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#3108377 - 01/03/13 09:03 PM Re: If you were buying a new carry gun . . . ? [Re: Gravey]
infoman jr.
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I'd get a Bersa BP9cc. Very under rated IMO.
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#3108405 - 01/03/13 09:17 PM Re: If you were buying a new carry gun . . . ? [Re: Gravey]
Wildcat
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Get what feels right to YOU and YOU can shoot good with.

Now some guys do carry a full size 45 and they don't have any problems with them. Me, a full size 45 stays either in the home or truck. I'm after concealed 100% of the time, I do not want people to know I'm packing.

My main carry gun is a Ruger LCP, I can carry that gun on me all year long no mater what I'm wearing. Shirt, jeans and jacket or t-shirt and shorts or Sunday dress coat and tie. I'm carrying in all of them and nobody knows it. My heavy gun is in my truck, my LCP can help me get to it if it comes to that.

I also have a Ruger LC9 which is a 9mm and a Ruger LCR which is a 38 Spcl. I carry them all in the winter and the LCP and LC9 in the summer.

What was said before about the gunbelts is right on the mark. No mater the gun holster you get you NEED a good gun belt. It makes all the difference in the world ever the little LCP fits better. Spend the money on a REAL gunbelt.
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#3108460 - 01/03/13 09:42 PM Re: If you were buying a new carry gun . . . ? [Re: Model70Man]
Rubberduck270
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 Originally Posted By: Model70Man
I hate my Crossbreed Holster though.

Why you hate it? I love mine.

And to answer the OPs question, my current carry gun is an XDm 3.8 compact in 40 S&W. Ill probly buy an XDs when they are released in 40 S&W or 9mm.
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#3108590 - 01/04/13 12:10 AM Re: If you were buying a new carry gun . . . ? [Re: Rubberduck270]
stik
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if not another 1911, then probably a sig or m&p 40 or 45
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#3108677 - 01/04/13 06:41 AM Re: If you were buying a new carry gun . . . ? [Re: Rubberduck270]
Model70Man
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 Originally Posted By: Rubberduck270
 Originally Posted By: Model70Man
I hate my Crossbreed Holster though.

Why you hate it? I love mine.

And to answer the OPs question, my current carry gun is an XDm 3.8 compact in 40 S&W. Ill probly buy an XDs when they are released in 40 S&W or 9mm.


It carries well, but it takes too dang long to put on. I hate fiddle farting around trying to put the dang thing on. My Concealco holster for my HK is on and off in literally 5 seconds. Also my Kahr doesn't fit snug inside the holster.
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#3108876 - 01/04/13 09:21 AM Re: If you were buying a new carry gun . . . ? [Re: Gravey]
rj112275
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For ammo capacity and little recoil, about anything that fits your hand in 9mm would be my choice. I'm not a big guy, so most 9mm's for me are holster carry, and do not fit into a pocket. For me, true pocket pistols are 380's, 38's, or smaller.

I have both a baby Glock and S&W Shield. The Shield is a little thinner, but both carry equally well in my opinion. The Glock does add a few of rounds extra ammo.

For the extra ammo and since reliability isn't an issue with most top manufacturers, I don't carry a revolver any more. If you run into trouble, you might be facing a group of thugs, or multiple targets, so the extra rounds of ammo are important to me.

+1 to Nyper's comment about a belt. Spend the money and get a good belt. AND spend a little money and get a good holster.

As for the specific gun, I'd start with a Glock or S&W M&P, or Springfield XD in 9mm. Whichever model fits best.

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#3109014 - 01/04/13 10:45 AM Re: If you were buying a new carry gun . . . ? [Re: Model70Man]
stik
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 Originally Posted By: Model70Man


It carries well, but it takes too dang long to put on. I hate fiddle farting around trying to put the dang thing on. My Concealco holster for my HK is on and off in literally 5 seconds. Also my Kahr doesn't fit snug inside the holster.


i have never had a problem putting my crossbreed on. and if the gun don't fit snug, you can heat it with a hair dryer and adjust it.
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#3109095 - 01/04/13 11:50 AM Re: If you were buying a new carry gun . . . ? [Re: stik]
348Winchester
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A small Smith or Colt 38 revolver for concealment. Just for general packin' my Smith model 25 45 Colt N-frame revolver.
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#3109098 - 01/04/13 11:51 AM Re: If you were buying a new carry gun . . . ? [Re: Wildcat]
Wes Parrish
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 Originally Posted By: Wildcat
My main carry gun is a Ruger LCP . . . . . . .

I also have a Ruger LC9 which is a 9mm and a Ruger LCR which is a 38 Spcl. I carry them all in the winter and the LCP and LC9 in the summer.

Would love to hear your thoughts on the LCR vs. the LCP, as well as when/why you would choose to carry the LCR over the others.

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#3109470 - 01/04/13 05:14 PM Re: If you were buying a new carry gun . . . ? [Re: Wes Parrish]
mr.big
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I would LOVE an S&W 340 PD 357 Magnum,,but I will have to make do with the 442 +P 38 Spcl
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