October 22, 2018 at 8:07 pm #1343
I have been reading the Kindle eBook of Selco’s complied posts.
In it, Selco speaks of having flexibility, especially if bugging out with nothing more than pistol and plastic bag.
I am curious what his thoughts on pistols. Is it worth to have a Roland Special, or is it better to have cheap disposable Makarov?
Is it better to have something small and easily concealable or a bigger gun with more capacity?
Link to an article about the Roland Special: https://web.archive.org/web/20180105050600/http://www.gunsandammo.com/network-topics/the-guns-network/the-roland-special-glock-19
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October 22, 2018 at 9:00 pm #135174Participant
Selco what do you say?
October 23, 2018 at 1:38 am #1356SelcoKeymaster
I have “both ends”.
Glock, TTs, and cheap almost no name 22s.
There are time and places for both ends.
Here there is mentality of legal guns and “black ones” or illegal, or I have legal and since they are registered i might lost it in some situations, so there have to be “black ones” for me too, or ones that i might simply throw away in other situation… and they are usually cheaper, not by rule but but by usually fact of what can i get.
I used Makarov, I did not see in reality this other “setup” but to be honest based on how it look I would love to choose it and to test it, because it looks and “sounds” cool.
It may be personal.
October 23, 2018 at 7:11 pm #1503
“I used Makarov”
This is interesting, as many folks suggest that you want (alluding to “need”) a high capacity pistol. Of course, I suppose it matters how the person uses it. If you plan and train to use as a replacement for a rifle, something larger with more capacity makes sense.
Another question – how important was concealment?
October 24, 2018 at 7:55 am #1588WhirlibirdParticipant
I’m not Selco, nor do I play a Doctor on TV, but I can shed a little light on your concealed carry question.
First let me say that I got paid to carry an ‘exposed’ weapon for a decade.
Choose a weather condition and my sidearm was exposed to it.
A G21 was literally frozen solid inside the holster during a sleet storm.
Long story short, once I was able to thaw the holster enough to get the gun out, it was still completely frozen internally and I had to wait for hours for the gun to thaw out to be able to unload and dry the gun out and relube it.
Another time, a rookie parked our vehicle in a rather unfortunate location, it wouldn’t have been as bad except for the grain silo exhaust system that was being vented/cleaned. The car was suddenly filled with grain chaff and dust. So were our holsters, firearms and everything else.
Not to waste an opportunity we ended up at the range and testing the guns. His HK USP .45 only fired two rounds before choking.
My 1911 got through almost an entire magazine, the AR actually did better than I had expected, firing the entire magazine.
What does this have to do with a SHTF situation? If you are crawling around with your sidearm exposed to weather and unfortunate things, it may not work when you need it. And if you need your sidearm, you likely really need it to work.
Anymore I concealed carry all the time, even while hunting. This way the gun stays dry, clean and ready for use.
Exposed carry doesn’t fit into the “grey man” concept, which to me is a viable concern, especially considering a SHTF situation.
October 24, 2018 at 1:17 pm #1636
Thank you. I agree with you. I was reading the Selco eBook, and in it he spoke of using an TT pistol with an old style Soviet holster. I haven’t finished the book, so there may be more about this.
But I took from that article, that it wasn’t important to conceal carry. Like carrying openly in Wyoming vs carrying in New York. If you’re in NY you better have your stuff squared away because if it’s not you will be accosted.
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