Does this make you decide?

Does this make you decide?

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    Does this make you decide?

    I would say that most probably the leo,s will take your gun in a incident that occurs when you shoot someone in self defense. Knowing this, does this make you decide what kind of gun you should buy in the first place. {Cheap or moderately priced}
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    No. I value reliability far more than price or the possibility of confiscation. If I believe I need to spend more for a reliable gun, I will. I won't let the slim chance of confiscation alter what I buy.

    Bottom line: I want a gun that works when I need it. Everything else is secondary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grady View Post
    No. I value reliability far more than price or the possibility of confiscation. If I believe I need to spend more for a reliable gun, I will. I won't let the slim chance of confiscation alter what I buy.

    Bottom line: I want a gun that works when I need it. Everything else is secondary.
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    I agree with "grady's" response. Cost value has NO bearing on survival. I buy what I like and I'll deal with the other stuff when and if it ever really happens.
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    I carry moderately priced pistols, but not because of a threat of confiscation. I chose these pistols because they best filled my needs, and was just lucky that they were not top dollar guns.
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    Well, I have a Glock. They are cheap enough. If you actually shoot someone, having a firearm confiscated is the least of your problems.

    I would not carry my grandpa's gold plated, collector's, unfired, officer's 1911, which was a gift from McArthur for fluffing his pillows every night before he went to bed... you know what I mean.

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    Yes, somewhat.


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    Well I wouldnt carry an antique. You dont have to spend a thousand dollars to get a good reliable gun. I ceratinly wouldnt carry a cheap gun when my life depends on it. If your gun is confiscated and you are found to be justified in your actions, it will be returned to you anyway.
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    I carry a Glock. Nothing more reliable than a Glock. It is middle of the price range. So if I am without it for a few weeks or months until the smoke clears, I can just pick up another. I agree with other posters, don't carry a priceless gun - and this is for many reasons. But losing your weapon for a period should be the last thing on your mind at that point.

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    Price and worry of post incident confiscation is not an issue.

    Reliability at time of need is most important.
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    Not really a concern for me, and that's why I have 3 .45's and several 9mm's...

    I want quality deciding if I'm going home alive (as long as I've done everything else correctly that is...).
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    I'm a LEO, if I shoot someone I will lose my weapon for however long the investigation takes. That does not deter me from carrying quality guns. My duty weapon is a Beretta, my BUG/off duty is a custom 9mm j-frame. I trust them both explicity, and carry them without regard for anything but how they will serve me should the need arise.

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    I'm with Grady. I value reliability and handling more than the cost of the gun. All my guns are working guns.

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    That's why it's good to have multiple firearms.
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    For this reason, I have two identical guns...both G26s with the same NY1+3.5# trigger mod. I use one for practice and one for carry (so I don't have to clean the practice one after every range trip). If I lost the carry one, I'd just switch to the practice one.
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