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Re: Curious as to what the instructors/“experts” carry?

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Post by LeonCarr » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:14 pm

Allons wrote:My instructor for LTC course only carried 1911's. He called all other guns throw away's.
I guess your LTC Instructor likes doing live fire malfunction drills. :smilelol5:

A quick google search of instructors who started out as big 1911 proponents (Chuck Taylor, Ken Hackathorn, Larry Vickers) now carry Glocks as their primary carry gun.

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Post by jb2012 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:34 pm

LeonCarr wrote:
Allons wrote:My instructor for LTC course only carried 1911's. He called all other guns throw away's.
I guess your LTC Instructor likes doing live fire malfunction drills. :smilelol5:
I think he just prefers a sidearm combat proven for over 100 years!! :coolgleamA: All jokes aside I would bet that instructor isn't carrying a Taurus or Philippino 1911.

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Post by oljames3 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:52 pm

The two instructors I admire the most carry S&W M&P 9mm.
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Post by Medley86 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:53 pm

Instructor during my class was carrying a glock 27, was a LEO and carried a 23 while on duty. As to the LCP as a first carry, that was and still is my normal carry gun, but even so I try to discourage people new to shooting from buying one. Still trying to convince the other half to take up shooting to some extent so she can get a LTC and carry. She works at a pharmacy with several clients who are on too many opioids so I worry. For learning I plan on teaching her on my steel frame 1911, then transitioning to a smaller 9mm.
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:00 pm

I remember that the lead instructor for my very first CHL class in 2007 pocket carried a Kahr PM9, while I think his helper had a Glock 19. I shot the qual with a HK USP Compact .40 and left my 1911 at home.
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Post by flechero » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:05 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:I shot the qual with a HK USP Compact .40 and left my 1911 at home.
Didn't want to embarrass the rest of the shooters on the line with a perfect score? Your humility is admirable! :lol: :tiphat:

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:10 pm

flechero wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote:I shot the qual with a HK USP Compact .40 and left my 1911 at home.
Didn't want to embarrass the rest of the shooters on the line with a perfect score? Your humility is admirable! :lol: :tiphat:
:mrgreen: Actually, it was more simple than that. I wasn’t sure how long each string of fire would be, and the HK had a 13 round magazine, as opposed to the 7 round mag of the commander sized Sig 1911 I owned at the time. I didn’t want to have to reload in the middle of a string of fire.

I know it sounds stupid now, but back then I just had no idea of what to expect, and I wanted to be prepared. As it was, I shot very well with that gun and got a pretty good score.....although I no longer remember what it was.
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Post by surferdaddy » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:17 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:
flechero wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote:I shot the qual with a HK USP Compact .40 and left my 1911 at home.
Didn't want to embarrass the rest of the shooters on the line with a perfect score? Your humility is admirable! :lol: :tiphat:
:mrgreen: Actually, it was more simple than that. I wasn’t sure how long each string of fire would be, and the HK had a 13 round magazine, as opposed to the 7 round mag of the commander sized Sig 1911 I owned at the time. I didn’t want to have to reload in the middle of a string of fire.

I know it sounds stupid now, but back then I just had no idea of what to expect, and I wanted to be prepared. As it was, I shot very well with that gun and got a pretty good score.....although I no longer remember what it was.
This was why I got a PPQ to practice for and qualify for my instructor license. Aside from having a pretty rediculous trigger and resulting accuracy, it held enough rounds that I wasn’t worried about running out of bullets mid stream.
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Post by WTR » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:43 pm

I was made to unload my mags and reload only 5 rounds at a time. I had originally brought 5 12 round full mags.

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Post by Allons » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:55 pm

jb2012 wrote:
LeonCarr wrote:
Allons wrote:My instructor for LTC course only carried 1911's. He called all other guns throw away's.
I guess your LTC Instructor likes doing live fire malfunction drills. :smilelol5:
I think he just prefers a sidearm combat proven for over 100 years!! :coolgleamA: All jokes aside I would bet that instructor isn't carrying a Taurus or Philippino 1911.
Wilson combat was his weapon of choice.
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Post by jb2012 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:59 pm

Allons wrote:
Wilson combat was his weapon of choice.

*Sighhhhh someday a Wilson or 5 will be in my carry rotation

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Post by Allons » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:05 pm

jb2012 wrote:
Allons wrote:
Wilson combat was his weapon of choice.

*Sighhhhh someday a Wilson or 5 will be in my carry rotation
Yeah I wish It were in my carry rotation too. I can't seem to find a range with the try before you buy option though...I wonder why? :lol:
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Post by AndyC » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:48 am

This was my first Texas CHL test, shot with a Philippino 1911 and my 200gr SWCs. The flecks scattered over the target like fly-poop are from the overly-soft lube I was using at the time.
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Post by WTR » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:25 am

AndyC wrote:This was my first Texas CHL test, shot with a Philippino 1911 and my 200gr SWCs. The flecks scattered over the target like fly-poop are from the overly-soft lube I was using at the time.
My understanding that the "Phlipino" 1911s are manufactured on old Colt machinery. Nuff said.....along with that target.


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Post by Acronym Esq » Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:04 am

oljames3 wrote:"What Some Clueful Instructors Carry as a Defensive Firearm | Active Self Protection Extra"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erejjFtnz64
Fantastic video answer. Punchline:
  • Common: 9mm; Glock or S&W M&P; Federal HST or Speer Gold Dot
  • Rare: 1911; stock glock
  • Always concealed; Almost always on waist
  • Always one in the chamber
  • Almost all firearms do not have an on/off switch (manual safety)
  • Graphical survey responses (click "see Previous responses")
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