concealed carry , hi point 40 cal an 45 acp

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  1. the wolf

    the wolf New Member

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    ever thought of looking at Kimber emp 45.. 3 inch barrel.. that thing can shoot and great for carry. I got a SA 4 inch lightweight operator.. greatr gun and no problem with it.. will be taking to the gunsmith to finetune it soon.
  2. EVERETT

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    hey guys ive actualy started looking around sum , an i really like the rock island 1911 gi model for 435 but i also seen a nice taurus i forgot wich model but it held 12 45 acp shells an lookt pretty cool to for 489 , is that a decent price for them ? an as for the wife im gonna just take her to the shop an let her grip a few an see wich one she likes , watch it be a pink 22lr lol
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    If your looking at Hi-Point , Kimber is completely out of the question!!
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    Im sorry for the misquote on the hi points. It should be 318.00 for the both plus shipping. Not sure where my head was at that day. The guns are 159.00 each.
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    Never bought a gun because it looked "cool." I buy a gun because it will do the particular job I want it to do. All my guns are ugly, easy to carry, and go bang every time.
  6. EVERETT

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    well i like my gun to have a kinda nice look to it , an yeah i seen a few kimber but the $ are a lil high on them , but i do like the way the ria 1911 felt in my hand nice size to classic looks an it was all metal plus theres a nice aftermarket parts selection
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    You understand, of course, that the RIA is made in the Philippines? My Glock 19 was bought used for $300, and there jus plain ain't no better carry gun on earth.
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    Well now Reg Joe , dont be opening up cans of worms like that!! I have to say I enjoyed my Glock 23 , and I might get another one sometime, of course with that said ,I let the Glock go , I will never let a 1911 go!!!
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    I wouldn't carry a tricked out 1911 for defensive carry. I'll stick with my stock Glocks and Kel-tecs. If I have to face a jury, I'll will have used what 90+% of police use. :D

    That's not to say that I don't ever want a 1911, but, I can buy two new guns and a 1,000 rounds of ammo for the same price as a "flawlessly functioning" 1911 - and that's based on what I've read on this forum. Too rich for me.
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    This is why we all have an opinion! I wouldnt trade one good 1911 for 3 glocks.
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    graehaven Well-Known Member

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    You're so biased! ;):D
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    Its called honesty.....;)
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    hey guys , an no i didnt realize it was made outside the u s , the guy at the store told me it was made in the u s , hmm i might reconsider that , but i do really like the 1911 look an feel , not to mention theres a big aftermarket part availability for it , an also sum nicer things to make it a lil more bad @$$ lol , so whats everyones aoppinion on the ria 1911 ? good? bad ?
  14. Wolf 5.7

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    I own a glock22, and it is a accurate and reliable weapon. But it looks like crap in my opinion. Almosst as ugly as a hi point. The square clunkyness of the slide, and just overall appearance makes it look crappy. I also own a Five-seveN (thus my namesake on here) and a S&W SD9. Both guns are infinetly more attractive, having curves and lacking clunkyness. That is my only complaint against glock. Otherwise they are great guns that are reliable and accurate.

    And to the O.P. I wouldn't by a hi point for aesthectical reasons. They are ugly. Hi-points from everything I have read are the best Junk gun out there. And I have fired one now, the trigger pull was far too long for my taste. Hi points are a lot like getting it on with a fat girl. It's fun till your friends find out.
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  15. RedHawk

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    I wouldnt base my buying power on what 90% of the police departments carry , you probably hit the range more often than the cops do , so with that said , police departments buy there weapons in bulk , they pay on average a little more $250 for those glocks your buying for $500 , police departments go for the cheapest deal they can find and Glock is willing to cooperate with them (great advertising) , Police agencies are not the forefront in the gun community I hate to bring it to you , I spent 20 years in Law Enforcement I can tell you right now , the time most cops spent at the range is roughly 1 = 1 hour qualifying, during duty , once a quarter , thats every 90 days they shoot for an hour , now do you think basing your judgement on buying what the cops buy is prudent ? Obviously this doesnt account for all cops and not the Special ops teams (if there dept has the money) !

    Nothing wrong with Glock I love the Glock 21 , Glock 17,Glock 23 , but if you threw a gold cup glock at me or gold cup 1911 , the 1911 would win everytime!
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