I guess I was wrong about my "go to" gun...

I guess I was wrong about my "go to" gun...

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    I guess I was wrong about my "go to" gun...

    Every fall I take a few days and go on a motorcycle trip by myself. It's a time for me to get some time alone, clear my head, and enjoy some great riding weather. Last year I took a bag full of handguns with me because I was going to be checking in on some properties with good remote areas for shooting.

    This year I don't plan on any shooting, so I'm just selecting what I'm going to carry. I'll be dressed as I please in jeans and a leather jacket, so I can conceal just about anything. I have a nice selection to choose from; a full size loaded Springer, a 3" 1911 that is extremely comfortable to wear on the bike, some revolvers, a nice selection of 9mm's - and I just assumed that I'd carry my all-time favorite, "the one gun I'd own, if I could only own one; the G19"...

    Nope. It turns out that the one gun that I want in my hand in a dire moment of unforeseen circumstance is a G30SF packed with 10+1 and a 13rnd mag on standby. I wouldn't call it ballistic tests, but I've been doing a lot of shooting lately with it side by side with the G19, trying to compare accuracy, time on followup shots, as well as damage inflicted on various targets. The only real difference that I could tell was that the .45 was inflicting a lot more damage with less shots (in this example, cutting down 2" scrub oaks). I guess I'll have to put a sock in my crooning over the G19 for a while.

    I bet I pick something different next year...
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    Yes, If my goal were to cut down 2" scrub oaks with a handgun with the fewest rounds possible, I would definitely take a .45 over a 9mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    Yes, If my goal were to cut down 2" scrub oaks with a handgun with the fewest rounds possible, I would definitely take a .45 over a 9mm.

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    I enjoy shooting my 30 as well. But the 19 is a bit more comfortable to carry and gives me more capacity. Not to mention, on a long trip I can throw a couple of 33 round mags in my bag. Especially travelling solo.
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    After busting two helmets and sporting a number of scars, I still shudder to admit that I've been down on a motorcycle more times during the past 50 years of riding than the only hooker in a mining camp on payday. Stuff carried in a saddlebag, backpack, or motorcycle trailer is about as worthless as a parachute packed in your duffel-bag when the plane is spiralling downward in smoke and flames. If you ever need your weapon in an emergency, it needs to be right there and quick/easy to retrieve regardless of everything else concerning caliber, ballistics, size, or magazine/cylinder capacity. A .22 in hand is better than two .45's in the bush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    Nope. It turns out that the one gun that I want in my hand in a dire moment of unforeseen circumstance is a G30SF packed with 10+1 and a 13rnd mag on standby. I wouldn't call it ballistic tests, but I've been doing a lot of shooting lately with it side by side with the G19, trying to compare accuracy, time on followup shots, as well as damage inflicted on various targets. The only real difference that I could tell was that the .45 was inflicting a lot more damage with less shots (in this example, cutting down 2" scrub oaks). I guess I'll have to put a sock in my crooning over the G19 for a while.
    I don't understand the correlation here. What do 2" scrub oaks have to do with anything? And wouldn't an axe be far more appropriate?
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    .45 vs .9mm, yeah I'd agree with that any day. I'd also say, at least ya kept it in the Glock family....

    Have fun and stay safe on your bike trip; be sure to keep an open eye out for that "unaware" driver.

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    In the one bad motorcycle accident that I had, my Goldwing opened up like a pinata as it rolled (stuff spread out for half a block), and I was deprived of both my 5 cell mag light [came out of belt ring] that I went for as I was moving to stop the that hit me from leaving the scene, and sheathed folder [sheath opened up and it slid out]. Only thing still on me was my boot knife - which I completely forgot about until I was strapped to the backboard and was being checked for more injuries by the paramedics.

    Odd how one should plan on a super retention holster while riding, and then maybe it will still be on you if you suddenly make the transition from riding to a pedestrian in traffic.
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    Whec, I to like my solo fall ride. I'm going this weekend down to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Don't know what I'm packing yet, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    Yes, If my goal were to cut down 2" scrub oaks with a handgun with the fewest rounds possible, I would definitely take a .45 over a 9mm.
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    I don't understand the correlation here. What do 2" scrub oaks have to do with anything? And wouldn't an axe be far more appropriate?
    Whoops - you caught me. Scrub oaks are not good ballistic equivalents. Dang - I thought I'd slip that one by you...

    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    Whec, I to like my solo fall ride. I'm going this weekend down to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Don't know what I'm packing yet, though.
    I normally do Blue Ridge - my soul sings while flying those roads, but decided for a change of pace this year. I'll be wallowing in the low-lands checking out some civil war battle sights and looking at some lake-front property. Have a safe trip (post back here what you decide to pack - I'm curious and betting on the 1911). Good points GBK and Sticks. I've been down as well, and it looked like a yard-sale. I'm one of the few Harley riders that also wears a full-face helmet in a state with no helmet law .
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    TREE KILLER!!!!!

    just kiddin Whec. Where bouts you headed exactly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadguy View Post
    TREE KILLER!!!!!

    just kiddin Whec. Where bouts you headed exactly?
    Shhh... 'Don't tell nobody.

    I normally don't even use a map and go wherever the front wheel is pointed, but today I have map out looking for a battle of 'Rivers Bridge' or maybe it was 'Riverses Bridge'. My great, great grandaddy got his toe shot off raising the flag at that battle, and the same flag as well as a paragraph on him is on display somewhere...
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    what a fun to read thread..... the guy that needs training wheels giving advice to the guy that need to buy a chain saw....


    just kiddin', just kiddiin'
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    Here is the biggest advocate for the G30, he didn't know why, but loved the ergonomics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by C hawk Glock View Post
    Here is the biggest advocate for the G30, he didn't know why, but loved the ergonomics!

    That looks like one of my cousins.
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