back up gun!

Discuss the variety of handguns out there.

which caliber do u use as a back up handgun?

22lr
0
No votes
22mag
1
3%
25acp
0
No votes
32acp
4
10%
380auto
17
44%
Other
17
44%
 
Total votes: 39

srt-4_jon
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Re: back up gun!

Post by srt-4_jon » 17 Sep 2011, 19:23

nice. I just read everywhere that ruger said to not shoot +p.

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Re: back up gun!

Post by SeaHawkDriver-B » 18 Sep 2011, 06:51

I carry a Sig P238 Equinox. Its not the best caliber but it fits in a wallet holster and is perfect for blue-jeans or shorts. Out of curisosity, how much bigger is the 9mm solo than the P238? I find that all the guns that "claim" to step up to 9mm are much larger than their .380 counterparts and don't really fit into your pocket, namely the PF9/PM9, LC9, and P290.

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Re: back up gun!

Post by Valorius » 18 Sep 2011, 10:31

srt-4_jon wrote:nice. I just read everywhere that ruger said to not shoot +p.
Their legal department says not to. The gun however, fires them just fine.
SeaHawkDriver-B wrote:I carry a Sig P238 Equinox. Its not the best caliber but it fits in a wallet holster and is perfect for blue-jeans or shorts. Out of curisosity, how much bigger is the 9mm solo than the P238? I find that all the guns that "claim" to step up to 9mm are much larger than their .380 counterparts and don't really fit into your pocket, namely the PF9/PM9, LC9, and P290.
Buffalo Barnes .380+P will give your little P238 the same sort of muzzle energy and expansion as you'd normally get from a .38spl+P J frame or a short barreled super-compact 9mm firing 147gr bullets.

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Re: back up gun!

Post by Reverend Herc » 21 Sep 2011, 16:59

panzermk2 wrote:Well I should amend my post. As soon as my new CZ RAMI in 40S&W passes muster with EA +P 40S&W it will be my back up.
How do I get a few of those rounds?????????????????????


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Re: back up gun!

Post by Cave » 20 Oct 2011, 17:57

I seldom carry a bug but the NAA pug fits the bill nicely when it's needed. Accuracy was spot on at seven yards and it did a number on a couple of drenched phone books stacked on top of each other, actually it went through both and the 2x6 that I had them braced against.

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Re: back up gun!

Post by smpsmp » 28 Oct 2011, 21:40

My backup gun is interchangeable with the 1st I guess. Carry my P220 normally (now the beat around gun), and have an 870 behind the counter at work. I have been looking more and more at the S&W Bodyguard .380s, or a Ruger LCR (not a fan of the cylinder release on the Bodyguard .38).

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Re: back up gun!

Post by SeaHawkDriver-B » 29 Oct 2011, 04:59

Nice G30 'Cave'...

I carry a G29SF as a primary, and have a pair of matching G30SF's for bedside table guns, one for me, one for the wife, both with Viridian C5L's on them and 11 rd Pierce Grip mags, 200gr +P GDHP. My backup is a P238, as described above.

I'm a converted Glock fan. Ugly... A Brick.. Purely functional... Works every time. Perfect!

I've been thinking about an NAA in .22WRM as a tertiary gun, or an alternate secondary when I'm not carrying the Glock and using the Sig as a Primary. I'm of the school-of-though, that the .22 short that you brought, it better than the Desert Eagle .50 that you left at home.

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Re: back up gun!

Post by haligan101 » 31 Oct 2011, 20:33

Kimber Raptor comander is main and if i carry a back up it is a Bonds Arms snake Layer with the winchester PDX 410 in it.

My wife carry's the new Walther 380 with Extreme Shock ammo in it

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