And Everyone Said that I was crazy for carrying a BUG.

This is a discussion on And Everyone Said that I was crazy for carrying a BUG. within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Skippys not sure how this would work in other pistols, but after cleaning and reassembly of my 1911s i'll drop a bic ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skippys View Post
    not sure how this would work in other pistols, but after cleaning and reassembly of my 1911s i'll drop a bic pen down the barrel, pointy end up, & launch it toward the ceiling. a pencil with a fresh eraser works well, too.
    I drop a pencil with an unused eraser in my bbl eraser end down and pull the trigger (safety precautions taken first, of course). It's interesting to see the difference between handguns at how far the pencil jumps or is launched.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BugDude View Post
    I drop a pencil with an unused eraser in my bbl eraser end down and pull the trigger (safety precautions taken first, of course). It's interesting to see the difference between handguns at how far the pencil jumps or is launched.
    Yep. This is what I do.
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    Be careful of the pencil trick.
    I have repaired several gun that had broken firing pins that still had enough energy to push the pencil up and out. They wont all do that due to a broken firing pin, but some will.

    Its something to be aware of.
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    Had my P11 do something similar - drop mag, rack slide, only to see a round hanging in mid air in front of the breech face. Not a good feeling. Haven't carried it since. Primary is a G23. Have seen a couple of PF9's messed up and am thinking 9mm in that small a gun at that price point is not conducive to reliability - kinda the good, fast, cheap - pick two line of thinking. When I can I plan on replacing it with a P3AT or P32.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    X 3. First rule-have a gun. Second rule-carry a gun that works, with a reputation for reliability and quality.
    Third rule, carry a Glock!
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    Agree with retsupt99...for what is very little money, you could have a nice reliable Glock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Third rule, carry a Glock!
    Correct,they go bang time after time.
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    You are definitely not crazy for carrying a BUG, but you are crazy for trusting your life to a SW40VE. Trade that in and get a Glock, M&P, H&K, Beretta or Sig.
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    Good for you that you found out at the range, and not out and about defending your life. Any gun can break at any given point, and i dont know why people bash the Sigma. Reliability is only as good as it is working this very second... forget about how many rounds have been fired in the past. Get the Sigma fixed, and return it to your daily carry, and use the LCP as your bug. just my 2 cents. bunker

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    I know a guy with a Sig P220 that had a similar problem last year. The pin didn't break, but it was giving light primer strikes. Wouldn't fire a thing. Brand new gun, first time to the range too. Another good reason to test fire any gun you plan on carrying. 300-500 rounds should do it.
    My 40VE, bought late last spring has 1550 rounds through it and hasn't failed once. I carry mine, felling as good about it as I do when I carry my G19. or S&W M60. It always works.
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    You are not crazy for carrying a BUG, but you should get a quality firearm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wvshootr5191 View Post
    So I decided to go to the Indoor pistol range we have in town yesterday to shoot my CCW (SW40VE) and my BUG (LCP). To begin I pulled my LCP from its Nemesis pocket holster and fired off 13 rounds of PowerBall.

    I then pulled my Sigma from my Kholster, leveled the sights, took a breath and.....click. Tap, Rack, Click. I took a look at the rounds and the primers hadn't been touched. Under closer examination I found that the end of the firing pin had broken off. Long story short I'm waiting on the return label.

    The thing that got me thinking was that if I would have had use my primary CCW, it would have gone click. That is the exact reason that I carry my LCP - another option. Now all I have is my LCP to carry until my Sigma gets fixed and I am wondering about the .380 as a effective primary SD round. Im just wondering if anyone has had this kind of smack in the face situation happen to them and what kind of thoughts it brought to mind.

    As a side note I fed my LCP another 200rds of WWB and 50 rds of PowerBall without a hiccup.
    I hate to sound like a Glock salesman but this is the reason why I carry one. I have been shooting and carrying Glocks for 13 years and I now carry a G 36 and I have never had a malfunction of any kind. I also on a rare occasion carry my bug, a Taurus TCP because it is forbidden to carry any kind of gun at my work so I cary the TCP in my front Pocket. //END//

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    Quote Originally Posted by BugDude View Post
    I drop a pencil with an unused eraser in my bbl eraser end down and pull the trigger (safety precautions taken first, of course). It's interesting to see the difference between handguns at how far the pencil jumps or is launched.
    Yep a pencil, eraser side down is a very good, cheap method to check for firing pin function on a pistol.

    Not going to bash you for what type of gun you carry, as most Sigmas work fine. After you get the gun back from the factory, do a good test on it at the range and remember the pencil test and you should be good to go. Nothing wrong with a BUG either.
    Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tkruf View Post
    I've never read anything good about the Sigma line up.
    I just find it funny that this post comes only days after someone else starts this thread: Why do so many people rag on the Sigma series?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Xader View Post
    I just find it funny that this post comes only days after someone else starts this thread: Why do so many people rag on the Sigma series?

    After reading that thread it got me wanting to go to the range with my Sigma, and I'm glad I did. Looks like I'm going to have to check out the Hornady CD for my LCP. I like the results on the wet pack tests plus I already carry that in my Sigma. When I get the pistol back I will run a couple of boxes of ammo through it for reliability and it will go back as my CCW. I will probably pick up a 3rd gen glock 23 and a CT for my LCP with income taxes. Dont know if it will take over for the Sigma but only time will tell.

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