The Handguns the PROS use

The Handguns the PROS use

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    The Handguns the PROS use

    This is my opinion,of course, so please hold you fire, but I believe that when it comes to auto pistols only 3 continuely make the cut with the real PROS.

    1. Colt(or comparable) Gov't Model 1911 45ACP

    2. Glock 19 Compact 9mm

    3. SIG P226 9mm

    I hope this stirs up some comments. I realize some variations of those platforms,especially 2 and 3, are used as well
    with some new caliber considerations(Secret Service/FAM use SIGS in 357SIG,for example).
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    First what do you consider pros? If you include LEO's I have this question. Would the list change if you took those weapons that an officer is forced to use by his department out of the question?

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    at the prison i worked at all of our guns were Rugers, guess we wasn't pros
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    Leave it to an "old grunt" to open a can of worms!! LOL
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    What is the difference between a real pro and an aspiring wannabe?
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    I would say the P228/9 is in use a lot more than the P226, but I suppose it goes back to definition of "pro."
    A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands - love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper - his hands remember the rifle.

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    My opinion or definition would be that a pro is one who , in the course of a day, is highly dependent on the firearm as a vehicle of deadly force, or implied deadly force, to get him/her safetly thru the day, as a matter of natural consequences of the job.

    I think it means LE, military,.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    What is the difference between a real pro and an aspiring wannabe?
    From the OP... Obviously it's the handgun he is shooting!

    :-).
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    I wouldn't count most LEO's (aside from special teams) as pro's with firearms - most only shoot when they have to, for qual. While they may be dependent on them, most sure aren't proficient. "Making the cut" also includes budget constraints, large order discounts, volume manufacturing, etc which may or may not fulfill one's own requirements.

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    My take is that what works for the pros may not always work for you. Certain pros have rifles or carbines as primary weapons. Almost all have radio contact and backup. Some have close air support. Others small unit support. Others partners or backup units on the area. So when choosing a defensive handgun you should take reliability into consideration but also note that what works for the pros may not work for you. So don't choose based on what the pros use. Formulate your criteria and choose for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    My opinion or definition would be that a pro is one who , in the course of a day, is highly dependent on the firearm as a vehicle of deadly force, or implied deadly force, to get him/her safetly thru the day, as a matter of natural consequences of the job.

    I think it means LE, military,.
    Thats kinda what I was thinking. In that case knowing what some budget committee choose for them to carry doesn't tell us much.

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    The Glock 17 is in the mix as well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    What is the difference between a real pro and an aspiring wannabe?
    Real pro #2. Wannabe #3. Haha....#1 Is just a beast.
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    Charlotte NC Metro PD carries and uses Smith M&P 40 caliber.
    As does the NC DOC,
    NCSHP used 357 sig caliber.

    Pistol are great tools to have on ur side, but if I'm knowing I'm fixin to get in a real mix. I either getting that pump shotgun or a rifle. All according to where I'm going to be posted and my job requirement at the moment.

    At home or my personal carry weapon is either a PF9 IWB or a SW 642 pocket carry. Sometimes I have to go really light a P32 in a pocket holster.
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