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    Quote Originally Posted by daytonaredeye View Post

    What is Carry with an empty chamber AND empty mag . . . .? Redneck hellbilly Carry?
    Nah, Rednecks and hillbillies know that empty guns don't do you any good.

    Empty chamber and mag carry sound like being a gun bearer for a mugger or a great way to get shot by someone with a loaded gun to me.
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    I probably shouldn't vote since I don't own any .40 S & W...but I do have two 9mm pistols suitable for carry and two 45 ACP that are easily carried. The S & W Compact Shield in 45 ACP has been my steadfast companion with 7 + 1 of Federal Hydra-Shok...want more capacity? Carry more magazines. (FKL did speak of probably the best 45 ACP striker gun made...the PT 145 and I miss mine a lot)
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    I need to shoot my PT145 more. I just can't get used to that tiny safety and will NOT carry it safety off like a Glock. I'm a 1911 guy from way back that feels the safety is there for a reason, it's just that the PT145 needs a bigger safety like the competition safety I had on that 1911. I really prefer DA, though, and love that TH9c. I appreciated my KP90DC when I got it after getting my 1911 ripped off. It was covered by insurance and I took the money and bought the Ruger, which at the time was a "latest and greatest" gun in the magazines. This was well before strikeritis took over the handgunning world.
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    The .40 I had the hots for was the Taurus 5 shot revolver. Only reason I wanted it is our range was city property and the cops shot on it and left LOTS of .40 which I just could NOT leave out there when I saw it. I had a nice collection of empty brass after a while and nothing to use it in, thought the Taurus would be fun.

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    OK. Here is your first serious 40 vs 45 ACP YouTube review.

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    I actually watched that video prior to posting this poll. I like Paul Harrel, but his non-committal ("You be the judge.") approach can sometimes be a bit off-putting, especially in a head-to-head comparison in which the whole point is to determine which is better. I mean, it's nice that he just shows you the two and what they can do then grants you the freedom to draw your own conclusion, (Something which would have made his reviews of the Taurus Judge much better) but a simple, polite, "Personally, I prefer [insert cartridge here]." would be welcome.

    Quote Originally Posted by Czechbikr View Post
    I probably shouldn't vote since I don't own any .40 S & W...but I do have two 9mm pistols suitable for carry and two 45 ACP that are easily carried. The S & W Compact Shield in 45 ACP has been my steadfast companion with 7 + 1 of Federal Hydra-Shok...want more capacity? Carry more magazines. (FKL did speak of probably the best 45 ACP striker gun made...the PT 145 and I miss mine a lot)
    No, I don't expect everyone who doesn't own both not to vote, obviously if one doesn't own a .40 then one has a reason not to own a .40, which is a reason I would want to hear. So thank you for your feedback.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuco_Ramírez View Post
    I actually watched that video prior to posting this poll. I like Paul Harrel, but his non-committal ("You be the judge.") approach can sometimes be a bit off-putting, especially in a head-to-head comparison in which the whole point is to determine which is better. I mean, it's nice that he just shows you the two and what they can do then grants you the freedom to draw your own conclusion, (Something which would have made his reviews of the Taurus Judge much better) but a simple, polite, "Personally, I prefer [insert cartridge here]." would be welcome.



    No, I don't expect everyone who doesn't own both not to vote, obviously if one doesn't own a .40 then one has a reason not to own a .40, which is a reason I would want to hear. So thank you for your feedback.
    My reason to this date has been a rather shallow one. I don't want to add another caliber to the menu, although I do have some of the "fixins'" having collected a small number of .40 caliber cases. I may enter the realm at some point, especially since the police surplus offerings have become very attractive...and I have yet to own a Glock.

    Basically I am covered already with the 9mm and the 45 ACP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Czechbikr View Post
    My reason to this date has been a rather shallow one. I don't want to add another caliber to the menu, although I do have some of the "fixins'" having collected a small number of .40 caliber cases. I may enter the realm at some point, especially since the police surplus offerings have become very attractive...and I have yet to own a Glock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daytonaredeye View Post
    OK, lets see, Israeli Carry is carrying over an empty chamber . . . . . . you rack and load as you draw.

    What is Carry with an empty chamber AND empty mag . . . .? Redneck hellbilly Carry?
    don't carry that way of course but it does give one an indication of what the actual weight of a weapon is.
    as magazine capacity (size) varies a good bit especially in a 1911 then one can better tell what the weight will be depending on what Bollett that you put in the weapon.
    its not like taking the cylinder out of a revolver and weighing it, you know with them new fangled semi auto things you can just push a button and that clippy thang drops out.
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