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    Carry gun ADD?

    Hi all, I currently carry the M&P 45c. In the past year, I've carried a glock 22, an m&p9c, a s&w642, and my current gun. now I've been perusing the internet forums trying to decide whether to switch to the 1911. I've shot both side by side and don't shoot one over the other at a defensive distance (obviously the 1911 won out at over 25ft.) my question is do I have a legitimate reason to switch? (shorter trigger pull, less recoil) or am I just having a case of carry gun ADD? thanks in advance
    I carry a gun because a cop is too heavy...

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    Pick a lane!

    I would stick with the M&P and shoot it enough to be great with it and stop over thinking it.
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    Why would a 1911 variant "obviously" win out over the S&W M&P .45c at distances over 25 ft.?

    IMHO, you're switching handguns faster than you're giving yourself time to become familiar with any single one.
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    Just a case of Gunnitis.

    I have it too, especially when it comes to snubbie revolvers.

    I love 'em all.
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    yeahhh I think y'all might be right. time to take the m&p to the range and re-fall in love :))
    I carry a gun because a cop is too heavy...

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    Pick which ever one feels better carrying and shooting, then get really good with that one.

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    I am guilty of the same thing. But I will tell you this. I have finally come full circle. I have owned almost every top striker fired pistol out there. After firing all of them I am finally settling on the Springfield XD9 I just bought. I know it works and it works well. I am confident that this time I will stick with it. The only thing I might do is carry an XD9SC or new XDs 9mm in the warmer months, but that is the same shooting platform so not really any different than the smaller grip. I plan on owning manu different pistols, but I plan on carrying just one from now on. Good luck! Its tough...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandpeter View Post
    Hi all, I currently carry the M&P 45c. In the past year, I've carried a glock 22, an m&p9c, a s&w642, and my current gun. now I've been perusing the internet forums trying to decide whether to switch to the 1911. I've shot both side by side and don't shoot one over the other at a defensive distance (obviously the 1911 won out at over 25ft.) my question is do I have a legitimate reason to switch? (shorter trigger pull, less recoil) or am I just having a case of carry gun ADD? thanks in advance
    If you are planning on getting robbed from 25' away, you'll be all set with the 1911...1911's are great guns, I had three of them, but it's all a personal choice, and what we all think doesn't mean much.
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    You actually need a reason to buy a 1911?
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    You actually need a reason to buy a 1911?
    I always thought standing close to one was reason enough!
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    I like a more tactical gun with large mag cap and DA/SA. The 1911 is thin but only SA so you would need to be comfortable with one in the chamber and hammer back. Lots people are ok with it since there is a safety and a grip mechanism that must be depressed in order to fire.

    I like a DA for my first shot with the follow ups in SA. I love 1911s but I don't carry one often. I would rather carry a less expensive gun something like my Glock 26/19 ( I don't care if it gets holster rash)
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    Keltec p3at - Charter Arms UC - Keltec PF9 - Remington R1 1911 - Glock 19 - Kahr CM9 - SW 642

    That has been my transition from beginning to present with ccw firearms. The only pistols I still own are the 642, 1911, and glock 19.

    I carry the 642 at work, since its the smallest and I really dont want to be made at my office. The Glock 19 goes on after 5 and on weekends.

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    Just choose one that you can fire the most accurate then send one the extras to me

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    Write down each one on a separate piece of paper 5 times. Fold them up and toss them in a hat. Draw names. First to 3 is what you buy lots of ammo for and practice with cause that's what you carry.

    There's no wrong answer, just pick one and practice with it.
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