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mrankh
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USA
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Posted - 10/21/2012 :  4:57:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
alright its reaching that time, im about to get my CCW soon and i already have a glock 23 as my full size carry but for my other carry weapon something small i can grab and is less noticeable im not sure which route to go im pretty set on either .380, .38 or a .40 what are your thoughts

if i go .38 im thinking about going just possibly ruger with either a shaved or internal hammer

but if i go .380 or 40 im really leaning twords a 1911 style

but im also liking this slim Taurus in the .40
http://www.taurususa.com/product-details.cfm?id=706&category=Pistol&toggle=&breadcrumbseries=700

thoughts and recommendations?

pirate2501
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Posted - 10/21/2012 :  5:00:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
S&W 642 Airweight 38 SPL revolver
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bigoutside
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USA
14316 Posts

Posted - 10/21/2012 :  5:05:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's quite a range.

You leaning autopoader or wheel gun?
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M1A762
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USA
1043 Posts

Posted - 10/21/2012 :  5:06:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Colt Cobra in .38 special. Six rounds, not five.
Plus it is a Colt!
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nunn
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USA
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Posted - 10/21/2012 :  5:07:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It is a very personal choice, and you have to live with it.

I used to carry a 2" .38 revolver and a speedloader in my pocket, for a total of 10 rounds.

Then, I carried a .380 auto and one extra mag, for a total of 13 rounds.

Then one day, it occurred to me: Anyone I need to shoot off-duty probably needs to be shot just as hard and decisively as someone who is trying to kill me while I am on duty.

So, I started carrying my issued SIG P229 in .40 S&W on and off duty, along with a spare mag, for a total of 25 rounds. I know that I can hit a man-size silhouette at 50 yards if I need to, and the gun is dead solid reliable.

Not long after I made this choice, an incident happened that cemented it for me. An off-duty deputy engaged a nut with a rifle inside a Walmart. The deputy used a revolver, and all he had were 6 rounds, but it was a service-size revolver, so he made hits and drove the rifle toter out into the parking lot where the on-duty cops punched his ticket.

So, as long as I am able, I will carry a service size pistol, in a decisive caliber, and a reload. Rather than select my clothing and then figure what gun I can hide in it, I do it the other way around. I have made my pistol choice, and my wardrobe is selected around it.

I also firmly believe in carrying a spare magazine for a pistol, even if the pistol is "high-capacity," and you don't anticipate ever running dry. The most common part to fail in a pistol is the magazine, and a spare is easy to carry and cheap insurance.

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mrankh
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Posted - 10/21/2012 :  5:08:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by bigoutside

That's quite a range.

You leaning autopoader or wheel gun?




im leaning more auto loader mainly due to the safeties, i just want something small i can keep in my belt not really noticeable if i dont feel like carrying a full size

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montanajoe
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Trinidad and Tobago
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Posted - 10/21/2012 :  5:11:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mrankh

quote:
Originally posted by bigoutside

That's quite a range.

You leaning autopoader or wheel gun?




im leaning more auto loader mainly due to the safeties, i just want something small i can keep in my belt not really noticeable if i dont feel like carrying a full size

what's safer than a wheel gun with your finger off the trigger?


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mrankh
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USA
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Posted - 10/21/2012 :  5:12:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
nunn thats why im leaning twords the slim taurus, its a good caliber its got a decent mag size, plus both my full size glock and the taurus both run .40s so thats always a plus

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mrankh
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USA
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Posted - 10/21/2012 :  5:12:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by montanajoe

quote:
Originally posted by mrankh

quote:
Originally posted by bigoutside

That's quite a range.

You leaning autopoader or wheel gun?




im leaning more auto loader mainly due to the safeties, i just want something small i can keep in my belt not really noticeable if i dont feel like carrying a full size

what's safer than a wheel gun with your finger off the trigger?



if i needed to pull it out quick i wouldnt have to worry about catching a snag on my pants or anything and NDing a round into my leg

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searcher5
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USA
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Posted - 10/21/2012 :  5:15:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just me, but my preferred is a 1911 Colt .45, with a Smith & Wesson Model 36 .38 sp loaded with hydra-shocks when I'm dressed a little better.



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beneteau
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Posted - 10/21/2012 :  5:16:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Bersa or Walther PP. Both available in 380. Both very reliable. Both double action. Both are economical in price.



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shilowar
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USA
22967 Posts

Posted - 10/21/2012 :  5:16:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a Kahr CM9 ($400) that I carried most of the summer, it is small and thin, works well and is easy to conceal. Kahr now makes a CM40
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Cubslover G16
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USA
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Posted - 10/21/2012 :  5:17:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kahr.

I carry a P45, although I want a Sig Concealed Nightmare now!

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montanajoe
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Posted - 10/21/2012 :  5:19:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mrankh

quote:
Originally posted by montanajoe

quote:
Originally posted by mrankh

quote:
Originally posted by bigoutside

That's quite a range.

You leaning autopoader or wheel gun?




im leaning more auto loader mainly due to the safeties, i just want something small i can keep in my belt not really noticeable if i dont feel like carrying a full size

what's safer than a wheel gun with your finger off the trigger?



if i needed to pull it out quick i wouldnt have to worry about catching a snag on my pants or anything and NDing a round into my leg

..you're doing it wrong,,


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mrankh
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USA
545 Posts

Posted - 10/21/2012 :  5:24:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by montanajoe

quote:
Originally posted by mrankh

quote:
Originally posted by montanajoe

quote:
Originally posted by mrankh

quote:
Originally posted by bigoutside

That's quite a range.

You leaning autopoader or wheel gun?




im leaning more auto loader mainly due to the safeties, i just want something small i can keep in my belt not really noticeable if i dont feel like carrying a full size

what's safer than a wheel gun with your finger off the trigger?



if i needed to pull it out quick i wouldnt have to worry about catching a snag on my pants or anything and NDing a round into my leg

..you're doing it wrong,,



IMO i would feel more comfortable with some sort of saftey

accidents CAN happen no matter how much training you have

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Riomouse911
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USA
2872 Posts

Posted - 10/21/2012 :  5:40:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
if i needed to pull it out quick i wouldnt have to worry about catching a snag on my pants or anything and NDing a round into my leg

And, let's face it; mechanical "safties" are the primay reason people AD. Because they didn't practice the basic "between your ears" rules of saftey, (like FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOU'RE READY TO SHOOT!)and "relied" on a device opearated by a human to make the firearm "safe."

Whatever you choose to carry; know it through and through because when you're under stress and drawing right now to save your skin you're NOT going to think about a safety, you're going to react how you practiced. And if you're familiar with your CCW,a nd practiced a LOT with it, you'll be just fine.
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riflemike
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USA
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Posted - 10/21/2012 :  5:43:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
chances of you having to snatch it out that quick are IHMO pretty slim

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mrankh
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USA
545 Posts

Posted - 10/21/2012 :  5:50:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thats not the only reason im choosing it over a revolver, i want a slim carry that i can throw on when i dont feel like carrying full size, with the smaller pistol i can throw it in a inside the belt holster it wont buldge into my side and for me those are things i want but the lock saftey is a plus for me also with the Taurus theres a slide lock when screwed in you cannot charge the weapon so if its in my dresser in my room no wanderers can play with it

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William81
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USA
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Posted - 10/21/2012 :  6:22:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No Taurus Autos

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catpealer111
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Belarus
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Posted - 10/21/2012 :  6:31:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My CCW is a CZ-2075 and it is always loaded with one in the chamber and the hammer down. This is a DA/SA auto pistol and with the hammer down, the safety can not be engaged. What keeps it safe is the long, heavy DA trigger pull. Like a double action revolver, it takes a very deliberate act to fire the pistol. After reading all of your responses it's clear to me that you've already have made up your mind that you want the Taurus and no matter what people say you won't change your mind. With that said, do as much research on the pistol as you can and try to get your hands on one to try out before you take the plunge. Taurus tend to have a bad reputation. Realistically, the only argument you've made that is a positive for the Taurus is it's chambered in the same caliber as your Glock.
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dav1965
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USA
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Posted - 10/21/2012 :  6:33:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I carry a kel tec 380 in my front pocket a lot. I also carry a kel tec pf9 some times. Also once in a while i carry a 327 or a full size xd 45.
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mrankh
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USA
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Posted - 10/21/2012 :  7:16:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by catpealer111

My CCW is a CZ-2075 and it is always loaded with one in the chamber and the hammer down. This is a DA/SA auto pistol and with the hammer down, the safety can not be engaged. What keeps it safe is the long, heavy DA trigger pull. Like a double action revolver, it takes a very deliberate act to fire the pistol. After reading all of your responses it's clear to me that you've already have made up your mind that you want the Taurus and no matter what people say you won't change your mind. With that said, do as much research on the pistol as you can and try to get your hands on one to try out before you take the plunge. Taurus tend to have a bad reputation. Realistically, the only argument you've made that is a positive for the Taurus is it's chambered in the same caliber as your Glock.




im not dead set on the taurus im open to other manufactures, but i like what the taurus is offering

im also looking at the XD sub compact in the 40 and the S&W shield in the 40 and im still looking for a more so i can compare


also i just looked at the Ruger SR40C and im liking it alot, the fact that its ambidextrous is awesome considering im a south paw any thoughts on these guns?


Edited by - mrankh on 10/21/2012 7:28:11 PM
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eboydell
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USA
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Posted - 10/21/2012 :  7:33:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Why make a choice? Get several of them.


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MudderChuck
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Germany
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Posted - 10/21/2012 :  7:58:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've carried everything from a browning HP, through a 2 1/2 inch barrel .357. I eventually settled on a P7-8. A P7-13 is also a possibility.
Two things I like about the P7. I've always felt comfortable carrying it in condition one. And they are as accurate (for me) as most full sized auto loaders. Another up side, is they are made to shoot a lot, without significant loss of accuracy. I believe in practicing with what you carry, some pistols get pretty loose after any significant number of rounds are fired through them. I've likely shot 15,000 rounds through my P7 and it is still tight and shoots good groups. They are defiantly built to last.

Th only down side is they are relatively heavy for the size. And they seem to be becoming scarce and hard to find.

Be obscure clearly.
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William81
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USA
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Posted - 10/21/2012 :  7:59:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When I leave Illinois and move to a state where I can carry, I will likly carry a S&W 642 or Kahr P380.

Guns only have two enemies: Rust and Liberials

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mrankh
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USA
545 Posts

Posted - 10/21/2012 :  8:10:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
my list right now is as follows

Ruger SR40C

Taurus 740C

S&W Shield

HK USP

Kahr CM40

Beretta PX4 Storm both compact and sub compact

its going to be a tough choice i dont think im gonna go with the kahr but the ruger is Ambidextrous so i really like that so many choices

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cce1302
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USA
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Posted - 10/21/2012 :  8:14:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My EDC is a SA XD40SC. It's a lot wider than a shield or any of the single stack pistols, but its width doesn't bother me. I carry IWB @ 4:00 or so.

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bigoutside
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USA
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Posted - 10/21/2012 :  8:48:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mrankh

my list right now is as follows

Ruger SR40C

Taurus 740C

S&W Shield

HK USP

Kahr CM40

Beretta PX4 Storm both compact and sub compact

its going to be a tough choice i dont think im gonna go with the kahr but the ruger is Ambidextrous so i really like that so many choices



What does the safety look like on the kahr?
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mrankh
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USA
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Posted - 10/21/2012 :  8:51:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by bigoutside

quote:
Originally posted by mrankh

my list right now is as follows

Ruger SR40C

Taurus 740C

S&W Shield

HK USP

Kahr CM40

Beretta PX4 Storm both compact and sub compact

its going to be a tough choice i dont think im gonna go with the kahr but the ruger is Ambidextrous so i really like that so many choices



What does the safety look like on the kahr?



depends you can get them with or without external safeties

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Rack Ops
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Posted - 10/21/2012 :  8:58:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mrankh
but if i go .380 or 40 im really leaning twords a 1911 style



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spas12
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Posted - 10/21/2012 :  9:00:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If you go with the px4, take the compact it's only slightly bigger, but holds more rounds and has the advantage of the rotating barrel.
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bigoutside
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USA
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Posted - 10/21/2012 :  9:02:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rack Ops

quote:
Originally posted by mrankh
but if i go .380 or 40 im really leaning twords a 1911 style



Colt Mustang



Sig p380

Edited by - bigoutside on 10/21/2012 9:03:14 PM
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retroxler58
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Mongolia
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Posted - 10/21/2012 :  9:21:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by pirate2501

S&W 642 Airweight 38 SPL revolver

I like the 642... But the 442 is "Incognito" being ALL BLACK...
And there are two versions... With LINK and WITHOUT LINK Internal Lock...



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oldemagics
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Posted - 10/21/2012 :  9:22:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
when i still had work and taking care of 5 locations, some a bit remote from the street, one often frequented by local gangs
on the job carry was a smith 40F w/15 rd and a spare mag
when i wanted a bit smaller the 1911A1 and a spare mag
times there was regular "incidents" and i doubled up...
matched pair of the 40F's in double shoulder rig,with spares for both
for "dress up" occassions a two toned Polish P-64 with custom grips


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mrankh
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USA
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Posted - 10/21/2012 :  9:59:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
ive been reading about the ruger and it seems to be getting good reviews, anyone know of any other good ambidextrous guns?

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bnailon
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USA
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Posted - 10/21/2012 :  10:58:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ruger LCP with Crimson Trace in front pocket. Also have IWB holster that I made for it too.

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mrankh
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Posted - 10/21/2012 :  11:01:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by bnailon

Ruger LCP with Crimson Trace in front pocket. Also have IWB holster that I made for it too.



Thought about it shot one Friday just to small for me can't seem to be comfortable with it

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rong
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Nunn, just because you're
off duty doesn't mean the bad
guys are.
ron
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nunn
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USA
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Posted - 10/22/2012 :  10:29:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
I carry a kel tec 380 in my front pocket a lot. I also carry a kel tec pf9 some times. Also once in a while i carry a 327 or a full size xd 45.


You're doing it wrong. If you don't believe me, consult one of the great handgun self-defense gurus, such as Massad Ayoob.

To paraphrase: "You should always carry the same gun, or if that is not possible, guns with the same operating system, and identical controls. When I change do a different style of gun, I program my brain's 'heads-up display' with that gun's characteristics. I can do this because I am so smart, and so well trained, and because I am just better than you. You, being a typical ignoramus, cannot do this. If you try, you will forget to release a safety and get killed or shoot yourself or someone else you didn't intend to. Remember: I am a professional. Don't try to do what I do."

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rong
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Posted - 10/22/2012 :  11:18:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ya, he's broken his arm twice
trying to pat himself on the back.
I met him at Rileys in Hooksett, NH
years ago
He's kind of arrogant.
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Jim Rau
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Posted - 10/22/2012 :  12:02:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by nunn

It is a very personal choice, and you have to live with it.

I used to carry a 2" .38 revolver and a speedloader in my pocket, for a total of 10 rounds.

Then, I carried a .380 auto and one extra mag, for a total of 13 rounds.

Then one day, it occurred to me: Anyone I need to shoot off-duty probably needs to be shot just as hard and decisively as someone who is trying to kill me while I am on duty.

So, I started carrying my issued SIG P229 in .40 S&W on and off duty, along with a spare mag, for a total of 25 rounds. I know that I can hit a man-size silhouette at 50 yards if I need to, and the gun is dead solid reliable.

Not long after I made this choice, an incident happened that cemented it for me. An off-duty deputy engaged a nut with a rifle inside a Walmart. The deputy used a revolver, and all he had were 6 rounds, but it was a service-size revolver, so he made hits and drove the rifle toter out into the parking lot where the on-duty cops punched his ticket.

So, as long as I am able, I will carry a service size pistol, in a decisive caliber, and a reload. Rather than select my clothing and then figure what gun I can hide in it, I do it the other way around. I have made my pistol choice, and my wardrobe is selected around it.

I also firmly believe in carrying a spare magazine for a pistol, even if the pistol is "high-capacity," and you don't anticipate ever running dry. The most common part to fail in a pistol is the magazine, and a spare is easy to carry and cheap insurance.

Amen brother!!!!
I agree with you completely! But we have the experience and wisdom from many years being down in 'the mud, the blood, and the beer' which most civilians do not. (I call it reality therapy).
The point here is that there is no way to predict when and under what circumstances you will NEED to defend yourself and your loved ones SO carry the best (biggest gun NOT CALIBER) weapon you can conceal and some extra ammo with you when ever possible.
My 'go to' concealed gun is a 6906 with the Winchester 127 +p+ loads. But when it is possible I carry my full size 5903 or the newer M&B in 9mm.

Self defence is an absolute and natural right. An armed society is not always polite, but it is A FREE AND SAFE SOCIETY! Keep your head down and your powder dry! J. Rau, Alabama

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Mr. Perfect
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USA
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Posted - 10/22/2012 :  12:57:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've considered this one for me or for the wife:
DIAMONDBACK DB9 9MM

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"Also he [David] bade them teach the children of Judah [the use of] the bow" -Samuel

"An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." -Col. Jeff Cooper

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin

Some will die in hot pursuit and fiery auto crashes
Some will die in hot pursuit while sifting through my ashes
Some will fall in love with life and drink it from a fountain
That is pouring like an avalanche coming down the mountain

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Dyer_Maker
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Posted - 10/22/2012 :  2:03:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mr. Perfect don't do it. A friend of mine bought one for his girlfriend. He said the recoil was very ,very sharp and could not go through a mag without jamming.

In this twilight our choices seal our fate.
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j3081
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USA
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Posted - 10/22/2012 :  5:03:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hi,,,i was always taught that the most safest and the most reliable CCW is a revolver,and i also believed like one of you said "you don't match a handgun to your wardrobe,,,you match your wardrobe to the handgun ",,,i'm 5'10" and weigh 160 lbs,,,my normal size is a large,,,i buy 2X extra large just to conceal my S@W 629-6 in 44 mag with a 3" barrel holstered on my left side,,,now for my dress clothes,,,i carry an lcp,so i buy normal dress clothes to fit that and have an extra clip or speed-loader everywhere i go,,,its worked for me,,,

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Mr. Perfect
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USA
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Posted - 10/22/2012 :  5:11:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dyer_Maker

Mr. Perfect don't do it. A friend of mine bought one for his girlfriend. He said the recoil was very ,very sharp and could not go through a mag without jamming.

Your input is much appreciated.

"When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace." -Jesus

"Also he [David] bade them teach the children of Judah [the use of] the bow" -Samuel

"An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." -Col. Jeff Cooper

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin

Some will die in hot pursuit and fiery auto crashes
Some will die in hot pursuit while sifting through my ashes
Some will fall in love with life and drink it from a fountain
That is pouring like an avalanche coming down the mountain

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Posted - 10/22/2012 :  6:15:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Dyer_Maker

Mr. Perfect don't do it. A friend of mine bought one for his girlfriend. He said the recoil was very ,very sharp and could not go through a mag without jamming.



Always some naysayers. I have ran probably 600 rds thru my DB9 and not one misfire, hangfire, jam, stovepipe... Runs like a top.
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Mr. Perfect
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Posted - 10/22/2012 :  6:16:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by select-fire

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Originally posted by Dyer_Maker

Mr. Perfect don't do it. A friend of mine bought one for his girlfriend. He said the recoil was very ,very sharp and could not go through a mag without jamming.



Always some naysayers. I have ran probably 600 rds thru my DB9 and not one misfire, hangfire, jam, stovepipe... Runs like a top.

I would imagine that if the recoil is too snappy, limp-wristing might be the cause of the problems.

"When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace." -Jesus

"Also he [David] bade them teach the children of Judah [the use of] the bow" -Samuel

"An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." -Col. Jeff Cooper

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin

Some will die in hot pursuit and fiery auto crashes
Some will die in hot pursuit while sifting through my ashes
Some will fall in love with life and drink it from a fountain
That is pouring like an avalanche coming down the mountain

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select-fire
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Posted - 10/22/2012 :  6:28:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would advise the party to get a weapon that is comfortable to shoot, accurate and you feel familiar with. Not all handguns fit all folks. I've had some I couldn't shoot accurately and they left my possession fast. However if you find that one sweet piece that points nice, feels great in your hand and hits the bullseye consistant never mind what the other folks say about your piece. Just continue to practice, practice, practice.

Edited by - select-fire on 10/22/2012 6:29:07 PM
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Jim Rau
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Posted - 10/22/2012 :  8:16:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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hi,,,i was always taught that the most safest and the most reliable CCW is a revolver,and i also believed like one of you said "you don't match a handgun to your wardrobe,,,you match your wardrobe to the handgun ",,,i'm 5'10" and weigh 160 lbs,,,my normal size is a large,,,i buy 2X extra large just to conceal my S@W 629-6 in 44 mag with a 3" barrel holstered on my left side,,,now for my dress clothes,,,i carry an lcp,so i buy normal dress clothes to fit that and have an extra clip or speed-loader everywhere i go,,,its worked for me,,,

The 'base' level or entry level for self defense/CCW is a 38 special revolver. I recommend it to those who are not familiar with firearms and/or don't get to shoot very often. It is just common sense when it comes to a novice to keep it as simple as possible and still instill the confidence necessary to give them the ability to defend themselves.

Self defence is an absolute and natural right. An armed society is not always polite, but it is A FREE AND SAFE SOCIETY! Keep your head down and your powder dry! J. Rau, Alabama

Edited by - Jim Rau on 10/22/2012 8:17:52 PM
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Leeroy Jenkins
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Posted - 10/22/2012 :  8:20:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just recently got away from the .380 and got a 9mm Kel-Tec PF9. Love it. Carry it with a IWB holster with my shirt untucked. Very nice.
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River Rat
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Posted - 10/22/2012 :  8:23:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If you are looking for a #2 carry gun, simple yet powerful, my vote goes for a small .38 revolver. These days, I guess auto equals macho, but in my world simplicity counts for something. So does power for size. If a J-frame is too pricey for you, you can look at Taurus or whatever else turns up.


An armed society is a polite society -- R. Heinlein
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