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Tough choice between 3 guns

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

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  • 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%
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Thread: Tough choice between 3 guns

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    Distinguished Member Array Rexster's Avatar
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    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!

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    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.

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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    And, BTW, throw an extra mag into one of your loose pockets :) You don't have a lot to lose by doing so :)
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