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M&P 9 because it is easy to point, hits targets in a "good area" where I aim, and has more than enough ammunition in the magazine as reserve. If needed, a Glock 17 would be my second choice, and finally, any S & W .357 revolver is my preference as a defensive weapon.
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I was a diehard Colt 1911 dude forever. Two things changed that. One, I was living up north, and I kept having ftf malfunctions in sub zero temps in many different 1911's, including my own. I know a couple ten of you can explain why that was, but my solution at that time was to buy a SW model 19 brand new. That fixed that problem. lol..The other thing about the Model 19 is,, I can not miss with it. DA or single, damn thing is a laser beam.
Second thing was, I impulse bought a Gen 2 G22 police turn in. It was the same thing. Like a laser beam attached to my hand.

Still have a lot of pistols, but those two are my go to's. When a Gen 5 G22 comes out I will get that one also.
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Not a cowboy or FUDD so no revolver.



Would own a Gluck after I have an IPhone, Tesla, skinny jeans and a RAP/Hiphop CD.



If found a high quality 1911 that was reasonably priced, might well buy one. In the meantime will stick with SW MP.45s though other brands would be as adequate a tool.
Many of us non fudds prefer revolvers for reliability, especially in close quarters.

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The 1911 is at least as FUD like as a revolver.

Revolvers are actually more reasonable than a 1911 for CCW. Similar round count. Easy to carry and conceal. Safe. Reliable.

I mean I carry striker fired polymer semi autos. But I’d pick a revolver before a 1911
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There are times when a Blackhawk in 44M/45Colt would fit the bill. I use to hike/hunt where they relocated nuisance bears that were habituated to people (lost their fear of man). It was remote and beautiful. People were few and far between while wolves, cougars and habituated bears were not.


While I often went a field with a GP100, I was just as comfortable carrying a heavy caliber single action revolver. Could I have carried a 9mm...sure, I just don't think it's ideal for an encounter with a large bear that isn't afraid of people and thinks there is a cookie in your pocket.
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It fits my hand, shoots reliably and accurately without question, and has an effective cartridge for the use that I carry it for.
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I carry a S&W M60 Pro Series .357 as an urban and woods carry pistol for Southern Michigan. 38 Special or 357 magnum loads of choice for the habitat or threats that you may encounter can be tailored daily.
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I prefer my S&W M60 Pro Series .357 magnum. Light weight, stainless, 38/357 ammo choices, either ammo easily found, easy to reload, and just dumb reliable. Started out with a Rossi 971 .357 and found it didn't like my powerful reloads, as the cylinder pin backed out while shooting and locked up with live rounds in the cylinder. Had a gunsmith repair it but never felt comfortable after that to stake my life on it in either city or woods environment. With either a S&W or Ruger you can't go wrong, settle on one and practice, practice, practice.
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XDS 45 MOD2 ,next will be the Helllcat XD 9mm
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I got to look at one of the Hellcats last week. If they work, I think they are definitely going to give SIG a good run for their money on the 365.

Im always suspect of first-run guns like this though. And the fact its a Springfield, just adds to the trepidations.

Time will tell I suppose.
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59 years training, competing and working with the 1911 platform makes it my choice.
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Glock.

Easy to use.
Easy to work on.
Parts galore.
Holsters galore.
Magazines galore.
They are hard to kill.
They are reasonably priced if you shop around.
I can easily put rounds where I need to.
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My two carry guns were both designed by John Moses. Simple, the safeties are in the same place as are the slide release. I practice with both and feel comfortable carrying either. The 1911 and the Hi-Power both have long histories of working when called on. And, an all steel gun is quicker to bring back on target than any plastic gun. My S&W 686 would be my choice in carrying a revolver.
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I've owned and shot plenty different handguns but the first time I shot a CZ 75 it was love ! I enjoy the weight , I like that it will shoot any brand ammo , sights are average but I can see what i'm aiming at. So henceforth I sold everything except my SP101 and now own 3 CZ's. I get the Glock love but I just never could form any , everything about them are easy but I just never could get onboard. Same with 1911's.

But I will say I held onto my G21SF for a long while and then I just consolidated down to .38/.357 and 9mm ammo to save space.
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My fav is my stainless smith 686 4” 357. Fits my hand, never jams and 357 leaves a nasty scar.
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I've shot dozens of pistols as well as carried a few models at work. There's a lot of really good ones out there with valid reasons for liking them. I prefer Glock for a few reasons.

- proven reliability & decent accuracy
- you can completely disassemble on and replace any part (except sights) with a finish nail.
- many parts are interchangeable between models
- there's lots of Glock parts out there so in the rare event one does break down, it's easy to procure a part and fix.

There's some valid reasons to not like Glock: mushy trigger, grip & so on. Since I'm used to Glock, those things don't bother me, but I can understand why people have those opinions.

There's only a few out there that I REALLY do not like. Some are because they're simply junk (anything Taurus) and others are a matter of personal preference like a $1K+ 1911 that's large, heavy & only carries 8 rounds.
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I have ten round mags for my 1911's so they're "not limited" to 7 or 8 rounds actually.
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I have ten round mags for my 1911's so they're "not limited" to 7 or 8 rounds actually.
Still limited compared to modern designs and HEAVY. If it works for you, then that's great. A proper 1911 is something that I'll always admire but it's simply not my preference. YMMV.
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I have ten round mags for my 1911's so they're "not limited" to 7 or 8 rounds actually.
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Still limited compared to modern designs and HEAVY. If it works for you, then that's great. A proper 1911 is something that I'll always admire but it's simply not my preference. YMMV.
I have several 15 round mags for my P89, but now that I've finally made my way into the realm of the 1911 (in both .45ACP and 10mm), I'm OK with the 8 round mags because they're such a pleasure to shoot!
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I like Glock for the simplicity and interchangable mags. I can use my 17 mags in my 26.

I do have a 1911, which is nice to not be stuck to 1 single maker of mags.

My revolvers do whatever I ask of them..within reason.

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For me it's conditional. I live in a suburb of LA, so for a shtf type scenario, if I had to leave my house, I can conceal a pistol and not draw unwanted attention. Walking around with a rifle in my area will get you noticed/killed rather fast.

However if I lived in a rural area where walking around with a rifle isn't uncommon, I'd 100% go with a rifle without thinking twice.
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