I like your front sight upgrade. XS?
I don’t feel like I’m unprepared or unprotected with my wheelgun. My first goal is to have a firearm. If I knew I’d be going into battle I’d want a rifle. But since I have no crystal ball I’ll settle for one of my EDC guns. The one I carry mostly these days is a 3” kimber 357.
If I knew I would be faced with a John wick scenario and need 12-20 rounds of whatever I’d prefer a G45.
Should I encounter a covey of thugs I will not be disappointed to only have my 6 shooter. I’ll go down with a fight they will never forget. I’m proficient, and accurate with the wheelgun. I need to practice fast reloads and will do so this year.
I used to worry about not having the right kit on me. Two 17 round mags and a G17, or a 229 and two extra .357 mags.
Carry a gun, whatever you shoot well, and. Whatever you are comfortable with. I don’t live in Chicago so my kit may not suit everyone.
I too train in martial arts. I practice Wing Tsun which is a pretty close cousin to Kali. Really want to learn that some day. I have indeed made a shift but it is different than yours. My strategy is to completely eliminate a threat once it is engaged. To do this best, I am moving my carry position to appendix. We will see how that goes but turning my body away from an opponent at close range is less than ideal. better engage forward with eyes on threat. I'm also trying to shoot quicker patterns. Three shot Mozambique pattern with a vertical spread rather than treating torso and head as two different targets. I've altered my P220 with a gray guns trigger to allow faster shooting and easier transitions from da to sa. Also loading .45 down with 185 grain at 1050 fps to reduce recoil and improve speed. if this is not enough, i will port the pistol. I think I can train up to a good level of skill without having to do the porting. Anyway, I think we are thinking along some of the same lines. Peace.
Carrying a revolver is equivalent to driving a model T today...
P226 x 4
|The Ice Cream Man|
A) How rural is your area? When I’m at the farm, I’m far more likely to shoot a critter, than anything else. (I suspect most of us are, really.)
B) I like a J frame, loaded with wad cutters - again, much of this is for use on critters, but I’m more concerned about penetration, and shoot ability - I also have hand/spinal issues.
A j frame conceals very well, and doesn’t look like much in a pocket. My Rohrbaugh is also frequently carried in my pocket.
(I also carry single-actions, on occasion, an I’m comfortable with them, and they are less likely to break.)
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|Fighting the good fight|
If you have hand issues, is a J-frame with a 12ish pound DA trigger pull really the best option?
|fugitive from reality|
I have muscular strength, stamina and dexterity issues in both hands. It is difficult for me to load 10 round G26 magazines, and the grip and rip slide slingshot technique sometimes gives me trouble. A 12 pound DA revolver trigger is stout, but unless I'm trying to train to the tune of 300+ rounds it's entirely manageable.
'I'm pretty fly for a white guy'.
|Fighting the good fight|
The good news is that there's a new generation of semiauto handguns that are designed specifically for people with physical limitations that affect strength/dexterity, like the S&W Shield EZ or Walther CCP.
They are designed to incorporate features like easy to rack slides, reduced felt recoil, and magazine followers with thumb assist buttons, to make them easier to load, rack, and shoot despite physical limitations.
And you get the significant benefits of a lighter trigger pull, better sights, higher capacity, and faster/easier reloads, compared to something like a J-frame revolver.
|Where there's smoke, |
As far as simplicity, there’s nothing much more simple than a Glock 43. Couple more rounds and a quicker reload than a revolver. With the way this world is nowadays I prefer to carry something with a few more rounds, maybe I’m just being paranoid.
My carry choice depends on current events. If things are calm in my area glock 43 , 33, 43x. If angry mobs are in the news, glock 19. I live in a wealthy south Florida city but it is possible for the troublemakers to get in to their cars , drive here and start shit. I carry an extra mag on me and extended mags in the car. Though I do not expect any trouble here just being cautious.
I actually just went back from J frames to Semi Autos I had a 442 and 642. Im getting some Arthritis in my hands and shooting the J frames with +P hurt a fair bit. standard rounds were Just ok..
The SW Shield shoots softer and hides as well as a J frame for me and handles 9mm just fine. Its faster to reload etc... Laying the Shield on top of and next to the 642/442 and doing some CCW around the house with the shield
To me it came down to Shield or J frame for that size of carry the Shield won out for me.
My smalls gun of choice is the Shield. take em to your favorite shooting place and run them both hard like you mean it... Your Choice will come to you.
I'm old in my seventh decade. With that said I have the option of a S&W M640-38Spl 5Rd or a Shield 9X19mm 8+1 capacity. I'm opting for the capacity of the Shield. There is a concept that one should have a minimum of at least (10) Rd capacity with a carry weapon. There are days when I carry both but not that often.
|The Ice Cream Man|
I’m sure others have different experiences. For me, the 380 ez felt like someone set fire to my arm after 30 rounds.
Browning 1911 380 was comfortable, but a bit too small. I had issues releasing the grip safety, if I shot it left handed. It is fine right handed.
But I can shoot a 625, most days, without issue, if I find the right set of stocks.
I think, with nerve damage/hand damage, it becomes a matter of how certain loads/guns fit.
My FN 57 is hard to tolerate, and it has almost no recoil.
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