in VietNam in 1967 I was issued the model 1911 .45. I went thru 2 of them. They almost got me killed. After about 3 months I procured the Model 27 in .357. Its the reason I am here today, a few times over. I can swear by and personnaly attest to the fact the .357 is a BETTER man stopper than the .45. And the revolver is 1000 times more reliable than an auto. And its not something I have heard, or read. Dont bother showing be ballistic charts, or holes in cans, boards or ballistic jell. I have lived it. On my departure from combat I passed the model 27 to my replacement. Upon meeting up with him a few years later he thanked me for it. And he also passed it on.
     
  4. moparman1911

    moparman1911 Well-Known Member

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    awesome..

    that`s an awesome gun in 45 acp.should put em down
     
  5. moparman1911

    moparman1911 Well-Known Member

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    correct..

    no doubt that a wheel gun is more reliable than a semi auto.that is just fact as far as calibers i like the 41 and the 357 has a hell of a punch but whatever you carry or caliber you like then. you like it and it makes you feel safe.so thanks for sharing.this is what need to do.i like both replies,both very informative and we can all learn from eachother and maybe sway opinions one way or another.the most important thing is well all go home every night safe.thanks for sharing..
     
  6. SWO1

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    My experience was not ment to belittle ANY other caliber or gun. I did not intend to sway or convince anyone one way or another. This is a subject that should be approached very seriously. Have whatever you are comfortable with, and CONFIDENT IN. Train, Practice, and be prepared. I have No doubts or concerns,
     
  7. moparman1911

    moparman1911 Well-Known Member

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    Oh no sw01

    sw01,i never took it that way and i am sure shooter did not either.thats why i posted this thread.to get input.it is all good.everyone likes what they like and i just thought it would be interesting to know what people liked and why.i appreciate the bit of remorse you had and that takes a true man to say it.but i appreciated your`s and shooters opinions.no one can like the same thing for the same reasons.i respected your views and recommend everyone to voice what they carry and why and give more information if they wanted.you said exactly how you felt and what you did like or did not like.i did not post this thread to have hurt feelings, but to get to know eachother better and learn from eachother.i have met and had alot of replies from board members and we are all gentlemen on this board.i cannot see any fine friend or member being mean hearted, as i said i take no offence as that is what i wanted,output,i liked the 41 cal alot,i do agree with you on the power of the 357 and the wheel gun.i want this thread to keep going.any gun you like and feel safe carrying is a good gun.this was never about who has a better gun.no gun is better than another as people are different from eachother.i wrote this to you,but i also posted it so people would not be afraid to post their guns and opinions and feel like they are insulting another person or gun.i got alot out of what you and shooter said.i agreed with you on almost every aspect.but as i say, if we can go home safe to our families at night. Any gun you carry is a good gun.i respect your post and your re-posting about hurting feelings,that was very commendable.keep em coming or give a opinion respectfully on someone elses gun.we are all brothers in gods eyes and i have not meant a mean soul on here and the information can help each and every member.i thanked you before and thank you now.it is all about what an individual likes and what we can all learn from..god bless...
     
  8. duster066

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    I grew up with revolvers and 357 was the caliber of choice. I carried a SAA in 357 for nearly 30 years. When I got my CPL I decided I should have a better combat pistol. I thought about buying a 1911, but I had two of those, a 45 and a 38 super, before the SAA and was not impressed with the reliability. I went out to order a Taurus 608, but the 4" 627 in stock called to me. I also considered a GP101. The Taurus was as tight and well timed as the Ruger, the price was the same, so I went for the 2 additional rounds. Since I've never owned a small center fire auto pistol carrying the big revolver is no issue for me at all, cause I don't know any better. I've built leather rigs to haul it under my left shoulder, ISP, and several open carry options. I've since bought a S&W 12-2, but except for barrel length it's not a lot more comfy to carry, so I carry the 7 shot 357 most of the time.
     
  9. moparman1911

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    thanks..

    duster,thank you for posting.i had an sp101 and it was a great gun.a 38 super in 1911 personally was not my flavor.but it sounds like you got yourself setup pretty good there.a comfortable holster is everything and the fact you are used to carrying a larger firearm makes you that much quicker on the draw.awesome post duster.two thumbs up
     
  10. SWO1

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    Good story duster....I always wondered about the .38 super. To have one of the origional Colt autos is now a classic. Reintroduced as the .38 +P it is again gaining favorites. Its popularity only lasted a few years and was overshadowed by the .357 when it came out. At 1300 fpc its a formabitable round. I know you can now get the .38 +P in a revolver.

    AND PLEASE DONT TRY AND SHOOT THE .38 +P IN A REGULAR .38, not if you value your fingers, hands, and/or face.....:eek: I dont think I would shoot to many, if any thru my .357.
     
  11. moparman1911

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    true..

    sw01,i had a couple 38 supers in 1911 form sit in my shop forever.i think one sat there so long i sold it for cost just to get my money back.but you are right about the 38+p.the revolver i think it would do just fine.you are right when the 357 came out i had a hard time getting rid of my inventory.not that it was a bad round but as you said was overshadowed by the 357.thanks for adding...
     
  12. duster066

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    I should be fair and admit my two 1911s were Llamas, not the greatest examples and IIRC not really 1911s at all. The 38 super was actually fairly reliable and a lot of fun to shoot. Because I could count on it it was my trail gun back then. I had a buddy that lived to trade. He collected anything that might be "deal'en material" as he called it. I got my trusty ol SAA from him for one of those 1911s, and one way or the other he got the other one too.;) IIRC I got a Challenger for the other one.
     
  13. axxe55

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    guys, i don't really have a favorite as much as a favorite platform, the 1911. but i am an equal opportunity type of person and am drawn towards pistols that do what they are suppose to do, shoot. i own several different types of pistols and really like all of them, but the 1911 platform is my favorite.

    i don't even really have a favorite caliber as i like many different ones for different reasons. i own pistols in 380, 9mm, 40, 357/38, 45 and 44mag/44spl. and 22lr.

    when it comes to pistols for SD, i advocate being able to shoot accurately and having a pistol that shoots each and every time the trigger is pulled. even a 500 S&W is useless if a person can't shoot it accurately. so when someone asks for advice on what caliber or pistol to buy for SD, i say try many different ones and choose the one that fits the best nad works reliabily. then practice, practice and then practice some more. shoot the largest caliber you can shoot accurately is my motto.
     
  14. moparman1911

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    i agree

    how good is your favorite pistol if you can`t hit your target.your post says, get a gun that you are comfortable with and shoot,shoot,shoot.as i well wrote i too am a 1911 fan but each to his own.the best gun is the gun you can carry comfortably and get out fast enough and hit your target.thanks for posting.now we are getting somewhere.now we need ten or so more pages,lol. We will learn alot about different guns and calibers and the way you carry your pistol.ten is a bit much but the more posts the more we can all learn and bring us together.we can learn to the day we die and i am excited to hear everyones favorite guns and why.again thanks for posting
     
  15. axxe55

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    i practice with all my pistols on a regular basis. i also practice more with my 1911's because reload for 45 ACP! more reloading, more practice, more practice, more reloading! vicious cycle! my best shooting pistol is my Remington R1 Enhanced. that pistol is just simply accurate. but my SA Loaded Micro Compact 45 is by far my favorite of my 1911's and is very accurate even due to it's very short barrel.

    the one thing i am fortunate to have is a gun range in the backyard, so i can shoot anytime i feel the need or want to.
     
  16. SWO1

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    With the subject being Handguns for personal protection no better place for a brief discussion on a perticular incident that happened right here in my area of SpringField, Mo in the 1860's. With all the depictions of gun fights in the Movies and on TV during the "Wild West" days of American History, in truth they are for the most part....Pure Fiction. The vast number of shooting were nothing short of Murder, ambushes, and wild shootouts. One stands out as being one of the few documented One-on-One, face to face duels, as they were refered to. It is marked by a plague on the town Square in DownTown Springfield Mo. today. It involved a well known, sometimes lawman, and fulltime gambler, James Butler Hickock (Wild Bill) and another cowboy named Tutt. To long to elaborate so link provided, Enjoy.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Bill_Hickok_–_Davis_Tutt_shootout
     

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  17. duster066

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    Cool story. It's wild how much different the law is now, and what was considered justifiable then.
     
  18. Rich1028

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    here's mine glock 23
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    and this is my wifes
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  20. moparman1911

    moparman1911 Well-Known Member

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    ditto..

    axxe your correct as i mentioned before this is not, who has the best gun contest. But our preferences and calibers and what we like and don`t like and holsters.just things we can learn from eachother.i own many pistols in revolver and semi,i have the judge i dig in a wheel gun and the sp101 in 357 but my one carry piece is my kimber 1911 it just fits me.but don`t shake a llama i saw a 150 dollar outshoot a 1,800 dollar springfield.it was not just the shooter.half a dozen guys tried.that llama just outshot that springfield.i also owned a norinco 1911 new in the box.i loved that darn gun.it was my garage,in the truck,out in the woods,on the boat,hiking whatever gun and it shot great for what it was and even cycled snake shot in 45acp which in itself was incredible.i could kick myself.i got 20 or more ak47`s and rpk`s you name it.a guy had an egyptian maddi that i did not have in my collection so i traded it.then i missed my old chinese norinco thanks for sharing guys.keep em coming.i`m getting alot out of this thread very interesting guys.thank you all for posting.
     
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