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What DON'T you like about your carry gun?

4465 Views 51 Replies 17 Participants Last post by  spwenger
I posted this on another forum, but I think this group wold be much more interesting to hear from...

So we all like to brag on our favorite handguns, so let's take it another way...what DON'T you like about your primary carry gun?

I carry the S&W M1911PD (Lightweight Commander). I don't like the beavertail that S&W has chosen, kind of a Wilson-ish copy. I much prefer the Ed Brown.

And while I like a black gun for self defense, I'll admit that I've never seen a better finish for a daily carry gun than hard chrome...I may hard chrome my blaster at some point. I'll be doing some Ceracoat in the coming weeks, I may just Ceracoat it in the interim...just depends on if I get a wild hair.

I think S&W could have done better on their choice of finish (blue/anodized). Guns that are in and out of a holster on a daily basis will wear finish pretty quickly.

I don't like that it came with a FLGR, but I corrected that.

Little gripes aside, I'm happy with the gun and it has performed flawlessly thus far.
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One man I know has a 2 1/2" S&W Model 66 and installed the Cylinder & Slide fixed rear sight in place of the adjustable sight so it would be "tougher"??
I just don't see it, although you could widen that notch.

I have a S&W Model 66 2 1/2" AND one of the limited production Ashland 3" versions.
Either is about as good as it gets with the preferred one the 3".

What I CARRY these days: A Kahr Arms K9 stainless.
What I don't like, only the slide, frame, and a few small parts are actually stainless steel. The barrel and most everything else is hard chrome plated carbon steel.
No real reason for the dislike, I just prefer real stainless.
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