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  1. #301
    Springfield XD Service in 357sig

  3. #302
    Glock 22 with 3.5# connector and 180gr. XTP's

  4. #303
    I carry one of the prototypes of the 1911s that I build as a hobby. The only full-size I've built is a CMP/DCM type hardballer. The other prototypes built thus far are Colt Commanders, configured with an emphasis on practical pistol competition or defense carry. But they can be built on a full-size Colt platform, stainless or blue. The difference lay mainly with the recoil reduction system, the barrel/bushing combo, and the metal. Competition/carry version is blue (carbon) as that is desirable in a competition pistol. That one also employs a tungsten guide rod vs. the Sprinco system I put in the carry/competition stainless Commander. Neither has ambo safety, extended mag well, or frame-cut beavertail. There are a million and one builders that will apply these mods to a Colt, and if asked I'd be happy to refer someone to one of those that I know, who can build a world-class pistol of that sort. I will bevel a mag well, and I use Wilson drop-in (hand fit actually) beaver tail grip safety. If a customer was left-handed, I'd do an ambo thumb safety - but otherwise not.

    I am currently building a Smith & Wesson "Classic" Model 40-1 for my wife. It came blue, but I'm having it fully engraved and nickel plated. That will also feature Eagle MOP grips, and a bronze-manganese Tyler T-Grip. It's going to be a real beauty. Having had the little lemon squeezer for a few days now, it has occurred to me that I've got to get one of these for myself. I think mine will be the color case hardened version, with about C coverage engraving and Eagle Elephant ivory grips, also with the T-Grip set up. Smith builds one similar to that with plastic grips for about $6,500 Ė my wifeís will come to around $2,000 when itís all said and done.

    I may switch to carrying a version of that pistol in most situations. I feel confident with all five chambers loaded, and the new Hornady XTP 158 gr with a couple of extra speed loaders on hand. Old fashion, but so am I, as you may have gathered. On my own builds I replace virtually every internal: trigger, hammer, everything except the ejector on the Commanders, it's already "extended." Everything else goes. I do a flat-top serration, Novak low mount sights (different for the two configs), Gold Cup like serrations on the fore strap, Gold-Cup like ejection port lowering and roll-over dimple (new style [square] on the comp gun), etc. Ė traditional. The Carry gets Briley bbl with Briley spherical bushing, the competition setup is Cart with EGW angled bore bushing.

    You might take this all as a sales pitch - it's not. I'm only building prototypes now. I wonít be in business for another 5-6 years down the line. If you are in the market for a Colt that isn't a Buck Rogers ray gun, a traditional Colt that is re-configured for optimal performance based on the original design keep me in mind. Few if any other builders will touch this level of modification any where near what I'll be charging - I'm not in this to make a living. It just has to be worth my while; itís a lot of work. The plain fact of the matter is that unless you have a life-lone romance and affinity for the original Browning design, not because it's the best you can do for either carry or competition, but because you just love a fine Colt, you can do just as well (and for a lot less money) with a Sig, or a Glock, or a packaged deal from any number of builders who do all the whacky mods that I disdain; which is also why I will never build a clone.
    Last edited by daves_daily; 03-28-2009 at 09:37 PM. Reason: goofed

  5. #304
    EDC varies depending on how I'm dressed. Usually a Glock 30sf or Para Carry 9. BUG is a Seecamp or SW 640. My cargun is a Glock 23 with a CrimsonTrace GLS. Mitch Rosen Thinman for the Para, and BladeTech Stingray for the 30sf, both are OWB. Always carry a Surefire or similiar light and 2 folders.

  6. Bulgi Makarov.

  7. #306
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Southern New Hampshire
    I carry on me the KelTec PF9. Sometimes on the weekends at home it's the HiPoint C9.
    Funny, because today I took with me my NAA 22LR because it's small enough to fit in my pocket for the entire day here at work without the company knowing. WHY not the KelTec? Well, I need to purchase for my car another lockbox to put ammo in when I park the car. I've been locking the KelTec all this time loaded in the lockbox I have now. Just found out it's a no-no here in MA.
    (All the above are MY opinions/suggestions ONLY....AND, I like to bust ball's, it's called having a sense of humor. In other words, no intent to offend anyone, so get over it)

  8. #307
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    South Central Missouri

    Switch 'em up!

    I alternate between 2:

    #1) Sig Sauer P220 Carry


    #2) Star PD (Say what you will about this one, but I am the only owner this gun has had, and it has never in the 20+ years I've owned it - EVER failed to go "bang" when I pulled the trigger.)

    Both are .45 ACP's - Do they make pistols in other calibers?

  9. My Carry

    I'm a Springfield XD fan. I carry the XD45, 4" service model in bi-tone. Accurate and reliable.

  10. #309
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    TN, the patron state of shootin stuff
    Winter time my Glock 27. Summer, my P3AT fits right in my pocket though my Glock is always in the glove box just in case.

  11. #310
    Stoeger Cougar .40 with a Kel-Tec PF9 backup. Wife has a Taurus PT-111 with Ruger LCP backup.
    "Gun a Month" Club Member

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