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    When you absolutely, positively must...

    ...have the first round fire from your concealed carry pistol, what do you rely on?

    Revolver? Single or double action?

    Semi-auto? Striker or hammer fired?

    Does it matter?

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    I rely on what I have trained the most with - muscle memory is more important than platform.
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    These days I carry one of two snub nose revolvers, either my 357 or my 44 Special.
    The 357 still has a hammer if I want to thumb cock it, the 44 is double action only.

    When I carried an auto it was a Colt Commander 45 ACP, cocked and locked.
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    Yep, rely on all of those. Different guns for different seasons and activity's.
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    If the shot is for all the marbles, I'd prefer to take it with a 1911 or Glock. However, I have full "bang" confidence in the S&W 442 that I pocket carry often enough. If you carry a quality gun and keep it clean, it's going to fire. For maximum accuracy, though, a hammerless pocket snub would never be my first choice.
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    I've been relying on a LCP 380. I'm in a low threat area though.

    The one I have the most confidence in is my Glock 19 9mm. Only one FTFire in over 5000 rounds.
    Some FTFeeds on my early reloads. I had to use a Lee factory Crimp on some 800 of them.I don't think it was the Glock.

    Of course the Ruger Security Six 357 goes bang every time.
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    They all work today as long as they are quality products to start with
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    Revolver is a safe bet. I would be comfortable with a Glock or a 1911. Guess I think like Hemi45.
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    If I'm out and about and end up in a fight or die situation with some thug, I believe it will be because said thug is within LCP range before he became a threat. That won't be easy because I generally don't like to be around crowds of people. Even at a bike bar me and the wife frequent we generally keep to ourselves or a few other friends who ride.
    "In alcohol's defense, I've done some pretty dumb shit while completely sober too"!

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    Smith 642 with CT laser, in my coat pocket for the cold weather, second gun could be any of my inventory.
    The 642 would most likely be the first to fire in a surprise scenario, primary would be a 4566 TSW, SIG 228 or a 1911 in condition 1, if time allows.
    At home, answering the door for unknowns, 4" 629 with black talon mags., or a 1911, or both with 1911 in belt. depends on how many I see on the CCTV.
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