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    I've got an informal survey I'd like to post simply because I find the feedback very interesting.

    Should something go bump-in-the-night, What is your PRIMARY HANDGUN that you would first fill your hands with, and why?

    You don't have to justify your choice. I'm just interested in hearing your personal reasons. It could be something as simple as, "It's the only gun I own right now". There's no right or wrong answer here.

    Let's keep it to just your PRIMARY HANDGUN, not everything else that may be loaded and ready.

    I'll start things off. I've always believed that my primary home defense handgun should be a full-size duty piece. Concealment isn't an issue, and home invaders rarely work alone nowadays, so I appreciate the extra magazine capacity a full-size pistol affords me.

    My Now-I-Lay-Me-Down-To-Sleep handgun is my Glock Model #22 .40 Smith & Wesson. It holds 15+1 rounds, has never failed me once, shoots every factory hollowpoint I've ever fed it, AND the Mrs is well-trained with it just in case a scenario develops where I have to pass it off to her.

    I'm looking forward to reading all responses.

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    My Lay-Me-Down-To-Sleep handgun is my HK p2000sk 9mm. It holds 10+1, and like Jim's Glock, it has never failed to fire...no matter what I've fed it. Hubby's Kimber .45 is on the other side of the bed (but that sucker bites my hand)...I shoot it just fine, but the HK just comes more naturally to me.

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    No question, my Kimber 45, my daily carry, my competition gun. I have so many rounds through it, it is so natural in my hand, I don't have to think about it, the muscle memory is there. Yea, not many rounds, but 2 extra mags are always right there and my reloads under pressure are sure. The laser grips are a plus too.
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    Interesting thread.

    Main bedroom is a 2007, .45 Springfield Armory Mil Spec 1911-A1 5" government.

    Sometimes when I work late into the night, I'll crash in our guest bedroom which is also the the computer room. Here, it's a 1986 Taurus PT-99AF-D Parabellum 9mm 15+1, the darling of special forces and police all over Central and South America and still sees service today. It is DA/SA, and I use it SA cocked and locked.

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    It is a Taurus Judge Public Defender with 3 PDX1 .410's and 2 .45 LC Wadcutters. The reasoning behind this choice is simple. My eye sight, particularly in poor light, is diminished and I may not have time to both put on glasses and acquire a handgun.

    That is the technical answer to your survey which specified "Handgun." Actually the above gun would be a BUG to the Mossberg 18" 12 GA which is always as close as the Judge and would be first choice for the "bump in the night." It is also loaded primarily with the PDX1's though it also has a mixture in the tube.
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    My current carry weapon is a .357 mag revolver. It sleeps on my nightstand. My wife's identical gun sleeps on hers. they both have crimson trace grips for added accuracy in a dark house.

    That said, I would only use it in a situation where I awakened to a BG in the room already. Anything outside of that calls for a 12 gauge. Say Jim, can I say that is my primary handgun since it has a pistol grip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decline View Post
    Say Jim, can I say that is my primary handgun since it has a pistol grip?
    The man standing BEHIND a loaded shotgun can call it anything he wants.
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