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Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by jjserv, Sep 24, 2004.

  1. jjserv

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    Hi BOGs! I would appreciate if you could share your preferences or recommendations for a new back-up or car gun. Also, would you trade portability vs stopping power for a pistol acquired for this purpose?

    Sorry if this query has been posted before. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Alexii

    Alexii Janeway Forever

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    Julius! Welcome back pre, tagal mo nawala, ah.;f

    Car gun? I'd go for a high cap 9mm loaded with FMJs. The rationale for this is you have to consider shooting through glass from the inside of your vehicle. You'd want your bullets to have minimal deflection when hitting the glass first prior to hitting the intended targets.
     

  3. jundeleon

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    Car gun:

    CZ 75, fmj in hi cap mag
    Glock 34, fmj in hi cap mag
     
  4. jjserv

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    Thanks Alexii. Yeah, been very busy but I still lurk every now and then. Nawala? Di naman. I joined last month's get together at West Ave. QC. Sayang you were'nt there.

    Actually, I now have the G19. Kinda looking for different caliber. (smaller or bigger?) na very compact. Something that you could just slip in between the car seats.

    Any recommendation?

    :)
     
  5. mikey177

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    jjserv,

    When asking for a recommendation about something, it is now customary to use this smiley: ;z (joke only)

    I think the G19 would be well suited for car gun duty. I hesitate to recommend anything more compact because as we know, the shorter the barrel becomes, the more velocity is lost. I for one would want to have substantial ooomph behind my bullet, especially if it has to go through glass or metal before hitting an adversary.

    Maybe we could expand Doc Eye Cutter's ballistic tests to cover two guns in the same caliber but with different barrel lengths. Now, who among the BoGs is willing to donate a motor vehicle for our testing :)
     
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    julianz toxic master

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    why dont we do a fund raiser for a car door -chop chop dami sa capalangan pampanga.
     
  7. antediluvianist

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    Well, there is that story that the .357 magnum was invented to allow police to shoot through car doors and hit gangsters inside. So, if it is likely that shooting will have to be attempted against another car, why not a .357 4inch revolver?
     
  8. batangueno

    batangueno Shock Resist

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    From the story you told me last time, you definitely need a car gun. :)

    I suggest a small taurus revolver which you can leave inside the car and not worry about it.
     
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    julianz toxic master

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    MC_O what car do you have a hummer or a humvee ;f

    tried to PM you re: videos puno and box mo sir.
     
  11. jjserv

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    Yes Paul, partly. I wanna have a piece at home and another on the car. Too many crazy people out there na. :cool:
     
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    Yes, a reliable revolver would also be a suitable choice for a car gun. Also, if ever I were in a car accident (God forbid) and the car gun gets thrown around the cabin, I would feel more comfortable if it had a heavy DA trigger or some sort of external safety... since you mentioned that you might just be sticking it between the car seats and not in any dedeicated car holster.

    Also, try to assess what maximum barrel length you could deal with given the internal dimensions of your vehicle. Imagine (or, if you have a sample on hand, try it after unloading the gun) drawing the gun from concealment and pointing it at imagined threats at different areas around your car. Is the barrel too long that it snags on the steering wheel, seat bottom or other car parts? If so, then you may have to do with something with a shorter barrel, or get a bigger car :)
     
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    Sir, since its a car gun, concealment is not an issue, I'd go for the full size version of whatever pistol you prefer. And preferably high capacity.... my opinion only.

    Regards:)
     
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    Actually, modern jacketed hollow points will penetrate auto glass much better than FMJ. You want something like a Speer Gold Dot that won't shed its jacket as it passes through the glass, though.
     
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    Pareng Julius,

    I'm pretty sure your Glock 19 will fill-in the role of "car gun" quite nicely. With all the possible crazy scenarious you might encounter on the road, a 9mm Hi-Cap feels very reassuring.
     
  17. jjserv

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    Hi John:

    Pare thanks again. I havent finished the videos yet as I compete with my daughters on the TV/Player. Nevertheless, I have seen some and they're great. Yeah, lets meet sometime there in Pasig. I have my No. Client located -- BDO. Im there almost 2x a week.

    Wala bang beer session for the BOGs soon?


    ;Y
     
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    I'd choose a large stainless steel revolver, 357 magnum 6 shot with at least 4-6" long cannon. SW686, Tracker, GP100, Manurhin will just about do it. Something like this...

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    I'd like to see my target look at me like this ;P when he realizes the size of the gun that's about to send him to his maker...

    I may end up permanently hearing impaired though... ;)
     
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    flyboy 1 Sir Yes Sir!!

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    Paging Deenoh and company!!! (lalo na yung mga taga Pasig / Q.C. area) ^1 ^1 ^1