Originally Posted by gewecke
Interesting. I like the fact it still has a rail for my tac lite.
Yes. Of all firearms, I like handguns the best. I am a huge handgun fan.
If you would happen to purchase the Sig Pro, I believe it would serve you well. And they are priced great...for now.
Short barreled handguns have a purpose, and long barreled handguns have a purpose. Remember, most usually when you have a short barreled handgun you compromise on velocity, which most always comprimises on energy. If you shoot 9mm short barreled autos, go with the standard 115 grain hollowpoint, 124+P ammo, and to the least...... standard load 124's. Standard ( not +P ) 147s are ok for house protection when you do want to be careful of overpenetration, and want to watch out for the neighbors residence, if you live in a urban area.
I have a Beretta M9. And for someone whom not so long ago had a severe dislike for 9mm, I have jumped on the 9mm bandwagon. Simply put, with the right loads ; 9mm is almost par with .357 , and I have had a love for .357 Magnums since I was a kid. "Flat shooting", great velocity and energy. One can find a 4" .357 revolver had to beat. ( coincidently - 9mm is a .355 diameter bullet. The ".357 Sig" caliber --> is actually a 9mm bullet in a necked down 40 caliber case )
My Beretta M9 with it's 4.9" barrel offers velocity, and more importantly "trajectory" that overwhelm other similar handguns. I like it when I go camping, or for a stroll in the woods. It is my campfire and my tent companion. Remember - more barrel length most usually means more velocity, and better trajectory. You need velocity for expansion in hollowpoint bullets.
When I go camping, I like a handgun. Some people favor the 30-30, .22 mag or 22.LR, or a shotgun. When I lay down to sleep, my Surefire flashlight, handgun, and extra handgun magazine ( my primary mag could fail for some reason - not good being in the woods with only one magazine that is bad ) lay beside me when I sleep. I put about six or seven rounds in each magazine.
Shorter than a long gun, portable, and effective in the right hands....a handgun makes a good companion when in the woods.
I keep my Sig 226 ( 9mm ) back for personal protection and security, when outside the camping environment. It was a great investment.
My Wilson Combat "Professional Model". Well..that is another story.
I keep ammo stocked for shooting, practice, and protection. I use to shoot close to over 1000 rounds a year. When I got a new job closer to home, I had a very extremly hectic work schedule, and was not able to enjoy my passion for target practice as much as I liked. Shooting, camping and fishing was far and in between. Amost completely dead. Now my work schedule has got a little better, and I hope to do more target practicing. Nothing like relaxing for an hour or so, shooting paper targets, cans, jugs, bottles....or what ever I could find. Close up, and out to 50 or 60 yards.
Placing bullets on a target, trying to shoot the right side of a can laying down - to make it go left, trying to hit a specific letter on a bottle or jug...just not the jug itself, tops of fabric softner bottles, paper targets with hostage scenerios..ect. Fun, and relaxing. A mind set of placing a bullet on a specific location; on a target, JUST not the target itself. Rapid fire, shooting at multiple targets, move and shoot. Us rednecks