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#214050 - 01/08/07 01:53 PM Re: Weapons of Choice [Re: Mr_47]
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If you get a 1911 without a recoil spring guide rod, you can cock it one handed by pressing the recoil spring plug area against a hard surface (or a shoe), which is impossible with most auto pistols
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#214051 - 01/08/07 02:01 PM Re: Weapons of Choice [Re: Noelia]
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I think we had this argument a while back, motorway accidents account for a very high percentage of deaths in western countries, yet no one gives disclaimers about cars.




Visit a webforum for bicyclists. You'll see plenty of anti-asshole driver sentiment and plenty of outright anti-car sentiments too.

But back on topic, I'm not presently a gun owner. I don't feel the need to keep any for self-defense -- I live in a neighborhood where the odds of the fabled "crack addict breaking down my door" are quite a bit lower than the chances of the entire block being blown to pieces by a tornado.

If that were to change, however, I do have some definite opinions on what firearms I would choose. I'm a sucker for the classics -- all of my preferences date to World War II or earlier. For a basic sidearm you just can't top the good old Colt M1911, and I'd select either a Walther PPK or a Colt Detective's Special ("snubbie" revolver) as a backup weapon.

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#214052 - 01/08/07 02:03 PM Re: Weapons of Choice [Re: Doctor_Beat]
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It was built after the expiration of the Assault Weapons Ban, using it with civilian .223 Remington cartridges.

I've also been firing a Springfield rifle, but it needs some work as it's having some trouble chambering rounds.
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#214053 - 01/08/07 02:08 PM Re: Weapons of Choice [Re: Doctor_Beat]
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Thanks for that tip.

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#214054 - 01/08/07 02:48 PM Re: Weapons of Choice [Re: Mr_47]
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2.)They (.45s) don't have much more kick to them than a 9mm.




I agree with this from personal experience. However, anyone with smaller hands, like myself will find a 9mm much easier to handle. I have a Taurus Millenium 9mm and it fits my hands perfectly. Also have a Glock 9mm but it has a slightly larger grip. The Sig Sauer .45 is kickass but again, slightly heavier and slightly harder to manage for smaller hands and weaker arms.

So from this American girl's perspective (stop flirting with me doctor_beat, ), my Taurus is perfect.
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#214055 - 01/08/07 02:52 PM Re: Weapons of Choice [Re: BlueHeeler]
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Yep, and that is what makes America great because you can actually experience a peaceful and safe armed societly without fear and guilt.
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#214056 - 01/08/07 03:02 PM Re: Weapons of Choice [Re: Chaos_Sedated]
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Though I can handle my own in a bar fight or street encounter, I'm more concerned with the security of my domain. Any recommendations?




Get yourself a Mossberg Persuader/Cruisr.

Link.

Or a Benelli M4

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I've owned many, many, many shotguns. These two are the most reliable weapons I know of. You can literally do a face plant into swamp mud, get up, cycle this weapon and fire all seven rounds without jamming.

What you do is you load it like this. Slug, 00 buck, slug, 00 buck, slug, 00 buck, 00 buck. You'll want an open choke on it or a plain rifled slug barrel with iron sights and not a bead. The rifling will help spread the 00 buck in spaces that are closer than 5 yards.

Use Remington Coppersolid saboted slugs, I also like Remington or Winchester 00 buck.
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#214057 - 01/08/07 03:12 PM Re: Weapons of Choice [Re: Shade]
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2.)They (.45s) don't have much more kick to them than a 9mm.




I agree with this from personal experience. However, anyone with smaller hands, like myself will find a 9mm much easier to handle. I have a Taurus Millenium 9mm and it fits my hands perfectly. Also have a Glock 9mm but it has a slightly larger grip. The Sig Sauer .45 is kickass but again, slightly heavier and slightly harder to manage for smaller hands and weaker arms.




Have you tried a 1911? (can you tell I'm a 1911 fan?...)
They have quite a slim grip because of the single stack magazine, and the controls are easy to reach too.

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So from this American girl's perspective (stop flirting with me doctor_beat, ), my Taurus is perfect.




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#214058 - 01/08/07 03:13 PM Re: Weapons of Choice [Re: Chaos_Sedated]
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Any recommendations?




Move away from New York. But I have a feeling that's not what you meant...

You say you live in NY- do you live in a flat? If so, I would not reccomend a shotgun due to it's overpenetration. Frangible ammo can be used, but this has been known to disintegrate against heavy clothing, belt buckles, etc.

Handguns are always good for home defense. They can't be easily grabbed or brushed aside in a confined space like a shotgun. I personally sleep with a S&W Model 19 .357 magnum under my pillow (seriously!). I alternate the chambers with two .38s, then a .357 (then repeat).

Handguns are a very personal thing, and the best advice is to rent the ones you are interested in to get a good feel for them. This will help you decide what you really like. Had I not done this, I'd have never known the pleasures of shooting a .44 Magnum (which, by the way, I also don't recommend for home defense!).
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#214059 - 01/08/07 03:21 PM Re: Weapons of Choice [Re: London]
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Oh, and get a good flashlight and some proper defence ammunition.....

Ha ha! listen to me! I live in a country where there is a mandatory five year sentence for owning even a single shot .22 and I'm giving handgun advice!
I do subscribe to Guns and Ammo and a few other US publications and read a lot on the 'net though.
Want to hear something funny? I have to have the magazines imported because in my country, it is illegal for a shop to display a magazine with a picture of a handgun on the cover....
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#214060 - 01/08/07 03:24 PM Re: Weapons of Choice [Re: Doctor_Beat]
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I don't see the hubbub over firearms anyways. Good blades are more beautiful and legal almost everywhere.
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#214061 - 01/08/07 03:30 PM Re: Weapons of Choice [Re: Willow_NightEyes]
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I don't see the hubbub over firearms anyways. Good blades are more beautiful and legal almost everywhere.




Not here unfortunately- I can (and do) own a lot of knives and swords, but if I used one on a burglar, I would almost certainly wind up in prison. I keep a baseball bat for burglars, but I would still have to explain why I had it to the police if I ever used it as a weapon.
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#214062 - 01/08/07 03:31 PM Re: Weapons of Choice [Re: Doctor_Beat]
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Oh, and get a good flashlight and some proper defence ammunition.....




If I'm not mistaken, hollow-points are illegal in NY.
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#214063 - 01/08/07 03:34 PM Re: Weapons of Choice [Re: Willow_NightEyes]
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Knives are illegal to carry in many places guns aren't. As far as home defense goes, close-quarter knife fighting is far less preferable to having a gun.
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#214064 - 01/08/07 03:38 PM Re: Weapons of Choice [Re: London]
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Especially if they have a gun- don't bring a knife to a gunfight...
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