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MarineGunner Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 1:19 AM
Well said, Star. I highly recommend .45 ACP bullets (choose the bullet first, then the pistol to shoot it) and a Heckler & Koch (HK) pistol as your carry piece; they are the best of the best. Big bullets work best and HK pistols always work, no matter what. Remember that gun control has nothing to do with guns and everything to do with control ... thought control.
Beethovens10th Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 12:56 PM
Why .45? A rational school of thought says that CAPACITY is a much more reasonable criteria in determining the firearm. Do you want to be able to shoot off 9 - .45's or 17 - 9 mm?

I say that capacity is king.
marty85 Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 10:52 PM
I have no problem with capacity, and if one wants a large capacity magazine, good for them. However, for me, a .45 caliber semi-wadcutter is an excellent stopper, and the first EFFECTIVE shot ends the fight. Again, to each his own.
AWLtunedUp Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 1:33 AM
The trigger 'reach' on most.45's is too long for all but the biggest hands.

The recoil of the .45 is also a consideration for many people.

I am 5' 10" and 200 lbs. The 'Medium Frame' Ruger P-85 is like wearing an anvil and the gun

is quite Large in my hand.

I say, a Snub-Nosed .357 with enough training to hit what you're shooting at, is more practical for

more people.
Gary23 Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 7:51 AM
A Sarge in the Army (1969) told my Platoon " A well placed bullet beats 20 rounds on Full Automatic every time." Meaning if you hit the target every time, that is better than spraying the trees and missing 75% of the time. Gives you more bullets to fight with.
5 targets coming at you . . .20 rounds on full auto . . . average hits 5 . . . . killing hits 1 . . . . (done on a range at 25 yards and less) 2 arm hits, 2 leg hits, 1 chest hit.
"It is not the SIZE that counts, it's the way you use it."
Earl29 Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 8:51 AM
My hands are much too small for large frame magnums, but I have no problem with the 1911s. I don't find their recoil a problem. I suspect a small frame .357 Magnum, which I have never fired, might be harder to handle for me without a slide to dampen recoil. I am a big bullet fan.
marty85 Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 10:49 PM
A .357 has much more recoil than a .45, and for me, the plow handle grip on most revolvers just doesn't "fit." I say, if one is intending to buy a gun, they should try out several different kinds and see what they like. To each his own...
GOOD OL' BAD GUY Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 9:54 AM

Earl,

You are absolutely correct. The gun weight to muzzle energy ratio is dominant factor in determining recoil. I own a Colt Defender that came with an aluminum frame that kicked like a mule. Replacing the aluminum frame with a stainless steel frame reduced the recoil to an acceptable level. The other advantage to the extra mass is, it is more stable no mater what stance the shooter prefers, i.e., in now actually hits where it’s pointed.

This past Friday my organization, CURE, sponsored a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, to bring attention to the importance of rigorously defending the right of all Americans, guaranteed under the 2nd Amendment of our Constitution, to own a gun.

Our event provided a forum for black leaders from the world of politics and public policy in Washington, from the business community, from academia, and from the clergy to express their deep concern about efforts currently underway to limit our God-given and constitutional individual right of self-defense.

Why would an organization like CURE, whose mission focuses on...