This is a discussion on Anyone have two of the exact same gun? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by ArmyCop Anyone have two of the exact same gun? Like two Taurus PT145's - two Glock 22's - or whatever??? Not the ...
In later years I have decided to standarize (sortof). We have Glock G34's for our competition shooting, Glock G17 for HD, and Glock G26's for EDC. I have noticed that myself and particulary my wife have only one system and the familiarization really helps with our shooting and also really helps with my wife's confidence. She just wants to shoot and not have to worry about which system she has. I have found the Glocks to be the best for us because there are no external safeties or decocking levers to worry aobut. She use to have the Sig 232 which has the decocker and she had some issues with FTE so she never did have any confidence in the gun. We traded it for the G26 and she has never had an issue with it. It works every time for her.
I feel alot more confident that in the event my wife or my self ever need to defend our lives there will be no hesitation and concern about which gun we have.
By my signature you see that I do have a couple of other guns, but these are regulated to the safe and for fun shooting with the family, with the exception of the S&W 642 which I use when I can't carry the G26.
My collection: Glock G34, G34OD, G17, G26, G26; Ruger KP90; Ruger Blackhawk .357mag; Ruger Standard Auto; Sig P6; Colt Lawman MKIII .357 snub; S&W 642; Hawes Montana Marshal .44mag
i apply to the thinking that if you train with what you carry, then motor muscle memory will be immediate and accurate. i carry a walther pps and have another pps for the range and tinkering (sights, grips, lasers, etc...)
i have gotten used to the controls and mag changes are a cinch! i also agree that it cuts down on holsters, mags, and mag holders... i have a custom sharkskin OWB (i know, don't laugh that i carry the pps OWB) leather holster, and it keeps it where i need it everytime.
it can get hot here in FL, but i dress accordingly to make sure that i have good concealment. it was tough at first, but eventually i developed a good wardrobe for ccw... and thanks to underarmor and 5.11 i stay pretty cool while carrying...lol
"the only reason for a sidearm is to fight your way back to the rifle you were using..." -the gunny
Did have 2 Ruger P89's. I also had a P95. All of the magazines would interchange, quite helpful.
Several.....2 CZ 52's, 3 CZ82's, 2 1895 Nagant revolvers, 2 S&W Model 10's. I have several milsurp rifles of the same model/type like Mausers, Finn M39's, Mosin Nagant's, Lee Enfields, Swiss K31's.
When I leave the home port:
S&W 642 Airweight, Ruger SP 101, Colt Detective Spec., CZ RAMI, Kahr PM9, Kahr CW40, S&W Model 10-7, Glock 30, 19, and 26, Browning Hi Power, CZ82, Colt Commander, Dan Wesson PM7, Ruger LCP
I'm a big believer in multiples of the same gun and caliber and sharing mags.
Currently have 1 G21SF (13 round mags.)
2 G30SF's and a 3rd one on order (superb accuracy and they can use spare G21 mags for back up.
Usually carry both G30's or the G21SF and the G30SF for my BUG.
Next yr. I'll pick up another G21SF so I'll have 2 of them as well.
Good luck, and stay safe!
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Soon hopefully. I have a 2nd generation G19 that I would like to put out of the line up. It was my first Glock and it was issued to me by the NYPD. I want to pick up a 3rd gen to add to the line up. Possibly in OD green.
Police Defensive Tactics, Firearms, Carbine Rifle and Taser Instructor
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It is better to have your gun and not need it, than to need it and not have it!
You cannot choose the conditions for a gunfight, so train in all conditions!
I have two Glock 19's. I also have conversions slides and barrels for them. .22 and .40.
One "benefit", yet to be mentioned, of a matching identical weapon to one you carry, is this.
If the worst happens, and you get involved in a shooting, regardless of your status (LEO, non-LEO, etc.), one of the FIRST things that will happen is your pistol/revolver will be taken for evidence/examination. It could be months, even years, before you see it again.
The old mantra "Two is one, one is none" means more than just a spare for if one breaks, etc.
Two Colt Detective Specials
Two S&W M19s
Three M-1 Garands
When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
"Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way."
I do have 2 Taurus model 85 revolvers: one purchased 6 or 7 years ago; the other inherited from a friend who passed away 4 years ago.
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.