SCORE! Now for the WOC???

SCORE! Now for the WOC???

This is a discussion on SCORE! Now for the WOC??? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Hello to all and what a beautiful day! Just got approved for my CCW this past Thursday and now I'm ready to carry but... before ...

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    SCORE! Now for the WOC???

    Hello to all and what a beautiful day! Just got approved for my CCW this past Thursday and now I'm ready to carry but... before I do I would like some input from experienced carriers as to what a good carry weapon would be for my needs. I'm a big bore guy so I would prefer to carry a .45. I've looked into glocks but they do not have the midsize compact in a 45. I don't like the sub-compacts because my pinky finger is hanging out in the wind and I think a full size might be too big. Any info, opinions or personal preferences are welcome and appreciated.


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    Check out the springfield.....

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    BTW congrats on the permit.....
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    Are you near a shooting range that rents handguns? Might be able to try out some different models that way. What about friends? Know any that have some you could look at or shoot?

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    You don't give a price range you want to stay in. Look at the M&P 45 or the SIG P220. Another option is a Commander frame 1911. Any of them should fit your bill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlr1m View Post
    Are you near a shooting range that rents handguns? Might be able to try out some different models that way. What about friends? Know any that have some you could look at or shoot?

    Michael
    LOL.Sorry couldnt resist--"What about friends? Know any that have some you could look at or shoot?"

    i know what you mean,just razzzin ya...
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    The 1911 isn't a bad carry gun. It's among the slimmest big bore HGs out there... A good holster would conceal it well. There's the weight issue, but a good belt would make a good foundation for a good holster with a nice 1911 in it.
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    Thanks to all so far and yes I do have friends that have some I could try out but getting together will be a bit difficult due to everyone's schedule. The closest range i know of that rents handguns is about an hour and a half away. I have looked into the XD and I really like it but again I have only handled it in the sub compact and my pinky was begging for a place to rest. I should have mentioned I do have a full size 1911 and considered carrying it but I weigh 160lbs so lugging that much steel around would be uncomfortable I think... I would prefer a 45 but will remain open to other calibers. Does anyone like a 9mm for a carry gun? Also price is not too much of a concern as I don't really have a limit on that when it comes to my safety.

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    I CC a Government Model fairly often; carry a couple of mags. on the offside to balance the weight of the gun and use a solid gun belt.

    A Sig P220 can be had in abbreviated length and height in the P245 or P220 carry and is a fantastic platform for the .45. Springfield XD's are nice guns in .45 as are the Smith M&P's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ramble View Post
    I've looked into glocks but they do not have the midsize compact in a 45.
    Ummmm. G30SF? I own one and really like the way it shoots and carries.
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    SIG 220 Carry. I need one, too.
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    I like my Kahr CW9. It's small, thin, accurate and it has a resting place for my pinky. I believe they make them in .45 now too.
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    My youngest son got a Springfield Range Officer for Christmas, beautiful gun, has a lot of extras already added to it. Shoots like a dream, and dead accurate.
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    MY EDC is a SIG220 SAS DAK [ P220 SAS ]

    It is only 0.6 inches longer and 1.2 oz heaver than the SIG220 Carry DAK [ P220 Carry DAK ] -- and I just like the feel & balance better.

    If you like the DAK trigger system either would be a good choice for a .45
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    I carry a springfield XD subcompact .40. It is a nice gun and shoots well, but it weighs about as much as a Kimber CDP or Ultra Carry....

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