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Gun decision for my partner: 5 rounds of .38spl vs. 11 rounds of 9mm

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PlayboyPenguin, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I am trying to make a decision. My partner carries a S&W pre-lock model 60 in his car when he is working (I made him get his carry permit) and I am trying to decide whether to up his firepower a bit. I am considering taking away the m60 (which he shoots okay with and has 5 rounds of .38spl) and replacing it with a Glock 26 (which he shot well the one time he used and has 11 rounds of 9mm). I would of course train him to shoot the g26 to the extent his limited interest allows him to be trained.

    Thoughts?

    Him shooting my old G26
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  2. d1esel

    d1esel Ridgefield WA. Member

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    I hope this picture was taken before you corrected his grip.
     
  3. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I find it is better for everyone to learn some things the hard way. :D
     
  4. NK777

    NK777 West of Portland Member

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    Well I'd likely choose the higher cap 9mm over the 5 round 38sp but if he's more comfortable with the 38sp he's probably better off with it.

    The grip thing is funny in a painful sort of way anyways. :D
     
  5. TonsOfOregonBrass

    TonsOfOregonBrass Sandy, OR Active Member

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    He doesn't get a choice in what he carries?

    I would let him pick. i know for my wife i would prefer my wife carry a semi-auto in at least 9mm +p, but if she is more comfortable and confident with a revolver then that is what she carries.

    If he doesn't care and is trained well enough to clear malfunctions if needed, then replace it with the glock.
     
  6. d1esel

    d1esel Ridgefield WA. Member

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    I guess that would explain his limited interest.:thumbup:
     
  7. TonsOfOregonBrass

    TonsOfOregonBrass Sandy, OR Active Member

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    I would love to see an after picture.:laugh:
     
  8. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Ya well, once that slide bites his thumb he's not likely to do that again.....:p..Hopefully

    I'd train him on the nine, then let him decide what to carry...
     
  9. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    My wife got bit by the slide once. Never has done it again.
     
  10. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    He actually did not get bit bad. Luckily his thumb was pretty far back. Here is what the same gun did to me one day when I was first shooting it.

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  11. 56kninja

    56kninja Portland Member

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    I'd say the 11 rounds, my own personal prefference though. I don't need to explain the logic behind having more rounds.
     
  12. d1esel

    d1esel Ridgefield WA. Member

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    If the guy is not gun savoy, and does not train. I think the wheel gun is a no brainer. The KISS theory applies.
     
  13. raindog

    raindog Portland, OR Active Member

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    I think that is solid wisdom. With a semi-auto, you have to learn how to handle different kinds of failures. It's not hard knowledge (and a Glock makes it somewhat simpler, as there is no safety, it's not SA, etc.), but with a revolver, the solution to nearly all failures is "pull the trigger again".
     
  14. DSbur

    DSbur Vancouver WA Member

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    +1 on the wheel gun
     
  15. bmw2

    bmw2 Mount Vernon, Wa Active Member

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    I have had both but I stick with my snubbie for my always with me gun. I can put 5 rounds of well aimed standard pressure .38's on target faster than 5 rounds of 9mm from a model 26.
     
  16. Jaybo

    Jaybo Olympia Washington Member

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    You sound like a total blow hard, and it should be up to your "partner" what he carries. You clearly don't care for his personal safety anyways, or you would have taken the necessary steps and teach him how to hold a firearm before taking pictures of him holding it wrong, and then posting "injuries" from the improper handling of the firearm. First of all, as a SENIOR member, you should know better and secondly its NOT your decision. It not your choice if he carries or not. If he wants to carry a 357 or a .22... its HIS decision. Your post stripped this guy of any jeans (pants) he may have been wearing.
     
  17. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Gee, I am glad I am going to take advice from someone that knows nothing about the situation but just loves to spout off to hear there own voice. I wold stick to giving advice on subjects where you have the slightest clue about if I was you because this did not work out so well for you.
     
  18. JUSTIficatioN

    JUSTIficatioN Seattle, Wa Member

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    having six more rounds would be better than only five in my opinion and a 9mm's recoil isn't bad at all, especially when you get used to shooting it. I'd push for the 9mm unless he really just isn't comfortable with it.
     
  19. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    He really liked the G29. he is just one of those people that will not make a decision about things like this when he thinks it will cost money. No matter how bad he wanted something he would not ask for it if it cost anything.
     
  20. treemanx

    treemanx Spray, Or. Active Member

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    WOW! I don't believe I've ever seen anyone get under your skin that bad PB! You were having a hard time typing!

    As far as your bud goes, I agree with others here. Let him make the final choice. Because in the end, it will be him firing it if he has to, not you. But kudos to you for helping him get it figured out! -tree:thumbup:
     
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