I am trying a new forum..
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October 6th, 2012 11:31 PM
Welcome to DefensiveCarry.com from Olympia, WA; in the Great Pacific Northwest!
Only two defining forces have ever died for you.....
1. Jesus Christ.
2. The American Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine, and Coast Guardsman.
One died for your soul, the other for your freedom!
October 6th, 2012 11:43 PM
Welcome, and I think your criteria make absolute sense! I started with a Glock 17 (a full size 9 MM), then got a Glock 26 (the sub-compact 9 MM). You could squeeze in the Glock 19 (another 9 MM) between the two. Mine are equipped exactly the same, even down to the night sights, as well as my holsters! I now have two 26's, a 17 and a 36, all with the same exact manual of arms. I love simplicity!
There are obviously other manufacturers with lines that are similar, and Glocks can be had in almost any common pistol caliber.
One quick note - 9 MM ammo is cheap compared to other center-fire calibers. Glocks have significantly fewer parts than many other platforms, are easy to breakdown and clean, are relatively inexpensive, have a reputation for reliability, but zero gun aficionado appeal.
Having said that, I do not carry revolvers, but I am sure there are some very fine choices there also!
October 7th, 2012 12:08 AM
Thanks very much folks.
Thank you all for the welcomes, even though I did start off without introducing myself. Most of you really took the time to read my first post and your responses were fairly focused.
As far as introducing myself, I am a guy in TN., who has grown up with the right attitude about gun ownership, though I never really wanted to own one.
Now that I carry money around by myself and get in and out of my vehicle many times in several hours for work, I have decided to exercise my right to protect myself.. Hopefully no one will ever even need to know I own a gun (..not that I care if they do.).
I really appreciate all of your replies, and most of what you all stated, including listening to those who know from experience. ... I am, and will continue doing so.
Just wanted to get a line on some guns to research.
MOST OF ALL, IN A TIME WHERE COMMON SENSE SEEMS TO BE DIMINISHING... THANK YOU ALL FOR COMPREHENSION AND CONTRIBUTION... encouraging.
October 7th, 2012 12:57 AM
M&P40 and M&P40c will fit the bill.
Welcome to the forum from Pensacola, FL.
October 7th, 2012 01:44 AM
October 7th, 2012 07:17 PM
Welcome from Mesa, Arizona via Fort Bliss, Texas
October 7th, 2012 08:18 PM
October 8th, 2012 12:05 AM
Welcome from Wisconsin>
October 8th, 2012 12:36 AM
Hello, Jopair, and welcome from Missouri to this great forum. Good folks and LOTS of info here. Hopeuflly someone will be able to answer your very specific question.
Navy P-3 pilot; Army Huey & Blackhawk pilot (ret.)
October 8th, 2012 11:54 AM
It's better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6!!
Walther P5 / AMT AutomagII
October 8th, 2012 01:51 PM
Welcome to the forum from SW Ohio. That's all I'm saying--I don't want to break "the rules"!
Live to ride, ride to live. Harley Road King
And keep a .45 handy
Kimber Custom TLE II
October 8th, 2012 04:45 PM
Clocks come in small, medium, and large and in all the fun favorite calibers.
That's were I would start my search.
Don't believe what you hear and only half of what you see!
October 8th, 2012 05:09 PM
Welcome neighbor!!! Being that I am a Ruger guy I would choose SR9 & SR9C...YMMV
October 8th, 2012 05:20 PM
You'll notice that this forum particularly is very well moderated so you get a lot of intelligent replies with very few exception... I like this forum so much it's my home page on my tablet. Stick around and this place will certainly grow on you... It certainly has on me.
Originally Posted by jopair
October 8th, 2012 05:21 PM
One pairing that hasn't been mentioned is Kimber 1911s. You can get the exact same features on a gun in a 3" barrel, 4" barrel, or 5" barrel, and the full or compact grips. There are of course many variations of each but I have found them to be excellent guns. You might hear differently from other people but it's a forum and that is to be expected. Some of the kimbers can also be found in 9mm but it makes it a little harder to get the same exact features. Otherwise all the operations are the same, and if you go with .45acp it is pretty hard to consider it under-gunned.
I think guns are like insurance. I would rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
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