October 18, 2017

What caliber do you carry?

Being a firearms dealer I always run across things that surprise me. This past week I was reading an internet forum where firearms dealers were telling what handgun they chose to carry for personal protection. As you would expect, there were some nice choices – STI, Kimber etc. But, one really surprised me. Now, I’m sure somebody out there that will read this may be offended, but hopefully it may make you reconsider. One firearms dealer carried a North American Arms mini in twenty-two magnum. I would have never guessed anyone that sold firearms would choose that as a daily carry. <p>

If you have followed my blog, you will have read my post on various calibers and shot placement. Twenty-two magnum is nowhere on the list. In some extreme case I can see carrying that gun as a back-up, but not as primary carry. Some may argue that five shots of twenty-two magnum could stop someone, but I would argue that a brick could do the same thing and be much cheaper than the NAA. <p>

Why would someone choose such a small caliber in a handgun that is not the easiest to shoot and aim? It is better than nothing, but just barely. Now, if he would have chosen the Kel-Tec PMR 30 (which holds 30 plus one of twenty-two magnum) I could understand. But, five rounds out of a minute revolver? <p>

There are too many choices even for someone on a very limited budget. For example, I had a single mother on a very limited and fixed income that needed something to protect her and her teenage daughter. I fixed her up with a six shot .357 magnum revolver for right at $300. It gave her a gun that would fire with every pull of the trigger, had minimal mechanics to learn (like tap, rack and slide drills or multiple safeties to disengage) and would also fire a variety of ammo. She could use lower recoil .38’s, .38 plus P or full power .357 magnum rounds. <p>

So, this week I want to encourage you to really consider what your primary carry weapon is. After the tragedy this week in the Carson City IHOP you should place yourself in that situation. You are sitting down eating breakfast and a crazy man intent on murder walks in with an AK47 and a handgun. And, all you have to defend yourself is a five shot twenty-two magnum mini revolver. <p>

Ruger LCP

Therefore, let’s consider some better carry options. How about the Ruger LCP in .380 ACP? How about 2% over my cost, $297 out the door for local buyers – I’ll even offer the Ruger NRA edition of the LCP, $343 out the door. How about an LCP with a laser? $426 out the door for an LCP with the Crimson trace laser. <p>

Maybe you want something a bit more substantial -an SR9C for$415 out the door. All of these I am offering for only 2% over my cost through 9/16 or until the distributors run out of stock (whichever comes first). <p>

One last special in remembrance of the 911 tragedy ten years ago. I will offer the Taurus PT1911 in 9mm for 1% over cost, $493 out the door . This offer will be good through 9/16 or when supplies are exhausted, whichever is first. The distributor only has 12 of these in stock, no back orders, when those 12 are gone the deal is over. All five of these handguns come with Davidson’s lifetime warranty. <p>

LCP NRA

LCP NRA

Have a great week and thanks for your business. As always, I reserve the right to rescind these offers as I deem necessary.

 

 

Taurus PT-1911

Taurus PT-1911

LCP Crimson Trace   

LCP Crimson Trace

 

Ruger SR9C

Ruger SR9C

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