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When I turn 21

Discussion in 'Gun Control' started by Brock, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. Brock

    Brock New Member

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    So, I told my parents my plans for my 21st birthday. Since I do not drink, I plan to buy this instead: [​IMG]

    Springfield Armory 1911 .45 Range Officer

    What you think? Also, here is what my father has:

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    Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum

    I really hope they don't try to change the law, I want to get my License To Carry as soon as I turn 21 lol.
     
  2. Bondo

    Bondo Well-Known Member

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    Ayuh,... The .45acp is a mighty fine weapon, I've got 1...
    It's abit bulky for a carry gun, as mine is the 5" barrel...


    Btw,... yer pictures ain't workin'...
     
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    I prefer the S&W M&P45 but that is just because I'm a leftie and desire a ambidextrous pistol.
     
  4. Brock

    Brock New Member

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    Sorry about pictures. I am just wondering how will be best to carry. I honestly thought you could have a holster in sight, but apparently that's brandishing. I think I'm going to get a shoulder holster, because I wear flannel button up shirts a lot anyways.
     
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    Depends on your state, but open carry should be legal.
     
  6. Brock

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    Tennessee it is I think. That means you can have a side holster in sight?
     
  7. Wolverine

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    Yes, open carry is open and within view.

    I am not sure about your state, check your state laws. I know that here in Colorado you can open carry a handgun at 18, but concealed carry at 21.

    That being said, open carry makes little sense for self-defense. The advantage comes from keeping the weapon out of sight and out of mind. A visible firearm could put a target on your back, and in a life threatening situation you could one of the first to go, along with the security guards.
     
  8. Brock

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    Yea, that does make sense. I think I'll keep trying to think about the shoulder holster idea lol.
     
  9. Wolverine

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    Yeah, either that or a paddle holster.

    Shoulder holsters irritate me, could be a poorly fitted holster, but they flop around too much.
    What I do like are the elastic form fitting holsters, much easier to manage. If I wear a dark over shirt, I can CCW without any indication of a presence of the handgun.

    I just need to get a smaller handgun. <_<
     
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    Well, I just really want a .45, it has power, and I can get 10 round clips for it. I do not like the idea of a 9mm, just...idk. I prefer power. I think if I get a shoulder holster I would make it where I had a second strap below it going around my stomach to hold it down.
     
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    Another thought, the S&W M&P45 is about the same width as a .45, but you can get 10rd. and 14rd. mags for it.

    At the moment mine has 951rds. through it, a vast majority were the filthy "TulAmmo", and zero cleaning. Zero failures. Not even a single failure to feed or failure to eject. 49 more rounds and I will clean it and send Smith and Wesson a nice email. lol
     
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    lol well I plan to buy hollow points. I don't know much about what brand is best
     
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    I use Horandy Critical Defense. Should a thread be wearing a heavy jacket, the bullets possess a polymer tip to prevent the hollow point from becoming plugged and failing to expand.
     
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    .45's are nice and so are 9mm's, but I prefer my CZ-75B in .4o S&W, it's my best compromise....
     
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    Wish I knew what that means lol.
     
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    .40S&W's are sort of the middle ground between 9mm and .45ACP.

    .40S&W, from what I have seen, is actually ballistically superior to the .45ACP.
     
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    The 40 is a hot round for sure, but I don't care for the muzzle flip. And while the 40 may expand, the 45 sure isn't going to shrink! I'm strictly a 45 acp man, I know it hurts the glock boys but perfection was created in 1911...:mrgreen:

    I carried a S&W Pro Series sub compact 1911 for awhile and was very impressed, out of 1000 rounds I only encountered 7 malfunctions, all of which where FTF. Thats pretty impressive for a 3 inch 1911. This would be a gun well worth a look for every day carry.
     
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    Glock makes a .45acp.
     
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    Barry Badrinath New Member

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    I guess you missed the 1911 part......:-D
     
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    1911's are nice, but I prefer that other gun from Browning....the hi-power....
     

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