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Old January 14, 2020, 10:17   #8
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I very seldom have use for a 3" 9mm. For the most part I carry full size duty pistols. A Commander size 1911 in 45 acp is about as compact as I want to carry. Thursday I will have a 1911 on my side when check into surgical center preop and a 380 compact in my pocket. Area of spine the doctor will be working on just have to take off shirts and body armor then put gown over my Levis. More than once have woken up from anesthesia to be helped off the table back into wheelchair and see a nice image of my 380 on the screen of the modern fluoroscope the doctor uses to guide the needles used to inject radio frequency burns to impinged areas of nerve where exit spine. I believe he does it to let me know I am not getting anything over on him and to show his staff even a pain patient that is being premedicated before sedation and then sent to recovery is safe to be armed.

I have multiple specialists of which many have signs saying "weapons free building" which is not recognized by Georgia law to keep people with a CCW/GWL from walking on in armed. Every doctor I have allows me to wear a duty pistol in office and are used to me having to remove belt with mag pouch and 1911 then shirt and body armor to do their examination. In fact more than half say they feel safer when I and some of their other patients are armed. I don't own any real compact 9mms. Have a fleet of Hi Powers and a few other 9mms mostly subguns but I can hide and handle an Officers Model size 45 as easily as a 9mm and have more confidence.

The Kimber Ultra RCP II 45 has no sights but just a groove milled down the center of the slide for sighting making it a great compact carry pistol which is totally dehorned without any sharp corners or crap to snag as draw from unique carry methods. The Robar R9 has a groove in place of sights as well a host of many other pistols over the years but this new take by SIG is very interesting.
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