Logic vs just buying guns

Logic vs just buying guns

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    Logic vs just buying guns

    I am in the market to complete my pistol collection.

    I have a full size Mil Spec Springfield 1911 45 decked out with all the trimmings ( winter carry/home defense)

    Springfield XD40sc for my conceal carry (love it)

    Ruger MKIII 22/45 for target shooting and rodents

    Is it wise to pick up a 9mm? or should I go with a 3" 1911 to aid in conceal carry? If it was a 9mm based off the weapons I have what would work well? Or should I just be happy with what I have?

    Liam


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    I think you need a 9mm full size fighting pistol. Its the most common ammo, its cheaper to shoot... I can go on if you want me to.

    I don't think the 3" 1911 is going to add a lot of versatility in your carry options as it really isn't that small or lightweight that it would be in a different class than your XD.
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    now based off the weapons that I have listed, what would you recommend in 9mm? I was thinking either a glock or Hk

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoopmail98j View Post
    Springfield XD40sc for my conceal carry (love it)
    While I carry the Glock 26, the Springfield XD was the other choice. The only reason I did not get it, was the local dealer had the GLock in LE, and not the Springfield.

    Cannot say whether you should or should not go 9, but if soyou have the basis for an excellent choice already!

    Check out http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...hoose-ccw.html

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    Springfield XD Service or S&W M&P
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    Unless you're willing to go Glock, forget the 9mm IMO. Seems like you're already ahead of the game. A 9mm would only be a step down for you IMO.

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    Glock if you want something roughly similar (superior ) to your XD.

    Browning Hi-Power or CZ 75 if you want something somewhat similar to your 1911.
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    Look at the G19. It may be the best compromise between size and capacity.
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    Much depends on what you like re size, weight and fit!!

    My EDC is a SIG 226 ST - large and heavy but I like the control and capacity in 9mm.

    That said if I have to downsize I am happy with polymer - viz - SW99.

    Much as I love the 1911 platform - for 9mm I am certainly thinking of other things. The Glock 19 is worth a look and also the M&P is proving quite popular, as is XD. Oh - so many choices.!

    Get the chance to try stuff out - that has to best way forward IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hoopmail98j View Post
    now based off the weapons that I have listed, what would you recommend in 9mm? I was thinking either a glock or Hk
    Well, Springfield does import a full size 9mm XD from Croatia, but I have to agree with the others that the Glock does make the flagship of the 9mm fighting pistols. I'd look at the 19 or 17.
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    Thanks for your opinions, sounds like I am going to the range to find out what I like best. I will fill in tomorrow with a range report. You guys/gals are so helpful thanks a million.

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    9mm is one of the most common handgun calibers world wide. From a survival standpoint, it is the most logical choice. Don't think any handgun collection could be considered "complete" without one. I agree about the full sized 9mm. I'd suggest a Glock 19, or a full size 17.

    Then again, there is the new Springfield EMP, a 3 inch 1911 designed for either .40 or 9mm. So, you could kill two birds with one stone so to speak. But I'd probably go with the Glock.
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    My wife got me a Ruger SR9 as a Christmas gift . I have put about 800 rounds down range and I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoopmail98j View Post
    I am in the market to complete my pistol collection.Liam

    Good luck with that! I've been trying to complete mine for twenty years and I'm not any closer . There is always one more that I need (want).
    We will be much better off when we learn to deal with things as they really are, instead of how we wish them to be!

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    Two points...
    Trying to complete my pistol collection is what has made me purchase a SECOND safe...

    ...and, if you already have the .45 ammo, why not just pick up a Kimber Ultra 'something'?...perfect concealment, same ammo...and you'll love the gun.

    Stay armed...stay with .45's...stay safe!
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