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06-26-2012, 04:16
Most folks I know personally do not have consistency between their full size, range, service pistol and their compact/carry pistol. For example I know a few guys that carry a Glock compact but their other handgun is a 1911. Most folks on gun forums say they do have consistency between their handgun combo... i.e. Glock 17 and Glock 26.

I own only two handguns HK USP9f and USPc9mm. My USP9f... LOVE it. My USPc9, it's growing on me but I like it. Which is actually odd because the day I picked up my USP9f I thought "This is a ugly gun" and I was all about my USPc, but as time went on and I got to learn the guns and shoot them I just fell madly in love with my USP9f. I think I just feel more confident handling and operating a full, service size gun.

Anyway I thought about adding a 3rd kid to the mix but I don't want anything smaller than my USPc9 and I'm thinking of straying from HK (Gun God's forgive me) and testing the waters. Springfield, FNP, Sig, Walther... maybe a 1911... I don't know but I was just wondering if anyone else out there mixes it up with different firearms with different manual of arms or even having your full size in a different caliber than your compact/carry gun.

06-26-2012, 04:27
I have no consistency...


06-26-2012, 04:50
'Variety is the spice of life.' :supergrin:

Bob Hafler
06-26-2012, 04:52
Find that all my favorite pistols have a 1911 grip angle (or very close to it).

Brand snob to none.

06-26-2012, 05:07
All my carry guns and competition guns are glocks.

They are what I shoot the most, so I try to stay consistent, but I do have and shoot others.

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06-26-2012, 06:32
'Variety is the spice of life.' :supergrin:

You got that right :wavey:

06-26-2012, 07:00
You got that right :wavey:

So may I ask what kinda spices yall got?

06-26-2012, 07:09
Consistency, whats that?:whistling:

I like to mix it up a bit! :tequila:

06-26-2012, 07:21
Only consistency I stick to is no safety. A work it's a Glock 22 and off it's a Sig P239. Looking at a Shield though but it's safety is optional use so close enough.

06-26-2012, 07:27
I only have one pistol, so there's no concern of consistency.

However, if I did, prudence would dictate keeping to the same platform.

Of course this would not apply to collectors. Such folks own firearms for reasons other than their being tools to be utilized.

Bruce M
06-26-2012, 08:01
So may I ask what kinda spices yall got?
Well Bac has about everything that I have ever lusted after and a few I didn't know to lust after until he posted a photo of them.

More specific to your issue as a general rule during the week I carry a full size USP and usually on the weekends it is a Glock 26 and sometimes with Glock 26 in an ankle holster during the week as a secondary. Possibly because we carry with the safety off I don't seem to have difficulty making the transition.

06-26-2012, 08:23
Pretty decent variety overall, and even with my carry guns. I usually carry a 1911 when out and about but carry a 940 in the house. Adding an XDS to the rotation once I have enough time behind the wheel.

06-26-2012, 08:45
Guns are for fun and aesthetics as well as practical uses, but I decided that it was wisest to train with one type so that I wouldn't fumble in an emergency. Since cocked and locked CZ 75's are easy to shoot fast and well, I dumped everything else (seven dozen S&W revolvers in various configurations and a bunch of Glocks) in favor of a CZ Rami and some full-size CZ's. A few have had trigger jobs, but the fundamental MO is the same, even on the .22 Kadet version.

06-26-2012, 08:46
Consistency? I want consistency in my gravy. I like my guns the way I like my chicks: varied in flavors, sizes and styles.

06-26-2012, 08:47
Firearms is my "hobby". Therefore, I have variety. If I were equiping a militia or concerned only about defense, I would keep to commonality in manual of arms. Since I'm not, I really enjoy the different platforms and features.

06-26-2012, 08:52
Out of all my guns I shoot the 1911 the best. It's probably because of how well it fits and the amount of time I spent at the range. I do want to dedicate (or focus) on one, as range and carry. Even though I am a huge Sig fan I am really liking the CZ. Because of its size and capacity, 14+1, it will be my dedicated shooter :), even over my Solo. The Solo will be my dress or pocket pistol. The CZ P-01 is my everyday carry as it stands and will be my main range gun. I never thought I would say that because of my love for the Sigs.:wow:

06-26-2012, 08:55
Since you only have two guns, it's easy to maintain consistency. Once you start branching out it becomes impossible. There are too many good guns out there not to experiment with different brands and styles. You may find something you like even more than your HKs.

06-26-2012, 09:03
I have a G4 27 EDC,G4 22 for range and HP, and a Keltec sub2k (Glock platform) for HD and fun! 15 rd mag interchangeable with all three weapons............... DOC

06-26-2012, 09:21
I have no consistency...


Me either, variety is the spice of life! I love shooting all types of guns, and as of this morning I'm not in a SHTF apocalypse scenario so I feel like I can just collect according to my interests, YMMV.

06-26-2012, 19:59
My favorite guns vary widely...none of them say Glock. However, I carry Glocks and would certainly grab one if SHTF.

06-26-2012, 20:06
All my current carry guns are Glocks so, yes. Looking to add some variety soon, pf-9 perhaps, maybe a 1911 or so....

06-26-2012, 20:24
Gotta have lots of variety.

I am consistent about where I wear them but not about which one is there.

Caver 60
06-26-2012, 20:52
I own and shoot lots of handguns.

But my carry pistol line up is limited to three manufactures, three calibers, and 6 pistols.

I don't carry any revolvers, although I own several that would be perfectly suitable for carry. Several of these revolvers have factory bobbed or shrouded hammers and are small framed revolvers in 38 or 44 special persuasion.

All my carry pistols have the same manual of arms. All double action only, none require an external safety, although one has one. (But I've never engaged it except for function checking.)

I load all carry pistols plus one, along with carrying at least one spare loaded magazine.

06-26-2012, 21:22
I carry a P7 on occasion.

06-26-2012, 22:55
I own a variety but like consistency for carry. In the process of changing carry platform from a G17/26 to M&P9 FS/C. Back up to those is a Ruger LCR or LCP.

Metal Angel
06-26-2012, 22:56
Not interested in consistency. I totally get the logic, and for an "operator" it makes sense, but I have another theory: if I have a variety of guns, I will be able to adapt to any gun faster, which means if SHTF and I have to use someone else's gun, it won't be a problem. That likelyhood is slim, but it gives me an excuse to have a variety of firearms :)

06-27-2012, 14:39
If you shoot more than once every few months, you can probably get away with having more than one gun for carry and still be consistent.
I generally shoot what I carry twice month, and shoot my other most carried at least once a month. It becomes less of an issue for me the more I shoot, period.

06-27-2012, 16:38
If you shoot more than once every few months, you can probably get away with having more than one gun for carry and still be consistent.
I generally shoot what I carry twice month, and shoot my other most carried at least once a month. It becomes less of an issue for me the more I shoot, period.

I have autos, revolvers, DA/SA, DAO, Striker, Hammer, BLA, Bla, bla....
If you practice regularly and stay proficient with all of them?
Then No Problemo.

ca survivor
06-27-2012, 16:55
not consistency but in pairs USPc, P2000SK in .40
S&W 1911 SC, Colt Defender in .45
Glock 23, G27 but usually carry the compacts.

06-28-2012, 06:23
Variety. Good stuff. Shoot them all as much as you can. Shooting skills, no matter what we would like to believe, are diminishable if not practiced.

06-28-2012, 10:54
My consistency is great when sticking with one brand IE: all glocks.. But fails a little bit when switching brands.

06-28-2012, 15:08
I know I dont have any ones a Ruger SR9c the other a Taurus CH85...I think I may get a smaller .45 ACP a HKP7 and a 1911 to round it out and tey are all pretty different well except the possibility of a .45 ACP Taurus Mil Pro 145 that would be the closest to the Ruger i would get.

06-28-2012, 15:19
This week I have carried a Kimber Ultra Carry, a Sig 239, and an H&K USP 40c.

I like different guns.

06-28-2012, 16:14
My issue weapon is a Glock 31 and my off duty weapon is a Glock 33. I own and shoot many types of handguns but I have carry weapons that require the same actions by me to use under stress. In a stressful situation, a trained person will react the way he/she is trained. In a life and death situation, it's not going to turn out well if you draw to fire and the weapon is a cocked and locked 1911 and you have been training regularly to fire a Glock or similiar striker fired pistol on duty. If I carried a 1911 these days like I did back in the 80s, I would carry a similiar type of off duty weapon.

ca survivor
06-28-2012, 17:29
This week I have carried a Kimber Ultra Carry, a Sig 239, and an H&K USP 40c.

I like different guns.
same but I give each a week or two :rofl:

06-28-2012, 17:43
I own 4 Glocks, a G19, 23, 32 and a G30. These are all about the same size. I also have the same Night Sights on them and KKM barrels. I like consistency. I prefer that myhandguns fill my CCW needs.

My variety is in the Calibers of the firearms. :cool:

06-28-2012, 18:19
Home Defense: G17

CCW: G26

Only difference is the G17 has the Ghost Rocket connector. It is my primary range pistol also.

The G26 is stock except I replaced the grooved "target" trigger with the smooth G17 trigger.

06-28-2012, 19:07
I carry a USPF 45, Sig P239, three different1911's, a M-9, Glock 19, and a USPF 45 for autos as well as a Ruger blackhawk, S&W Alaskan, and a Dan Wesson wheel gun.