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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:18 am 
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Ahh,, another thread that will bring about many varied responses. An age old debate of what people like, dislike, own or not own. I guess I'll jump in with my story.

When it comes to handguns,, I prefer a SA revolver, followed by the DA revolver & the single-Shot T/C. Most any semi-auto failed to excite me except the lowly .22's.
But over the years,, I have acquired several semi-autos, sold some, regretted selling some, and now prefer to keep most any gun I buy.
I can recall getting a Remington Rand 1911, a Browning Hi-Power, among the ones I got & just didn't care for at the time, and they found new homes. I've owned some Glocks, and to this day, still prefer other models.
But when it comes to calibers,, I tend to prefer a larger caliber,, for my personal preferences. The 9mm is fine for many people, and I do own a few. I was gifted one,, which I still own, a P-85. I own a few other 9mm semi's because I needed some for teaching our WOT clinics.
The 40 cal,, I was slow to come to,, but thanks to competition, I now own a few of those as well.
It all comes down to the purposes we, as individuals choose to select whatever gun & caliber we enjoy. And being human,, we tend to have different things for different purposes.

And lastly,, I do own several 9mm's,, mostly in the nice Ruger Blackhawk convertible,, 357/9mm. My main preference.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:33 am 
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Well closest thing to a 9 is a couple of .357 revolvers I have and then a Glock 23 .40 cal and all
.44 and .45 after that.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:36 am 
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JFB wrote:
my first pistol was a Beretta 1951 I got in '74 when I got a job working night shift at a motel. still have it and would be the last I would sell.
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going through some old pics around that time and noticed it tucked away.


+1.

My late Father left his to me specifically in his will, as he knew I had always admired that particular gun.
The machining and fit and finish are magnificent. Old world craftsmanship seldom seen today. 8)

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:44 am 
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I have an SR bed side gun everything else are wheel guns.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:18 am 
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I don't own one. I did buy a P95 a few years back but I gave it to my son. I prefer my P345 but I do have a 82FS Beretta in .380.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:21 am 
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Long ago I switched from a 1911 to a Hi Power for a time. I liked the idea of the large magazine. But events caused me to give the HP away and go back to the 1911.

I haven’t looked back. The only 9 mm’s I own are two 9 mm kurtz pistols.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:25 am 
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Yes, you are the only one. All the cool kids have one. :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:44 am 
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I have owned quite a few 9mm’s over the years. My bedside pistol is a XD9 Mod 2.0 Tactical 5”. I like it a lot. I also have a Browning Hi-Power and a Kimber Micro-9. Those along with a PCC Carbine are my 9’s. Is 9mm my favorite? Hardly. The caliber is just one of many options I have. I think variety IS the spice of life when it comes to caliber selection. JMO

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:58 am 
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I have a P95 but after shooting it a while realized I didn't really like the grip. It just doesn't feel right to me. I believe I would swap it instantly for a 9 in a single action revolver

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:41 pm 
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I, too, am one of those deprived of a 9 mm.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:59 pm 
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I hadn't owned a 9mm in almost 25 years but bought one earlier this year in anticipation of arthritis affecting my tolerance of recoil. Still prefer shooting .40 & .45 but the Shield 9mm is now my primary EDC. I regard it as an adequate defensive caliber but not equal to 40/45.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:03 pm 
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Everybody needs one or two....

P95 with a 30 round magazine... now that'll make some folks pucker up...

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:57 pm 
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I have a Old Model Ruger Blackhawk convertible, so I have 6 9MM handguns.
One caveat with 9MMs is there seems to be no standard for rate of twist and depth of lands and grooves, hence finding an accurate factory-like finding the right 22LR round-make take some range sessions.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:27 pm 
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I don't have one either.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:13 pm 
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I have 2. I prefer a 357 revolver (S&W 7 shot 686) but have the 9 mm's as a hedge for if the SHTF. My logic is the military and most police use 9's so ammo should be plentiful.


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