IIRC Jim Cirillo was also a big fan of the M-1 Carbine. He had the chamber of his re-throated to feed Remington branded hollowpoints. This makes sense when you consider the use/context for which the M-1 Carbine was designed, a light weight rifle for short range city fighting.
Like our permit to carry instructor said-"If you're going somewhere you think you need a back up gun, YOU DON'T NEED TO GO THERE!" Makes a lot of sense to me.
One gun, plus pepper spray, a knife, and sometimes a stun gun.
The problem with that rational is...
There's no problem what so ever with that rational. The idea of carrying a gun is for self defense. When you start carrying more than one gun you're getting into the idea of getting into all out gun battles. Places where that happens are places you can intentionally avoid.
Of course, I'm speaking as a everyday civilian. Different story for LEO's.
Thank you G50AE. Thank you everyone. I did not have a speech prepared...but no, I don't think a back up is nearly as important as simply always having a firearm in reach.(OPENS ENVELOPE)
And the award for displaying a lack of confidence in his or her abilities goes to mak2. Please come up on stage and give a brief acceptance speech, and pick up your CCW Badge on the table next to the podium.
Every minute of every day (and night) I know where my firearms are. I don't think or worry about the ones in the safe, But my CC is an M&P 40 that I am within arms length or know exactly where it is at 24/7. I don't think I could keep track of 2.
Thank you G50AE. Thank you everyone. I did not have a speech prepared ... but no, I don't think a back up is nearly as important as simply always having a firearm in reach.
Jim Cirillo said that the fastest reload was another gun. Admittedly he was talking about revolvers.Here I really have to disagree, and so would Jim Cirillo—the NYPD's famous pistol gunfighter. Cirillo always carried two extra 38 Spl. revolvers in his back pockets whenever he was out on an assignment. You just never know when either a spare backup magazine, or another gun will need to come into play.