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    Which gun to take

    Which would you take, (as your primary training gun) to Gunsite; Your smaller concealable CCW gun, or.... a sturdy workhorse gun. In other words, is it better to train with what you carry, or train correctly with a standard and adapt to your own carry. Beretta PX4sc, or 92FS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OtoPA View Post
    Which would you take, (as your primary training gun) to Gunsite; Your smaller concealable CCW gun, or.... a sturdy workhorse gun. In other words, is it better to train with what you carry, or train correctly with a standard and adapt to your own carry. Beretta PX4sc, or 92FS.
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    Don't you need to bring a primary and a backup to such events?
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    Bring them both..Definitely bring you EDC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OtoPA View Post
    Which would you take, (as your primary training gun) to Gunsite; Your smaller concealable CCW gun, or.... a sturdy workhorse gun. In other words, is it better to train with what you carry, or train correctly with a standard and adapt to your own carry. Beretta PX4sc, or 92FS.
    I would bring whichever gun your are most familiar and most comfortable with. You're there to learn and absorb information, and if you are struggling with a gun due to unfamiliarity or being unable to hit the target consistently, that will be a huge distraction which will limit what you take home with you.

    Assuming you absorb what you're taught, you should be able to apply those lessons to your backup gun once you're home.

    Ideally, bring your primary sidearm and a backup in the same caliber, just in case the primary chokes.
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    If I had to choose purely on the merits of the gun, the 92 wins hands down. But you do need to bring both.
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    Most guns get a heavy workout at such shooting schools. You should always bring at least two guns in case one breaks or malfunctions to the point where it needs armory work. That way you have one of your own guns to finish the class with without having to rent one you'll never be using again.

    Logic dictates you should be bringing your primary and back up weapons if those are going to be the ones you are relying on to save your life.

    For one thing, you'll want to know your primary and back up's will withstand the amount of constant shooting they will be subjected to during the course.
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    Bring both...
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