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Old 09-24-2011, 12:23 PM   #20491
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My full size, sub-compact, compact, mini, and everything else for that matter:

My full sized, when nothing else I have tried works gun:



I have no "everything else" guns - the whole point of acquiring toys is to get lots of them. If you have one that does everything, then there is no need for the rest.
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Old 09-24-2011, 01:39 PM   #20492
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The most powerful one that you can actually place a shot into the areas of vital organs, over and over again, until the bad guy goes down. I own both a number of handguns - .44 Mag, .357 Mag, .45 ACP, 9MM, .22 LR among them. In any given situation where I have chosen to carry one of those handguns, it is because I believe it to be appropriate for what I am likely to encounter. So I don't feel particularly under or over gunned at any time.

Indeed, I rarely carry a gun as I just don't feel the need most of the time - where I live and how I live, the threats just are not there - most of the time.

The best gun is the one you have with you. If the only gun you own is too large and heavy for a given situation to carry it, then you would be better off with something smaller and lighter, even if it is less powerful.
As someone mentioned earlier, most people don't own a .44 Mag, .357 Mag, .45 ACP, 9MM, .22 LR, .40S&W, etc... Most only own one handgun and can't choose what caliber they feel is most "appropriate" for what they're "likely to encounter".

If you're going to only own one pistol to carry for personal protection, I still feel and recommend that they own something with a little more punch than a .22, .25, or .380. I'm sorry if my opinion on this bunches panties around here.
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Old 09-24-2011, 01:46 PM   #20493
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Any one have an Ed Brown 1911?

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Old 09-24-2011, 01:47 PM   #20494
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Any one have an Ed Brown 1911?

That sure is pretty.
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Old 09-24-2011, 04:48 PM   #20495
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I copy pasted from the websites and Ruger didn't list the weight of the LCP on that page - http://www.ruger.com/products/lcp/models.html

Oh wait - there it is - down there by the price.

The original question was not about weight, but size.
Size and weight go hand in hand, when it comes to an EDC firearm. Most folks carry guns that size in a pocket holster, and weighing half again more is significant.

I would carry a PF9 way before I would tote that $$$$$ gun, based on reviews. Don't know anyone with one, but can't find mention of them without comments regarding lack of reliability. Folks also talk about them wearing out after relatively few rounds down range.

Whereas a PF9 will shoot every time you pull the trigger (at least the ones I've been around). And isn't that pretty much the point of a gun?
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:59 PM   #20496
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It is.
Would you care to elaborate on that statement. From what I've seen the Sig is no different than the GSG.
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:03 PM   #20497
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Would you care to elaborate on that statement. From what I've seen the Sig is no different than the GSG.
Since he runs a gun store, the advantage of the SIG may be that he can price it higher
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:08 PM   #20498
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Since he runs a gun store, the advantage of the SIG may be that he can price it higher
I saw the price difference, but some or all of it could easily be due to the stores location.
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:33 PM   #20499
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Choate ultimate sniper stock...iirc
Have a Choate stock. It's in the closet. Too heavy. Nice, but just too much for me to carry over hill and dale, when other gear must be packed. YMMV. Plaster knows his stuff, though. Ergonomics are spot on with his stock. If you don't have to "hump it", it's a great choice.

If they lightened it up, it would be fantastic.
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:47 PM   #20500
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Any one have an Ed Brown 1911?

Thats the kind of gun, where you drink a really nice martini before capping and a great scotch after...
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Old 09-24-2011, 10:20 PM   #20501
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As someone mentioned earlier, most people don't own a .44 Mag, .357 Mag, .45 ACP, 9MM, .22 LR, .40S&W, etc... Most only own one handgun and can't choose what caliber they feel is most "appropriate" for what they're "likely to encounter".

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Poor buggers!





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Old 09-25-2011, 08:47 AM   #20502
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Any one have an Ed Brown 1911?

Yes. An Executive Elite, Executive Carry and Kobra.
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:49 AM   #20503
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Would you care to elaborate on that statement. From what I've seen the Sig is no different than the GSG.
They seem to be made to a little "tighter" spec and a higher level of finish work (not talking about the color, talking about the overall manufacture).
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:59 AM   #20504
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Since he runs a gun store, the advantage of the SIG may be that he can price it higher
Wholesale on the Sig is - $318.50

Wholesale of the GSG is - $282.95

We have a static margin on this sort of gun, so the wholesale cost doesn't matter. We're still going to make about $25.00 on either.
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:03 AM   #20505
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As someone mentioned earlier, most people don't own a .44 Mag, .357 Mag, .45 ACP, 9MM, .22 LR, .40S&W, etc... Most only own one handgun and can't choose what caliber they feel is most "appropriate" for what they're "likely to encounter".

If you're going to only own one pistol to carry for personal protection, I still feel and recommend that they own something with a little more punch than a .22, .25, or .380. I'm sorry if my opinion on this bunches panties around here.
That's a bummer.. Why would anyone own 1 gun? The very idea is depressing.
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