What gun to get Eric?

Eric Shelton of the Handgun Podcast has put the power into our hands. That’s right, we will get to choose his carry weapon. One might say, his very life is in our hands.

Granted, the choice is kind of like a typical U.S. election. As we’re limited to a mere two choices – S&W M&P 45 or H&K 45 (sorry Glock).

Of course in an election year you are left with another crappy politician, at least with this vote Eric is left with a decent sidearm.

So what am I suggesting for my audio equipped friend?  The S&W M&P in 45. And here is why…

1. It’s an effective firearm that is affordable and of suitable quality for carry and personal defense. If ever used in self-defense and kept for evidence you’re only out $450.  You could almost buy 2 for the cost of one H&K – once you factor in the 6 magazines you should own for a carry gun.

2. The S&W M&P is becoming increasingly common with law enforcement. Thus greater access to parts, accessories, holsters, etc.

3. Because S&W doesn’t suck and hate you.

4. Eric already knows he’s going to buy at least one of each. (He won’t have to wait as long to purchase the M&P.

5. M&P is now a very common gun among regular/professional shooters. This will allow Eric to compare his shooting on an even platform.

6. Guess I should mention the fact that our economy is hurting. And the M&P is made in America. Where the Heckler is the Koch made?

(Okay, so I’m heckling a bit here. The H&K may in fact be the better firearm. But I want to remind my readers that there is more than just the firearm to consider.  There are many who’ve bought very nice sidearms only to discover they couldn’t find a decent holster.)

Published in: on September 19, 2010 at 3:22 am  Comments (4)  
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.380 “The Little Round that Could”

.380, essentially a shortened 9mm round has seemingly taken the gun world by storm.  KelTec and a few others offered .380 pocket guns for a while. But the success of Ruger’s LCP seems to have sent waves through the manufacturing industry – with dozens of manufacturer’s releasing .380 firearms.  The following post over at Guns & Holsters seems to hint at Smith & Wesson’s M&P being the next firearm to be released in a .380 version.

While many will comment on the .380 having sub-par ballistics and poor performance compared to other calibers. The improvement of bullet technology has led to an increased viability of this round.  It may not be best choice for defense. But it has gained popularity as THE pocket gun caliber.

Read more on S&W M&P .380

Published in: on December 14, 2009 at 5:04 pm  Comments (2)  
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