Wow, im with him. You americans scare me. I'm all for personal prtection, but some of your with more than one gun and multiple clips ? Really, you need more than one clip ?
I knew a guy in college who had grown up totally anti-gun. He HATED them. Then he was in a building where an armed supect ran into the building and barricaded himself in for a little standoff with the police outside. My friend hid in a bathroom and never had any contact with the bad guy but he said he sat there praying for an Uzi and a suit of armor made of loaded magazines.
If thats a reference to polymer framed pistols, I couldn't disagree more. I carry both a Kimber (Custom II) and a polymer framed M&P... the Kimber is currently assigned bedside duty.
The comments you make show an either an antiquated or ignorant view of the subject matter; Glocks have been the standard-bearer of polymer frames, and have proven their mettle many times over. Hundreds of thousands of LEO's, soldiers, and gov agencies can't ALL be wrong, can they?
Speaking personally though, I am much more comforatable with a polymer on my hip than a 1911:
- Lighter weight
- Less pieces to fail
- Stronger aftermarket
For what it is worth, I have put greater than 10k rounds down each of the above-listed pistols... and I have had no more than 2 FTC's and FTE's with the M&P. The Kimber, many many more (primarily FTC's). On the M&P, they were each on days of 800+ rounds of shooting w/o cleaning (training days).
But hey, what do I know. Maybe the world IS flat.
South v. Maryland, 59 U.S. (How.) 396, 15 L.Ed.433 (1856) (the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that local law-enforcement had no duty to protect individuals, but only a general duty to enforce the laws.)
Sic semper evello mortem Tyrannis
"I don't believe in a government that protects us from ourselves." --Ronald Reagan
There was a lot more to my argument than just that one line.
FWIW, may be interesting to note that US soldiers get issued the Beretta, while Iraqi Army gets issued a Glock, by the US forces.
The reason for no Glock for US troops is lack of an external safety.
And I like the 19 action up there. I carry my 19 in town, but still like my 10mm for woods/desert protection. I really want one of these and a Glock 20... and a G29 http://www.mechtechsys.com/glock.html
Hmmm....alot of tools just incase, shovel, axe, jumper cables, tow strap, tire plugs, water, beer, food, tp, lighters, garmin with TOPO, duct tape, Beretta 9mm, Springfield 45, plenty of ammo and at least 2 Catahoulas. I had a close call with a Cougar in Colorado once....I will never leave my dogs behind again.
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