Advice on Best Concealed Carry Handgun


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JSDinTexas

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Glock 23 (Compact) or Glock 27 (subcompact). Both are extremely well balanced. My wife has no problem with the recoil of her G27 (.40).

Guess I'm into ugly (even though I think they are perfection) cause I second the Glock 23 or 27, both in .40 but I have also considered the G30sf and G36 which are .45

And find myself more frequently with my G29 - 10mm
 

Viper Specialty

Dr. Exotic
Hmm... I am surprised that no one on here mentioned the Walther PPS?

I have a PPS in 9mm, and it is by far the easiest and most comfortable gun to carry that I have tried. I have a relatively thin frame, so bulky handguns are not very comfortable to conceal in my case. The PPS slim-line design does the trick here- and it is actually a nice looking pistol to boot.

As far as performance, I have no problem with 3-5" groups at 25-50 feet, never had a feeding problem short of the first 10 rounds or so failing to completely chamber [just a tap with my thumb on the slide solved that], and I have put about 500 rounds through it by now. Low recoil and not overly light makes for low muzzle flip, and no problem putting every round in the mag into center mass even when fired as quickly as possible. Easy to clean and disassemble as well.

It should be worth mentioning that the PPS now comes in a .40 S&W, and it is the SAME SIZE as the 9mm PPS. I may pick one up, but I would like to try one out first.

I also have a Kimber .45 CDP-2 4" that I carry, but it is a bit tougher. If I plan on standing a lot it is fine, but sitting in a car where I spend most of my time can be tricky. The PPS on the other hand is barely noticeable while driving. I wear both IWB 4 O'clock.
 
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JSDinTexas

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what does everyone think about the Taurus .380 & the 9m/m for reliability.:pleasantry:

Any gun is better than no gun. And I keep thinking about the question of what to carry? This is a life/death decision literally, so I want the best, most dependable, high power, I can reasonably control.
 

AT Hiker

New member
I saw in one of the posts a shooting range in Gastonia? Is that Shooters Express of is it another place? Do they have any types of handguns to try or what are my options there. I want something small but not to small as called a peashooter! I want something easy to handle and comfortable for a woman. What do your women like? I have only fired many years ago rifles , double barrel shotguns no small handguns. I feel rather green with my questions . Sorry Andrea :girl_wink:
Shooters Express in Belmont is the only one in this area that has rentals. Gastonia has a skeet range open to the public, but the pistol range is for LEOs only. I do not know about Charlotte or the surrounding area.
I carry a G23 every day, in a supertuck.
 

goodfella

New member
Ruger LCR

i just bought one this week and fired it for the first time last night at the range i love the gun and with the plus p amo you should have no problems its 13 oz's very light you hardly know you have it on you very easy to conceal in pocket waist band or in a coat pocket
 

bilbil

New member
keltec and ruger both make a great hideaway gun, I have a keltec 32 and a Ruger LCP in .380 which is a short 9mm. I prefer my ruger, but my Keltec is so light even loaded in a wallet holster you don't even know its there.I know its only a 32, but a 32 is better than an empty hand! I have 22,s 22 mag,25's ,9mm,38,357,even a few 45,s. I have darringers, compacts, full size, even had a dirty harry 44 magnum, but when it comes down to the nitty gritty, you should have something with you at all times, unless resticted by law. A 45 is awesome, but a 32 keltec will at least slow em down.Its light,it will hurt or could even kill,if forced, If its me or my family, its gonna be them. thats why I carry, all you need is to be held up at gunpoint just once, it changes tour outlook on life and your fellow man forever. bilbil
 

SC Tiger

New member
Just got my CC permit. Any advice from you folks on your recommendations on an ideal carrying pistol? I was thinking about a .357 or .38 SPL Airweight revolver or maybe a small Glock. Thoughts?

Thank you,

jonathan

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Glockster gives good advice. I will add that if you are a novice to handguns the .357 revolver is about as versatile as you can get. You can shoot .38 special rounds for practice and if you want to keep recoil down, and go full-power .357 if you need to. There are also more concealment holsters available than you can shake a stick at.

Personally, my CCW guns are either a Kahr PM9, a S&W Model 60 or a Ruger LCP. I also own a S&W 686 and a Springfield Armory 1911 but they are a little big for CCW.

As for holsters, I found a brand called Tagula (sp?). They are made in Paraguay but seem well made, and are a good thick leather. I have one for my PM9 and it is a well-made holster. It was $30.00 (vs $50 for a Galco that wasn't nearly as well made IMO). Don't forget the belt for belt carry too. Get a good one. I have a Carhartt one that is nice and thick and supports the gun well.
 

mannybullets

New member
Don't leave home without it

Don't leave home without it, my Keltec pf9 7+1 9mm only .88 inches wide
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The night sights are from glow-on.com and are super phosphorescent, very affordable, lucky because there are not aftermarket sight for lot of guns out there,
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now look how thin this tool really is:
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davisway

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I carry either a Ruger SP101 in a simple Blackhawk holster kidney position or Walther PPS in a Nemesis Cargo pant pocket holster from DeSantis. When the weather gets colder I will most likely go with a pancake holster with a jacket. There are hundreds if not thousands of firearm and holster combinations. A lot of people end up with a bunch of holsters they rarely use and one or two they use a lot.
 
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handgonnetoter

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what does everyone think about the Taurus .380 & the 9m/m for reliability.:pleasantry:

I carry either my model 738 or model 709. Both look good, big brother little brother, shoot great and are very reliable. What more could I ask for.:laugh:
 
your premises are incorrect

Since I do not wish to shame anyone, I shall not name the starter of this thread. But he is a neophyte for sure if he thinks that any ONE handgun is enough for concealed carry. After two years of concealed carry and fifteen hours of ccw training, I have decide what makes the OPTIMUM MINIMUM BATTLE LOAD:

On the strong hand side at three o'clock. A Ruger Super Redhawk chambered in .480 Ruger.

On the off-hand side at nine o'clock. A .500 S&W with at least a six inch barrel.

On the right ankle...A Colt Combat Commander.

On the left ankle...A Colt Python.

Wear a photog vest to cover the waist guns. Wear pants over your ankle-guns.

If you must wear shorts, cover the ankle-guns with leg-warmers. I got some from my wife.

If you must frolic on the beach, cover it all with a mumu.

Keep plenty of ammo in your fanny packs. One pack above the crotch. The other above the buttocks.

When going into bad areas, pull a red wagon behind you with more ammo.


I know that most ccw holders are GLBT. I don't mean to offend...but they will give you the wrong advice. They are too concerned about their looks to go properly armed.

FOUR guns Minimum.

Be well, my friend.
 

Eric in holden

New member
It comes down to what you like. I myself carry a walther pps 40 and find it very comfy and easy to hide. I carry it in a crossbread iph and even with an untucked t shirt it doesn't print. I used to carry a sig 229 but have since downsized. Any gun is better than none so get what is comfy for you.
 

wjh2657

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EastOkHotRod.

You are obviously a neophyte with no true forum experience. Only the Barrett .50 cal. below, carried in a Smart Carry , will suffice to stop Zombies and the AK-47 and RPG equipped 8th Grade gangbangers one should expect to encounter in the WALMART parking lots. The weapons you listed would not suffice, you need to upgrade your armory.

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I carry a S&W 642 in a pocket holster. But then, I don't go around p***ing off Zombies and eighth graders!
 
EastOkHotRod.

You are obviously a neophyte with no true forum experience. Only the Barrett .50 cal. below, carried in a Smart Carry , will suffice to stop Zombies and the AK-47 and RPG equipped 8th Grade gangbangers one should expect to encounter in the WALMART parking lots. The weapons you listed would not suffice, you need to upgrade your armory.

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I carry a S&W 642 in a pocket holster. But then, I don't go around p***ing off Zombies and eighth graders!


I shall call you 'Daddy'.
 

gonzogeezer

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Bodyguard

Not certain if this model was mentioned earlier, but I have been happy with my S&W Bodyguard 380. Seven shots (with one in the pipe); load it with Hydra Shok or Hornady CD and it provides effective close-range protection. Long-pull DA so no 'accidental discharges' with safety off (southpaw shooter). Range time will train your finger to deal with the trigger pull and the recoil. Laser is nice but no use in daylight. Add a De Santis Super Fly pocket holster and it can be hidden in any pocket, no printing. I carry it every day, front or back jeans pocket, motorcycle pants or jacket, whatever.

Be careful out there.

Gonzogeezer
 

TlWheatley

New member
I conceal carry my M&P 40c everywhere... it suits me but may not everyone. over 2k rounds thru it no problems. I carry with a IWB Galco kydex. I can't knock anyones choice or recommend one. The best gun is what you handy when you need it. (quicker than calling the police!!!
 

old salt

New member
My new pocket carry is the Kahr PM9. It has replaced my LCP, I like 6+1 of 9mm over the 6+1 of 380.
 

cam9910

New member
Wow this is a long thread...I am no expert, but I just went through this when getting my carry permit as well, so it's fresh in my mind...

I'd like to add (unless someone already said it in the prior posts) that you should also consider what configuration you want. DAO, DA/SA, external safety or not..etc.
For me, my decision was for my carry guns to both be DAO, no external safety so they both perform similar (i.e pull the trigger they shoot, don’t touch the trigger, they are safe)


Kahr CM9
S&W 642
 

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