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Sunday, April 17, 2011

GardenSERF: Changing From The Wonder Nine To The 45 Gauntlet

GardenSERF's latest, with cogent thoughts on modern practical pistols.

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Anonymous GardenSERF said...

Thanks for posting. There was a ton of interest on this topic today.

April 18, 2011 at 6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This seems to fly in the face of what Gabe S. is teaching, which is a Glock 9mm appendix carry.

Since, I live a pretty safe life, with statistically little risk... "the scenario of multiple attackers who actively participate in a gun-fight which requires multiple mag changes just doesn’t happen inside of the USA at this time."

Why not just take it to it's logical conclusion, and slip a 2 inch snubby in an effective caliber into a pocket or holster ( or hip clip) and call it a day?

I find that even though the revolver is bigger around the middle then most semi-autos, the organic shape helps conceal them, the manual of arms for the first 5 or 6 shots is very simple...

In F-on-F training a lot of "experts" do not work safeties correctly, and present a non-functional gun....

I think we over think this gun thing way to much. Having a gun in a useful caliber on you when needed is requirement number one.

I commend those who would lug around a full size steel 1911, I know one friend who had to stop due to back issues, but most of us who have to carry often in NPE have to make compromises, and often that is a Kel-tec (or LCP) 380, a folding blade and lots of situational awareness.

I have a hard time believing (as great as Moses was) that a 100 year old design is the peak of pistol development....

--hollywood (I admit I have a bias for 9mm Glocks and pocket pistols)

April 18, 2011 at 7:08 PM  
Anonymous Scott J said...

Yeah, I'm getting some where I can. Time constraints and my own laziness work against me.


April 18, 2011 at 8:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"For a pistol that can hold a lot of big bullets and still fit within [medium] hands and budgets, the FNP-45 seems to fit the bill."

Here is a pistol measuring no more than a SIG 226 or Glock 19, but with a 15-round capacity and big-bore terminal effects. For open carry, what's not to like?

For those who feel comfortable with the 1911, Ruger's new pistol may be had for ~15 Silver Eagles at today's prices.

Considering its many fine features (including an integral plunger tube!), Ruger's 1911represents "best value" in a pistol of proven design offering unmatched aftermarket support.


April 19, 2011 at 3:38 PM  
Anonymous chuck said...

A revolver is the way to go, point and shoot, no safety hangups and no magazine failures.

April 20, 2011 at 6:00 AM  

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