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  • SEO_09
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    I have fallen in love with my .45 1911 model. It is from a Spainish manufacturer. It is mil-spec parts and it shoots great, I wouldn't trade it for the world, except for a better .45.

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  • mh892
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    Originally posted by Hospital Security Dude View Post
    by the way on the revolver comment about being slow to reload, I's all in the practice! I have shot against people who thought they were johnny bad-azz with there new wizbang semi auto and fire 12 rounds with my SW model 10 in the time it took them to fire 15 and was in the process of reloading AGAIN while they were dropping there first mag. After looking at the targets, theres looked like it was hit with a shotgun while mine you could cover with the palm of your hand.
    I ain't buyin' it. Theres only two of us that can do that. And Billy is the other one.

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    ok

    Ok, I will answer a handful of posts that have come up in my absence.
    1. I cannot stand the Glock. I have fired them and I find them to be very uncomfortable. Not to mention ugly. Hahaha.
    2. I am required in TX to train and qualify with either a 9mil or .38, but can carry anything that is not a ridiculous hand cannon, i.e. .50 cal. or .44 mag.
    3 Thanks for all the advice and the tip to hit gunbroker as well.

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  • Hospital Security Dude
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    Like previous poster stated, find out first what you can carry and go from there. The steyr is a good pistol but you probably will have problems finding a duty holster to fit.

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  • Hospital Security Dude
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    by the way on the revolver comment about being slow to reload, I's all in the practice! I have shot against people who thought they were johnny bad-azz with there new wizbang semi auto and fire 12 rounds with my SW model 10 in the time it took them to fire 15 and was in the process of reloading AGAIN while they were dropping there first mag. After looking at the targets, theres looked like it was hit with a shotgun while mine you could cover with the palm of your hand.
    Last edited by Hospital Security Dude; 07-03-2007, 05:23 AM.

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  • Hospital Security Dude
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    I shoot expert with everything I have shot, you all just suck!

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  • Charger
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    Originally posted by N. A. Corbier View Post
    If the real Sig 226 is anything like the airsoft version I have, then I like its pointability, as well.
    Sounds like we have similar tastes... Before I got my Walther, I had ALMOST decided to go with a Sig 226... Very nice guns, and it fit my hand pretty darn well too. The Walther just ended up being even more 'glove-like' for me.

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  • N. A. Corbier
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    Same here. I dislike how the Glock I fired fit in my hand, and I wasn't a good shot with it at all. I wasn't hitting better than 7s at 25 yards.

    When the weapon seized up, the range master gave me a Beretta 92FS to play with, and I was hitting dead on with it, 9s and Xs at 25 yards. Thankfully, I knew the folks there, and was allowed to shoot from holster as well as transition to the long gun.

    I liked the Beretta for its pointability, and because I could hit black at 50 yards from holster.

    If the real Sig 226 is anything like the airsoft version I have, then I like its pointability, as well.

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  • mh892
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    Originally posted by Charger View Post
    I won't argue with the points you bring up. After all, there IS a reason many departments issue Glocks...

    Most of my career so far was in an area where the departments tried to use that "everyone with the same gun" policy, for the sake of sharing magazines. The problem is, they didn't have a caliber requirement, so many of their magazines were still not interchangeable. Kinda negated the whole idea. It should be either all with the EXACT same model, or their own choice of weapon, in my opinion.

    For me, personally, I stay FAR away from Glocks, because they don't feel right in my hand, at ALL. I understand the logic behind the rule about everyone carrying the same gun, but I don't necessarily agree with it. I, for one, can't hit the broad side of a barn with a Glock, (exaggerated, obviously.. lol). But I can create a nice tight group with my Walther. If I were working for a company that required Glocks, I would probably opt to stay unarmed for safety's sake. I don't know if everyone has the same complaints as me, but that's my take on it, at least. Having seen this in myself, I'm a firm believer that people should be allowed to carry the gun they're most comfortable with.
    Yep! Thats the way I feel about it.

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  • Charger
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    Originally posted by acrand View Post
    ...What's everyone got against Glocks anyway. I used to be a Glock Armorer, had been for years. Shot Glocks in Law Enforcement and now in the private sector. I found them to be very reliable and as locknid pointed out, they are easy to break down and replace parts and the huge selection of add-ons. Reasonably priced. Just curious what the complaints are?
    I won't argue with the points you bring up. After all, there IS a reason many departments issue Glocks...

    Most of my career so far was in an area where the departments tried to use that "everyone with the same gun" policy, for the sake of sharing magazines. The problem is, they didn't have a caliber requirement, so many of their magazines were still not interchangeable. Kinda negated the whole idea. It should be either all with the EXACT same model, or their own choice of weapon, in my opinion.

    For me, personally, I stay FAR away from Glocks, because they don't feel right in my hand, at ALL. I understand the logic behind the rule about everyone carrying the same gun, but I don't necessarily agree with it. I, for one, can't hit the broad side of a barn with a Glock, (exaggerated, obviously.. lol). But I can create a nice tight group with my Walther. If I were working for a company that required Glocks, I would probably opt to stay unarmed for safety's sake. I don't know if everyone has the same complaints as me, but that's my take on it, at least. Having seen this in myself, I'm a firm believer that people should be allowed to carry the gun they're most comfortable with.

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  • BadBoynMD
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    Originally posted by acrand View Post
    BadBoynMD, it's been a long time since I have heard that logic. You've done some LE or LE Training?

    What's everyone got against Glocks anyway. I used to be a Glock Armorer, had been for years. Shot Glocks in Law Enforcement and now in the private sector. I found them to be very reliable and as locknid pointed out, they are easy to break down and replace parts and the huge selection of add-ons. Reasonably priced. Just curious what the complaints are?
    That's correct, i've had some LE training.

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  • acrand
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    Originally posted by BadBoynMD View Post
    Another thing I will add is.....if you work with others who are carrying the same type of handgun, you may consider following suit. Reason I say this is, because if you get into a gun battle and run out of ammo, your partners can toss you a magazine so you can stay in the fight.
    BadBoynMD, it's been a long time since I have heard that logic. You've done some LE or LE Training?

    What's everyone got against Glocks anyway. I used to be a Glock Armorer, had been for years. Shot Glocks in Law Enforcement and now in the private sector. I found them to be very reliable and as locknid pointed out, they are easy to break down and replace parts and the huge selection of add-ons. Reasonably priced. Just curious what the complaints are?

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  • BadBoynMD
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    Another thing I will add is.....if you work with others who are carrying the same type of handgun, you may consider following suit. Reason I say this is, because if you get into a gun battle and run out of ammo, your partners can toss you a magazine so you can stay in the fight.

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  • Charger
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    Originally posted by SEO_09 View Post
    Just remember, what you qualify with is what you may have to carry by state law. You may only be able to carry a 9mm or .38 on duty, I would check up on that before you go out and buy a firearm.
    That depends on where he's at. Definitely needs to be looked into further. WA state, for example, says you have to qualify with not only the caliber, but type/model of gun you will carry. OR state, on the other hand, says if you're certified for armed, you're certified for armed, period. Regardless of type/caliber of weapon. (Although they DO prefer that you qualify with the style you'll carry, either auto or revolver.. They frown on people qualifying with a revolver then carrying an auto, for example.)

    Personally, I can't stand Glocks, so I understand where you're coming from on that. But I agree with everything that has been said above. Go to one of the ranges in the area that will let you test the guns, and shop, shop, shop until you find one that fits you 'like a glove'... That was how I found my Walther P99, and I haven't looked back since.

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  • Mall Director
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    Well, my thoughts..

    In carry weapons, I happen to prefer my XD-45. Springfield put together a really nice piece when they developed this. I am an expert on qualifying with rifles (military days), and do alright with a handgun. When I went looking for a handgun, I knew I had to get something that was easy to use, safe, I could qualify easily with, and carried enough munitions in the mag. Price wise, I paid $560. Has similiar features asthetically like the glock, but more towards my preference. I dont care for glocks though...LOL! You can also get a XD-40 if you like the .40cals. I went with 45 for lower velocity which made qualifying easier. Also the Xd models are built with dual springs for easier control.

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