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I've been trying to pick a carry gun based on the type of action that I could probably get off the fastest first two shots, both on target. It seems like the 1911, with the fine trigger you can have, would be the clear choice. Or are there other action types every bit as good as the 1911 for this? If it's the 1911, is a full-size steel gun way better that a steel compact? Like the two Wilson CQBs, for example. Thanks L
 

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As an engineer, I can drive people half mad with a methodical focus on hardware - which was my first approach to choosing a carry gun - "which action?" I just got a CW permit here in California, which is not easy. If I have trouble, it will be robbery, on the street, in a bad area, me in a suit or nice jacket. From much lurking, I recognize the expertise available on this forum, and want to ask a few questions: My gun experience totals about 5,000 rounds fired in 1911s, Glocks and good revolvers - but never with a serious need to get really good. About the best I can consistently do is to bring the (full size) gun up and put two holes in a half-sheet at 15 feet in about three seconds. Only 8 feet with a 442. So, I know I need to go for training. But the question is, with which gun? How do I decide this? And where should I get the training? (If I had to choose on the spot, I would say Wilson 4" CQB, and Gunsite.) Would appreciate any advice. L
 

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I have another question that I'm not qualified to evaluate. As I said, my problem would be armed robbery, probably on the street in a bad area, where a couple BGs sweep in fast. I would be carrying a briefcase in the left hand. What if my right hand was on a 12-ounce hammerless J-frame in a pocket. If I'm grabbed on the right side I could have a second 12-ounce hammerless J-frame on the other side, somewhere, somehow. Since the fight would be close-up, J-frame accuracy and energy might do. 10 shot potential. Two guns. My question is: can a good defensive system be set up using TWO J-frames somehow? (If they just snatched the briefcase with no threat to me, I'd let them go.) Thanks. L
 

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Thanks. Good advice. I'll work out some ways to cut the number of times I need to go there, and I'll figure out some different clothes. Meanwhile, I'm going to the range to remind myself how easy it is to miss with an Airweight snub...but have not given up on the two J-Frame idea yet. Appreciate the input. L
 
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