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#444530 - 10/12/07 05:30 PM Carry gun.
bcunnin1
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Just a question for those of you who on a daily bases carry a concealed weapon. I have a Sig 229 right now and I do not think it will make for a suitable concealed weapon(to heavy to bulky). I want to know what every carries and what they recommend. I have looked all over from Glock 19's to Kimbers carry line. Any advice and help is appreciated.
Oh and I am not set on a caliber or anything like that I just want some suggestions so I can check into them even more.

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#444543 - 10/12/07 05:42 PM Re: Carry gun. [Re: bcunnin1]
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General rule: The biggest gun you can carry and shoot comfortably and accurately.

I have two that I carry depending on the weather and what I'm wearing.

For warm weather I use a Smith & Wesson 642 J-Frame .38 Special. I wear it either inside the waist band or in my pocket (strong side) in a pocket holster.

The other option for me is a Glock 19 9mm in either an outside the waistband holster or inside the waistband holster. During winter jacket weather I carry it OWB.

My advice would be to rent some at a local range and see what you like.

You are also very likely to encounter the brutal "caliber wars" that come with this decision. Some think the 9mm is fine with modern bullet construction, others think anything less than a .40 is worthless, and others think the .45 is the only choice. Ignore that stuff. Find something you can shoot accurately and quickly and choose a quality bullet like Speer Gold Dot or something along those lines. Even the mighty .45 ACP is weak compared to what I'd really choose if I knew I'd have to fight my way out of a situation. You can research and find all kinds of cases where a 9mm did the job easily and where the .45 didn't slow down an attacker and vice versa. Make your decision based on you. If you're not comfortable with it it's worthless.

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#444552 - 10/12/07 05:50 PM Re: Carry gun. [Re: Trapper John]
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Kahr P45.
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#444643 - 10/12/07 06:58 PM Re: Carry gun. [Re: Model70Man]
bcunnin1
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I think I am going to shoot the subcompact glocks sometime soon, and someone else said something about the Kahr what do you like about them Model70?
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#444997 - 10/12/07 09:01 PM Re: Carry gun. [Re: bcunnin1]
762hunter
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I have Kahr K40 and it a terrific pistol and slim to carry.

I carry my S&W J-Frame 342 AirLite PD in .38 Cal

Its light as a feather compared to ANYTHING

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#445977 - 10/13/07 05:52 PM Re: Carry gun. [Re: bcunnin1]
Model70Man
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 Originally Posted By: bcunnin1
I think I am going to shoot the subcompact glocks sometime soon, and someone else said something about the Kahr what do you like about them Model70?


It's a good quality gun. I've never had a misfire. Very lightweight and it fits in the palm of your hand. Recoil is surprisingly light for a 45 and its very accurate.
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#446370 - 10/13/07 08:26 PM Re: Carry gun. [Re: bcunnin1]
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Glock 27 40cal.. little with great performance... just aim and let them fly, there is 3 safeties and all are in trigger... sweet shooting gun too.
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#446490 - 10/13/07 09:27 PM Re: Carry gun. [Re: DuckBuster]
bcunnin1
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To small for me Duckbuster, I am going to shoot a 23 tomorrow those baby glocks are just to small for my hands. I know you can get the extended mags for them but that makes them about the same size as the 23.
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#446818 - 10/14/07 08:31 AM Re: Carry gun. [Re: bcunnin1]
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Desert Eagle .50 A&E


I personally like the Kahr CWP 9mm.
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#447018 - 10/14/07 10:46 AM Re: Carry gun. [Re: bcunnin1]
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I carry a 22 on duty and love it... alot of buddies have the 23s for duty but most i know have 27's for off duty bc they are easy to hide.. you are right about the 23 and 27 being same as size but not as in weight.. the 27 holds less ammo. but i would def. go with a 40.. alot of people say go with 45 but at longer distances the 40 will out do the 45 with knockdown/stopping power. either way they are both big holes \:\)
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