Dang I feel like a wimp

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    Dang I feel like a wimp

    I see alot of ladies here have 1911s. I use Glock 19 and G26 for my carry pieces because I used a M9 with a M4 in Iraq and 9mm does just a good a job as a 45acp in my experience. Now seeing these ladies carry a 1911 it makes me feel like a wimp. My wife wants a Glock 19 (she has a Khar right now because it is slim) and she loves the low recoil of the 9mm and the quick follow ups.

    So am I a wimp for not owning 1911s? Probally not but I do I feel like one with seeing pics of ladies with nice full size 1911s.

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    Heck no you're not a whimp! But... you do have one heck of a good reason to go buy one!

    Oh yeah, welcome aboard too!
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    NO!! I, like you don't prefer .45. I like .40. You've got to remember, whatever you are comfortable with is what you are more likely to get a follow up shot with. Think of it this way. Would you rather carry a .45 and not be confident enough in the moment of need, or keep using 9mm and feel "at home" so to speak. I don't like .45 and I also don't own any 1911's. So, no....your not a wimp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper View Post
    Heck no you're not a whimp! But... you do have one heck of a good reason to go buy one!

    Oh yeah, welcome aboard too!
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    Seeing as how I'm "one of those gals" I'll also say you are no wimp. I'm currently looking into either a M&P9c or Glock 19. I see nothing wrong with the 9mm as a round and nothing wrong with the Glock-type handgun as a gun.

    Maybe a little part of me says, "HA! Tell me I can't shoot or carry a .45!" and I've put a lot of time and effort into proving all the nay-sayers wrong. I've had to deal with a lot of crap like, "There is no way you can handle the recoil from a .45," or "that's too big for such a little girl. You'll never successfully carry that."

    I think I've successfully proved to those that matter that I can carry, shoot and handle anything I want and I don't need (or want) someone to try and write a prescription for the kind of gun I should have.

    Without making this into a Glock vs. 1911 war or a 9mm vs .45.. I'll just say I like my gun and its ammo but I'm not married to either. I'll use whatever I have to to get the job done. If that's a 9mm or a .32, a .50 or a .22. It beats the crap out of calling for help and waiting for it to arrive.

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    As they say: To each his own.

    I had started shooting the .45, and now love the .40, but I also just added a 9mm to my collection. They all have their own pros and cons, and it's just like handguns - very individual.
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    Its a classic - you need one. Its your duty as an American to get one...

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    1911 is a fantastic firearm but, like every other firearm it's not for everybody.
    Carry what you feel comfortable carrying and what you shoot accurately.
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    Like QKSHOOTER Says ,carry what your comfortable with and are proficient shooting... don't worry about other people's carry pieces

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    Nope, you are not a wimp. I got home from work today, took off my 1911 and put on my S&W39-2 9mm and took the wife out for supper. Sometimes, I just feel like a 9.

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    nothing wrong with it. carry what you want, just carry.
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    Oh heck...yep, you're a wimp...get a 1911...please...you're making the rest of us look bad...

    Actually, you have to carry what YOU like and feel comfortable with...nothing wrong with a nice 9mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ffhounddog View Post
    My wife wants a Glock 19 ... loves the low recoil of the 9mm and the quick follow ups.

    So am I a wimp for not owning 1911s?
    My $0.02. $0.03 with inflation. Go with what you know, with what works, with what you're comfortable with. "Wimp"? By whose standard? If it keeps you alive, if you're competent with it, and so on, what others think should be the least of your concerns.

    From the wimpy end of the pool, I've got a couple CZ P01's, here. They are the perfect match, and what others think of it isn't part of the decision.
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    To each there own but make mine a 1911 45

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    Not a Wimp

    I carry an XD9sc. Sometimes a KelTec P32. I am breaking in a Hi-Power and may carry it. You are not a wimp. I have shot various .45 caliber pistols including a Colt .45 1911. I like them all. I shoot the
    9-mm best and favor pistols in this caliber, and carry them because I carry and shoot them better.

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