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I weighed the options..... .380 x 7 rounds or .40 x 16 rounds. I normally switch to a summer gun but I just can't do it anymore with what is going on with the Czar. You know what............I'm doubling up, pistols and clips , peace on him. :p Did I say clips? Ammo up my friends. ;)
 

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Agree.

Anyway, a semi-auto has to hold at least 8 rounds before I'll consider carrying it for defense. Six rounds out of my drop dead reliable S&W snubnose revolver gives me more confidence than seven rounds out of semi-auto, even a better quality one. To me, the reliability gap has to be compensated for with capacity (or power, as in .45acp). JMHO.
 

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Agree.

Anyway, a semi-auto has to hold at least 8 rounds before I'll consider carrying it for defense. Six rounds out of my drop dead reliable S&W snubnose revolver gives me more confidence than seven rounds out of semi-auto, even a better quality one. To me, the reliability gap has to be compensated for with capacity (or power, as in .45acp). JMHO.
Then I guess I'm hunting for the best of both worlds toting my little Rossi .44 Special (a near ballistic twin to the .45ACP) 5 shooter. Revolver reliability with serious punch in a concealable package.
 

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Stripper Clips?
 

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Agree.

Anyway, a semi-auto has to hold at least 8 rounds before I'll consider carrying it for defense. Six rounds out of my drop dead reliable S&W snubnose revolver gives me more confidence than seven rounds out of semi-auto, even a better quality one. To me, the reliability gap has to be compensated for with capacity (or power, as in .45acp). JMHO.
The original 1911 and 1911A have served well for over 100 years with only the original 7 round mag. They were also designed so that all parts would interchange without hand fitting. Granted nearly all troops carried extra magazines and the mag's had lanyard rings on them so that they didn't end up getting lost in the heat of battle.
 

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Agree.

Anyway, a semi-auto has to hold at least 8 rounds before I'll consider carrying it for defense. Six rounds out of my drop dead reliable S&W snubnose revolver gives me more confidence than seven rounds out of semi-auto, even a better quality one. To me, the reliability gap has to be compensated for with capacity (or power, as in .45acp). JMHO.
The 1911 and 1911A1 has served well for over 100 years in combat with a 7 round magazine and they were designed so that all the parts were interchangeable without hand fitting. Granted that nearly all troops carried multiple mag's and they had lanyard rings on the base to help reduce loss in combat.
 

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I weighed the options..... .380 x 7 rounds or .40 x 16 rounds. I normally switch to a summer gun but I just can't do it anymore with what is going on with the Czar. You know what............I'm doubling up, pistols and clips , peace on him. :p Did I say clips? Ammo up my friends. ;)
Clips? You've been watching too much network news. Try gun magazines for your info.

;);)
 

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Get you a Theis Holster and you can carry any gun comfortably all year long.
 

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I weighed the options..... .380 x 7 rounds or .40 x 16 rounds. I normally switch to a summer gun but I just can't do it anymore with what is going on with the Czar. You know what............I'm doubling up, pistols and clips , peace on him. :p Did I say clips? Ammo up my friends. ;)
Summer gun? I carry both of the above year-round... even in the Texas summer heat/humidity.
 

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