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Concealed carry weapon reviews

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by Pat 13, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. Dec 20, 2011 at 9:31 AM
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    Pat 13

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    I am not sure what to carry, I am leaning toward the Ruger LCP or LC9 and also going to look at S&W Bodyguard and Keltec PF-9. I am looking for a reliable sub-compact auto single stack and wanted to know what other people carried and how they liked it, the positives and negatives. I'm not looking for the biggest gun but something that I can carry all the time without noticing it too much (light and small). I am also looking for a holster and am looking at an inside the pants or belt loop, let me know what you have used and how you like it or what you didn't like about it.

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  2. Dec 20, 2011 at 9:35 AM
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    Take a look at the SIG 225
     
  3. Dec 20, 2011 at 9:37 AM
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    When I am not carrying my Sig P220 45 in an MTAC holster, I am carrying my Sig P232 .380 in a Crossbread SuperTuck.

    Carry the pistol that is the most comfortable for you to shoot. It doesn't matter what we all think or what fits the best in your pants, if your not comfortable shooting it, than you shouldn't carry it.

    I have tried several IWB hosters trying to stay cheap, but they were all.... cheap. The MTAC & Crossbreed both have leather between you and the pistol, which makes it very comfortable to carry. Even in a 115 degrees Phoenix summer.
     
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    I have been carrying a Springfield XD40SC in a MTAC IWB for 5 years every day. Took about 2 weeks to get used to it being there, now it feels akward not to have it. When I can't carry that, it's a Keltec 380 in a Desantis pocket holster.
     
  5. Dec 20, 2011 at 9:41 AM
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    ...too much shit to list.
    ^This!

    Personally, I carry a Springfield EMP in a Crossbreed Supertuck IWB.
     
  6. Dec 20, 2011 at 9:43 AM
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    i have a kel tec p3at, it's a nice little gun, very small, fits well in my large hand but the trigger pull is very long and thats kind of uncomfortable, also tends to make you shoot low because of it
     
  7. Dec 20, 2011 at 9:53 AM
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    I would never buy another KelTec product and some members have reported problems with their LC9s. I carry the Beretta 3032 Tomcat in a Galco DC 294 inside the waist holster. The holster's belt clip is hinged at the bottom so you can tuck in your shirt over it. My son loves his Sig P238, so I got him a Galco inside the waist holster for Christmas. Get ready for a lot of arguing here about which caliber and which brand is best.
     
  8. Dec 20, 2011 at 9:59 AM
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    i hate living in nj lol. this shit hole of a state has some of the highest crime rates in the country and normal people can't ccw for their protection? this makes zero sense to me.

    this was posted via :jellydance:
     
  9. Dec 20, 2011 at 10:03 AM
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    My Keltec had some jamming issues until I did a fluff and buff, and it hasn't had a hiccup since. It is kinda picky with certain hollow points, I just feed it ball ammo and CorBon DPX now. There's no need to argue about calibers, everyone knows 40 is the best....:stirthepot:
     
  10. Dec 20, 2011 at 10:12 AM
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    I either carry a fullsize M&P9, a Ruger SR9c or a Keltec PF9.
    And I carry them all in a crossbreed. I have tried other IWB that work ok but the leather on the crossbreed keeps the pistol from bruising your kidneys.
    I also tend to stay with 9mm. It's cheaper to practice and easier to find. And 9mm guns are bigger for my hands, I just dont feel good about shooting with an ultra small .380.

    EDIT: Make sure you try out the LC series before buying they have a moderately heavy DA only trigger
     
  11. Dec 20, 2011 at 10:24 AM
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    Carry the largest caliber gun that you can shoot reliably. Other considerations should be secondary. If you place those other considerations above, than you are compromising.
    The first rule of a gunfight is to have a gun, but do you really wnat to make compromises on your ablility to defend yourself?
     
  12. Dec 20, 2011 at 10:55 AM
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    Depends on where I'm going and what I'm going to be wearing.
    By far the most comfortable carry for my lasered Glock 30 (.45) is the CompTacII paddle holster. It also has a speed clip for IWB carry, no holster necessary.

    I sometimes carry a Taurus TCP .380 in an Ace exterior foam holster. While it does the job of keeping the holster in the front pocket while drawing, the outline is a bit noticeable in certain positions. Lately I've started carrying it, in the holster, inside the pant. The foam exterior keeps it from moving around and at less than 11 ounces is reasonably comfortable as an IWB carry.

    Whit

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  13. Dec 20, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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    Congrats on identifying single-stack for your CC.
    You'll still get carpetbombed by everybody promoting the dbl-stack they own.
    I carry Kahr PM9 everywhere I go, but never IWB.
    Desantis Nemesis or a Kramer to break the outline.
    I really like the way this little gun shoots.
    Very controllable.
    I added a Hogue grip sleeve that adds a finger groove...that, plus the extended mag with the pinky extension and I'm GTG.
     
  14. Dec 20, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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    I carry a Kimber Ultra CDP II in .45 - in a custom OWB holster made by El Paso Saddlery.

    The best advice given here is to carry the biggest caliber you can comfortably shoot. If you're not confident with what's in your hand, it doesn't matter what caliber it is or how many rounds it holds. What counts is rounds on target...quickly.
     
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    I carry the same two guns myself. The XD is good to go but it's a bit large and heavy. I carry it more in the winter when I actually wear pants that could use a belt.

    The P3AT I carry the most. I carry it in a Nemisis pocket holster. A lot of my buddies bust my balls about it "only" behing a .380, but most of the time their G27, XD40sc, M&Pc is either at home or in the glove box because it's too big and heavy to carry.
    Mind you I live in FL where 80% of the time I wear shorts, t shirt and flops.

    On a side note, I have to qualify withboth weapons every year. I have to shoot 40 rounds all the way out to 15 yards. Even with the small sights I get the job done and only drop 1 or 2 rounds with the .380. Perfect score with the XD of course.
     
  16. Dec 20, 2011 at 5:00 PM
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    like the rest said, ...what works for one may not work for another... this is especially true w/ holsters :D

    ..i'm an IWB-guy, ...so, i'd recommend starting there, i'm also a kydex guy, ..but many folks swear by leather...

    as for size, ..keep in mind the smaller the gun, the harder to wield, harder to align sights (sight radius), generally harder to charge, and generally tend to have nastier recoil..

    smallest i'd personally go, in terms of frame size, is like a ruger sr9c, or walther pps compact (i think they have a compact?)..
     
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    hmm never even heard of them. 300 bucks retail i wonder what dealer cost is? well you just gave me something to do tomorrow
     
  19. Dec 20, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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    i carry a witness p .45, a taurus pt145, a taurus pt1911, or just added a taurus pt845
     
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    how do you like that taurus TCP .380? everyone seems to love them that i talk to
     
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