February 21st, 2006 10:51 PM
Hello from a stone's throw from Philly.
I've been LTCF'ing in PA since '85, back when permits were like hens' teeth. These days I shoot mostly SIGs, and I take perverse pride in getting others to make the jump to them from other manufacturers, and that hideous 1911 platform. "Dances with fuglies" knows exactly what I mean!
Oh, and yeah, 9 is enough, but .357 SIG tends to leave them that much flatter, that much sooner. "Real" calibers don't have to begin with a 4!
February 21st, 2006 10:54 PM
February 21st, 2006 11:20 PM
Welcome from Arizona -
"To disarm the people is the best and most effective way to enslave them."
"Gun control is a job-safety program for criminals."
John R. Lott
February 21st, 2006 11:51 PM
Hey Chip - welcome dude!
Ahhh - Philly cheesesteak - one of my regular meals up the road here!
Oh and hey - careful not to mess too much with the 1911 fellas - LOT of 'em here
Chris - P95
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February 21st, 2006 11:55 PM
It's OK Chris ~ he's welcome to his wrong opinion :)
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the same as another, and that he is best
who is trained in the severest school."
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February 22nd, 2006 01:09 AM
Welcome to the forum. And, as Ride4TheBrand said, you are welcome to your wrong opinion here. Lots of 1911 carriers here, with me amongst them....
Coimhéad fearg fhear na foighde; Beware the anger of a patient man.
February 22nd, 2006 03:14 AM
Welcome from Idaho and the 1911 side
USN 78-82/USAF 82-93 Medically Retired
Desert Shield/Desert Storm
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February 22nd, 2006 04:08 AM
1952 - 2006
Welcome from Las Vegas. Glad to have you with us.
From another prehistoric 1911 carrier.
Heroes are people who do what has to be done, when it has to be done, regardless of the consequences
"I like when the enemy shoots at me; then I know where the ******** are and can kill them."
DE OPPRESSO LIBER
February 22nd, 2006 06:56 AM
Welcome to the forum, glad to have you with us!!
February 22nd, 2006 07:20 AM
Welcome---- I am a .45ACP in the 1911 kinda guy. I own em,I carry em,I love em. But I gotta say that the .357Sig to me is one of the most under rated cals on the market. Most of the tests will tell you that the 125gr.outta a 357 Mag is the best one shot stopper there is. The Sig round is about the same. A 125 at 1400 to 1450. (the 357mag obtained those velocities outta a 6" bbl also) If I wasnt in love with the 45/1911,I would take a serious look at the .357SIG as a CC weapon. Actually I would pick the .357Sig over the .40Short&Week.(I'll hear 'bout this!!) ------
February 22nd, 2006 07:42 AM
I'm just funnin' a bit about the 1911. I've actually shot one that I enjoyed, which was, of course, a $2,000 Ed Brown Kobra. Hmm? Rice, beans, and divorce, or that Kobra? Seriously, I've only shot two .45s that I really enjoyed, and the other one wasn't even a true 1911 — it was a Para 14-shot LDA, and we all know what's said about Para, right? However, personal preference or not, they still all make holes, and even at less than 1,000 fps I wouldn't want to try and outrun one of those wide-body ashtrays.
RSSZ, I look at the .357 SIG thing like this: (1), numbers that equal .357 Magnum performance don't tend to lie, and (2), people who say that the .357 SIG is simply a 9mm +P would say that a housecat would have a chance in a scrap with a lynx. Goodbye, Fluffy! *COUGH*
February 22nd, 2006 08:18 AM
Welcome! And there are a few SIG folks here....... We're just badly outnumbered by the 1911 folks!
EOD - Initial success or total failure
February 22nd, 2006 08:21 AM
....another 1911 fan here (in 10mm trim of course!)
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February 22nd, 2006 08:26 AM
Welcome from Tennessee!!!!
February 22nd, 2006 09:44 AM
When I'm not carrying my 220ST, or it's usually GLOCK 32 in 357 Sig...
Depends on what I'll be doing, wearing etc...
In my view, "real calibers" can begin with a .1 (.17 hmr) if that's what one prefers to shoot... Popped my left forearm with a .22lr and don't wish to repeat that anytime soon at all...
"Ray Nagin is a colossal disappointment" - NRA/ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox.
"...be water, my friend."
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