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    Just decided to open a discussion on what you carry, and what round you carry in it, for your open carry firearm.
    Feel free to post pics of your weapon

    personally, i carry either a Glock 23, 40 cal, loaded with black talons.
    Or if im feeling like lugging around a 2 pound gun, ill carry my Smith and Wesson 645 45 acp.

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    1911, with alternating 230 ball and 200 hydrashock.

    Plus two extra mags.

    Plus the S&W 640 .357 w/ 158 hydrashock (backup gun).

    Plus whatever else I happen to strap on that day.

    Plus, plus, plus...


    *GRIN*

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    I carry my XD45 4 incheveryday filled with 230 gr. Winchester PDX1's. I know, its plastic...

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    Currently I'm sticking to 180gr Speer Gold Dots (.40). Just picked up a batch of Federal HST's (also 180gr)though, and after I get a chance to test them out I may end up switching.

    Either way, they're loaded into the USP:



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    Thoreau wrote:
    Currently I'm sticking to 180gr Speer Gold Dots (.40). Just picked up a batch of Federal HST's (also 180gr)though, and after I get a chance to test them out I may end up switching.
    I think you will like the Federal HST's. That's all I carry anymore. 230 gr. in a Para 14.45 1911 style. My wife carries a G22C .40 S&Wwith 165 gr. HST's.
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    ive always wanted to try a USP, never had the chance.

    As for the 22c, personally i wouldnt carry a compensated handgun, the flames that shoot out of the porting really affects your night vision, and a few times residue has gotten in my eyes, if anyone has ever gotten that in your eyes before you know it burns.

    They are still awesome though

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    i agree with the compensated thing.
    Ive shot a USP, and they are very nice guns

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    .45acp FMJBall

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    Colt 1911 (5") and 230 gr ball. 2 spare mags- 90%

    Sometimes I'll carry a 629 3" stuffed with 240gr SWC's @ 1125 fps. 2 spare speedloaders.



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    OC handgun/round of choice in Tucson depends on weather and my mood.

    My choices are -- Sig P6 w/JHP, RIA 1911 w/230FMJ, Sig P220 w/185JHP, Star 30M w/JHP, Glock 26 w/JHP or Polish P-64 w/94 gr HP.

    Every morning in the Wild West scene of Arizona, I have a tough time deciding "What do I carry today".....:celebrate

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    Nice assortment of carry pieces you got there

    Just curious, why do people carry ball ammo?
    I know the .45 acp is a slow moving round at close to 900 FPS but isnt over penetration still something to worry about?

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    Ball ammo penetrates any barriers better than HP (e.g. returning fire at someone in a car who is shooting at you.)

    There are other reasons: preference, etc.

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    GWbiker wrote:
    My choices are -- Sig P6 w/JHP, RIA 1911 w/230FMJ, Sig P220 w/185JHP, Star 30M w/JHP, Glock 26 w/JHP or Polish P-64 w/94 gr HP.
    And they say we Arizonans are against diversity!

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    Thoreau wrote:
    GWbiker wrote:
    My choices are -- Sig P6 w/JHP, RIA 1911 w/230FMJ, Sig P220 w/185JHP, Star 30M w/JHP, Glock 26 w/JHP or Polish P-64 w/94 gr HP.
    And they say we Arizonans are against diversity!
    NOT when it comes to GUNS...

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    I carry a 9mm CZ P-01 loaded with 147gr HST. My wife carries a Bersa Thunderer .380 but wants my CZ. I may pass it on to her as soon as she lets me buy one of those new XDM 45's I've seen advertised lately. 13+1 rounds of 230gr HST will suit me just fine.

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    I used to own a Bersa thunder 380, it was actually a great gun, and extremely accurate.

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    Dahwg wrote:
    one of those new XDM 45's I've seen advertised lately.


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    i have the XD45 with 13+1, and have shot a couple XDM40's, i dont know what gun i like better, but i know what pricetag i like better =)

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    mrh2008 wrote:
    i have the XD45 with 13+1, and have shot a couple XDM40's, i dont know what gun i like better, but i know what pricetag i like better =)
    Not sure what the price tag is going to be on the XDm 45 but its release is imminent- they have a pic up on the home page of their website and a sign-up form for early bird notification: http://www.springfield-armory.com/

    >meso.40< wrote:
    I used to own a Bersa thunder 380, it was actually a great gun, and extremely accurate.
    Oh I agree. It will make a great BUG when she gets my CZ.
    The tricky part of this whole scheme is that I just bought an AR15 so umm... well... I have to behave for a while.

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    personally Springfield has let me down completely, i like their 1911 pistols, sorta, but the XD series have disappointed me. Ive fired the subcompact .40, the service models 40 and 45, and all 3 of them jammed on me.

    Glock is about the only pistol that i would trust 100%.

    Thats just my opinion and my experience though.

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    are you saying that you've NEVER had a jam with a glock? Honestly?

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    100% honestly have never had a glock jam, or misfire. Ive fired the g22, g17, g27, g30, and of course my 23, and not one of them has ever jammed or anything.

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    >meso.40< wrote:
    100% honestly have never had a glock jam, or misfire. Ive fired the g22, g17, g27, g30, and of course my 23, and not one of them has ever jammed or anything.
    i'm sorry, but i find that hard to believe, EVERYTHING besides a revolver has/could jam. if it really hasn't happened yet, it will in the future. there could have been something wrong with the 3 you shot =) there are lemons in every group I've never owned a glock, but have shot a few and had no problems with them likewise, i have never had a problem with a springfield. take a look at this "XD torture test" 20,000+ rounds with zero malfunctions =) http://springfield-armory.primediaou.../SPstory11.php

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    well im not saying that they would never jam no matter what, just saying i have never had one jam, and my friends/family havent had one jam on them either.

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    Not trying to put Glock down in your eyes, just trying to bring springfield up in your eyes.

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