posted on Aug, 5 2014 @ 09:51 PM
I open carry daily because of the nature of my job. That being said I carry only service sized pistols blessed with long sight radius, match barrels
and generally high capacity magazines. (I need all the help I can get)
I used to be an avid fan of the 9mm round...and granted...I still am. It's my preferred concealed carry caliber and the only caliber on my person
24-7. (Kel-tec PF-9) The high quality and potent +P 9mm ammunition on the market meets or exceeds standard 45 acp ammunition ballistics.
However....The same advances made in 9mm ammunition can be applied to 45 acp rounds as well. Negating the supposed close in the gap of ballistic
differences in between the two.
In comes capacity. This has always been the gleaming pride of the 9mm round. My first pistol (Beretta 92fs) held 15 rounds and led the industry in
capacity. I shot it okay. Good but definitely not spectacular. I'm no expert.
Then one day while at the range I was handed a Custom Shop Kimber 1911 by a friend who challenged me to a 8" steel duel. Range 20 yards. I slowed
down my breathing, slowly squeezed the uber light trigger and knocked down 7 out of 8 targets. My jaw literally dropped! I couldn't have done that; I
wasn't nearly that good. I looked down on this beautiful concoction of blued steel, wood clad in oil resting in my hand with a s# eating grin on my
face. What had God himself dropped into my hands?
You can guess what I began to carry. Kimber Custom Crimson Carry II (long name right?)
I can shoot the absolute crap out of that pistol...all day long. The 1911 is a God right??? WRONG!!!
Well all was good until a rash of armed robberies. My business became a victim. I found myself staring down the barrel of a nickel plated pistol. We
have high countertops so he wasn't aware I was armed. I was given my "moment" when he drew his attention and weapon to my fiancé and the money. I
drew my weapon centered and pulled the trigger. Nothing happened. I looked down as I had in the past at this beautiful weapon that hadn't fired and
realized that out of my panic I hadn't disengaged the safety. I promptly flipped it off and raised my weapon again to the backside of his ass and our
front door. He had thrown down his gun and ran.
I made a horrible mistake that day; I couldn't shake the feeling. I could have gotten us both killed over a manual safety! Wanting the best of 3
worlds, large caliber, high capacity and the ability to carry d/a to s/a no safety engaged I went with the FNX-45 Tactical.
45 acp, 15 rd capacity, stupid accurate. Most capable pistol I've ever owned.
Rant over....Done got on my own damn nerves....