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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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.
Agree with retsupt99...for what is very little money, you could have a nice reliable Glock.
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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
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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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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