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Old March 14, 2008, 01:32 PM   #626
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Old March 14, 2008, 03:09 PM   #627
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Old March 15, 2008, 08:07 AM   #628
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I have 2 carry guns. The one i carry most all the time is the Smith 638 with 38+p. in a pocket holster. Sometimes i carry a Glock model 29 10mm loaded with doubletap ammo.
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Old March 15, 2008, 11:05 AM   #629
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in my old age I carry a little nickel plated S&W model 38

aluminum frame .38 special in a Galco horsehide pocket holster

loaded with 158 grain Hornady hollowpoints
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Old March 15, 2008, 11:39 AM   #630
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STI Trojan that has been "combatted".

230 gr Hollowpoints, soon to go to 240 gr hard cast Keiths.
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Old March 15, 2008, 02:09 PM   #631
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combatted?
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Old March 15, 2008, 03:01 PM   #632
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A Trojan is essentially a target pistol, but very good.

Mine has had a complete go thru with the internals, everything polished, barrel ported, the plastic springhousing replaced with steel, 18.5# spring, ambidextrous safety, combat tritium sights. It started out blue steel but that did not hold up to sweat and sand and I had it titanium electoplated. It will feed, without falter, any combination of loads or bullets that you can put in the magazine.

It is now and has been for several years, a combat pistol. My business was bailbonding, and it had to work.
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Old March 15, 2008, 03:05 PM   #633
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oh ok, thank you very much for clarifying that

I carry a Smith & Wesson model 64 .38 special in a Don Hume "Jit" slide holster loaded with 158 grain Federal Classic hollowpoints
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Old March 16, 2008, 12:43 PM   #634
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P232 in DonHume IWB, Fobus Paddle
XD45 5" when the wardrobe permits... which surprisingly is quite often. I use an Uncle Mikes Paddle

All of my holsters are cheap and all of them work well.
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Old March 17, 2008, 09:24 PM   #635
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Old March 18, 2008, 01:39 AM   #636
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Colt New Agent in a DeSantis Top Cop.
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Old March 18, 2008, 01:59 AM   #637
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S&W 442-2 with either Hogue Monogrips, Pachmayr Compac or Pachmayr Compac Professionals (final decision not yet made) in a Mika round cut pocket holster or DeSantis SuperFly pocket holster, with Speer .38 cal. 135gr GDSB +P, and a Bianchi speed strip holding 5 GDSB in weak pocket.

Bersa Thunder .380 in a DeSantis Nemesis pocket holster with extra factory mag in weak pocket. Carry ammo not yet determined.

Kahr CW9-on order. Want to put in a pocket holster of some kind, if possible. Carry ammo not yet determined.

Spyderco Endura Wave clipped to left rear pocket.

I'll never carry more than one gun at a time.

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Old March 20, 2008, 11:15 PM   #638
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Kahr CW9 loaded with 147gr Speer GoldDot hollow Points, carried in a Blade-Tech IWB kydex holster.
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Old March 20, 2008, 11:18 PM   #639
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NWDude-

How did you come to decide upon the 147gr load for SD? There are many choices out there. I'm curious. Did you give it a lot of consideration, or did you have no choice?

Also, please tell me about shooting that round from the Kahr CW9.
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Old March 20, 2008, 11:29 PM   #640
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I had heard nothing but good things about Speer GoldDots, so I knew that was one of my top SD choices. Then I read this list which was posted by Dr.Gary Roberts who is a noted ballistics and medical expert. (Just listing 9mm)

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The following loads all demonstrate outstanding terminal performance and can be considered acceptable for duty/self-defense use:

9 mm:
Barnes XPB 105 & 115 gr JHP (copper bullet)
Corbon DPX JHP (Copper Bullet)
Federal Tactical 124 gr JHP (LE9T1)
Speer Gold Dot 124 gr +P JHP (53617)
Winchester Ranger-T 124 gr +P JHP (RA9124TP)
Winchester Partition Gold 124 gr JHP (RA91P)
Winchester Ranger-T 127 gr +P+ JHP (RA9TA)
Federal Tactical 135 gr +P JHP (LE9T5)
Federal HST 147 gr JHP (P9HST2)
Remington Golden Saber 147 gr JHP (GS9MMC)
Speer Gold Dot 147 gr JHP (53619)
Winchester Ranger-T 147 gr JHP (RA9T)
So I decided to go with the 147gr. I've only shot a 20rd box of it through my CW9, I thought accuracy was good and recoil was managable.
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Old March 20, 2008, 11:37 PM   #641
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Why did you pick that one over the 124gr +P version of the Speer GD?
Isn't that the one (124gr +P) used by NYPD?

Curious as to basis for your choice.

Did you compare those two Speer GD rounds at all?
Did you shoot both?
Did you shoot any others?

If you will note my post, above, I'm about to receive a new Kahr CW9 and choice of carry ammo has yet to be determined.

Thanks.
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Old March 20, 2008, 11:40 PM   #642
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Why did you pick that one over the 124gr +P version of the Speer GD?
Isn't that the one used by NYPD?

Curious as to basis of your choice.

Did you compare those two Speer GD rounds at all?
Did you shoot both?
Did you shoot any others?
I didn't really want +P is all. Did not compare data, but did shoot both. Didn't shoot any others.
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Old March 20, 2008, 11:46 PM   #643
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Thanks for your comments and taking the time to present the chart compiled by Dr. Roberts.
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Old March 20, 2008, 11:47 PM   #644
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Also, Speer's own website says the 124gr +P is marketed for 2" and shorter barrels. My CW9 has a 3.5" barrel.
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Old March 20, 2008, 11:51 PM   #645
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I see. Thanks for that info.

I think the official numbers for the barrel for the CW9 are 3.6" according to Kahr website. This may arguably be considered short barrel, at least it's short in comparison to the Beretta or the Taurus PT-92 (5 inches), and no doubt short in relation to testing bbl equipment.

But I know of no 9mm with a bbl of 2" or shorter.

A further check of the website indicates the short barrel of the 124gr +P was tested with a 3.5" barrel.

However, little doubt from the Dr.'s chart that your round is perfectly acceptable.

I'm leaning toward the Speer 124 +P GDHP because it seems to be used a lot by LE, and I reload, and have 124 gr bullets on hand to try to duplicate the load. Plus, I've heard good things about Speer GDSB, and carry it in my J-frame.

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Old March 21, 2008, 01:22 AM   #646
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i carry a seecamp .32 when i cant carry my S&W compact M&P 9



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Old March 21, 2008, 06:32 PM   #647
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Recently either a Kel Tec P-3AT or my new Kel Tec PF-9.
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Old March 21, 2008, 06:54 PM   #648
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Old March 21, 2008, 07:09 PM   #649
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To brentfoto...here is an awesome website which test some of the brands listed.

Pisto Cartridges (9x19mm Luger)

I just ordered some Federal HST 147g to test out. It blossoms into a pretty nasty flower, maintains its mass, and penetrated as well as some of the lighter bullets. I didn't want any extra recoil from the +P.

As to the OP's question
I will carry my Beretta PX4 9mm in a Desantis speed scabbard (open top on belt)...when I get my permit in a few weeks.

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Old March 21, 2008, 08:33 PM   #650
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There are actually 3 in rotation. G-19, XDSC40, and a Bersa Thunder .380. The Bersa is my light duty weapon and is carried the least amount. I primarily carry the Glock and XD depending on the day. Always IWB in custom holsters I make myself. Plus either my SOG Flash II or my SOG trident.
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