This is a discussion on Gonna get a new carry gun within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Pyrochad There's no chance that I will EVER buy a Glock but thanks for the info I'm surprised that there were no ...
I have no concerns over a 5 shot snub revolver. The SP101 is more reliable and durable than a tank and I have become very proficient and accurate with mine (2.25" bbl). 99.999% of any potential SD situations 5 shots of .357 Mag will be plenty. I carry my SP101 a lot, but I also practice with snubnosed revolvers A LOT too. Considering the .357 Mag round, the extra weight really helps with recoil and controlability and is negligible to me when carrying.
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Try a Glock, you wont be diapappointed....just do it then give more feed back.
I would get the XDsc in .40 S&W since you already own an XD 45. Stick with the same platform.
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If you've tried the SP101 and like it, go for it. That's the easy way to do it. But...
Do you have any other wheelguns? Are you used to the difference in balance, trigger pull, reloading, etc?
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I have started carrying my XD 40 Service model (4"). It feels somewhat large, but I am new to carrying. I'm not sure how it conceals compared to the tactical model. I think I will be used to carrying it, soon. Maybe you should take a look at the 4" xd line, since you like your tactical model so much. Personally, I didn't want to carry a gun with a grip that was too small. I wanted a middle of the road type of gun. I wanted it as big as I could get it for a comfortable hold and stable aim, but I wanted it small enough to conceal and be comfortable. Hopefully I have made the right choice. I am 5'11" and about 170lbs - average build. I am also breaking in my new crossbreed holster. I just got it last week, so it is pretty stiff right now. I need a gun belt, but now that I have a decent holster, I could definitely see myself carrying this gun on a daily basis.
Yea, they're unreliable, always malfunctioning, they don't last very long. I can understand why you wouldn't carry one of those. I much prefer a Croation knock off. LOL. What a mommalucca.
Dont forget SIG!! My P238 carry is hands down the top .380 carry out there. I have tried to make it fail and it keeps on going, any ammo brand etc.. I would love to carry a glock, but lets face it, they get in the way sometimes. The P238 I can put in my back pocket. Very low recoil and deadly accurate out of the box! My young daughter loves it and so do I. I have big hands but somehow the little 1911 'knock off' fits me perfect especially with the extended magazine. The bad guys would never see what hit 'em.. Just my two cents...
Smith 640-1 for an all steel 357. Smith 340 M&P or 340 PD for a lightweight 357
You dont like Glocks which is your priviledge. Take a look at what SIG has in your price range, look at maybe the M&P .45 Compact from Smith and Wesson. There are many solid options out there you probably need to hit the range and shoot a bunch of different weapons.
Glock 36, 30SF, 31, 32, 21 Gen4 - Carry guns
Ruger Mini-14 and Remington 870 by the bed both wearing Surefire lights.
Always carry a knife-they are handy to have
Always carry a reload-You probably won't need it but it is good insurance .
Always carry a light- To see in the dark