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Posted: 5/11/2001 6:03:22 PM EDT
Getting my licence soon, what do you think about Beretta Cougar full size? I know it doesn't make sense but even for carry I don't like compact models. Any suggestions? Thanks!
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 6:07:03 PM EDT
I considered the Cougar. I'm a big fan of the KISS principal, and the cougar just seemed too complicated and easy to put back together wrong. Never regretted the decision to go Glock. -Andy
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 6:07:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By blazeone: Getting my licence soon, what do you think about Beretta Cougar full size? I know it doesn't make sense but even for carry I don't like compact models. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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If you're carrying concealed, the gun should at least be concealed! I would recommend a Glock 30 - compact, ten rounds in the mag and one in the chamber, and dead reliable. Mine is accurate too! [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/015/2y/qu/dV/wb84993.jpg[/img] I carry mine in a Bladetek IWB holster with two spare mags in a Bladetek carrier on the other side......
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 6:14:12 PM EDT
The Cougars are really underrated pistols, the ones that I have shot have been completely reliable, and felt good in the hand. I used to be a die-hard 1911 guy, but have moved to an H&K USP Compact .45 for daily carry. I have put my Wilson Combat CQB and Wilson tuned Colt Combat Commander up on the shelf in favor of the H&K most days. It doesn't have as sweet a trigger or as much style as the Wilson 1911s, but I shoot it nearly as well, and I don't mind sweating all over it on 100 degree days.
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 6:44:30 PM EDT
I carried a Colt Combat LW Commander (70 series for you 1911 fans out there)in an IWB holster for years - cocked and locked. This pistol has an alloy frame which reduces the weight considerably. I also have carried a full size Government Model and Officer's Model concealed. Due to the thin dimensions of the 1911 style pistol - it conceals very well unless you are a petite build. The Glock 30 is a great compact .45 to carry also. It is chunkier and will print through clothes a little easier due to that fact. I really wish Glock would consider making a "Commander size" .45 that would take G22 mags - it would be a winner I think. Welll there are my personal choices..... [sniper] [b]The Sniper
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 6:53:45 PM EDT
P-12-heaviest HKUSP compact midweight Glock lightest
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 7:24:02 PM EDT
Another vote for the Glock 30. I carry it easily IWB behind right hip. No Problems. Simple and Accurate.
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 7:43:24 PM EDT
kimber ultra carry.mmk [url]www.kimberamerica.com/Ultra_Carry.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 8:14:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 8:21:58 PM EDT
Para-Ord P-12. Same size as a Colt Officer's model,but 12 rounds plus one in the pipe.
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 8:22:38 PM EDT
I think the colt commander is a good size for carry go with the lightweight model.Or equivelent springfield,kimber
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 8:23:51 PM EDT
I would get the Beretta Cougar 8045F. It sounds as if you like the way it feels in your hand. That would be my first clue to which one you want. You may even prefer Berettas, as I do. If so, get one. 8+1 in .45 and it's a Beretta...nice combination. I want one for my next Beretta purchase.
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 8:26:01 PM EDT
Glock 30 HK Compact if you feel you must have an external/switched safety.
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 9:28:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 9:31:30 PM EDT
KIMBER COMPACT for me!!! lwolfnky1
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 9:41:41 PM EDT
Kimber Pro Carry or Ultra Carry
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 9:50:17 PM EDT
What? No Sig fans? I carry a Sig P220. It's a great gun with similar dimensions to a 1911. One of these days I'll get a Kimber too.
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 9:50:51 PM EDT
I carry both a Glock 30 and a Kimber Ultra Carry off and on. But i have found the Kinber does deeper concealment better. It all matter if you prefer the few more rounds on something with a lil less print. Either one will make a great carry weapon........ Cris
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 10:16:42 PM EDT
Go with the Sig P245.
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 10:34:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/11/2001 10:33:28 PM EDT by FedGunner]
Any suggestions? Thanks!
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Were I to carry, I am in love with my plain jane Colt government, series 80.(I live in the OTHER state where nothing is allowed.)The only mods I made were a flat backstrap, Wilson trigger, and a set of Pachmyr's (sp)grips
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 11:16:08 PM EDT
A Springfield Armory Ultra Compact V10.
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 1:12:00 AM EDT
Glock 30, 36 if you prefer the single stack frame. HK USP 45C is nice, but maybe a little big. Glock 27 is nice.
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 1:15:45 AM EDT
[img]http://www.tombnet.org/~sharpshooter/Ultra_CDP.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 1:25:19 AM EDT
1.Star PD 2.Lightweight Comander or Kimber lightweight with4" barrel 3.H&K Compact.Its not as big as it looks.
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 2:11:05 AM EDT
The Cougar 8045 would be perfect.
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 5:55:00 AM EDT
Is price a consideration or are you on an unlimited budget? Glock's run around $550. Most of the rest, particularly the Kimbers are Twice that. Get what fits your hand and is most comfortable for you to shoot well. Concealment and Capacity should be secondary considerations.
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 6:29:32 AM EDT
Another vote for the Sig Sauer P245. It's what I use.
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 6:32:31 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/12/2001 6:42:40 AM EDT
Is there a Board for 1911's like the Ar15.com and Subguns Boards? I have been bitten by the 1911 bug. Thanks Bruce
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 6:53:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 7:07:53 AM EDT
[url]www.1911forum.com/[/url]
Link Posted: 5/13/2001 7:44:32 AM EDT
Thanks for all the ideas. Next gun show I'll try them all with my holster. And go from there.
Link Posted: 5/13/2001 10:27:35 AM EDT
I Carry A AMT Hardballer. You Can See It If You Look Hard.But I Dont really care.
Link Posted: 5/13/2001 11:04:14 AM EDT
I vote for the Glock! light weight, inexpensive, plentiful, and simple to work on......:)
Link Posted: 5/13/2001 11:41:59 AM EDT
Originally Posted By blazeone: Thanks for all the ideas. Next gun show I'll try them all with my holster. And go from there.
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Uhhh... I'd say you've got it backwards. First you find out what pistol fits [b]YOU[/b] best, [b]THEN[/b] you buy a quality holster that fits that pistol. Not the other way around! [;)]
Link Posted: 5/13/2001 11:52:54 AM EDT
Since you don't want a compact, try the HK USP .45. If you like the Beretta, by all means, GET IT!!! I have a SS Beretta 92 and I'm more accurate with that than any of my other pistols. I usually carry my Glock 19.
Link Posted: 5/13/2001 2:28:05 PM EDT
Glock 30. Idiot proof and as reliable as the sun rise. Conceals wells and has the best finish on the market. Lightweight and not as expensive as some of the other weapons listed.
Link Posted: 5/13/2001 2:34:31 PM EDT
Kimber Ultra Carry...THE best.
Link Posted: 5/13/2001 8:44:14 PM EDT
My opinion for size, reliability, weight,accuracy, price, and yes looks would be an HK USP Compact. NO SLACK!
Link Posted: 5/14/2001 3:41:54 PM EDT
And the winner is: Kimber Ultra Carry stainless steel 45. After touching and feeling many, I decided to get over my compact issues and went with this weapon. I thicnk i'm going to lover it! Thanks all.
Link Posted: 5/14/2001 3:44:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/14/2001 3:45:32 PM EDT by blazeone]
And the winner [:D] is: Kimber Ultra Carry stainless steel 45. After touching and feeling many [:I], I decided to get over my compact issues and went with this weapon. I think i'm going to lover it! Thanks all.
Link Posted: 5/14/2001 7:20:19 PM EDT
I see price really wasn't an option in this decision. Hope you smile as much as I did when I bought my first "carry".[8d]
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