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10Tens

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Re: Carry choice: your best or something else/
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2017, 07:20:20 AM »
I used to carry my Glock 20 or 29 depending on how hot it was. That changed after I got the Grand Power 10mm. What it cost me doesn't matter, how it shoots and how I shoot it is what matter. I can always buy another GP, but I only go around once. Love my Glocks, love my Sig and Colt and RIA, but there is only one me. And that man shoots and carries a Grand Power 10mm.
+1.. Now that I found Galco leather that fits it nicely I'm with you. Will carry the 14 round GP.

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Re: Carry choice: your best or something else/
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2017, 12:29:51 PM »
I have a number of guns I carry on occasion. Got my CPL 30 years ago. But price does not influence on what I carry. If I loose a gun due to having to use it, it will be a small price to pay for my safety.

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« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2017, 02:14:34 PM »
Most of mine are Colts because they work and I shoot them so much better then a plastic gun. But alot depends on were I will be carring it and what the weather is going to be like. So that's why I carry my Colt Mustang 380 loaded with +p Underwood ammo when its hot outside and you have to wear a t shirt or a tank top, another one is my Colt .45  XSE Combat Commander when it's a little cooler out, and then I also pack my Colt Delta Elite for my morning walks out where I live in the country and when winter comes that is the gun I pack the most, I have it loaded with 180 gr XTPs from Underwood and there the hot ones :) 1,350 fps through my crono !!  I Do have one tuperware gun and thats a 9mm Shield which sometimes I will pack,but the 1911s shoot sooooo much better!! and that's what you want to do is be able to hit what your shooting at right? and not pack something you can't shoot just because it's the "latest Fad and everyone else is doing it to"

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Re: Carry choice: your best or something else/
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2017, 01:30:39 PM »
If I’m unlucky enough to find myself in a situation that I need to defend the life of my family, I want to give myself the most unfair advantage possible.


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Carry choice: your best or something else/
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2017, 06:41:19 PM »
100% agree. If I’m ever in a deadly force encounter, I want the very best tool for the task at hand. If it gets confiscated, so be it.


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Re: Carry choice: your best or something else/
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2018, 03:53:35 PM »
The STI and the Dan Wesson are substantial investments in my collection, but I shoot them best and if I'm going to need a defensive carry piece - that's my only priority.
Sounds like we're in complete agreement. What I don't get are those who carry inexpensive, or at least less expensive, pistols than the ones they shoot best with so they do not lose their best after an incident of some kind. To me it seems like they just don't ever expect to have to use their carry gun so they choose the pistol to carry based on that assumption even though there might only be a problem with law enforcement if they did have to use it. I know if I'm ever in a situation where I actually have to draw I want the pistol I'm best with in my hands to maximize the chances I'll survive & I'll deal with whatever consequences there are afterwards.  I do not understand those who think otherwise and that was why I started this topic.

It seems to me that your assessment of "they shoot best" is the ambiguity in your quest.

How "best" is good enough for a "defensive shoot" that takes place at 3-15 feet?  Do you define "best" by group size?  speed? placement? some combination of all the above?

I was trained as an NRA Pistol Instructor and Personal Defense Instructor in 2000.  I taught formal CCW classes for the folks to obtain their license through the local Sheriff's Dept. for 7 years.

Since the only 10MM pistols I own are all Glocks, I will make an example with my 45ACP pistol collection.  I can draw and shoot five rounds on an 8" pie plate target at 7 yards with my Glock 21, my SIG P220, my Kimber Super match II, and my Colt Commander 1911.  All  four in the same amount of time, with the same number of 5 hits on the plate.  The only difference is the group size, that varies by no more than 2" between the Glock and the Kimber.

So, in my mind, I'm going to carry the inexpensive Glock, that holds more ammo, rather than the very expensive Kimber, with less ammo, for the simple reason that IF I have to use it, I have more rounds available AND I will probably lose it.  I would rather lose the $600 gun than the $2,400 gun.

If you own only ONE hand gun, the point is moot.  If you own several, then you probably have guns you like to shoot at the range, and guns you use for carry.  To my mind, you should practice enough with all of them to be equally proficient with ANY of them.  But that's just me. ;)