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    Carrying 1 gun or 2 for CHL holders...

    I always carry my Glock without a round in the chamber when just tucking it in my pants. With that type of carry, I practice the Massad technique of chambering a round as I draw. With just a little practice, U can master it pretty quickly
    Posted 04-12-2011 at 18:51 by nrayjr nrayjr is offline
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    glock vs 1911's

    You are absolutely correct about the Glock being the most dependable handgun made. That is why I've started a company that specializes in Customized Glocks; it's about time we dress these up the way 1911's have been for years. [URL=""][/URL]
    Posted 04-12-2011 at 13:34 by pmajet pmajet is offline
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    glock vs 1911's

    I started shooting in the '70s when I was a teenager, and learned on a friends Python, MkI Ruger and then my own 70 series Combat Commander my father bought for me when I was 18. I shot the snot out of that Combat Commander, and it saw a lot of miles of hard use in my jeep CJ 5 when we could still roam the forests with impunity. Of course, had to keep the ammo locked up, but the gun was submerged many times, but had the electroless nickel finish and has never rusted.

    The Colt was my main gun until I started working at a large gun shop in my mid twenties whilst going to university. We had a ton of different guns and the owner would let me shoot anything that was used, provided I bring him a target and clean it and feed it. I feel I could teach a course on comparative firearms ( I am a NRA Pistol Instructor ). I really liked the SIG 220 and the previous Browning, but did not get the chance to shoot one until a customer, a Deputy U.S. Marshall let me shoot his 220 in the late '80s, he had had it hard chromed. I was sold on the spot, and did a foolish thing(kind of) put one on plastic with out authorization from my new wife. Still have the gun and wife. Opened me up to accepting more autos. I got on the Glock wagon pretty quick, bought an early used one in the '80s in 9mm and subsequently have had 4 different 9mm Glocks, not a big 9 fan I guess. I too like the 10mm and 357 SIG, along with 45 and 40 (for carry,for fun I have up to a 460 Smith). My favorite shooters are the HKs, though I shoot my Glocks a lot too. My best friends nephew and his friends are "discovering "1911s and are mocking me because I have retired my old 40+++k round Colt to the range. Funny thing is I can out shoot them even with a double action only (not DAK) SIG 239 in 357. They are not pleased. They don't shoot much with me since they were shooting at an 8 inch square at 15 yards and missing and I put 12 shots on a foot square steel plate at 100 yards and hit it every time(lucky I guess) with an HK Tactical.

    1911s have their place, nice and slim and possibly a great trigger and short reset, but a lot of people I know just don't train enough with them to ccw one. I fear they will have an accident if they get into a life or death situation when they get an adrenalin dump. I preach shooting double action as much as possible, and like the Glock as the trigger is manageable without being too light. Like someone said, with all the choices ......
    Posted 04-11-2011 at 14:37 by hoffy hoffy is offline
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    Carrying 1 gun or 2 for CHL holders...

    If you carry a Glock "Mexican" get ready to sing soprano in the choir. The Glock's readiness for action works both ways. A holster that covers the trigger is a necessary component of the Glock safety system. I am sure there are many who have done it for years with impunity, just as there are people who smoked, driven while drunk, and so on for decades without incident.
    Posted 04-11-2011 at 05:38 by beemerphile beemerphile is offline
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    glock vs 1911's

    I am a 1911 fan and own several from Series 70 Colts on up to a Colt Defender. I have been a Glock fan for about five years and have since put my favorite carry gun, Colt Defender, back in the safe. I have several Glocks and my favorites are the G-21, 19, and 26. Since I don't see as well as I did once, I have laser sites on the Glock 19 and love them. Quick site acquistion, you don't even have to bring the gun up, just put the red dot on it and squeeze off a round. Bingo!
    Posted 04-10-2011 at 19:51 by JackMac JackMac is offline
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    glock vs 1911's

    At least you can admit it. I've been trying to convince myself that I was a 1911 guy for about three years now. I ain't.

    I would almost go as far to say that using a 1911 for serious purposes is borderline irresponsible given the handguns available these days.
    Posted 04-10-2011 at 16:00 by samuse samuse is offline
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    Carrying 1 gun or 2 for CHL holders...

    I usually carry a G19 and G26 daily and I've been out of law enforcement over 20 years now. That experience was educational as before being in law enforcement I had no realistic conception of the existence or magnitude of the criminal element among us. You're right, the scout motto applies in all walks of life..."be prepared". Jack
    Posted 04-09-2011 at 08:15 by JackMac JackMac is offline

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