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Need advice on my first concealed carry

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by kbUSMC2012, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. Feb 23, 2018 at 7:09 AM
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    Dagostino480

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  2. Feb 23, 2018 at 8:23 AM
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    The video is pretty one sided lol... For the money a glock is hard to beat. A G19 is pretty damn universal and has always earned it's spot in the safe. I switched to the Glock 36 because it was slimmer and lighter. I did sacrifice capacity during the weight shed. I will say that you need the right sized hand to shoot any double stack. I also live in a pretty calm rural area where I just don't feel the need to have more than 5 or 6 rounds. I avoid places and situations where higher capacity would be useful. Your gun is there to get you out of a bad spot, not fight a full on battle with 3 spare mags and a back up on your ankle. I honestly pray that I never need to pull a gun much less take a life. The biggest concern in my area is the heroin epidemic and the tweakers that only care about getting another hit of trash for their arm. The G19 is a solid gun to start with. I promise you that you will never be "one and done" on any ccw pistol. The G43 kinda fills a sweet spot that makes me recommend it. I do not own it, but I have shot my buddies quite a bit. I would own it but it is not $450 sweeter than my G36. Had I not already owned the 36 I would have bought a 43. Another thing to consider is the 43 and 19 both eat 9mm which is nice to have multiple guns of the same caliber. Other guns suggested like the cz, newer gen taurus, and Springfield's are solid as well. A good trip to the range with $100 in ammo is in your future sir!!!
     
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  3. Feb 23, 2018 at 4:31 PM
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    I have two for concealed carry. A Springfield XDm (18+1) and a S&W Shield 8+1), both in 9mm. Lotta good advice already posted. Go to your LGS, see what fits your hands, what is comfortable to to carry. If you can rent, buy the one YOU shoot well. I should quantify that with as long as it's one of the more reputable brands. One thing I didn't see mentioned is what ammo. FMJ is NOT a defensive round. Both my carry guns are loaded with Federal 124gr HST's. I did a lot of research before I settled on that round. According to tests on Luckygunners website, it averages around 18" penetration, while expanding to almost 2x its original diameter, while maintaining almost 100% integrity.
     
  4. Feb 23, 2018 at 5:41 PM
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    I have pretty big hands so the G19 and 43 are kinda my limit. Well the glock 19 fits like a glove that why I love it. I have shot a buddies p10c cz and it is basically a g19 made by CZ overbuilt with a better trigger.
     
  5. Feb 23, 2018 at 5:46 PM
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    I didn’t want to read thru 5 pages - and I can’t tell you what firearm to get, but I did want to say good on you sir for getting your CCW.

    Always be safe, and NEVER assume other adults are educated about firearms.
     
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  6. Jun 7, 2018 at 8:54 PM
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    I usually carry a Ruger SR9C but recently bought a Taurus G2c9MM to keep in the truck - decent gun for $207 brand new - console works fine.
     
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    The sig P365 looks nice. I dont own I carry a Taurus .380
     
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  9. Jun 8, 2018 at 7:29 AM
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    Gotcha so any idea yet on what you want? Being a petite female a .380 might be a wise choice. The people who say they are not power is BS. I dropped a 150lb hog at 30 yards with my .380 and hornady defense ammo.
     
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    i carry an lcp2. i'm hoping the p365 will be small enough that i can carry that more than i carried my lc9s
     
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    I'm not exactly sure about the size comparison but i do believe that the sig is a single stack that carrys more rounds. Im sure like me you have small hands. Ill see if I can find some specs for you and post them up. Where do carry IWB,pocket,purse?
     
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    it's actually a double stack. it carries 10+1. it's slightly smaller than my lc9s, little bit bigger than the lcp2 though. but i think it'll be a better option than the lc9s for carrying. the grip feels great, although if you have bigger hands than me you might not like it. i have a belly band, but the lcp2 is small enough that i can carry iwb depending on my outfit
     
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    This is just like a “ which oil is best” thread.
     
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    Springfield XD Mod.2 in 9mm. Shoots lights out, never failed me, carry it every day.
     
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    Glock 43 can’t go wrong with that
     
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    Did the OP eventually choose one?

    Me personally, Glock 23 IWB Crossbreed Super tuck holster, I haven't seen a response from OP what he ended up with.:notsure:
     
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    It's like the glock 19 but for grownups
     
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    That P365 is nice and small 9mm, pretty much a pocket gun. I personally like the P320SC since you can convert it from subcompact to compact using the same slide. Sometimes it's nice to have a bigger grip.

    There are a lot of good options for conceal these days from .22LR to .45, just depends on what feels best in your hand.

    Also I bought a custom IWB holster for my .38 LCR from these guys. They make really good holsters. https://foxx-holsters.myshopify.com/
     

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