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big pistol, low cap. :(

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big pistol, low cap. :(

Postby PaiN » Fri May 17, 2013 5:11 am

I was out gun shopping the other day and I realized something I want to talk about.
With the 10round limit now in place, larger size, small caliber pistols have lost much appeal. In fact, looking over the G17 gen4's, M&P9's, SR9's etc. I couldn't bring myself to bother even having them taken out of the case. I couldn't help but feel I was getting "less" and the large size was just made these pistols cumbersome with no real purpose.
I moved on to smaller guns designed for 10rounds or less, .45's and revolvers.
Anybody else have to same feeling?


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Postby nuke » Fri May 17, 2013 5:50 am

Repeat of 94 ban. Can't carry a "wonder nine" so I'll carry a 1911/45, very common back in the day and my plan now.

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Postby SR9 » Fri May 17, 2013 6:14 am

I was thinking the same thing nuke.
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Postby myglimk2 » Fri May 17, 2013 7:37 am

I've lost interest in pretty much all semi auto pistols. Turns out I'm a "revolver guy" after all. :lol:

But yes that is a good point. The only logical reason now to get a full size (other than a 1911) would be some one with big hands who wants a semi auto.
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oh yes

Postby hanoverfiste » Fri May 17, 2013 8:45 am

A few months before the ban I sold my G19 and got a G27 again, smallest 10rd 40cal I like. I always have carried a 7 shot 357mag 386PD Smith revolver that weighs in a tad over 17 oz(exciting with magnums...), so the ban doesn't bother me THAT much. But a the bigger Glocks are still a favorite of mine but no reason for big gun, low cap mag.....

In the woods its a 629 or 620 Smith unless I'm running or biking, then the G27 goes in a fag bag......
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Postby XM15 » Fri May 17, 2013 11:37 am

My CC won't change any because I've been carrying my Kimber GR since '06. My work gun is a G21, but since it is for OC the frame size doesn't matter. I like full size .45s anyways. :)

Then there is always the Model 29...

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Postby PaiN » Fri May 17, 2013 11:40 am

I've always liked the small semi-auto's better. The SR9c(in 10round config.) is pretty much the "go too, do everything" pistol for me. I also appriciate the little DB9 for what it is.
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Postby XM15 » Fri May 17, 2013 1:14 pm

My usual BUG is a PM9. Small autos definately have their place. In a pinch the reload is much faster than wrestling with a J-frame.

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Postby BigJonBoy » Sun May 19, 2013 4:27 pm

I got me a ruger lc9 for this very reason. 8 rounds in the gun, and a spare 7 round mag in my pocket aint too bad. now if only I could find one of those new 9 round mags...

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Postby DanTSX » Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:02 am

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Postby Sebring_Pop » Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:32 am

It's like buying a Corvette with a 4 cylinder.
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Postby CTSixshot » Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:57 am

I've only had the same two handguns since the beginning and never was able to chase every new thing under the sun. It seems as though the current legislative environment is simply pushing carriers to carry more than one gun to sustain previous levels of firepower.
Okay, there is a 10 round magazine limit, but is there any law about having three guns, each with a ten round magazine? Yes, I realize it may be a bit cumbersome with multiple guns...
...hey, I saw a fella on "Bonanza" with a pistol on each hip!


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