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I'm coming closer to selecting the final three handguns for self defense. I no longer hunt upland game, waterfowl or big game and I seldom take long hikes in the wilderness; no more backpacking, mountain climbing, canoeing or camping out. Therefore, no need for a large caliber handgun. Also, no need for a shotgun, scoped rifle or tactical long gun.

As of this point, I've narrowed my choices to three: a Glock 19-4, a Glock 43 and a Ruger LCP2. The 19 has a Streamlight TLR-1 HL for the bedside, early morning walks (pre-dawn) and CC or car duties if I'm heading someplace unknown or think I'll be out late at night, which isn't very likely because I'm usually in bed before 9.

The 43 is just so darn handy tucked between the driver's seat and center console and can easily be slipped behind my belt prior to exiting the vehicle for shopping, dining, movies, etc.

For deep cover, the LCP really fills the bill in my right front pocket or in a Smart Carry holster setup.

I have confidence in the reliability of each gun and with only three I don't have to wonder where I left any one of them (an issue at my age of 67).

Three seems about right for this moment. How about you?
 

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Warp - Appreciate your thoughts, but where I live the odds of a home invasion are so remote that I think I'd feel foolish having money tied up in a long gun designed for self defense ... even a wing gun with minor modifications (seeing as I don't hunt anymore in deference to a pair of knees that have both been 'scoped' by orthopaedic surgeons).

Like your dog's photo. Reminds me of my sentry dog 47 years ago in the Army.
 

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Sounds about right Joel. I've owned J frames and just couldn't shoot them that well. The LCP fills that role quite nicely.
 

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OK. Now, how would the Sig P365 factor in?

I've always wanted to find ONE gun for all purposes, but it has eluded me. The more I read about the 365, I'm wondering if it might not fill the ONE gun bill ... size/weight of a G43 with the capacity of a G26, with the potential for a 300 lumen tac light. What's not to like?

If I sold all three Glocks and the Streamlight I could pick up two Sig365s, a tac light, spare mags, holsters and still have some change for IDPA matches. Heck, I could even shoot the Sig in the SSP division, given that mag capacity, and I've always desired shooting ONE gun that had a trigger I could master (to the best of my ability), with a carbon copy for HD and CC if I should ever lose one in the aftermath of a self defense action.
 

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Big Brother - Actually, I used to guard some even better one-shot stoppers: they were called Nike Hercules air defense missiles ... but I think they'd work pretty well against miscreants. (A bit of overkill, maybe, if any friendlies were nearby.):waving:

Same question to rfd: I used to shoot a G35 in IDPA matches before switching back to 9mm and concentrating on CC guns (although I know some people CC the 'Practical Tacticals like the G34s and 35s). If you do shoot in action pistol matches, how is it working for you?
 

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(Sigh). If only I shot the j-frames as well as the LCP2. I can place rounds with the LCP, not so with the j-frames. It's a personal thing about the triggers and amount of practice/ammo I'd dedicate to mastering the j-frames (and I've owned a few).
 
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