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i'm watching the first season of 24 and jack's two-tone sig p226 is firing synapses in the hunter-gatherer part of my brain. goddamn, thats a good looking piece of machinery
what do you guys use for CCW? I was thinking of getting a Sig239 DAK but still debating. I need a CCW that either has a safety and/or double action that is small enough for concealment.
'93 6-speed hardtop. PTE71GTS.
I have a friend who saw it for the first time yesterday. He thought it was a POS because it was a 9MM (it's a .40) until I said "Hey, you play Counterstrike?". He said yeah, and I said "This is the one that you can dual wield!".
Now he wants to buy it
There are a lot of guns that are great to carry. As someone who carries 100% of the time, i believe the most important part of requirement of a CCW candidate is 100% reliability. Not 98%, not 99% but 100%. Before i actually carry a weapon. I shoot it at least a 1000 rounds which literally takes two or three range sessions before i put my seal of approval on it.
The gun can be as small and concealable but if it jams/fails the one in a million chance you need it you would be the person at fault. With all do respect to other people that given suggestions, i would never have a Kel Tec as my CCW. There are plenty of satisfied customers but they are definitely not Sigs/HKs/Glocks when it comes to reliability. You have to accept the fact that if you go super super small you will have more reliability issues. There is no way that a shrunked up 9mm such as a Kahr PM9 or Rohrbaugh will be as a full size SIG/HK/Glock. When you shrink things way too much the feed angles become more extreme and tolerances are much tigher and a lot more can go wrong. Just to illustrate, i have shot my Sig 226 which is a full size pistol more than 20,000 rounds without a single jam. And i mean it, not one fucking jam. I have fed it everything from reloads, Wolf ammo, aluminum cased ammo. I have done 2-day 2000 round shooting courses without a single cleaning and never jammed. Now my Kahr PM9 was so picky. It jammed one or two rounds every 50-100 rounds, that was unacceptable and i sold that piece of shit
Here are the questions you need to answer and i can give you suggestions?
1) How are you going to carry? IWB, ankle rig, front pocket, back pocket????
2) Your size/height etc
3) Do you care if it is a revolver?
4) Is there a mental "minimum caliber" you have to carry?
5) Will it be your only firearm on you? (cause i usually carry two )
Last edited by alpha6164; 12-23-2008 at 04:24 PM.
"I am going to grab Alpha6164's giant Persian cock like a hammer and slap you across the face. Then we are both going to pee on your face when you are out cold." By Fyrarms
Alpha makes a good point about reliability. I'd just add that you should test any mags you intend to use for carry as well. I have several P225 mags and one of em sometimes causes misfeeds when trying to chamber the 1st round.
Last edited by Rolla97; 12-23-2008 at 06:09 PM.
I put on my robe and wizard hat...
But then again I'm kinda old school.
I agree with you a 100% except that pretty much all of the "concealable" revolvers are 5 shots. Also the double action is pretty fucking stiff. The other issue is that your choice is either a 38 special which out of a snubbby may be even less potent than a 380 ACP or a .357 magnum which is fucking brutal in the light/concealable featherweights trims. However, having said all that i will take a 38special over not having a gun at all
Had my brother send in his FFL form and MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ME!!!
FEDEX just delivered my new .338 Accuracy International M338.
Anybody want to buy an 82-A1? Between my .338 and my .416 I'm good to go for long range interdiction. Muhahahahahahahaha.
I'm in a bit of a pickle, my friend is wanting to trade his Para 1911 model .45, 10 round capacity for some car parts that I originally said I'd sell to him for $600.
I've been thinking on getting a 1911 model for awhile, and this seems like a decent deal.
Does anyone have any thoughts/experience with this handgun? Intended use will be home defense since I feel it's a bit big/heavy for personal carry.
Paras used to be hot shit in the IPSC scene, but most people eventually got away from them because they took a lot of 'smith work to get them running right.
Then they went to a weird extractor design that cost a bunch of money to replace, and pretty much everyone dropped them.
Used, they usually don't bring very much money.
So I told you guys that my girlfriend was giving my mom her handgun for Christmas. It's my mom's first gun (she wants one) and this one is nice little Rossi 38 special revolver that I think will suit her well. Me and the gf went to the range today to get my mom a certificate for some training classes and stupid me blurted out to the gf that I was willing to replace her gun as one of my gifts to her and to have a look around.
Girl has taste. Take a look at what she chose. Here are the lady's guns.
(Oh and Merry Christmas SF!)
Picked up an ACOG today with a Pride Fowler red dot and all the needed mounting accessories for $890. Lightly used, 3 weeks old. That made me pretty happy.
Merry Christmas all!
Picked up 800 rounds PRVI m193 and 200 rounds PRVI 75 grain match .223 for my AR. Merry Christmas all!
Wanted to ask, anyone have any experience with the S&W Sigma .40 cal? The brand says a lot but was curious if anyone had any hands on opinions.