I'm trying to narrow down my selection of a CCW handgun and am intending to carry it about 3:30 or 4:00 in a tuckable IWB holster.
At this point I'm looking at .38 and .357 revolvers (so that my non-shooting-inclined wife could use the handgun in an emergency with fewer problems than if I had a semi-auto), however if I have to go to 9 mm for comfortable carry in this position, I'm wondering what models should be on my short list (I don't want a .380, but would be open to a Makarov). I have a $250-300 budget and am primarily looking at used guns to try to maximize the best value for my available funds.
I've heard the following recommendations, and will be going to a gun show tomorrow (D.V.).
Almost all of the J frame grips I've tried so far are uncomfortable for me with my long fingers, however I hope to try some different grips tomorrow.
Any other suggestions for carry in the position I want to use?
(I can't list all the revolvers, but these are most of the semi's that have been suggested to me so far.)
Glock 19 -- I've handled larger Glocks, but think they look klunky -- don't take it personal Glock-lovers, I understand they are great guns. Maybe the 19 would work for me, but I haven't found one in the shops where I've looked. I hope to look at one tomorrow, but I imagine a used one will be over $400.
Kel-Tec 9 & 11 -- but I don't like the trigger
Sig 225 [used] -- one of my favorite semi's so far, but don't know if it would be too big for tuckable carry
Kahr 9 -- sounds like a nice gun, but the shops I've been to haven' had one, and I don't think I could afford one
LCR -- haven't liked the trigger of the ones I've tried, or the 2-finger grip
Makarov Russian or Bulgarian -- They look like they would work for my carry position, and would be in my price range.
Please also indicate something about your build! I understand that one's build can make a difference in what he can carry comfortably. I'm in the "lanky" category and have to shop for long and extra long clothes.