Tough choice between 3 guns - Page 4

Tough choice between 3 guns

This is a discussion on Tough choice between 3 guns within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Eventually, lube and dirt combine to form mud. The more dirt, the thicket that mud becomes. A weapon may go thousands of rounds before this ...

View Poll Results: Which would you carry as an everyday?

Voters
219. You may not vote on this poll
  • S&W M&P 40 Compact, Crimson Trace

    111 50.68%
  • Kimber Ultra Carry II, Crimson Trace

    88 40.18%
  • S&W Airweight .380 bug, Crimson Trace

    20 9.13%
Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst 1234
Results 46 to 52 of 52
  1. #46
    Distinguished Member Array Rexster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    SE Texas
    Posts
    1,772
    Eventually, lube and dirt combine to form mud. The more dirt, the thicket that mud becomes. A weapon may go thousands of rounds before this happens, of course, or mere dozens. Every weapon is reliable, until it isn't.

    I have indeed purposely let pistols get VERY dirty, without cleaning, while running X number of rounds through them, over several range seesions. BUT, they were not my carry pistols during that time!


  2. #47
    Member Array OlsenG360's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Sioux Falls, SD
    Posts
    36
    i voted for the snub, but only because the OP doesn't want to carry a spare mag or speedloader. I guess I'd take the 5 for sure, rather than gamble on 7 or 10 maybe. If the OP was carrying a spare mag or two, the .45 would get my vote.

  3. #48
    VIP Member Array cmdrdredd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    2,037
    I love the .45acp round and I'd lean that way personally. I have to say though that sometimes the smaller guns have trouble. If you can get the Kimber to run perfectly that's my vote. Otherwise the M&P as I like the M&P very much too. If I had not started with Glock, I may have owned a bunch of M&Ps.
    No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
    -Thomas Jefferson

    Laws are restrictive but sometimes necessary to maintain a civil society. Rights are nonrestrictive but are always necessary to maintain a free society.

  4. #49
    Member Array ajgranda's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Westchester, New York
    Posts
    316
    Well if you had the XD40sc that would be my first choice, but since you don't I'd go with M&P40c, although I don't like the hinged trigger.
    Retired LEO
    H.R.218 Qualified
    SA XD45C, XD40sc (SA Combat Trigger Job, XS Big Dot Sights)

    The #1 goal of police work is to go home at the end of your shift!

  5. #50
    VIP Member
    Array Saber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Yuma, Arizona
    Posts
    2,591
    As you mentioned, the j-frame is easy to carry most anywhere. The laser grips are useful in an offensive roll, but I'm not sure about defense. Anyway, they're nice just the same. As for 'only' five rounds, that's usually enough in many recorded shootings although more is always better.

    In any event, it appears that you like the Kimber the best so this may be the solution. As I type I'm wearing my j-frame as it is in fact, the easiest carry I've ever owned in 30+ years. BTW: I voted .380 assuming you intended to type .38 snub.
    Last edited by Saber; June 5th, 2010 at 01:50 PM.
    “Monsters are real and so are ghosts. They live inside of us, and sometimes they win.”
    ~ Stephen King

  6. #51
    Member Array BlackBirdCD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    62
    I've been deliberating a very similar choice myself. Between the M&P 40c and a similar 1911... and have considered a J-frame revolver.

    I really want to love the J-frames, but I've not had one in my possession long enough yet to become proficient shooting them.

    The M&P40c isn't significantly wider than a typical 3" BBL 1911, which makes it very attractive as a 10+ round option.

    Yet the Kimber you mention is so slim, and such a nice pistol. Wish I could help more, but I think what you have here is a good series of rotating options:
    M&P & Kimber for heavier wear
    J-Frame Revolver for fast "in the pocket and go" trips.
    Nothing unreal exists

  7. #52
    Member Array BlackBirdCD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    62
    And, BTW, throw an extra mag into one of your loose pockets :) You don't have a lot to lose by doing so :)
    Nothing unreal exists

Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst 1234

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Tough laws on BB guns in the UK.
    By ErikGr7 in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: May 12th, 2009, 09:26 PM
  2. A tough choice; which snubbie?
    By Gideon in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: October 16th, 2008, 05:47 PM
  3. Tough choice here
    By Supertac45 in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: March 30th, 2008, 09:24 AM
  4. Tough Guns
    By BAC in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 78
    Last Post: June 14th, 2007, 12:17 AM
  5. Tough choice in carrying??
    By mrshonts in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: June 9th, 2005, 02:36 PM

Search tags for this page

m&p .40 vs kimber ultra carry

,

s&w airweight vs kimber ultra

Click on a term to search for related topics.

» Log in

User Name:

Password:

Not a member yet?
Register Now!

» DefensiveCarry Sponsors