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Staying With the Same "Weapon System"

This is a discussion on Staying With the Same "Weapon System" within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I agree with standardizing on a single system. At one point I was carrying either Sig P series or various makes of 1911's. Knowing that ...

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    I agree with standardizing on a single system. At one point I was carrying either Sig P series or various makes of 1911's. Knowing that eventually my youngest is going to start shooting ( and probably get his CHL when of age) and that my wife is not particularly fond of shooting, I figured it would be easier for everyone if I standardized on a single platform. Now my the wife knows how to make ready and render safe (and strip and clean) all of my carry pistols, and how to safely handle them in my absence.

    A bonus to this is the commonality of parts and accessories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    Since you asked...

    Way back when I was in the military, the prevailing thought was to be competant with any weapon that we encountered, in the event that one had to pick one up off of the ground to defend oneself.

    With that being said, there are precious few, if any,modern weapons that I am not familiar with.
    I own and regulary shoot Sigs,HK's,Glocks,Rugers,Colts,Berrettas,Remingtons ,Winchesters,AR's,AK's,Browning along with some odd balls that most people have never heard of.

    I rekon if we both had to kill each other, and we stood face to face and had to pick up a weapon off of the ground that we had little if any experience with, my chances of survival would be better than yours.

    Thats the bottom line.

    Yes, its great to be familiar and competant with what you are carrying, but its better to be familiar with all of them,dont you think?
    Yes it is good to be able to pick up any weapon and be able to use it. However, he is not in the military anymore. I do not think he is concerned with battlefield pickups. I think the OP is staying consistent with his training and manual of arms in his choice of weapons. Of which I see nothing wrong.
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    Honestly, when I got out of the Corps the only handgun platform I was familiar with was the M9 Beretta. I had the same opinion of "Well, if it's good enough for the military, it's good enough for me." I shot a friend's Springfield XD and was hooked. I would suggest going to a firearms range and shooting a couple of different handguns, who knows, you might find one you like better than the Beretta. Remember to keep an open mind. I have owned an XD a couple S&W M&P's a Sig. I have never looked at a Beretta since! Happy shooting!

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    Good thinking. Use what works best for you.
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    To each his own. I guess I fall into the category of the dude who loves guns on top of wanting to protect my family. I feel very confident using multiple weapons systems and have extensively tried most of what is out there and have fine tuned my own systems. Hand me a Glock, Khar, Revolver, M&P, 1911, Sig, AR, AK etc. and shots will hit the mark when I need them to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hrufrdr1 View Post
    When i got back to "the world", Glock was all the rage. My response: "Plastic toy, no safeties, feels like daddy's electric drill, etc."

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    love the Berettas but alas they are too large for concealed carry 24/7. I carry a plastic toy every day and some times two.....me and half the law enforcement agencies in the U.S.
    Got mine at Toys R Us. Great price.

    I would suggest you expand your horizons a bit since as you progress in your concealed carry adventure, you will eventually come to the realization that a 40 oz gun with a five inch barrel
    is just a bit of a challenge to carry. BTW, calling a Glock a plastic toy is like calling a Porsche a riding lawn mower.
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    I agree wholeheartedly with your thinking. It mirrors mine. Train the same and you will revert to your training when needed. The only difference is your Beretta versus my Glocks, but the theory is sound and well thought out.

    You might consider finding another LGS - the customer service representative didn't know much about customer service skills.

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    It not as fun as shooting a bunch of different platforms, but I agree, if you main goal with your firearm ownership is self defense, sticking with one platform is the smartest way to go. Beretta is not déclassé at all. The storm might be a little goofy, but they do make solid weapons. Beretta on if that is you preference.
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    I don't know too much about the M9/92, but, I;d like to thank you for your service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hrufrdr1 View Post
    Now, I'm 42, with a wife and two boys, and my concerns are, "How to defend my loved ones to the best of my abilities, etc..." So I went back to the 92 fs, and the PX 4 Storm .45. Why? Because the "weapon system" is familiar. Flip-up safety, DA/SA trigger, de-cocker.
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    Since your stating Glock vs. Beretta (I own both and have carried both).

    Do you own a Glock?
    Have you seriously trained with a Glock?
    I do not mean just going to the range checking out the guys next to you, and shooting it at paper. I mean either practiced drawing from the holster under some type of induced stress to see which one your faster and more precise with? I understand that many people stay with what they know; however, if your seeking to "better yourself and your abilities" your never going to accomplish this if you stay inside your comfort zone.

    I only bring this up since you state "How to defend my loved ones to the best of my abilities" have you put this to the test in an honost non biased fashion? If you have and you have decided that the Beretta is a better gun for you then your already ahead of the power curve. If you have not given it an honost non-biased try, then to me this is just one of those GLOCK vs. _______<-- insert another manufacturer threads.
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    Shot the Beretta for years, but moved to SIG. No manual safety, decocker. Still have the Beretta...shoot it occasionally, but primarily carry the SIGs or Kahr MK9 (also, no manual safety).

    IMO, the Beretta is an ergonomic nightmare (based on where they have the safety/decocker, and sharp edges)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIGguy229 View Post
    Shot the Beretta for years, but moved to SIG. No manual safety, decocker. Still have the Beretta...shoot it occasionally, but primarily carry the SIGs or Kahr MK9 (also, no manual safety).

    IMO, the Beretta is an ergonomic nightmare (based on where they have the safety/decocker, and sharp edges)
    When I do carry my Beretta I will carry it with the safety off, I only use the safety as a decocking lever. I cannot understand why sombody would carry a TDA gun with a slide mounted safety such as a M9 or a 92 f/s with safety on unless for some reason it was dictated in sometype of GO.
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    be happy and go with what you are comfortable with...........that is may opinion.
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    I think its good to be well rounded as some of the other posters mentioned... But figuring out what works BEST for you is important. For me that is SAO's with browning style safeties. Its what I'm used to, its what I know, and most importantly... its what I shoot best.

    It makes it hard shopping for new toys because I absolutely refuse to buy a DA/SA gun and that is where the market has trended. Oh well, different strokes

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    Please understand:

    I called the Glock a "plastic toy" after I came back to the world from military service. I meant no offense. Having said that, my only comment about Glocks reflected that they are "unfamiliar". "To me." I realize that Glocks are popular with LEO, etc. I did not mean to offend, only to comment that this was my opinion back in the early '90s. Now, my constant carry is a polymer .45, made by Beretta. I don't go with Glocks only because they are "unfamiliar platforms".

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