Is your BUG caliber smaller, bigger or same as Primary??
This is a discussion on Is your BUG caliber smaller, bigger or same as Primary?? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I don't mind admitting that I'm really having a hard time with this issue. My primary is an Ultra Carry (45acp). I ALWAYS carry an ...
April 4th, 2006 05:01 PM
I don't mind admitting that I'm really having a hard time with this issue. My primary is an Ultra Carry (45acp). I ALWAYS carry an extra Mag and keep an extra loaded Mag in the Car.
But I've recently gotten the urge to buy a BUG. More specifically a Seecamp LWS.32. I'm trying to talk myself out of it, ..but I think it's a lost cause. Any horror stories on lack of knock-down power associated with the .32 load?.
I do agree that shot placement is paramount, but who has the time to convert to Sniper mode when SHTF in a CQB?!! Of course, shot placement becomes a little less of an issue with my 45acp.
Help me out Guys!
What we've got here is failure to communicate.
April 4th, 2006 05:49 PM
Well when I carry a BUG, which is not often, it is a sub-compact in the same caliber as my main gun and the BUG can use the same mag as the main gun - the mag sticks out of the BUG a lot of course.
I even change my carry gun to accomodate my BUG. E.g. if I'm going to carry a BUG, it is my G-26 in an ankle holster. That means I switch my main gun from a H&K, Sig, Beretta, etc. to a G-17. Plus I carry a spare G-17 mag with a +2 extender on it. So I've got 17 in the main gun, 11 in the BUG and 19 in the mag. That's 47 rounds! I must be a gun nut!
April 4th, 2006 05:53 PM
Ooooo...I missed that the first time. A bigger caliber is not an excuse to shoot less accurate; there ain't that much difference between a 9mm and .45. If a 9mm missed the heart by as little as 1/16 of an inch, a .45 hit in the exact same spot would NOT hit the heart either.
Originally Posted by los
April 4th, 2006 08:21 PM
Sorry. I didn't mean to elude that a 45acp slug would cause greater soft tissue damage than that of a 9mm slug. The problem was with the poor choice of wording /phrase I used without explaning the content therein.
Originally Posted by Tangle
I didn't mean any dis-respect you or anyone else who carry's a 9.
With that being said, I was actually trying to compare a 45acp to a .32 cal slug and how shot placement is more paramount with the .32 cal.
What we've got here is failure to communicate.
April 5th, 2006 08:41 AM
Now I got it; thanks for helping my brain out.
April 7th, 2006 07:37 PM
Primary is a 357 mag and my BUG is a
38spl.Why?, i found the 357 mag too
hard to control in a 14oz revolver.I
keep my airweight loaded with 38+P's.
April 7th, 2006 08:07 PM
I carry what my arthitic hands will let me,My Sig Mosquito. As I have
said before, Some gun is better then no gun.
quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
April 7th, 2006 08:54 PM
Primary is a Glock 22 (Raids) with the Glock 27 as the BUG and the Glock 27 is sometimes the primary. Kel-Tec P3AT is will me no matter which Glock I have and as the primary on the weekends (off duty).
April 7th, 2006 09:07 PM
why my primary is .45 and BUG is .40
I alternate between a G21 .45 and a G27 .40 as the primary carry, either with an extra magazine. Occasionally I do carry both, with the 27 as BUG.
My original idea was to get a subcompact for backup and I thought the G21's recoil was fine, but that the G36 .45 might have too much. So I got the .40 and liked shooting it so well that I mainly use it for primary.
April 7th, 2006 09:16 PM
My carry is a 9mm.
My bug is an NAA Guardian in .25NAA. This is a special caliber specific to the NAA Guardian. I don't know of any other manufacturer that makes a pistol in this caliber.
The .25NAA is a .32 case necked down to a .25 round. Current rounds are made only by Corbon and achieve 1300+fps (previously only 1200fps). The 35gr Hornady XTP bullet penetrates 10" in gelatin behind heavy clothing.
I opted for the .25NAA versus the .32NAA because of the limitations of accessories that have problems with the power of the .32NAA in the small frame.
I know I took a risk with such a unique round, but was very intrigued by the initial tests.
Here is the official Press Release for those interested.
"If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it
would be reasonable to shoot back with your own
Dalai Lama - May 15, 2001, The Seattle Times
April 8th, 2006 09:49 PM
My Wilson Stainless Professional is my primary carry and my BUG is a Taurus PT-145 Millennium Pro. Two guns of the same caliber. Never a shortage of ammo if one goes down.
The only thing needed for evil to exist is for good men to stand by and do nothing!!!
April 8th, 2006 10:36 PM
My primary carry is a Glock 23 with a Glock 27 as backup then a S&W 342PD.
When my primary carry is a Kimber full size 1911 I don't have a BUG to match in caliber but instead use the same as the G23.
If I could only stop buying knifes then it would be so easy to get a BUG for the 1911
ACCJT Certified LEO DT Instructor
April 9th, 2006 02:53 AM
Almost 100% of the time i dont carry a BUG but if i did it would be a 38 something lightweight like my colt cobra
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