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#206848 - 05/04/08 10:41 AM Re: Reommendatios for a compact pistol [Re: BrenR]
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6720
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.
I picked up a couple of pieces yesterday. One is a Kahr CW 40. The other is a Smith and Wesson 642. I pick them up on Tuesday as we have a 3 day waitng period on handguns. The Smith I got used for what I thought was a good deal.

I went a tad over budget but that's ok, they are both quality pieces.
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#206860 - 05/04/08 12:38 PM Re: Reommendatios for a compact pistol [Re: Wid]
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Registered: 10/28/07
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Loc: Cold Lake, AB

 Originally Posted By: wid
I pick them up on Tuesday as we have a 3 day waitng period on handguns.


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#206884 - 05/04/08 09:15 PM Re: Reommendatios for a compact pistol [Re: Wid]
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Great choices, Rick! If your original budget limit had allowed, I definitely would have suggested a Kahr, probably the PM9 or CW9.
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#206926 - 05/05/08 09:22 AM Re: Reommendatios for a compact pistol [Re: JohnK]
DaveG Offline
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Registered: 11/26/07
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Loc: WI
Nice choices although my preference for home defense is a 12ga pump shotgun with a smoothbore slug barrel and modified rear stock.
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#206929 - 05/05/08 09:37 AM Re: Reommendatios for a compact pistol [Re: DaveG]
OhioKyle Offline
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Registered: 02/08/08
Posts: 48
When I took the 5 day handgun class from FrontSight a few years ago the instructor recommended using something that starts with at least a 4. .40SW .45ACP etc. They just have more stopping power than a 9mm or .380 However, I do like DG56's idea of the 12ga.

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#207896 - 05/12/08 01:05 PM Re: Reommendatios for a compact pistol [Re: OhioKyle]
Murph Offline
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Registered: 10/05/06
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Loc: PEI, Canada
The percentage of home invasions on PEI where a gun was involved has to be somewhere in the fractional range of a hundred, maybe even in the thousands of a percentile. I kid you not. Not saying we don't have any crime but home invasions with a firearm is almost unheard of.

Just in case I've marked myself as an easy target, you best bring that gun as I'm pretty handy with my tonfa, or sia. My kama are pretty scary to look at also but the blades are only wooden so hopefully it will be dark and you won't notice. heh heh. Of course, I'd actually have to remember where I last put them so please take your time. ;\)
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#207929 - 05/12/08 03:33 PM Re: Reommendatios for a compact pistol [Re: BrenR]
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Registered: 11/29/06
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Loc: Alpharetta, GA
 Originally Posted By: BrenR
 Originally Posted By: wid
I owned a Ruger in .40 years ago, nice gun. No particular reason for the auto Bren. You are right about the simplicity of the revolver though, I am also considering that option.
All things considered, I really like the .40 S&W as a handgun cartridge... and if I shot primarily factory loads, I'd probably own a Sig P226 in .40S&W... just hard to beat .38 Spec. for ease of finding ammunition.

Bren R.


The Sig 229 DAK in .40 S&W will give you stopping power and the smaller size you're looking for - but it's almost twice the budget. Accuracy can't be beat and the DAK trigger will help prevent mis-fires from the adrenaline fed, itchy trigger finger one acquires at 2AM when a loud, unexpected noise is heard in the house. And no I'm not talking about the gun going off.

Scott
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#207952 - 05/12/08 05:20 PM Re: Reommendatios for a compact pistol [Re: a401classic]
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Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 3602
Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
 Originally Posted By: a401classic
The Sig 229 DAK in .40 S&W will give you stopping power and the smaller size you're looking for - but it's almost twice the budget. Accuracy can't be beat and the DAK trigger will help prevent mis-fires from the adrenaline fed, itchy trigger finger one acquires at 2AM when a loud, unexpected noise is heard in the house. And no I'm not talking about the gun going off.
Again, I'm Canadian... it's illegal storage to have a firearm ready to go in case someone breaks in in the night (also, something I don't live in fear of). I'm a target shooter (new to pistols, though)... and I'm a big fan of the light, dull (ie: not sharp) recoil of the .40 S&W for "service pistols." Not even god himself can shoot a 9mm accurately and .45 factory loads don't win you any friends at the indoor range and your wrist will hate you.

My opinion - yours will vary.

Bren R.

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#207984 - 05/12/08 08:56 PM Re: Reommendatios for a compact pistol [Re: BrenR]
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6720
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.
That reminds me of a day I was at the indoor range shooting my Colt Commander .45. Man all of a sudden there was this huge boom right next to me, holy crap it was loud. I look over and this ol boy was shooting a .50 Desert Eagle. That was the loudest handgun I have ever encountered. The damn thing scared the crap out of me.

I thought the .45 and the .357 Mag was loud but this beat the cake.
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#207985 - 05/12/08 09:13 PM Re: Reommendatios for a compact pistol [Re: Wid]
RickF Offline
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Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 5210
Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
Have you seen the youtube skinny wifey shooting the Desert Eagle? If not, here it is ... What's up with the guys T-shirt, anyway?
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