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Old 06-05-2019, 11:41 PM   #21
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I do not switch out from summer to winter. I find it is better to know one pistol real well than to know 2 pistols some what. My carry is P99c AS 40 cal. I can take it apart in the dark if I had too but most likely will never need too. But what I am getting at is, you need to know the ins and outs of the one that you're going to bet your life and your family's life on.
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I do not switch out from summer to winter. I find it is better to know one pistol real well than to know 2 pistols some what. My carry is P99c AS 40 cal. I can take it apart in the dark if I had too but most likely will never need too. But what I am getting at is, you need to know the ins and outs of the one that you're going to bet your life and your family's life on.
I don't switch either.

I was carrying a .357 revolver, but didn't really enjoy shooting it. Changed to a .45 M&P 2.0 Compact and shoot it a lot more. I can shoot a hundred .45s where a dozen .357s and I was done having fun. Really felt I wanted to get as much time with my carry gun as possible - so I'm very familiar with it when the SHTF.

It is a bit of a lump to carry IWB, but I just wear a T-shirt and a short sleeve button-up over the top and it's all good. It's worth it for me to carry a gun that I'm comfortable/familiar with and is easy to manage with full-power loads.
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Old 06-06-2019, 07:53 AM   #23
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I have no problem changing carry guns. It's not rocket science. I am carrying my PPS M2 now and giving my P99c (workhorse) a much needed rest.

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Old 06-06-2019, 08:22 AM   #24
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I have no problem changing carry guns. It's not rocket science. I am carrying my PPS M2 now and giving my P99c (workhorse) a much needed rest.

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I guess some of us just like the KISS principle when dealing with such things.

If you are comfortable changing that's fine.

I'm not, so I keep it simple. It's one less variable if under extreme stress in a life-and-death situation.
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Maybe if one had a safety that I had to disengage before firing I could agree where you are coming from. But I generally carry the two I mentioned and they are both easy point and shoot guns that I shoot well and have done so for over three years. But I can only speak for myself.
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Old 06-07-2019, 05:07 AM   #26
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Part story, part question(s)....

Bought our first handgun in January. PPQ m2 9mm. Love it. Spent alot of time researching and handling with the misguided mission of finding a gun that the wife and I can both use for HD. As I'm 6'0" and she is 4'11" you understand the "misguided" statement. She shoots it fine and likes the trigger.
However, she can't rack it and, despite changing back straps, there is not one strap that works for us both.

We then thought a compact 9 might be the trick for her. Went and handled serveral; Shield, XDE, PPS m2, Kahr, Taurus......etc....

Turns out she can't rack a semi-auto. Period. Tried different methods and different guns. She can't do it. Not a reflection on her. She is a tough woman and earned expert on the M16 at Fort McClellan. Must just be a body mechanics issue with her size.

Side note - after shooting a friends S&W 64 we decided that is her solution and will be securing one this summer.

Now to the point. While handling the PPS m2 I had the same reaction I did shopping for the PPQ. Fit like a glove. Handles nice and, while a compact, still rides in my largish hand well. I want one.

So, as a new handgun owner, and soon to be CCW permit holder (this fall), I'm trying to figure why a guy needs two 9mm pistols. What I'm coming up with is different size guns will have different applications based on weather, occasion, conditions and so forth. Been reading up on CCW principles before I take my class and feel the winter carry vs summer carry practice has merit.

Do many permit holders use this practice? I see alot of multiple guns listed in members signatures and feel this means folks like to have options. Even if they are from the same manufacturer (I think I may be becoming a Walther fan boy).
Many of us just like to shoot and carry more than one kind of gun.

Getting back to your wife's choice; The PK380 is a great gun and very easy to rack. You can buy Buffalo Bore or Underwood Ammo in +P which is 300 ft/lbs; the same as 9mm.
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But what I am getting at is, you need to know the ins and outs of the one that you're going to bet your life and your family's life on.
I completely understand that point of view and it makes sense to me. Thanks for the input.

As a new(ish) handgun shooter I think I could adapt to a slightly different platform. I've heard it takes 3k to 5k repetitions of a particular muscle memory movement to become proficient. I have 450 rounds through the PPQ and maybe a couple hundred more dry fire shots at this point. Feeling pretty good with it but know I have alot more to do.

The grip on the PPS is different (of course smaller) but ergos are almost as nice - the reason for getting hot on this pistol. I'll have to rent one to know for sure.

Great information all. Thanks.
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Old 06-26-2019, 10:51 PM   #28
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Love hearing these stories. I was introduced to firearms at an early age and more specifically to Walther. On mom's side, folks came here from Germany starting in 1874 until 1940. My advice is you can never own too many gun safes.

Every sane, qualified, law-abiding person should be armed and should be trained and train frequently. When seconds are life and death, 911 is minutes away.

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Old 06-26-2019, 10:53 PM   #29
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I completely understand that point of view and it makes sense to me. Thanks for the input.

As a new(ish) handgun shooter I think I could adapt to a slightly different platform. I've heard it takes 3k to 5k repetitions of a particular muscle memory movement to become proficient. I have 450 rounds through the PPQ and maybe a couple hundred more dry fire shots at this point. Feeling pretty good with it but know I have alot more to do.

The grip on the PPS is different (of course smaller) but ergos are almost as nice - the reason for getting hot on this pistol. I'll have to rent one to know for sure.

Great information all. Thanks.
One day at a time. Enjoy the journey.
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