Is my Colt Officer's ACP antiquated? 7 rounds total

Is my Colt Officer's ACP antiquated? 7 rounds total

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    Is my Colt Officer's ACP antiquated? 7 rounds total

    This has been a mainstay for over 29 years but am I under gunnned?


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    Quote Originally Posted by dwyermw View Post
    This has been a mainstay for over 29 years but am I under gunnned?
    Twenty-nine years, it is just getting broken in and should be good for at least another one hundred years.
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    Actually they do make 7 round mags for the Officers model nowadays,My Commander has 8+1 + 2 spare 8 round mags,If I need more than that I'm really gonna wish I had my AR
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    Do you feel under-gunned?

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    If you're facing a regiment of NVA regulars, you'd be undergunned with an M2 machine gun.

    If you're just going about your daily business and not deliberately heading into harm's way, I'd say you are well-equipped for a defensive emergency. You carry a spare magazine, right?

    Your Officer's Model is no more an antique than my Kimber equivalent of a Lightweight Commander. Carry on in confidence.
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    Few other pistols and the .45ACP round have been around since 1911 and still remain as high in popularity as ever - simply because they are highly reliable and do the job they were intended to do (stopping people at close range) arguably as good or better than any other handgun caliber. Even though you can now get an 8-round magazine (preferably only from Colt), you don't need a magazine full of pop-tarts if you stay practiced enough to score a hit with each .45ACP round from your tried and time-proven workhorse.

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    Yes, ship it to my FFL immediately and we will take it from there.
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    If InccwChris' FFL can't handle the transfer, let me know. I'll find one who can transfer it to me.
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    Yes, send it to me and purchase anything else you might like!

    But really, most situations are over after about 3-4 shots being fired.
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    Shane: A gun is a tool Marian, no better or worse than any other tool, a shovel, an axe, or anything. A gun is only as bad or as good as the man using it. Remember that.

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    If you are undergunned with the Colt Officers Model......then that makes two of us.

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    am I under gunnned?
    Yeah. I'll take your 1911 off your hands, though. And I wouldn't make that offer to just anyone.
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    Glib remarks aside, I think only you can decide whether you are under-gunned. There will always be those who say that anything less than X number of rounds is suicide. And, frankly, I can’t think of a self defense situation where one CAN have too much ammunition.

    If, after an honest and objective review of your own, personal, risk exposure, you feel comfortable with seven rounds, you are good to go. If not, well then, you may need to rethink your handgun choice. The trick is to be honest with yourself in your risk assessment.
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    We'd have to know more about your daily life to answer that question. What kind of neighborhood do you live in? What kinds of places do you frequent? You're the only one that knows what kinds of risks your lifestyle presents, and even then it's a law of averages kind of guess.

    I don't see too many stories of CHL holders lying in the street having gone to slide lock once, let alone twice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwyermw View Post
    This has been a mainstay for over 29 years but am I under gunnned?
    I don't know, how good of a shot are ya with it?

    I think a person with any defensive caliber handgun that they are proficient with can be devastating regardless of the round count.
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