What's your carry gun?

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by KobraCarry, Jul 11, 2006.

  1. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    Nice Kimber. I have a picture of that same model on my wall.
  2. JetGirl

    JetGirl Member

    Dec 18, 2008
    Here's mine.

    1911s are for chicks! :D



    WILD CAT New Member

    Jul 29, 2009
    Caracas, Venezuela
    In more than four decades, as a shooter, collectionist, trader and gun nut I have owned, carried and fired more than 70 handguns. My favorites are the the belgian Browning highpower 9mm and the S&W 64 stainless 5 inch barrel revolver in 38 Spl. The Browning according to its designer John Moses Browning, was the last improvement on the 1911 Colt, also of his design and that no further improvements were possible. In fact with some practice the gun can be field disassembled and reassembeled with closed eyes. When double action autos invaded the markets, the single action Browning lost some of its popularity although an experienced shooter could tell that the advantage of the double action is almost insignificant compared to the difference between the trigger pull to fire the first round and the followers, when the double action practically behaves like a single action. In my opinion the first shot is the most important and a lot of people, with practice, are able to mount the hammer while leveling the barrel towards the intended target. The 13 round magazine capacity is more than enough; a real life confrontarion that takes more than 3 or 4 shots to conclude means that you're very close to loose it. Forget what you see on the screen. Reliability in functioning comes not only from the pistol's design but also from the shape of the round. This combination of gun and caliber makes the difference and is second only to the best revolver ever designed, the double action S&W. Bullet placement at the range both calibers perform is more important than how much powerful is the 40 or the 45.
  4. Orlandorealtor

    Orlandorealtor New Member

    Feb 20, 2010
    Kimber Ultra Stainless Raptor II
  5. mesinge2

    mesinge2 Active Member

    Dec 4, 2009
    Central Florida
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  6. more forty fives

    more forty fives New Member

    Dec 25, 2009
    Kimber custom or a Baer depends on my mood.Just can't make up my mind.
  7. wyoredot

    wyoredot New Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    The 1911 Springer goes in the truck console w/ corbons and for carry I have the Springer XD40 with the lasermax and some nasty hollowpoint handloads. They will crack fenceposts at 20 yds. Never had to use either, thank God.
  8. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida

    The colt defender has to go down in my book as the most dependable, best shooting, most accurate compact 1911 there is. I have the springfield EMP 40that I switch off to but the defender eats everything I feed it. I love mine.
  9. mesinge2

    mesinge2 Active Member

    Dec 4, 2009
    Central Florida
    Couldn't have said it better myself:

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  10. TXMinuteman

    TXMinuteman New Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    I generally carry my 9 mm Taurus PT709 and occasionally my .380 Colt 1908 Hammerless. The PT709 carries so nice and shoots even better.
  11. ChrisJ

    ChrisJ New Member

    Aug 10, 2010
    Manchester, KY
    I carry a Sig p250c in 9mm, but for "special occasions" its a 1911
  12. I must admit that I do not posses a carry license, but am often armed. If I carry, it's often been a .32 Colt. Very easy to conceal and comes out right away. I know it's not a super cartridge, but it works. I've never pulled any gun on anyone, but have had one handy for many years. Do any of you ever carry without a CCW? Just asking..... TJ
  13. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead New Member

    Mar 7, 2008
    Pioneer, CA
    Nope, not here in California. I never wanted to be on the inside of prison looking out.:(
  14. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead New Member

    Mar 7, 2008
    Pioneer, CA
    What kind of grips are those? They look like snake skin. Very cool :cool:
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