Staying With the Same "Weapon System"
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I wasn't aware ...
January 12th, 2012 01:07 AM
I'm not a fan of molded plastic either but boy, do they ever sell and that brings more shooters into the fold!
I wasn't aware that the Beretta was déclassée but then I'm so far behind times I'll never catch up in my lifetime. The 92 seems fine and pleasant to shoot, if a bit large and clunky and a friend has a 9mm P4 that I really enjoy shooting on occasion. I could live with it.
It's fun to take a position on a forum but on this subject I have to say "it's all good."
I'm into shooting and gun ownership beyond possession of firearms for household or personal defense as was admitted by C Hawk Glock above. I'm just not going to dedicate myself to only one of anything or a single system. For the guy who deems such dedication to be necessary then by all means embrace that concept.
“No possible rapidity of fire can atone for habitual carelessness of aim with the first shot.”
Theodore Roosevelt, The Wilderness Hunter, 1893
January 12th, 2012 01:07 AM
January 12th, 2012 02:01 AM
I carried wth the safety off also...except when in the DFAC just to keep the E-9s happy...because it could be the end of the world!! (as they know it)
Originally Posted by Rob99VMI04
- know the difference
is a fancy name for crappy fighter
You have never lived until you have almost died. For those that have fought for it, life has a special flavor the protected will never know
January 12th, 2012 03:04 AM
January 12th, 2012 07:55 AM
It all comes down to what you are comfortable with carrying. My introduction to auto loaders was the M9. To be honest I wasn't happy with it. It never fit me. I still prefer a DA/SA pistol and am not a fan of plastic guns. Do what feels right for you and don't worry about it.
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January 12th, 2012 09:05 AM
I lean toward the concept, but not dedicated to it. I carry a Kahr MK9 on my hip and a Kahr PM9 on my ankle. Almost identical except for one is steel and one is polymer. They share magazines and holsters, and shoot the same.
Now, that's my carry system. My bedside gun is a Springfield Armory XDM and my glove box gun is a S&W 642.
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My opinion shouldn't be taken seriously due to the fact that I've been shooting guns for over 30 years and have only recently been active on gun forums, where all the real world knowledge apparently is.
January 12th, 2012 02:34 PM
I agree with your line of thinking for the most part especially carrying what you are most confident. I used a similar line of reasoning when I got back from Iraq using the M9 having to clean it every day so I purchased the Beretta PX4 in 45. I have used it as my primary carry gun now for several years. Now I have gotten XD's XDM's M&P and shoot USPSA and find the safety on the PX4, and the DA/SA trigger a deterrent in shooting good scores. I now carry the PX4 with safety off half cocked position in a holster and use the decocker when I remove it from the holster. This is what I am most confident.
Sticking with one platform prevents you from taking advantage of other manufacturers improvements. In competition I shoot the XD tactical the best. For EDC its hard to beat the small size and accuracy of the M&Pc 9mm. All of these guns are more reliable than the old M9 that I learned with.
Those who are willing to trade freedom for security will have neither.
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January 12th, 2012 03:32 PM
Whatever works for you, what ever you practice with, if muscle memory can work your firearm...you're good to go!IMHO
"That I cannot do."
"Give this to, uh, Clemenza. I want reliable people, people who aren't going to be carried away. After all we're not murderers in spite of what this undertaker thinks."
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January 12th, 2012 04:24 PM
I have to agree with all of these folks!
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January 12th, 2012 05:50 PM
If you like what you like, why change?
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