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coastal4974
02-28-2012, 16:25
I think Iím going to get another 9mm to keep in different location in another state. First, it gives me the excuse +1 but also because then I could fly back and forth without having to check a bag. It would be stored in a safe and will not be at a vacant house. My CC is good for that state too.

I have a G19 gen 4, what is the prevailing wisdom of having 2 of the same or does it make any difference? I was thinking of an XD but have not made a decision.

ICARRY2
02-28-2012, 16:48
Get another g19.

Turbo810
02-28-2012, 16:51
I agree. Don't change guns.

RMTactical
02-28-2012, 17:30
Get the same thing, even if it is a gen1,2,3...

LongGun1
02-28-2012, 17:39
Get another g19.


+1 :thumbsup:


Commonality of magazines, muscle memory of grip angle, no confusion under stress how this particular pistol operates, etc

Also...

If you, friends & family have same pistols (rifles, etc)...

..common mags/ammo/accessories could be a real plus some really bad day in the future!

runcible68
02-28-2012, 17:51
Variety is the spice of life. I was thinking of getting another nine as well, but I'm leaning towards a CZ.

arclight610
02-28-2012, 17:57
Variety is the spice of life. I was thinking of getting another nine as well, but I'm leaning towards a CZ.

I agree. Have fun with it, and try new things. Sleeping around with different guns is how I found my new best fit, Sig.

LongGun1
02-28-2012, 17:58
Variety is the spice of life. I was thinking of getting another nine as well, but I'm leaning towards a CZ.


Oh, yea....by all means! :supergrin:

But are you trying to cover the SHTF basics..

..or build a collection?

coastal4974
02-28-2012, 19:04
Unfortunately both sides have brought up very good arguments.

I donít expect to be making a collection, I have them for EDC and fun at the range. I do like the idea of the mags that Iíve been stocking up on fitting both, great point. But I also like the idea of variety being the spice of life too. http://i456.photobucket.com/albums/qq286/whylookhere/willy_nilly.gif

glockin-45
02-28-2012, 19:35
Since both guns are going to be miles apart, do what you want.:wavey:

Ruggles
02-28-2012, 19:50
I agree platform similarities are important. 1911s (5) and ARs (3) here :)

G19freak
02-28-2012, 19:52
Sounds like having girlfriends in two different towns---I say go for variety:supergrin:

ScaryWoody
02-28-2012, 21:20
I'd go Glock 19/23 just so the accessories will cross over.

runcible68
02-29-2012, 00:54
I'd say I'm more interested in collecting. I have (I think) enough guns for some SHTF event.

Devans0
02-29-2012, 01:14
Spare parts? Back up if one is in the shop? I like interchangeable parts.

UneasyRider
02-29-2012, 05:49
Another G19. Do you really want to think when you draw your weapon? I don't.

random southpaw
02-29-2012, 18:48
Buy the same gun.

You'll have interchangeable parts and can use the same ammo.

Aceman
02-29-2012, 18:49
Manual of arms Glock: Point, pull trigger

Manual of arms XD: Point, pull trigger

I say get the XD if you want. The mag issue is interesting if you think you need that many or aren't going to keep a few in the other location.

As for the "parts" crowd - I think they are missing the point that a) The guns don't break really, and b) they won't be in the same place at the same time.

I was surprised at how much i dig my XD.

Ruble Noon
02-29-2012, 19:37
I think Iím going to get another 9mm to keep in different location in another state. First, it gives me the excuse +1 but also because then I could fly back and forth without having to check a bag. It would be stored in a safe and will not be at a vacant house. My CC is good for that state too.

I have a G19 gen 4, what is the prevailing wisdom of having 2 of the same or does it make any difference? I was thinking of an XD but have not made a decision.

I like redundancy but, on the other hand , I also like variety so I am going to vote get one of each.

medicguy94
02-29-2012, 22:02
I have to agree with everyone else.

DoctaGlockta
03-01-2012, 07:21
Two is one and one is none. Applies to firearms as well IMO. Good luck with your decision.