K.I.S.S. for my future firearm purchases.

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    K.I.S.S. for my future firearm purchases.

    I have been trying to fine tune my choice in platforms as of late. The calibers I have come to like are 9 and 45, still deciding on wheel gun caliber. Kind of a struggle because there are many fine firearms manufacturers. I am not trying to be brand myopic, just trying to focus on 2-4 pistol platforms and becoming very proficient with them. In the polymer arena the two I have experience with are the Glock and M&P lines. I like them both and see the merits of both. This will probably be my biggest struggle. I have been thinking about the metal/alloy pistols as well. In 9mm I am trying to decide between CZ and SIG. .45ACP was the easy one, 1911 wins. Am I overthinking this? Comments are welcome.

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    Your collection must include a Glock...the 30 or 36 for your .45 slot...OMO

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    For 9mm I'd suggest you find the CZ P-01 and check it out. Alloy frame, accessory rails, 15+1 capacity, durable and reliable. A lot of bang for your buck.

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    I am partial to the M&P line-up even before reading this in the link below , which just reinforced my decision;

    Smith & Wesson’s 9mm M&P Semi-Auto Pistol

    As far as a choice for a wheelgun caliber, you will not go wrong with the .357 , simply for the veratility of being able to run .38 special through the same firearm.
    And when you use .38spl. +p in it you will have a very formidable round on your side, when the chips are down..
    Then if you have a snubnose revolver, you will want to use something like Gold Dot personal protection, short barrel, .38spl.+p 135 grain GDHP


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    Under the K.I.S.S. principle, I think Glock tops the list. How can it not. Not sure how I ended up with a SIG as my choice for a .45, but that's pretty simple too.........it's SAO.

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    Just remembered some other issues I was considering in this process. The ability to gunsmith my firearms myself/spare parts in case the wheels come off society. I suppose multiples of chosen firearms could be an alternate solution. The other consideration is the gun's ability to handle reloads/digest anything within reason. Input is welcome.

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    I'm KISS for a number of reasons, but I have kept it really stupid simple by sticking solely with Glocks in 9 MM, but for one minor foray into a Glock in 45ACP (a G36). That is KISSS......

    It really makes my ammo inventory easy, as well as my manual of arms training........
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    If you are committed to the KISS principle, the Glock wins hands down. However, the M&P pistols have grown on me a lot.

    CZ and Sig? Thats a tough call. I love my Sigs, but if I didn't carry Sigs for work, I think I'd probably be a CZ man.

    Wheel gun caliber? Thats the easy one. .38/.357.
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    And don't forget the hd shotgun in your collection!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbary View Post
    Just remembered some other issues I was considering in this process. The ability to gunsmith my firearms myself/spare parts in case the wheels come off society. I suppose multiples of chosen firearms could be an alternate solution. The other consideration is the gun's ability to handle reloads/digest anything within reason. Input is welcome.
    Okay then. Now we're getting down to the nitty gritty, and I understand more now. 45acp still tops for you? I said Glock fit your bill for the K.I.S.S......now you add this and it's plain to see. What you want is a basic (clones acceptable) 1911A1. No frills, $500 range, mil-spec 1911A1. This could be a Norinco, RIA, or an old used Colt or SA basic. You've said it yourself, and you should stick with your instincts. Gunsmithing the 1911? Yes you can.
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    .45ACP was the easy one, 1911 wins. Am I overthinking this? Comments are welcome.

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    If you want to really KISS it stay with the same manual of arms. The 1911 is SAO with a downsweep thumb safety. The Glock is a DAO with no external safety. Sigs are TDA with Decock levers. That's three different MoA's to learn. There are more.
    Real KISS? DAO autos like Glock/M&P/XD and DA Revolvers (Ruger GP 100 and S&W 686 ).
    Fumbling around with safeties can get you killed.
    If you must join the 1911 cult ( I have one too) then consider the Browning Hi Power as your 9mm.

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    .45's........Glocks and (as Ram Rod posted) any basic 1911. Simple and very easy to get parts/ find gunsmiths for.

    Wheelies....... any .357
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    +1 for .357 mag for revolver

    for 9mm I would vote CZ
    .45 if you want a poly frame go with M&P or Glock or if you want metal go for the 1911

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    I have always liked the K.I.S.S. principle of choosing your carry gun.

    While I was working as a LEO, I carried a Sig P226 or a Sig P220 as my duty gun. My off duty gun changed from time to time, but it was always some sort of Sig (a Sig 230, 225, 228, 239, & even a 229 in .40 for a short period of time). All of them operated DA/SA with a decocker lever.

    My BUG was always a S&W J-Frame snubby (models changed, but they operated the same).

    I've owned and shot numerous other guns, but stayed with the same weapons system for self defense/duty guns.

    Five years ago, I switched weapons platforms, selling my Sigs and buying several Glock 19s.

    Now my EDC gun is the Glock 19. (with a couple of spares)
    My "deep concealment/I'm not carrying a gun" gun is now the Walther PPS. (Handles very close to the 19)

    The K.I.S.S. principle works for me.
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    I have a problem of having 4 of my handguns in different calibers. I try K.I.S.S. but it never seems to work out that way. You can never have "too many guns.......

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