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    Looking for a new gun for office environment

    Hey guys,
    I'm considering a new CCW that will be more comfortable/concealable in an office environment. I spend a lot of my day sitting down so I am thinking of getting either a small revolver (642 or LCR) or a small 9mm like a PF9 for appendix carry with slacks and tucked-in shirt. I've found my M&P40c makes a little too much of a bulge, regardless of position, with the clothing required for my job. What direction would you recommend?
    Current armament:
    Ruger 10/22
    Remington 870 Express 20ga.
    S&W M&P40c
    S&W 642

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    I use a S&W 642 airweight revolver for that application, carrying it IWB in the appendix position with a Comp-Tac "2 O'clock" holster. It is comfortable and discreet, and you can draw while seated.



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    I carry a Sig p238 IWB and a tucked in shirt hides it well. Sometimes I pocket carry it if I feel like it. Sometimes a 642 gets pocket carried. Then if I'm feeling really froggy a CCO 1911 gets the nod (if I'm wearing a shirt untucked).

    My point being that you're going to need to go try some on, as there are many that will suit your needs.

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    I have the same issues regarding comfort and concealibility at work. I have been carrying a 637 J frame but occasionally change off to a Kahr PM9. Both are comfortable, easy to conceal and light weight.

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    I love the j-frame or any small-framed snub for discreet carry.
    I carry my 340 M&P in a Remora IWB...it carries very low in the waistline...slow to draw, but also difficult for anyone to spot.

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    How concealed does it need to be?
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    I haven't shot it (i have held it), but the Diamondback db9 is as thin as, almost as light as (1.5 oz heavier), and just a little longer than (0.5") the ruger LCP, and it is chambered in 9mm....

    I have a s&w bodyguard and a sig P238 for pocket carry, and like them both.

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    In 9mm, I'd opt for the Kahr CW9 over the Kel-Tek.
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    Not too sure what the best "office" gun is, but the 88 Magnum shoots through schools.
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    S&W Airweight j-frame and a smart carry.
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    In that environment, I will frequently pocket carry either a PM9 and a LCP in opposite pockets, or two LCPs...depending on the pocket depth and the pants material.

    The Smartcarry is also a good option, and will allow you to carry much larger handguns than you might think.
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    I've been carrying a J frame (38-3 Airweight) in cross-draw. For some reason, that's _much_ more comfortable to me sitting at a desk than appendix. Picked up a special order LCR XS on Friday, and it's been even more comfortable than the Smith through the weekend. I was concerned about the thicker Hogue Tamer grip printing, but I don't see any difference.
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    Kahr CM9/PM9/MK9 depending on your budget.

    Also, check out the Smartcarry... perfect for the office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthew03 View Post
    Not too sure what the best "office" gun is, but the 88 Magnum shoots through schools.
    you're one of the dozen people on earth that saw Johnny Dangerously besides me.
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    if you don't want to go to a micro pistol (and cartridge) I'd suggest the PM9 or any lightweight 38 or 357 snub. snubs are a little on the fat side but have 100% reliability. but the Khars run real well after you break them in. almost 3 times as much $$ as the PF9 though.

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