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#3108040 - 01/03/13 05:59 PM If you were buying a new carry gun . . . ?
Southern Sportsman
8 Point

Registered: 09/18/11
Posts: 1129
Loc: West TN

what would you get?

Edited by Southern Sportsman (01/03/13 06:00 PM)

#3108054 - 01/03/13 06:07 PM Re: If you were buying a new carry gun . . . ? [Re: Southern Sportsman]
10 Point

Registered: 03/08/08
Posts: 2520
Loc: Washington County

Kahr P9 and an Alessi Talon Plus holster.
Some people are alive simply because it is illegal to kill them.

#3108069 - 01/03/13 06:15 PM Re: If you were buying a new carry gun . . . ? [Re: Southern Sportsman]
jeff ll
4 Point

Registered: 12/07/12
Posts: 138
Loc: marshall county

Glock,XD,Sig in .40 or .45. Revolver good ole snub in .38.
If you can't race it, shoot it, or eat it you just don't need it!!

#3108081 - 01/03/13 06:21 PM Re: If you were buying a new carry gun . . . ? [Re: jeff ll]
4 Point

Registered: 10/06/12
Posts: 202
Loc: Kingston Springs, TN

G29...lookin fer new/used one now
#3108131 - 01/03/13 07:01 PM Re: If you were buying a new carry gun . . . ? [Re: Mid]
10 Point

Registered: 10/30/05
Posts: 3543
Loc: Knoxville

Kahr PM9
S&W Shield
Springfield XDS
S&W model 638
So many smallmouth, so little time.

#3108189 - 01/03/13 07:33 PM Re: If you were buying a new carry gun . . . ? [Re: Kimberman]
12 Point

Registered: 09/30/05
Posts: 6877
Loc: Knoxville, TN

Kahr PM9. I love mine. I hate my Crossbreed Holster though. I have to get a different one. Thinking about a Milt Sparks.

Finding a holster is just as important as your firearm.
Winchester Model 70 Stainless Left Hand .270 Win.
McMillan Edge
Talley Lightweights
Zeiss Victory Varipoint #60 Illuminated

#3108199 - 01/03/13 07:42 PM Re: If you were buying a new carry gun . . . ? [Re: Model70Man]
8 Point

Registered: 01/06/08
Posts: 1709
Loc: Collierville

Just got one. Kimber PRO CDP II.
#3108202 - 01/03/13 07:45 PM Re: If you were buying a new carry gun . . . ? [Re: TNRifleman]
16 Point

Registered: 12/05/06
Posts: 14345
Loc: Morgan Co

Iam wanting a Ruger GP 100 357 3in barrrel with the full barrel lug..I love them,I want one so bad.Im temped to sell my walther..
The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it." -Thomas Jefferson

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#3108220 - 01/03/13 07:55 PM Re: If you were buying a new carry gun . . . ? [Re: cecil30-30]
Formally known as Nyper
16 Point

Registered: 11/29/00
Posts: 11341
Loc: Lebanon

If it was me.. and assuming I had no other handguns, it would be a G19, a G23, or a G26. The G19 (9mm) and G23 (.40) are the same dimensions, just different calibers. The G26 (9mm) is slightly smaller.

My next purchase will be the Springfield XD-S (.45). I can't wait to get my hands on one.

Also.. I would highly consider the Ruger LCP or S&W Bodyguard (both .380). They are small, but very easy to conceal.

I copy/pasted my answer below from another thread someone started with the same question.


The best advice you can get is to buy something you're comfortable with. Don't buy something you feel is too heavy or too big. It doesn't do you any good if you leave it at home. Don't buy something based on "cool factor". A carry gun is a tool - not a toy.

There's a saying... a mouse in the pocket is better than a lion at home. A full size 1911 may seem great, but if you get tired of trying to conceal it or find that it's too long or too heavy, you'll wind up not carrying it with you.

The second best piece of advice you can get is to buy a quality belt. Don't depend on some average department store belt to hold up well. Buy a stiff, quality belt and it will make carrying much more comfortable (assuming you'll be carrying a belt-attached holster).

This guy makes great belts that last for years. The belt I'm wearing right now came from him about 7 years ago.

I don't think you can go wrong with a Glock - I'm a little biased towards them. I would also not hesitate to buy a Gen 4. I have not had any problems out of mine. However, I wouldn't hesitate to buy a Gen 3 either. Personal preference.

I think the G19, G23, and G26 are great options.

Also consider looking at the S&W MP Shield or the Springfield XDS. Both are nice compact guns, although they don't have the magazines capacity of the Glocks.

#3108265 - 01/03/13 08:17 PM Re: If you were buying a new carry gun . . . ? [Re: TNReb]
16 Point

Registered: 07/20/05
Posts: 19786
Loc: Rutherford / Wilson County Lin...

Smith & Wesson 642 Airweight 38+P
Smith & Wesson M&P 40C
Glock 27
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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