Sunday, July 13, 2008

Tactical Advantage

Just a quick post to show my newest acquisition in the pistola department. I have had a compact Glock 23 in .40S&W (top picture) for the past two years and have absolutely loved it. Unfortunately it isn't the easiest pistol to conceal on my large frame, and so I have been looking around for a smaller alternative. My first thought was a Ruger SP101 in .357 Magnum (middle picture), but it only holds 5 rounds, reloading on the fly is a dog, and concealing speed loaders just adds to the headache. I also don't have a very steady trigger pull when shooting DA revolvers, so I would have difficulty hitting the broad side of a toilet. Since theoretically my life could depend on the little smokewagon I want to diminish the complications as much as possible. I know, I know - practice makes perfect. But if I could find a gun that I could shoot well right out of the box and then improve my ability from that vantage point - life would be better.

The obvious solution to this issue is a sub-compact pistol. After visiting several gun stores I found the perfect solution for me - The Glock 27 in .40S&W (bottom picture). I found a good used one with Trijicon Nightsights at Bear Mountain Sports, and am now the proud owner of a sub-compact pistol.

This little beauty is a breeze to carry and has the added advantage of being able to use the higher capacity magazines I already own for my Glock 23. I can now go armed with greater frequency and comfort.

I still think I will eventually pick up that little SP101, because I've admired them from afar for a long time. But for right now I am very happy with my purchase.
"God created man. Colonel Colt made him equal. Gaston Glock gave some a tactical advantage."


Christine said...

I just have to ask.... do you pack at church?

Jed Whetten said...

Paul, I do not know if it is something you are concerned with, but I do not post pictures of my guns from the view that reveals the serial numbers. Just a precaution. You probably have the receipts and proof of purchase. I worry about proving ownership or someone causing problems because to report a stolen firearm all you need is the SN. Not trying to be an alarmist but you may want to be careful. By the way, sweet new gun. Always good to know another 'Armed Citizen'

Tu Primo

Keeper of Banners said...

Christine - no I don't. The Church Handbook says "Thou shalt leave thine firearms at home unless ye are a cop." So I leave them at home. (We have had several homeless people milling around our offices lately, and some of them get belligerent when you tell them to move on.)

Jed - I hear you loud and clear. That's why these pictures are off of the internet and are some other yahoo's guns.

Christine said...

You're funny. John says tactical advantage is good, but he prefers ballistic advantage - swift, silent and deadly (sniper's creed). And by the way, he packs at Church - sometimes. It's not if, but when.