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To: glc1173@aol.com
Thanks for the info. Do either one of the pistols you mentioned look--um--sufficiently intimidating?
28 posted on 06/28/2002 10:23:49 AM PDT by nuancey
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To: nuancey
Thanks for the info. Do either one of the pistols you mentioned look--um--sufficiently intimidating?

The Kahr might be a bit more intimidating than your baby Glock. BTW, is the Glock a 9mm?

I don't think I would give intimidation value prime consideration in choice of a handgun. I think you should think first and foremost about what is going to best do the job if you do have to use it. What is going to be good enough to do the job; what can you shoot accurately and well; what will be practical for you to carry.

Unless you're dealing with something really small, I'm not sure you would get that much higher of a back-down rate based on the size of the gun.

There's another important factor here in the back-down rate: your demeanor, and I'm not sure you can convincingly fake that in the stress of a real confrontation.

Personally, I wouldn't count on simply sticking out a big, "intimidating" gun and counting on that to do the trick. Sounds better to me to have a mid-sized gun and be prepared to use it, than to have a big one and not be prepared to use it.

33 posted on 06/28/2002 10:49:08 AM PDT by john in missouri
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To: nuancey
You could always get a .45 -- I don't mean to dissuade you from a big gun -- but whatever you get, make sure it's not so big you end up not carrying it ("better the .32 with you than the .45 at home"); make sure you know how to use it and can use it with skill and accuracy; make sure you have down COLD WHEN and HOW to use it; and make sure you're prepared to use it if need be and can communicate that clearly to a perp.

And personally, I wouldn't go for anything smaller than a 9mm.

35 posted on 06/28/2002 10:58:10 AM PDT by john in missouri
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To: nuancey
sufficiently intimidating.......tsk tsk tsk.....not paying attention to the text of the thread ?

All an agressor who is attacking you should ever see if the application of deadly force is justified are muzzle flashes as you conduct a failure drill on their person (2 to the chest and one to the head as fast as one may apply it accurately).

A scornful look or sneer or being 6 feet four inches tall and 312 pounds is sufficiently intimidating.........not a firearm brandished. Which BTW may land one in the same cell of ones agressor in most cases.....

Stay Safe, carry intelligent , shoot smart as a last resort !

43 posted on 06/28/2002 11:45:10 AM PDT by Squantos
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