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Advice for my handgun rotation

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by 30-30shooter, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. Eddietruett

    Eddietruett Member

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    What to use is the easiest question to answer you may have ever asked. Use the gun that you shoot the most accurate and feel comfortable using. The 2nd requirement is follow up shots. Remember, in a dangerous situation even the best shooters don't hit the first time. If your gun is pointed at the ceiling and you can't get off a follow up shot, then that could be as fatal as using a heavier caliber.
     
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  2. rskent

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    I’m big on commonality of firearms. At least a firearm that I think I might ever have to use. I have five of the same brand of gun with the same sights. And the triggers adjusted to as close to 5 1/2Lbs as I could reasonably get. Some bigger and some small. They all shoot pretty much the same. And they are all 9mm’s. (That doesn’t seem OCD at all, does it? o_O)

    Side note: How do you like that 43X?
     
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  3. 30-30shooter

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    I love it, have just over 1k rounds in it and carry it daily in an alien gear holster, feeds everything from tula ammo to gold dots. Conceals like a 43 and handles like a 19
     
  4. George P

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    So why not get another one for HD? That would make the most sense to me
     
  5. 30-30shooter

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    I would but i want a flashlight mounted to the pistol, one less thing to grab if the light and pistol are attached together
     
  6. George P

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    Then at least stick with a 9mm Glock so everything handling-wise is the same. I never really understood the folks that rotate HD/SD guns that are so different from one another; revolvers to semis, 1911s to Glocks, etc. WAY too many differences to try and remember when there's a bump in the middle of the night.
     
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  7. needmorecowbell

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    If I lived in a commie state that restricted mag capacity to 10, I’d own a 45 or 10mm for HD/SD. If tight quarters and over penetration was concern then 45, but I prefer a 10mm. The G29 is about perfect and can easily be carried too
     
  8. Safety First

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    If you use a gun with a manual safety you should develop the safety habit of checking the safety every time you grip the gun. When you pick it up, when you take it out of the holster and when you put it in the holster. Check every time you put your hand on the grip. It should become habit.
    It is all in how you train.
     
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  9. 30-30shooter

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    This comment keeps sticking in my head, i feel like a could basically replace both with a Glock 29, just add night sights and take the light off my Glock 45. I already have a stash of 10 mil for my sig p220
     
  10. rskent

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    Streamlight makes lights for G43’s, G42’s, and G26’s. Give them a minute and they will make one for our 43X’s.
     
  11. P5 Guy

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    Concealed carry rotation?
    I carry but one gun, no rotation here. Pistols are not a fashion accessory.
     
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  12. OneFreeTexan

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    Amen, Brother,,,, carried the same gun for over thirty years,,, it knows my hand real well...Practice several times each week.
     
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  13. Trunk Monkey

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    While I agree with the concept of not "rotating" carry guns and practice it myself, I don't think that's quite what the OP is discussing here.
     
  14. 30-30shooter

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    I think you missed the part where i carry G43X and am not looking to change that, maybe you use a carry piece for HD but i shoot alot better with fullsize gun and the extra muzzle velocity, sight radius and ability to mount a light isnt a fashion statement
     
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  15. John Joseph

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    Why not go with a steel frame pistol? For HD neither size nor weight are deal breakers, but like being full size, heavier pistols aid with quicker recovery.
    My 2-centavos anyway.
     
  16. Garandimal

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    Well...

    Tend to think that, with all the precious "collateral" around the house?

    Marksmanship, minimum rounds fired, and good hits are all at a premium ...and you don't have to lug it around.

    So, something like a heavy 1911-A1, with an icicle trigger that you can bughole .45 ACP one-handed without a lot of trouble, is a good choice.




    GR
     
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