EvenBob
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May 14th, 2012 at 7:45:10 PM permalink
I have this 9mm Taurus in my office for home protection.
17 in the clip, 1 in the chamber. Just over 2lbs.

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EvenBob
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May 14th, 2012 at 7:55:47 PM permalink
When I carry, this is the gun. The classic S&W .38 snub nose
special. You can't beat this gun. Will shoot just as fast as
an automatic, and the history is amazing. Used on police
forces around the world for a hundred years, I love this gun.
Like they say, if you can't get it done in the first 3 shots,
you're screwed anyway.


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kenarman
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May 14th, 2012 at 8:08:01 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I have this 9mm Taurus in my office for home protection.
17 in the clip, 1 in the chamber. Just over 2lbs.



Don't you mean I have one just like this one in my office?
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EvenBob
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May 14th, 2012 at 8:36:19 PM permalink
Quote: kenarman



Don't you mean I have one just like this one in my office?



Why would I take a pic of my gun when I can
find the model on the net in 10sec? I bet they're
identical. Wanna bet?
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rainman
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May 14th, 2012 at 8:44:09 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Why would I take a pic of my gun when I can
find the model on the net in 10sec? I bet they're
identical. Wanna bet?



I will take that bet bob. serial number.
EvenBob
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May 14th, 2012 at 8:46:57 PM permalink
Quote: rainman

I will take that bet bob. serial number.



Whatever.
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MrV
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May 14th, 2012 at 8:51:00 PM permalink
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I have a Smith & Wesson model 669 I bought years ago in Portland at "The Cop Shop," a vendor catering to law enforcement.

9mm, extended magazine capacity, shortened to be easily concealable.

"What, me worry?"
EvenBob
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May 14th, 2012 at 8:56:38 PM permalink
Quote: MrV



9mm, extended magazine capacity, shortened to be easily concealable.



Is that legal?
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QuadDeuces
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May 14th, 2012 at 8:58:51 PM permalink
First and foremost, get some formal training. Gunsite, Front Sight, Tactical Response, Rob Pincus, Clint Smith, Gabe Suarez, Louis Awerbuck, someone. Anyone would be a good starting point. I think most of these have four or five day handgun courses. Some of them selectively cram a subset of info into two or three days. A fair price is about $200/day. You'll learn loading, unloading, marksmanship, presenting/drawing, reholstering, after-action drills, how to clear malfunctions, etc. Some go into shooting while moving, shooting moving targets, using cover and concealment, night shooting with a flashlight, tactics such as going through doors and clearing a room, and on and on. It really does take four full days to get a sampling of most of this stuff.

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I may get something a bit more compact, like a Glock 19 or Glock 23, or one of the XDM compact models.



I routinely carry a Glock 19. I have no compelling reason to change.

The new S&W M&P Shield has my interest piqued, however.
QuadDeuces
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May 14th, 2012 at 9:00:02 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Is that legal?



The real question is if limiting the types of guns Americans can own is legal.

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