Moving up from my little Sig238.....

Moving up from my little Sig238.....

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    Moving up from my little Sig238.....

    Well my husband and I have been talking about for a little while now me moving up from my little Sig.. I figured it was about time I get comfortable with something else.... Don't get me wrong, I love my 238, but I would absolutley LOVE to try something new!!! My husband on the other hand can carry just about anything and be completly comfortable with it... I have a lot of issues with being comfortable with carrying due to my small frame and clothing... I like the paddle holsters and haven't had to much experince with others...
    What would be the best way to move up as far as gun and holster??? I am looking for helpful hints and advice on this issue...
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    Are you looking at moving up in caliber, gun size or both? Since your carrying a sub compact now, my suggestion would be to move up to maybe a compact. Something like the M&P9c might be a logical progression. You could stay with a paddle holster, which would not require a wardrobe change, or you could switch to IWB carry. You might also want to "borrow" one of tacman's smaller guns to try out. He'll never miss it! LOL
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    If you are wanting to stay with an auto I'd suggest maybe the M&P Sheild in a crossbreed IWB holster. If you're open to a revolver, I'd suggest a S&W 638, 642 or 442. The LCR would be worth checking out as well. I'd probably suggest the Shield over the revolver for sheer use of firepowe and faster reloads in a pinch.
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    LOL... I have been thinking about staying OSW, I have been trying out his Glock!!!! SHHHHH, Don't tell.. HEHE.... I have a Kimber, but it is too big for me to carry at all times... I like the Glock only I have a problem with my handle zone... I have small hands.. I have shot it several times, and for some reason, it always makes my hands shake...
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    why not try a Sig 938? 9mm ... same feel of the 238 ... only 1/2" or so longer barrel.

    my wife and I both added a 938 to our arsenal.

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    Hunny Bunny is going to be mad. But for the way you dress I think this gun would work. Look at the specs, its not even an inch wide....

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    LOL.... Thanks T!!!! I will take a peek at that sight:)


    Quote Originally Posted by Harryball View Post
    Hunny Bunny is going to be mad. But for the way you dress I think this gun would work. Look at the specs, its not even an inch wide....

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    The Springfield XDs 45 is a great candidate. I'm thinking trading my P238 up for the XDs. It comes with a paddle holster and double mag carrier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ericb327 View Post
    The Springfield XDs 45 is a great candidate. I'm thinking trading my P238 up for the XDs. It comes with a paddle holster and double mag carrier.
    I've been looking at those! I kind of cringe thinking about shooting a .45 out of something that small, though

    OP - let us know if you make a decision, I'm looking to move up, too, now that winter clothes are coming around, my only carry gun is still my LCP. Good luck with your search!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lyz_grace View Post
    I've been looking at those! I kind of cringe thinking about shooting a .45 out of something that small, though

    OP - let us know if you make a decision, I'm looking to move up, too, now that winter clothes are coming around, my only carry gun is still my LCP. Good luck with your search!
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    You might want to consider this as a holster since it would open up some larger calibers and gun size for CC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glhadiator View Post
    You might want to consider this as a holster since it would open up some larger calibers and gun size for CC.

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    I ordered one of these and quickly sent it back. Even with the LCP, which is about as small as you're gonna get, I could not for the life of me find any way to wear it without the gun either poking me in the chest, side, or stomach, OR printing very awkwardly through my shirt. I'm not as top-heavy as those characters on the Kangaroo Carry site, but I've got enough of a "shelf" that I thought I'd be okay. There was just no way around it. Maybe if you've got a longer waist and wear looser clothes? Not saying it's a bad product, but I couldn't see any possible way to make it work for me.

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    If you can rent guns at your range try a Kahr K9 or a MK9. A Kahr is kinda like what a single stack 9mm Glock would be like (if Glock made a single stack 9mm).

    The "K" designation means the pistol is all steel. Kahr also makes a polymer framed line with a "P" designation. I have found the steel Kahrs very concealable & very reliable. I have no experience with Kahr polymer guns.

    Holsters are a tough call I always end up with 3 or more per gun, and still shop for more.

    Good Luck with your quest.

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    With holsters, there is just no telling without trying them yourself. Too many variations in body shape, tolerance for discomfort, concealment needs, style of dress, etc. My wife likes the kangaroo holster mentioned above for her LCP.

    The Sig P938 would indeed be a logical choice - except that it is a new model, and there are reports of issues with it. I do not recommend ANY new gun model from ANY maker until it has been on the market for at least a year. Ask me how I came to that opinion...

    There are many many good choices out there, for the gun. You will really need to try them yourself. I love Glocks; if the grip is too thick for you, you can try the Gen 4 versions. If that is still too thick, you can try other double stacks, or any of the numerous single stacks. I would advise you to avoid Kahr, based on my personal experience, but others have had luck with them.

    BTW - instead of getting a larger, heavier primary gun, have you thought about getting a BUG instead? I'm a firm believer in carrying two handguns - even if it means carrying two smaller ones. Most days I have a LCR and a LCP. Just a thought...
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