This is a discussion on Funny yesterday at the gun shop within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by 21bubba I heard glock's don't even need bullets. You guys are just way to funny...
Curious which shop it was. I am in Jacksonville and have found most of the shops here try and sell you what they have. I would look at the Ruger LCP. I have one and love it. Mine usually is on my ankle or in a pocket, in a holster of course. Shoots well but I don't think anybody would tell you it is "fun" to shoot because of its size.
Who was the slender lady on here that carried a 1911 Small Of Back. That may be an option.
Yep they are crooked anyways. I tried to cancel a class their once over a week before the class and their "range instructor" was yelling at me over the phone how I was taking money out of his pocket.
Best one I have been to in JAX is Shooters on University.
I have found that some of the guys at gun shops will only tell you about what they have on hand, or what they like personally. Even talking to two different workers at the same shop on the same day can give drastically different results. I enjoy talking to them still, but as you learned, they can only give the information that they have, and their opinion, which is not always right. Use them as one source of info, but definitly not the only one.
Walk softly ...
"Just getting a concealed carry permit means you haven't commited a crime yet. CCP holders commit crimes." Daniel Vice, senior attorney for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, quoted on Fox & Friends, 8 Jul, 2008
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Kahr is nice gun. Keltec and Ruger .380's are also good guns. I have both and yes, they are less expensive than the Kahr. None are soemthing you would want to shoot for a prlonged tiem on the rnage, and being small gun, they will take some practice to develop good skills for shooting accurately. None are target guns, just meant for up close & personal situations. Expect your best accuracy at 10 yards and under. I quite happy with mine. Being small, thin and lightweight, they are easy to tuck ina pocket or a waistband. Ankle carry is slow to draw from and in a purse, it can easily be grabbed away at the time you need it. On the body in a place were you have ready and easy access without shifting body position is the best way to go. I carry my GLock IWB and mypocekt guns ( Keltec/RUGER LCP ) usually ride in my pocket.
I've tried that. Buy a pistol and tell the wife it is for her and then try to carry it myself. How did you get away with it?
Check The Cornered Cat for info on ladies carring and being armed.
You might also take a good look at the Sig P238.
Tiwee- wow, that sucks. I haven't had to order, but a good number of friends around here haven't had any problems other than a few weeks wait time. Good luck!
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Glock 17, Kel-Tec P-11, S&W Model 60, various rifles
The P3AT and LCP are great guns. You will find them very reliable. However, they are quite unpleasant to shoot. I've owned two P3AT's. I currently own an LCP and a Kahr P380. The Kahr is by far a better shooting and more accurate gun. Your wife will appreciate that. My wife is small and relatively new to shooting. She won't shoot my LCP because of the recoil.
If money is an issue, then get either the P3AT or LCP. Either way, you will be carrying a reliable gun.