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View Poll Results: I need a all round every situation concealable pistol
Ruger LCR .357 2 7.14%
Springfield XDs 45 ACP 4 14.29%
Glock 32 45 ACP 3 10.71%
Kimber Pro Carry II 13 46.43%
XDM compact 45 ACP 6 21.43%
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I need a good all around pistol! Any Ideas?

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Unread 09-20-2012, 01:16 PM
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Re: I need a good all around pistol! Any Ideas?

I'll throw in another vote for the 1911. I own a Colt Series 80 and have never had any issues with it, and it is a very accurate firearm. My carry gun is an H&K USP Compact in .40. Going with something like a 1911 or Glock will make your life a little easier when it comes to buying accessories for it.
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    Unread 09-23-2012, 07:52 AM
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    Re: I need a good all around pistol! Any Ideas?

    1911 or xd cant go wrong. I have a friend tha has a ruger lcr .357 and it felt like getting kicked in the hand by a mule and flipped as hard too. quik follow up shots not likely with that one even with .38+p recoil was pretty severe. I also like the beretta 92 9mm has pleanty of power, low recoil, cheap ammo, and high mag capacity.
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    Unread 09-23-2012, 06:20 PM
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    Re: I need a good all around pistol! Any Ideas?

    Go with the XD or the M&P!

    Carried a 1911 for years in the military, but the the new guns just surpass them in feel, capacity and ruggedness out of the box. You will have to spend 2-3x for a 1911 that works over the M&P or XD.

    IMO glocks are clunky and the grip angle will drive you crazy. Plus more negiligent discharges happen with Glocks than any other sidearm.
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    Unread 09-23-2012, 08:49 PM
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    Re: I need a good all around pistol! Any Ideas?

    got to agree the m&p does have a great feel.
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    Unread 09-26-2012, 10:35 PM
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    Re: I need a good all around pistol! Any Ideas?

    1911 Commander in a MS VMII style holster is my carry pistol.
    db
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    Unread 09-27-2012, 09:17 AM
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    Re: I need a good all around pistol! Any Ideas?

    Just something to think about. If you are really going to carry this while hunting in an outside position available for quick access, that gun is going to get dirty. I continually have sticks and pine needles and a coat of dirt on mine while hunting. I just can't avoid it if I want quick access to it, which I do, so it sits on my backpack belt. I have a number of pistols and have had excellent luck with them not jamming but I personally would be a bit hesitant to trust a pistol in that kind of environment with a grizz or wolf or cat looking down my barrel! I would personally look at a revolver for this type of carry. You have a 41 mag, there are some great light weight options for that cartridge.

    Maybe add a compact version in 41 then get a pistol that you and your wife can both handle. I really like the XDM series. Kimber would be my next choice.

    Scot E.
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    Unread 09-27-2012, 11:14 AM
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    Re: I need a good all around pistol! Any Ideas?

    My EDC is a XD45C. It is a great gun, and being a small guy, I can conceal it very eaasily, with the short 10 round or standard 13 round magazine. I have, not a lot, but over 3k rounds through it and it has been flawless
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