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    thin is in?

    recent article from G&A said that
    thin is in or will be soon
    do the readers believe this yes or no and why

    there do seem to be some recent additions to single stack 9s and 40s and with kahr's upcoming pm45 is thin really coming back especially for ccw

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    Single stack is easier to conceal under shirts and in pockets.

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    People want the ulitimate firepower in the smallest package for CCW. Until they have to shoot it. Alot of people think they want small/powerful but they fire one round and touch the dragons breath and the weapon gets traded for something completely different.

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    Once you fire off 23 rounds without reloading you are mentaly hooked to Hi Cap.


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    IMHO high capacity is great for HD, or the range. The gun I carry I like to keep them under 30ozs and really closer to 25 if I can. Like Mike says if your planning on missing a lot you might need a high capacity gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOF View Post
    Once you fire off 23 rounds without reloading you are mentaly hooked to Hi Cap.

    Or you have a head ache. I'll take 8 rounds coming out a 1911 before 33 rounds out of a _____________?

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    now you're talking spacedoggy

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    When one considers how much interest the new single-stacks are generating, and how many persons across the nation are getting their CHL, I can see why thin is in....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldy View Post
    IMHO high capacity is great for HD, or the range. The gun I carry I like to keep them under 30ozs and really closer to 25 if I can. Like Mike says if your planning on missing a lot you might need a high capacity gun.

    Baldy, I am currently 249 pounds and 6' 2" tall. An extra pound doesn't matter a whole bunch. I shoot around 1000 rounds a month and don't plan on missing much should a problem occur. I know what Mikey say's and don't always agree with him either. I don't know how far the news coverage of Marijuana farms found in the National forest has traveled but it got to me. There have been some Large plantings found within areas I have hunted and played in, less than 20 miles from home. They were very large plantings utilizing several miles of drip irrigation equipment with product at or near $100 Million in value, guarded by AK47 toting Illegal Aliens. If I should inadvertantly stumble into one of these areas I want as high capacity as is available. Normaly the standard 17 round M&P9 or 15 round M&P40 with a spare mag will do. A 5 shot snubby just feels woefully inadequate anymore.


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    One single stack slim line gun for "formal wear", like the Kahr in my front pocket.

    One Hi-Cap Big Bore (XD 45 or equivalent) for the drawer, and for informal work... like a cargo pocket.

    I selected Yes, since I'd like to see new compacts, and I own one. But I'm happy I own both.

    My dad had the same issue, on a smaller scale, in Upstate NY w/ the pot plantation... The NYS Troopers removed and burned 200-250 TREES off of his 60 acre spare hunting plot... Couple of red-necks with shotguns, as opposed to illegals w/ AKs... but I'd still feel nervous with a 6-shooter around that.

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    Well, once the Democrats take the White House and get AWB II, it's not like we'll have much of a choice. I am buying lots of full-cap Glock mags now. Still, mag capacity is about the last thing I consider when buying a pistol. All popular pistols carry enough rounds for defense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TOF View Post
    Baldy, I am currently 249 pounds and 6' 2" tall. An extra pound doesn't matter a whole bunch. I shoot around 1000 rounds a month and don't plan on missing much should a problem occur. I know what Mikey say's and don't always agree with him either. I don't know how far the news coverage of Marijuana farms found in the National forest has traveled but it got to me. There have been some Large plantings found within areas I have hunted and played in, less than 20 miles from home. They were very large plantings utilizing several miles of drip irrigation equipment with product at or near $100 Million in value, guarded by AK47 toting Illegal Aliens. If I should inadvertantly stumble into one of these areas I want as high capacity as is available. Normaly the standard 17 round M&P9 or 15 round M&P40 with a spare mag will do. A 5 shot snubby just feels woefully inadequate anymore.

    If I had to put up with the likes of that I would carry a .308 Black rifle and high cap/mags everywhere. I would be dressed like Mike when he goes to work. Where I am at most crimes are just two thugs stealing a car or a purse.

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    From what I have been seeing most the people with a double stack on their hip have a CCW or a badge. I carry a single stack and and an extra mag. I don't really think I'll need the other mag though..lol. I don't plan on needing all of the first one. a well placed 45ACP does a lot to turn a situation around in my favor pretty quick in my experiences.

    Hi-Cap is great though. There's a lot to be said about 15 rounds and no reloading (As in my P226). I have a shoulder rig that carries it pretty well. I just don't do it often being my caliber preference and the things I own have kept me old school I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldy View Post
    If I had to put up with the likes of that I would carry a .308 Black rifle and high cap/mags everywhere. I would be dressed like Mike when he goes to work. Where I am at most crimes are just two thugs stealing a car or a purse.
    I realize most, if they have an encounter , will not need lots of rounds. We all need to remember however these tools are intended as "Insurance" for the unexpected. If we were after total physical comfort we would not carry. I don't mind carrying a few ounces of extra insurance. Those that have dropped collision coverage on their car and then had an accident will understand what I am talking about.

    Bottom line is, You should carry what you are comfortable and good with.


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    I ccw a Glock 21 every day. I love the 13 round mags.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilsJohnson View Post
    I don't really think I'll need the other mag though..lol. I don't plan on needing all of the first one. a well placed 45ACP does a lot to turn a situation around in my favor pretty quick in my experiences.
    Yes, you do PLAN on needing one. You may hope that you never do. Simply carrying a gun on a regular basis is "planning".
    I think it comes down to how many eventualities we plan on. The world is not a safe place, I carry a gun on the off chance I will need to defend myself. I carry a spare mag in case I need more ammo or have a jam, I carry a second spare mag in case I need more ammo after that, I carry a long gun in the car, I carry spare ammo for the long gun in the car, I carry water in the car, I carry food in the car...

    None of these are bad ideas. I am just not that pessimistic. I carry a gun that I shoot well and can easily conceal. I carry a spare mag. I shoot often and get professional training on occasion.
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    When I'm packing my little P3AT I always have a spare mag. If I'm carrying my G23 I often do not-mainly because I need a better mag holder than I made. I have Blackhawk Serpa for my G23.

    I read an article on the new PPS tonight. I wanna see one now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnoisaw View Post
    When I'm packing my little P3AT I always have a spare mag. If I'm carrying my G23 I often do not-mainly because I need a better mag holder than I made.
    Not to beat the Galco drum again... You have got to check out the Matrix M15X mag case. I LOVE this thing. I wear it several days a week. I swear the mag (Wilson Combat 1911) jumps into my hand when using it.
    http://www.usgalco.com/HolsterC3.asp...&CatalogID=424
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    Well..Got 2 8 round mags for my Para LTC. If that ain't enough I must have really made a wrong turn somewhere Of course if I'm around my Jeep I do have the trusty ol' 40VE Smith that's 2 more 14's. I do havea long gun in there most the time also but for me that's more for dinner planning..lol. Thing is in that whole planning thing if I planned for every kind of craziness then I'd look like Arnold on one of those Terminator flicks. I live pretty far out in the woods so it's not usually people that I'm all that worried about. that in mind I can see if one as in a more populated area then a hi-cap might make a lot more sense for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Padawan View Post
    Not to beat the Galco drum again... You have got to check out the Matrix M15X mag case. I LOVE this thing. I wear it several days a week. I swear the mag (Wilson Combat 1911) jumps into my hand when using it.
    http://www.usgalco.com/HolsterC3.asp...&CatalogID=424
    Looks nice but they didn't say it worked for a .380.

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