One of the scariest things for someone who carries is not knowing if their pistol is going to be reliable or not. i encountered that recently with one of my single stack pistols. This caused me to go out for "emergency shopping" for a pistol to replace it. This took me on a little bit of a journey where I bounced back and forth between priorities before I settled on the Kel-Tec PF9.
There are times that I go for a week without even looking at my guns. This is not a common occurrence at my house, but it has been something that has been happening recently. When this happens, I have to find out how good my skills are and what firearm I can work with while I get back into the grind of focusing on remaining proficient with a variety of firearms and trigger systems.
I took out three pistols in order to see how well I work with these pistols and which one I will have to work with in order to get back into constant practice. All of these firearms were 9mm DA/SA and are about the size of the Glock 19. This size pistol is seen as a fine option for those looking for a good pistol that offers the best size/capacity ratio. The pistols used were the Beretta PX4 Compact, the CZ P-07, and the H&K P2000.
There is a huge trend in the training community that says that you need to start out at the pace of a Turtle in order to build up accuracy. For whatever reason, accuracy comes before shooting fast. I have found that training to shoot fast can be taken slow.
Recently I have taken my CM9 out for a trial run against the Beretta Nano. i must admit that the Kahr CM9 was outshot by the Nano in terms of the trigger pull and the recoil. After a little time behind the tiny Kahr 9, I found myself very attracted to its shooting characteristics.
I have used many pistols in the time I have had the freedom to own them. I have used pretty much every type of trigger and have settled on the double action/single action trigger. Of the double action triggers out there, I have successfully used both heavy and light weight triggers. What I found is that I work well with the trigger that you find on the PX4 pistols. The triggers are a smooth polymer that come in at a smooth ten pounds. That said, I also found that I work well with HK USP pistols as well. There is just something about a smooth faced polymer trigger that I work so well with. Since HK USP pistols are on par with the PX4 as far as triggers, I had to select between the two pistols based off other features. I found that the PX4 had a better grip for gloved shooting, more isolated controls, and about the same recoil. For this reason and the price difference, I decided that the PX4 pistols were the way to go for me.
My love for bullpups started before I even had experience using a firearm. I liked the looks of the British L85 rifles. The green furniture of the rifle and the compact, aggressive look made it oh so appealing. After I joined the military and had experience with using an M16/M4 to clear urban environments, I realized that having a rifle dangling out in front of me did not fill me with alot of confidence. This brings me to why I opted for a bullpup when I got out.
I know what it looks like. It looks like a weird contraption that could only be a cosmetic piece to make your rifle look more aggressive. That was my first thought too, until I gave it an honest look and dug a little bit into the history and how it actually works.
Do It Rite
Alaska-Based Youtube Vlogger, Retired Marine, gun enthusiast, and his wife