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post #1 of 45 Old 07-08-2015, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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carry gun recommendations

hello, i traded my rock island 1911 for an almost new set of 35's for my truck, and im looking at getting a new gun. .40 sw is probably the "lightest" caliber i would go with. i would possibly go revolver this time if i can get a deal.

any caliber or gun recommendations?

full size 1911 is probably what i will get again, i just wanna see what other people have to say about other guns.

my uses will be open carry, glove box carry, nightstand carry and javelina hunting. probably no cc
thanks for any recomendations

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post #2 of 45 Old 07-08-2015, 10:37 AM
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SW 500 scares most people to death just lookin at it.
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Scaring people is not what you want to do, actually its illegal.

Get something concealible and dependable.

It's looks like a sissy gun but I carry a hammerless 38 special with +p rounds. No one knows its there and won't jam when fired from my pocket.
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post #4 of 45 Old 07-08-2015, 11:17 AM
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Purchase whatever size works for you handgun in the largest caliber you can safely and accurately shoot. No one will be able to recommend the perfect size/caliber/brand handgun for you, you have to try out a few and find what works for you.

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just trying to get opinions on what's out there.
44 mag would be the absolute upper limit of what i would get. so no .500
maybe the s&w mp .45? feels pretty good to me
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Find a gun range with rentals and shoot some different ones. Any of the common brands will do, the question that needs answering is: what fits you, and what do you shoot accurately ?

There is no point in having a cannon if you can't hit anything with it.

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hello, i traded my rock island 1911 for an almost new set of 35's for my truck, and im looking at getting a new gun. .40 sw is probably the "lightest" caliber i would go with. i would possibly go revolver this time if i can get a deal.

any caliber or gun recommendations?

full size 1911 is probably what i will get again, i just wanna see what other people have to say about other guns.

my uses will be open carry, glove box carry, nightstand carry and javelina hunting. probably no cc
thanks for any recomendations
Springfield xds 3.3 in .45acp
Springfield xdm subcompact .45acp
Ruger lcp .380 (pocket pistol)
That's what I use normally.
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I had been carrying one of my 1911's, well except for the gold cup for many years. I just started a few months ago toting the HK around.



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In describing the ways you expect this gun to serve you I think you would do better to have 2 guns. One for self-defense, carry and such and another for hunting. If you like revolvers the Ruger GP100 in 357 mag is a great caliber and you can shoot lighter loads in it, especially if you want to handload. For hunting the 44 mag would be excellent. I prefer the single action revolver for this, like the older Rugers. They will handle hotter loads than some double action revolvers and are inherently stronger. You could also go with the 1911 style in 45 acp and be well armed for most anything.


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i would love to have multiple, but i only have about 500 to spend on this right now
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hello, i traded my rock island 1911 for an almost new set of 35's for my truck, and im looking at getting a new gun. .40 sw is probably the "lightest" caliber i would go with. i would possibly go revolver this time if i can get a deal.

any caliber or gun recommendations?

full size 1911 is probably what i will get again, i just wanna see what other people have to say about other guns.

my uses will be open carry, glove box carry, nightstand carry and javelina hunting. probably no cc
thanks for any recomendations

Sounds like you answered your own question. Im down to two CCW pistols. S&W 340PD 357 mag, and a full size 1911.
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i went to the local gun store today and tried on 7 different pistols. they had the black m&p .45 and it feelt the best in the hand, but the worst on the wallet. but my life is definitely more than $539.99.
they had the 9mm version for $100 less. and with the desert tan frame. the guy said he could order me the desert tan .45 for the same price as the black on they had.
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post #13 of 45 Old 07-10-2015, 05:25 AM
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M&P would be a good choice.

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I carry a Glock 26. Thinking about selling the 26 to fund a g43. I also have a g19 but don't carry that.


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Little above your $500 price point, but I carry a Glock 29 - 10MM - 10+1 capacity. Round has more velocity at 100 yards than a .45 does at the muzzle.

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