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Pistol suggestion that is compact & still with stopping powe

Postby Diode » Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:53 am

I'd like to know of a good pistol I can use that is compact, light and has good accuracy and good stopping power.

A well-known brand name would be good and something that is known to be reliable.

Mostly I'll be traveling in a 4WD in a difficult place that is hot and humid and I'll still want to carry it on me.

Whatever is the pistol I'll be seeking training by someone qualified.
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Re: Pistol suggestion that is compact & still with stopping

Postby JITW » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:37 am

S&W .44 Mag with a 6in barrel


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Re: Pistol suggestion that is compact & still with stopping

Postby AztecDave » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:06 am

how much $ you wanna drop? any .45 cal ACP compact (double action) also ain't bad. friend of mine who works for uncle sam's "acme import export company" packs a hk 45c. have fired it. handles well. he had the a prior.
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Re: Pistol suggestion that is compact & still with stopping

Postby Woodsman » Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:01 pm

Kel tec pf9 in 9mm is a fine compact & cheap too.
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Re: Pistol suggestion that is compact & still with stopping

Postby 2GoneDE » Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:08 pm

Stopping power is relative to what you want to stop....human, bear, or rhino? Are you concealing this firearm? I would suggest a Glock 19....reliable, holds 15 rounds of 9mm, relatively light, and not too bulky to conceal. If you might encounter something with a thicker hide I would suggest a larger caliber like a .45 acp or 10mm. The keys to defense are shot placement (your training) and reliability (the gun). Whoever said 44 magnum thinks your hunting grizzlies....it's not compact or light at all. Good luck.
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Re: Pistol suggestion that is compact & still with stopping

Postby RYP » Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:53 pm

I would go Glock 10mm unless the ammo is too hard to find. If so I would go .45 in any Glock or 1911 style frame. If you are in the third world you typically end up with a Tokarav which is a 7.62x25mm known for punch. Worst case...just keep a tire iron under the seat. Punch is a function of where you hit someone. A .22 short in the eyeball works just fine.
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Re: Pistol suggestion that is compact & still with stopping

Postby JOHN O » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:39 am

Glock 19 with Winchester Ranger 147 gr jhp+P+ ammo, I've been carrying this for 5 years. Combine this with a Kramer #3 iwb in horsehide and and you're good to go, get some good defensive handgun instruction.
I recommend adding Trijicon night sights and a Vickers extended mag catch.
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Re: Pistol suggestion that is compact & still with stopping

Postby jenisons » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:55 am

I like .45 in any Glock or 1911 style frame
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Re: Pistol suggestion that is compact & still with stopping

Postby Haydon 5 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:40 am

I like the Glock 29 my self. 10 rounds of 10mm in a fairly light weight package. Its my knockabout gun.
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Re: Pistol suggestion that is compact & still with stopping

Postby Tsenekos » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:31 pm

It all depends where you are travelling and what you think you may need to "stop" Up here I would go with a S&W Model 329PD Alaska Backpacker .44 mag. We have a lot of grizzlies up here so that is the smallest caliber I'd go. Sadly, we can't even carry handguns in the bush so compact with stopping power means the smallest 12 gauge you can get.Thankfully, we do get a lot of choices there. If Black bears and cougars are your concern, then the 10mm would be a good choice, or .357 mag revolver. No bears, a compact .45 would be a good choice (HK45c, glock 30...) IMHO
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Re: Pistol suggestion that is compact & still with stopping

Postby Paul RevEar » Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:00 am

Glock 30
10 rounds of .45 in a compact. Accepts G21 mags as well.
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Re: Pistol suggestion that is compact & still with stopping

Postby Devlin » Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:51 pm

I just picked up a Glock 42, yes I know it is a 380 but the size is amazing.
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Re: Pistol suggestion that is compact & still with stopping

Postby Misanthrope » Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:09 pm

H&K P7 for concealability..

USP .45 if I don't give a fuck..
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Re: Pistol suggestion that is compact & still with stopping

Postby Arnezie » Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:57 pm

Glock 23 .40 13 rounds of 135gr cor bon
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Re: Pistol suggestion that is compact & still with stopping

Postby plastiqueone » Tue May 05, 2015 5:52 pm

Detonics 45
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