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To: 2nd_Amendment_Defender
Wow, I was thinking I wanted a revolver in .38 special, but after reading this, I think I'll see what's out there in .40 S&W.
2 posted on 02/22/2003 8:40:45 PM PST by ez (WHERE'S THE POLLING DATA ON THE ESTRADA FILIBUSTER???)
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To: ez
Get a five shot .44 special revolver, you won't be sorry! Plenty of power, little recoil.
6 posted on 02/22/2003 8:48:55 PM PST by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: ez
Some folks like the Glock Model 23:

9 posted on 02/22/2003 8:53:07 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: ez
I have a SIG 226 which I really like. Shot a SW 40E for the first time today. Really liked it.
36 posted on 02/22/2003 9:30:34 PM PST by paul51
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To: ez
45
93 posted on 02/22/2003 11:35:17 PM PST by Atchafalaya
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To: ez
Wow, I was thinking I wanted a revolver in .38 special, but after reading this, I think I'll see what's out there in .40 S&W.

I carry a 38spl Taurus Mdl 85 as backup to a glock 23. It also works when I can't carry the Glock.

I load it with Federal +p 158gr Gold Dots semiwadcutter hollow points with the Nyclad coating. Didn't see this load in the table, but would think it would be closer to the magic 50.

The snubby fills a special niche. In very close quarters, the snubby can be jammed into an adversary's torso, delivering a devastating wound, literally pumping clothing, powder, etc. into a torso. Automatics are not suited for this maneuver, since they could be pushed out of battery.

Visit the range, try em out, carry as much gun as you can.

138 posted on 02/23/2003 8:43:23 AM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: ez; glock rocks
after reading this, I think I'll see what's out there in .40 S&W.

My Glock 23 is .40 S&W. Everyone likes shooting it. Really fits most hands well unless your hand is very large. Good control, acceptable recoil, and highly reliable. Works well for women too. The chart has it about right. It has the stopping power for most situations but isn't overpowered or oversized. A very good tradeoff in features for ordinary pistol owners.
170 posted on 02/23/2003 2:52:14 PM PST by George W. Bush
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To: ez
Heckler & Koch USP.40, simply amazing weapon. And you are right, the .40 is the way to go for a concealable piece. The .45 Colt is also a great piece, but does conceal as well.
343 posted on 12/22/2003 6:31:31 PM PST by Dead Burglar
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To: ez

For about the same amount of money and a lot more stopping power why not go with a .45 ACP such as a Springfield XD 45 or maybe a Glock Model 21? You don’t want to have to depend on a smaller piece of lead when it really counts. Not only does the .45 make bigger holes, it also hits like Mark McGuire with a baseball bat. It’s hard for the bad guy to shoot back even if he’s not quite out yet when he’s been knocked backwards and is completely dissoriented by the impact. If you hit him in the torso he’s most likely going to be knocked completely of his feet by the .45. Smaller faster rounds can go right through and not do a whole lot of immediate dammage. Even though he might be dead he might not know it yet with the smaller faster round.


384 posted on 03/18/2010 3:32:31 AM PDT by thogle
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To: ez

For about the same amount of money and a lot more stopping power why not go with a .45 ACP such as a Springfield XD 45 or maybe a Glock Model 21? You don’t want to have to depend on a smaller piece of lead when it really counts. Not only does the .45 make bigger holes, it also hits like Mark McGuire with a baseball bat. It’s hard for the bad guy to shoot back even if he’s not quite out yet when he’s been knocked backwards and is completely dissoriented by the impact. If you hit him in the torso he’s most likely going to be knocked completely of his feet by the .45. Smaller faster rounds can go right through and not do a whole lot of immediate dammage. Even though he might be dead he might not know it yet with the smaller faster round. Of course none of this matters if you can’t shoot and it would probably be good to shoot first.


385 posted on 03/18/2010 3:32:31 AM PDT by thogle
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To: ez

NOW you’re using your head.


391 posted on 02/06/2012 9:36:25 PM PST by USMC0351Grunt ("Trained to kill, prepared to die, prefer to live, Semper Fi!")
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