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    Quote Originally Posted by 45Sidekick View Post
    oh ok so you dont really take time to plink or trick shoot at all?
    Nope.
    Been there, done that. It isn't fun any more.

    But I do remember with pleasure setting a TV's CRT on its face in a dump, and hitting its neck from 50 yards away with a .22 LR.
    While the CRT crumbled, its neck shot straight up into the air like a Cape Canaveral rocket launch.
    Of course, that was more than 40 years ago...

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    Huh that does sound like fun. Its too bad to hear that I love shooting for the challenge that it presents I hate to hear that you could lose the fun out of it

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    If you wear clothing where a concealed weapon is going to be noticeable, I would suggest the thinnest of your options. I would love to carry a Glock 19, but wear a tucked in shirt every day which makes it hard. Easy as heck with my Bodyguard 380 though...slip it right into my pocket (with pocket holster). PS> Dont buy it for the laser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 45Sidekick View Post
    Huh that does sound like fun. Its too bad to hear that I love shooting for the challenge that it presents I hate to hear that you could lose the fun out of it
    Oh, I have lots of fun at shooting.
    I'm teaching my wife to be a defensive pistol shooter. Teaching someone how to do something well is lots and lots of fun.
    More fun, for sure, than blowing up CRT tubes, anyway.

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    Well that's good and does sound like fun. And David it seems like your alil off subject from the op

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    Both types are great.Amen.

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    Great point cat but particularly which is your favorite to play with?

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    For fun and just being cheap, my old Ruger single six is great though i had to buy a new one with a convertble cylinder for 22 mag. Just plain fun to shoot also my ruger mark 11 is fun but for tack driving its my S&W 41 can't be beat
    just my thoughts
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    My favorite 'fun' gun is a Springfield Loaded Champion, in .45 ACP. I get a big kick out of shooting the flop-down steel silhouettes in the head, at 20 yards. It can be fairly challenging when you try to speed it up.

    A close second, and much cheaper, is the Walther P-22. I have to scoot up to about 10 yards for semi-rapid fire, and it won't knock the steel silhouettes down, but it is still great practice.

    I like revolvers, especially my old S&W Model 66, but I only shoot them when I'm in a more 'deliberative' mood.

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    My favorite gun is my Ruger mkii with a 10" barrel and houge grip. All my friends love shooting it also and its been super dependable.

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    I enjoy my Ruger single six 22lr revolver 6 inch barrel. My 16 year old daughter is a dead eye with the weapon and the small kick makes it a great way to introduce children to the sport.

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    I'm left handed

    So for years I mostly shot revolvers.

    Auto's didn't have ambi safety's back then

    As we came through the 1980' & after there are lot's of ambi safety guns.

    Or now there are excellent high quality guns like Sig Sauer / Glock / S&W M&P that do not use safety's at all.

    So now I mostly shoot auto's and really prefer auto's.


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    The firepower advantage of an auto can be mitigated by the use of moon clips. Almost any revolver can be converted to use moon clips and they load as fast as a magazine.

    See: Welcome to TK Custom.com & Moonclips.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Packard View Post
    The firepower advantage of an auto can be mitigated by the use of moon clips. Almost any revolver can be converted to use moon clips and they load as fast as a magazine.
    this is not true, its MATH......
    i have a pt92 with 18round magazines, 2 mags would be 36rounds.... to change from an empty mag to a full mag takes 2 seconds.....

    a 6 shooter of any kind would take 3 seconds to reload with moon clips AND 6 reloads to equal the 36 rounds..... so 3x6=18 seconds IF each reload went off perfectly.

    2 seconds vs 18 seconds...... not the same, advantage NOT mitigated.... just opinion based on nothing

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    Quote Originally Posted by TedDeBearFrmHell View Post
    this is not true, its MATH......
    i have a pt92 with 18round magazines, 2 mags would be 36rounds.... to change from an empty mag to a full mag takes 2 seconds.....

    a 6 shooter of any kind would take 3 seconds to reload with moon clips AND 6 reloads to equal the 36 rounds..... so 3x6=18 seconds IF each reload went off perfectly.

    2 seconds vs 18 seconds...... not the same, advantage NOT mitigated.... just opinion based on nothing
    Realistically, for civilians who are not supposed to get in gun battles, but are supposed to use their weapon for defensive purposes only, five rounds is probably enough. Ten rounds almost certainly is; and the second moon clip will certainly enough.

    I am certain that there is some circumstance that could be imagined where a civilian would require 36 rounds, but I've not seen that in any news account in the last 30 years that I've been carrying.

    And the moonclips I am talking about carries the full cylinder worth of ammo; I think you are over-estimating the time differential. The only time difference will be the amount of time it takes to swing open the cylinder--1/4 to 1/2 second should do it. So for the first 15 rounds would be more like 9 to 10 seconds differential.

    However if you are in disagreement with the Crips or the Salvador Maratrucha, then that amount of fire power makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Packard View Post
    Realistically, for civilians who are not supposed to get in gun battles, but are supposed to use their weapon for defensive purposes only, five rounds is probably enough. Ten rounds almost certainly is; and the second moon clip will certainly enough.

    I am certain that there is some circumstance that could be imagined where a civilian would require 36 rounds, but I've not seen that in any news account in the last 30 years that I've been carrying.

    And the moonclips I am talking about carries the full cylinder worth of ammo; I think you are over-estimating the time differential. The only time difference will be the amount of time it takes to swing open the cylinder--1/4 to 1/2 second should do it. So for the first 15 rounds would be more like 9 to 10 seconds differential.

    However if you are in disagreement with the Crips or the Salvador Maratrucha, then that amount of fire power makes sense.
    well using your like for PROBABILITY then, you shouldnt carry a firearm ever because based on probability, you will never have to use it.

    use anticdotal evidence to refute math.... argue against the numbers based on your recall of 30 years of news.... justify it however you want, wrong is wrong everytime.... and you assertions about the equality of the styles of weapon are wrong. everytime

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    Quote Originally Posted by Packard "

    However if you are in disagreement with the Crips or the Salvador Maratrucha, then that amount of fire power makes sense."


    btw.... 2 of the 3 times i have draw my weapon , it wasnt at crips or Salvador Maratrucha.... once was a Pagan, the other was a Warlock..... make fun or belittle it all you want, but sometimes there is a very bad guy on the wrong end of your gun, and they DO have friends.

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    My favorite is my Dad's Old Service revolver he carried for many years on the police force It's a Smith&Wesson 357 mag model 28 highway patrolman 4 inch it was made in 1969. I absolutly love that gun its a sweet shooter and I carry it concealed In winter time It's big and bulky but I know where it is exactly gonna hit the target. and infact it was made the year I was born so I am really fond of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TedDeBearFrmHell View Post
    well using your like for PROBABILITY then, you shouldn't carry a firearm ever because based on probability, you will never have to use it.

    use anecdotal evidence to refute math.... argue against the numbers based on your recall of 30 years of news.... justify it however you want, wrong is wrong every time.... and you assertions about the equality of the styles of weapon are wrong. everytime
    I've been following news accounts (in newspapers and in gun magazines) since I first got my carry concealed permit in 1979. I don't recall ever coming across a legitimate self-defense account where more than 10 rounds were spent. In almost all cases 2 or 3 is all.

    I would challenge you to show one actual account of a legitimate self-defense situation where more than 10 rounds were spent. (This would exclude gang warfare which would not fall into the "legitimate" category.)

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    hmmmm, I wonder why the vast majority of IDPA, or IPSIC shooters use semi auto's? Perhaps it's because they can reload faster, and require reloading less frequently than revolvers.
    Realistically, for civilians who are not supposed to get in gun battles, but are supposed to use their weapon for defensive purposes only, five rounds is probably enough.
    Handguns are used in an estimated 2.5 million self defense situations every year
    .... Targeting Guns, Dr. Gary Kleck, Criminologist, Florida State University

    With that frequency of civilian use, I'll take a semi-auto...Any bets on whether revolvers or semi-autos are the most popular carry guns in the United states? I wonder why?


    There's no right or wrong here, it's all personal preference.

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