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    I frequently carry a Model of 1917 in cooler months when I can wear a jacket. Had the trigger smoothed up and at 45' or less it's tough to miss the target. And... as ARV stated, if you need more than 5 - 6 well placed shots, you're probably beyond where a handgun can help much.
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    I have a S&W 442. Great gun.
    I have both, but a S&W 442 and a Rugar LCP for my EDC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MI .45 View Post
    I frequently carry a Model of 1917 in cooler months when I can wear a jacket. Had the trigger smoothed up and at 45' or less it's tough to miss the target. And... as ARV stated, if you need more than 5 - 6 well placed shots, you're probably beyond where a handgun can help much.
    Is that an original 1917 or a recent reproduction? If it's an original I'd put that jewel in the safe and go get a Smith model 25 (45 ACP revolver) if they're still available.

    Nothing against the M1917 by ANY means but remember if you have to use it the police will likely sieze it and you may not get it back. It would be a shame to lose that weapon.

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    It's a repro... I wouldn't carry anything I'm not willing to lose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SC Tiger View Post
    Is that an original 1917 or a recent reproduction? If it's an original I'd put that jewel in the safe and go get a Smith model 25 (45 ACP revolver) if they're still available.

    Nothing against the M1917 by ANY means but remember if you have to use it the police will likely sieze it and you may not get it back. It would be a shame to lose that weapon.
    I have seen this school of thought before. Why do people come up with such ideas?
    If you use a firearm in self defense, I can assure you, the last thing you will care about is the custody of your firearm.
    If you are found justified in shooting at another human being, the court will return your property. They have no legal grounds to confiscate.
    IMO, If one subscribes to this school of thought, then the only carry firearms would be inexpensive, disposable pistols such as Taurus, and the like.

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    I have seen this school of thought before. Why do people come up with such ideas?
    If you use a firearm in self defense, I can assure you, the last thing you will care about is the custody of your firearm.
    If you are found justified in shooting at another human being, the court will return your property. They have no legal grounds to confiscate.
    IMO, If one subscribes to this school of thought, then the only carry firearms would be inexpensive, disposable pistols such as Taurus, and the like.
    ...or fairly modern Rugers, Kimbers, Sigs, Colts, H&Ks, Glocks, SA's, S&Ws, Wilsons, Les Baers, Kel-Tecs, and any other brand that can be easily replaced with a trip to the local gun store. There's a difference between an expensive firearm and one that is hard to replace. The issue is that an original M1917 revolver is not only very valuable (probably) but it would be [email protected] hard to find another one in working condition. I'd also be concerned about a weapon that old with modern ammo but that's another discussion.

    MI .45 states that it is a reproduction and that he has the same basic school of thought that I do.

    Besides, do you REALLY trust law enforcement to return your property regardless of the outcome? I'm not saying that they won't but I'm not going to rely on it.

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    Tiger,
    Thanks for your reply.
    The point I am trying to make is:
    If you use a firearm in self defense, the last thing you will worry about is getting your pistol returned to you.

    I wonder how that will sound in court if your are more worried about the whereabouts of your gun, then the damage the bullets from that gun has caused.

    Maybe, a better way to put this is:
    If you don't want your valuable firearm scratched, rusted, or stolen, do not use it as a carry firearm.

    Shooting someone is the last thing on my "to do list".

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    Quote Originally Posted by MI .45 View Post
    It's a repro... I wouldn't carry anything I'm not willing to lose.
    Agreed. I'd hate to lose any of my carry weapons but if I do Kahr, S&W, or Ruger will make me another one just like it. Not necessarily true with guns like an original M1917. It could be hard to find a "shooter."

    That said, if an original M1917, or for that matter a Union Switch and Signal GI 1911 is the only thing you would trust your life to, by all means carry it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theicemanmpls View Post
    Tiger,
    Thanks for your reply.
    The point I am trying to make is:
    If you use a firearm in self defense, the last thing you will worry about is getting your pistol returned to you.

    I wonder how that will sound in court if your are more worried about the whereabouts of your gun, then the damage the bullets from that gun has caused.

    Maybe, a better way to put this is:
    If you don't want your valuable firearm scratched, rusted, or stolen, do not use it as a carry firearm.

    Shooting someone is the last thing on my "to do list".
    100% agree. My point is that if you have something like an original M1917, which would be a shame to lose, you should consider a substitute. Of course this assumes you can find a substitute that you are confident and comfortable with. You can buy more of the expensive, modern stuff, but a historical firearm like the M1917, or a Union Switch and Signal M1911 (among others) would be almost impossible to replace. Nothing wrong with carrying a gun like that but I was just making a suggestion.

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