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    how much is enough

    Would you rather carry a 9mm in a hi cap pistol or a 45 single stack 1911 type. Lets get the 9mm 45 debate going right away then maybe it will go away

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    Why not carry one of each. Most people carry BUGs anyway.

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    Normally. I would prefer a 1911 single stack; but, for concealed carry, I want something I don't have to worry about - I had a Glock 26 for 8 years. I really didn't like it at the range, but it was a gun I could carry all year long. And, even in the hot summer, I could put it back on the shelf and not have to worry about it rusting. I don't want something I have to wipe down with oil every day or even every week.

    Last year I found out that the Walther P99s also have a tennifer coating, so I sold the G26 and got a Walther. The full size is actually 1 of my fav guns, but I really like the compact.

    So, I carry the compact - It is 10+1, and I rarely ever bother to carry an extra mag.

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    Shot placement fan here, so 9mm. I'd rather have more rounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumberjack98
    Shot placement fan here, so 9mm. I'd rather have more rounds.
    What do U carry, then?

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    I don't have a .45 so I guess I'll have to answer 9MM. Even though I mostly carry .380 or .38 Special. I am a firm beliver that you should carry what makes you comfortable. If you are comfortable, chances are good you will hit your target. I have never been shot, but have been told it hurts. I figure a couple of CorBons in the torso and one in the head should solve a situation.

    Once I buy a .45 I'll answer the other part of the question. I think I probably started a new debate over which rounds make better SD. Bigger is always better provided you can shoot straight. I am working on carrying the mini .40 on long car trips. Since I paid for the extra mag, I might as well use it.

    Confused?

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    I personally only like 9mm and .45 - I am not into 40, .357 sig, .45 Gap, etc.

    I have carried 380 before, and if I found a .380 I wanted, I might do so again. But I think between 9mm and .45 ACP, that covers most situations I would ever need a gun in.

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    Between the two I would go with the high cap 9. I prefer a 380 due to size/weight. 8)

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    I feel safe with my single stack 9mm (Compact M) or even my PPK/S. If I had a small revolver I'd carry it, too.

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    I will only say this as a CIVILIAN I have used a pistol 2 times. !st time a Beretta 950 25 auto and 2nd a 1911A1 Both worked just fine and solved the trouble.

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    I shoot and carry Glock 26/19s. Good enough for me.

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    1911 8)

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    1911 8)
    Hi 2400,

    Do you head more toward compact 1911s when it gets warm, or do you just find a way to carry the full-size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunCastGuy
    Quote Originally Posted by 2400
    1911 8)
    Hi 2400,

    Do you head more toward compact 1911s when it gets warm, or do you just find a way to carry the full-size?
    My carry gun is a custom Commander size alloy frame 1911. I carry it year around. 8)

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    2400,

    I have heard (and experienced a little myself) that smaller 1911s can be less reliable than their full-size counterparts. Any experience with this? Any brand hints or other ideas as to how to make sure I get a good one? I hate putting out that much money and bringing home an unreliable pistol.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunCastGuy
    2400,

    I have heard (and experienced a little myself) that smaller 1911s can be less reliable than their full-size counterparts. Any experience with this? Any brand hints or other ideas as to how to make sure I get a good one? I hate putting out that much money and bringing home an unreliable pistol.

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    What 1911's have you been looking at or considering?
    My carry gun went 2700 rounds with out ANY problems, it was filthy but never missed a beat. A Commander(4" barrel)is built on the same frame as a full size(5" barrel) 1911 is. So all things being equal they are just as reliable. My wife has a Springfield Champion as a carry gun. Other then the plunger tube falling off(at 275 rounds) it's been perfectly reliable for over 6500 rounds. She loves it! :-D

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    I ve had 2 Compacts and neither were 100% reliable I have returned back to Commander size. I just picked up a good used Colt Commander I will start useing as my carry when I want more than pocket pistol.

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    +1, 1911, you want hi cap then XD45ACP.

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    I have carried many guns concealed. I love my Glock 36, but just today I bought a Kimber Pro Carry II. After firing it for the first time, I think I have just found my new conceal carry. I always wear an undershirt so the weapon does not contact my skin so rust shouldn't really be a factor. I also carry a Sig P232 as a backup and I am very comfortable with knowing it's there. Any well placed caliber round will make the problem go away, I just feel that a few well placed .45 rounds will make the problem go away quick. So yeah, I'm a .45 man all the way.

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    While readily admitting that the .45 ACP is the "superior" round, I shoot the 9mm much better; so, I carry it more often.

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