Heavy Hitter Carry Guns

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  1. Legionnaire
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    New additions to the rotation: GP100 and Charter Arms Bulldog, both in .44 Spl.

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    Posting photos here is a skill I have yet to develop, but I have generally toted heavy-hitter handguns during personal time, often the same weapons I carried on police duty at the time, or near-twins. My default carry guns, today, are Gen4 G19 pistols, on and off the clock. I am also "qual'ed" with a pair of full-sized Les Baer 1911 pistols, a Thunder Ranch Special and a Harrison-customized Premier II, but the recent switch to the horridly compact Ford Explorer-based Police "Interceptor" patrol vehicles means that my days of routinely carrying large pistols at work, on the duty belt, are probably over. Entering, and especially exiting is made more complex when wearing a full-sized pistol. (I have two duty belts, one set-up for 1911 pistols, the other for Glocks. I just switch my Taser holster, to wear either rig while at work.)

    The oldest heavy-hitter handgun I still have is my S&W Model 58, an N-frame .41 Magnum that was a San Antonio PD-issued duty gun before I bought it in 1985, and used it on my duty belt, and for concealed carry, for most of the rest of the Eighties.

    Another heavy-hitter handgun that I still own, and have used both on and off the clock, is a 4" GP100, and I have other 4" GP100 sixguns I have only toted concealed.
     
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    Oh boy, a current production 3" .44spl on a medium framed revolver...That's great (that sucks)...I thought I was where I had everything I really wanted/needed for carry but one (a 3" S&W 686 Plus). I also am moving towards higher capacity handguns for self defense. But, I love 3" medium frame revolvers, I love big bore revolvers, and with the fiber optic front sight...Somebody needs to talk me out of it before my wallet gets mad at me.

     
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    Surrender to the force.......
     
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    If you can get past the divorce, it's kind of fun and liberating.
     
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    My FN-FNX45-sixteen shots of 45ACP hollow-pointed
    sugary goodness. And the only "ready -straight-from-the-box"
    CC I have had, since the 92A1, lo these many years.
     
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    I'll update this to be either a Glock 32 or 31 either of which fit in that same holster.
    125 gr. HST @ 1,385 fps (average) should qualify as "heavy hitter"
     
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    currently, I have a Series 70 Commander, a BHP, a Springfield XDS .45, CZ75D PCR, and a Glock 19 in the rotation.
    Just added a S&W Model 60-15. Usually loaded with .38 Special, but it can take .357 Mag.
     
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