close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

9mm guys, will you switch in a post-ban era?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by SoldMyHat, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. dkf

    dkf

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2010
    Messages:
    5,533
    Likes Received:
    192
    I was answering the question from jnc24. I guess I should have quoted him but I thought it was pretty obvious I was answering his question.


    I would not "upgrade" because I don't want to carry around Glocks thicker and heavier G21 and G30.(if had no other choice but that size it would 10mm not .45) Not to mention the .45acp has negligible at the very best performance vs the other common service calibers. Its not like I don't have or could not get preban mags anyway. Plus I already own the other guns.

    I don't know of any aftermarket limiters for Glock mags. Some guys have made their own to be legal for hunting purposes however.

    If another AWB happens it depends how it is written as said before. The anti dbags are going to have an impossible time trying confiscate mags so you would probably end up with grandfathering.
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2012
  2. BuckyP

    BuckyP Lifetime Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2005
    Messages:
    17,676
    Likes Received:
    4,494
    Location:
    PA
    I would bet it was more due to the adoption of shall issue CCW that states were adopting. If concealment isn't an issue, for most people, a G34 with a 10 round magazine is going to shoot / handle better than a G19 or G26 with a 10 round magazine.
     

  3. fastbolt

    fastbolt

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2002
    Messages:
    12,970
    Likes Received:
    4,223
    Location:
    CA Central Coast
    No. Why? (Spare me the caliber, "power" & "stopping power" diatribes. ;) )

    I favored my smaller capacity compact & subcompact pistols (6, 7, 8, 9 & 10-rd capacities) even during the last fed ban, and after CA enacted their own state law regarding high capacity feeding devices ... even with the peace officer's exemption in place.

    I carried my 7, 8 & 10-rd 9mm's more often than my .40's & .45's back then. Nowadays I find myself carrying my 7 & 9-rd .40's a bit more often, but my 10-rd .45 not very often.

    They all see range use for training, practice & quals, of course (as I still keep my hand in things as a firearms instructor & armorer) ... but the larger .45's don't see nearly as much carry usage as my 9's & .40's, due to them not being quite as slim or as small, overall, as the 9's & .40's. (My several 5-shot J's and my LCP see more carry time than my .45's, too.)

    Don't get me wrong, as I carried higher capacity issued pistols over the years, on & off-duty. It's just that toward the end of my career I found myself carrying first an issued 8-rd full-size .45, and then either a compact 9-rd .40 or a 7-rd compact .45, and not feeling particularly under-equipped.

    If I'd been given my druthers, however, I'd have been satisfied to have carried a previously issued 12-rd 9mm (6906), or even a 8-rd 9mm (3913).

    So ... no, I don't envision "switching". No reason to do so.

    Naturally, if I couldn't shoot the smaller pistols as well (or better) than the larger ones, I'd probably have chosen the larger ones and dealt with the size & weight issues. The magazines would have been what they were.
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2012
  4. chief63

    chief63

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    289
    Likes Received:
    0
    No, my 9mm carries are single stack and have plenty 357 revolvers.
     
  5. dougader

    dougader

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2004
    Messages:
    2,980
    Likes Received:
    10
    From what I have been seeing, I believe Feinstein is going for a more restrictive, literal ban of semi-autos and +10 magazines, meaning mere possession is also a crime. If that's the case I may change guns but my deep cover, "summer" gun will still be 9mm. When I wear a coat I usually have a full-size 45, but then again, it's a 14 round G21sf... so I will probably be looking at a different 45 at that point. No sense in a double-stack frame for a 10-shot gun.

    Heck, even my 9x23 Winchester is on a Para-Ord frame and holds 20 rounds. I guess I could mate the Caspian slide to a single stack 1911 frame and that would make for a nice 357 mag equivalent in a 1911.

    Heck, isn't a G27 a 10-round affair? I guess that wouldn't such a bad summer gun. But I've been happy with the 9mm and 45 for long...
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2012
  6. 3rdgen40

    3rdgen40 .45 fanatic

    Joined:
    May 3, 2008
    Messages:
    7,705
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Arkansas
    I already carry a 9mm with a 7 round mag.No reason for me to switch.
     
  7. clarkz71

    clarkz71

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2012
    Messages:
    1,612
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    South Florida
    No, it's not, she said clearly it will NOT be retroactive.
    Meet the press last Sunday quote:

    "It will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation, and the possession. Not retroactively, but prospectively. It will ban the same for big clips, drums or strips of more than 10 bullets," she said. "There will be a bill."
     
  8. SARDG

    SARDG

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2006
    Messages:
    7,537
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Florida's Left Coast
    I don't care about no stinking clips and bullets - what worries me are restrictions on magazines and cartridges.
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2012
  9. dkf

    dkf

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2010
    Messages:
    5,533
    Likes Received:
    192
    9+1 with standard mags for both the G27 and G33.

    Libtards think everyone is carrying an M1 Garand.:rofl:


    And Feinstein can go screw herself.
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2012
  10. ElectricMonk

    ElectricMonk

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Jefferson
    G26 with 10 round mags (I'm in CA). Strangely, no limit on number of spare mags.
     
  11. clarkz71

    clarkz71

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2012
    Messages:
    1,612
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    South Florida
    She means magazines when she says clips, and if you saw the whole
    interview I believe it's all banned items like last time.

    The left calls ammo bullets, magazines clips and semi auto
    rifles machine guns. Nothing new.

    Obama is a different story. Who knows what he will do.
     
  12. JEEPX

    JEEPX

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2010
    Messages:
    355
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Georgia and around the world
    No, absolutely no switch.
     
  13. dkf

    dkf

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2010
    Messages:
    5,533
    Likes Received:
    192
    SARDG knows what the libs mean. I think she is just tired of hearing the same wrong descriptions over the last week, as am I.

    Calling a magazine a "clip" is like calling a revolver a pistol.
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2012
  14. SoldMyHat

    SoldMyHat

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2012
    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    West TN
    As an aside, I went to the lgs today and put down the deposit to order me a 17gen4.

    :supergrin:

    Figured I better get it while I for sure can. Hopefully I can sneek a three set of spare mags while the wife ain't looking.
     
  15. azbuckeye

    azbuckeye

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    Messages:
    1,809
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    On the beach
    No...I'd stick with 9mm and my .357 Ruger SP-101 for summer carry
     
  16. HKLovingIT

    HKLovingIT Resident Evil

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2010
    Messages:
    4,369
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Out On The Tiles
    Only would switch in one circumstance: JHP was banned.

    If I could not have JHP then I would be going with a .45.

    Otherwise I will keep my 9mms.
     
  17. pisc1024

    pisc1024 AASG

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2005
    Messages:
    637
    Likes Received:
    1
    How could you have a ban on possession, and it NOT be retroactive?
     
  18. fastbolt

    fastbolt

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2002
    Messages:
    12,970
    Likes Received:
    4,223
    Location:
    CA Central Coast
    California did it that way. Couldn't buy new ones when the law took effect, but could keep the ones you already owned.

    Dunno about the other 5 states that have similar restrictions on large capacity magazines.
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2012
  19. pisc1024

    pisc1024 AASG

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2005
    Messages:
    637
    Likes Received:
    1
    So they are illegal to POSSESS in California? Then that would lead me to believe that if a cop stopped you on a highway with an "assault rifle" in your car, you’re going to jail. The charge would be possession of an assault rifle. Therefore it is not "grandfathered" in. I might be missing something, but that was the quote.
     
  20. fredj338

    fredj338

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2004
    Messages:
    23,437
    Likes Received:
    2,021
    Location:
    so.cal.
    SO you want to believe a self serving liberal? Really? Trust me, they will go for as much as they can get this time. They have emotion on their side & that turns a lot of female voters heads.:upeyes: