Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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RE: need gun advise
Taurus started out as a "Saturday Night Special" outfit, and it's reputation (and resale value) still suffers from it, altough I have heard they have greatly improved. Their revolvers are now considered top notch.
Springfield has been around a long time - they are the Harley-Davidson of the gun market. Likw Harley, they have been owned by a lot of diff1erent owners, and on occasion have produced weapons of low quality, but for the most part, and just lately, they have produced consistently good weapons at a good price.
I don't like .45 ACP chop jobs for the reasons cited above. If you want a compact pistol, spend a few extra hundred bucks and get a SIIG .357 Siig, modell 226 is a good one. My favorite compact pistol is an old .380 Llama auto that fits nicely in my boot, that cost me like $100. Given the range most situations that call for a gun like that occurs at, you don't need some pistol that is going to blow a hole the size of a garbage can cover in your attacker- a .380 or .357 siig is plenty cartridge. If you want firepower, get a pair of 15-shot Browning Hi powers and stick them under your armpit. You can take out a whole room full of people with that setup.
You got to be a large person to conceal a .45. Otherwise, they really are a hip holster firearm.They are heavy and bulky, even the chop jobs. I keep mine in my desk drawer. If attacked, I plan to use the old antique to bludgeon my assailant.
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