5 worst carry pistols...

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  1. TigerLeo

    TigerLeo Well-Known Member

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    IMHO the worst carry gun is the one you leave at home instead of having with you...
     
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    This kind of stuff makes me want to start a site called one mans opinion that doesn't matter because im full of myself
     
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    Any gun is better then no gun.
     
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    Than, Chuck.
     
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    Thanks. Yes, any gun is better than no gun.
     
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    We all know the old adage about bringing a knife to a gunfight. Well, with one of these both bases would be covered. Still trying to figure out the concealed carry aspect. :)
     

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    Still jealous ;)
     
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    The first time I saw our local sheriff's office burst into laughter was when I brought my Thompson Contender to be put on my pistol license and told them it was my new concealed carry pistol: IMG_0936.jpg
     
  9. Oldeyes

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    In the mid 80's I managed a small town gun store in central Ohio. One day the owner of the Hi-Point firearms in Mansfield, OH showed up at the store to pitch his newly manufactured blow back design pistol wares. Candidly, I shared your views on his seemingly rather clunky blow back design firearms. However, he knew precisely what high functionality/reliability and low price niche his firearms occupied and that was the market he absolutely supported in spades. In the early years if a customer had any sort of an issue with a High Point pistol he drove from Mansfield, OH and brought us a replacement. End of discussion. Those Hi Point pistol birthing years were hall marked by a lot of folks who needed to protect themselves and had to do it on a limited budget. I suspect that a lot of lives were saved by his reliable clunky design blow back pistols, many of which are still in use today. (And as an academic point, it is also a pistol that you should use Gun Scrubber spray rather liberally as opposed to a detailed part by part mechanical disassembly to clean).
     
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    I do like my 357 Ruger Security Six.
     
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    When I got my CC, the 380 was the smallest cal you could use.
     
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    I'd like to get me some of them extreme perpetrators. ;)
     
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    I can tell you for a fact that getting shot in the back with a 22 short hurts like hell.
     
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    He had me until he started to blast Kel-Tec. I have a P3AT, PLR-16, PMR-30,& PF-9. I have range fired them all & the only one I ever had an issue with is the PMR-30. It is finicky on loading the mag's. It's also the only one I would never CC. Not so much because of the gun, but mostly because of its size & caliber.

    My P3AT has been completely reliable through at least 500 rounds & is my carry choice whenever deep concealing is required. The small Kel-Tec's hate limp wristing & most failures can be traced to this practice. It's easy to do because even in .380 it has a vicious recoil. Shooting more than 2 mags at any one session leaves me with thumb & finger soreness. It's the smallest & lightest weight firearm in its class & with its warranty & good factory service should certainly not be on any list of bad guns.

    The PLR-16 is fun to shoot & a great self-defense weapon to carry in a back pack draped over one shoulder. I know a few folks who never leave or enter their places of business without one. Their stores are in bad neighborhood & they claim to be able to fire right through the backpack if necessary.

    I'm betting the guy has little or no actual experience with any of Kel-Tec's products. IMHO, they are very well suited for what they are designed for. Is a P3AT a good range gun? Definitely not! But I'd never worry about having one in a DeSantes pocket holster.
     
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  15. TigerLeo

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    My list is as follows
    1. The one you can't shoot
    2. The one you leave at home
    3. The one you can't handle the recoil of
    4. The one that you don't maintain
    5. The one you don't have when needed
     
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