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This is a discussion on Choose my next carry gun within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Timothy90 Well, it looks like I should give the LCR .357 a look. After taking a gander at gunbroker it appears to ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy90 View Post
    Well, it looks like I should give the LCR .357 a look. After taking a gander at gunbroker it appears to be at a similar price point to the others on my list and I've heard some pretty sparkling reviews. Next time I'm at the range that has rentals I'll see if I can run a few rounds through one, and a few of the others on my list for that matter.

    Might I inquire as to the trigger on the LCR? I know it's going to be a long and probably heavy double action pull but I think I can get used to that as long as it's smooth and breaks cleanly. I know what to expect from a Glock trigger and the one on the Walther is essentially the same so I know what to expect there.
    I love the trigger on the LCR... my threads on it:

    Ruger LCR in ,357 Magnum... My First Impressions

    The Ruger LCR .357 and different speedloaders

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    It's not just azchevy. The LCRs are well known for better triggers than the Smiths, out of the box. Love mine, got the .38 for lowest weight, best concealability. That's just me. The .357 is a good choice, too.
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    I voted glock but I carry my G19 everyday in the Phoenix or El Paso and I conceal it in a t-shirt and shorts just fine. It is really very easy to conceal with very little clothing.

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    Glock 27....Im a fan of the LCR 357 also, recoil isnt an issue imo.

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    I went with the Glock 27. I am a big fan of the Glock series of handguns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpencerB View Post
    I voted glock but I carry my G19 everyday in the Phoenix or El Paso and I conceal it in a t-shirt and shorts just fine. It is really very easy to conceal with very little clothing.
    I suspected someone might answer like this haha. The truth is my body type isn't all that conducive to concealing a handgun in my waistline without some fairly loose clothing. I'm about 5'8 and 195 lbs- I could stand to lose about 30 pounds (and will by my birthday). As it stands the love handles push the grip out and it prints a little, is it THAT noticeable? Not really, but I wouldn't be comfortable concealing with just a t shirt or polo. A bit smaller gun would give me a little more peace of mind about staying concealed in the warmer half of the year even after I get skinny.

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    Here's something else to consider...keep the gun you have, and try the Smartcarry. If you don't like it, you can send it back. If it works, you spent $55 and saved yourself from having to buy another gun.

    You could carry your G23 without any shirt at all, if you so chose to. I'm wearing one right now, with a Glock 30.

    Wear pleated pants, and it will disappear. I wear mine to the left (I'm right handed) so the barrel has room down my left leg.

    Another consideration - if your pockets will take a snubbie, they will also take a Glock 27. The Glock is heavier, of course, but has twice the rounds, less felt recoil, better sights, and a faster reload.

    All your choices are good guns - will really depend on which you shoot best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
    Here's something else to consider...keep the gun you have, and try the Smartcarry. If you don't like it, you can send it back. If it works, you spent $55 and saved yourself from having to buy another gun.

    You could carry your G23 without any shirt at all, if you so chose to. I'm wearing one right now, with a Glock 30.

    Wear pleated pants, and it will disappear. I wear mine to the left (I'm right handed) so the barrel has room down my left leg.

    Another consideration - if your pockets will take a snubbie, they will also take a Glock 27. The Glock is heavier, of course, but has twice the rounds, less felt recoil, better sights, and a faster reload.

    All your choices are good guns - will really depend on which you shoot best.
    I like the fact that the smartcarry would provide excellent concealment but I'm a little apprehensive about the fact that the holster is soft and thus wouldn't do anything to prevent an accidental pull of the trigger. My preference is to carry condition one and I wouldn't be comfortable with that in a cloth holster with a weapon that has no external safety. It also troubles me that it would be very difficult to draw from while seated in a vehicle and it appears to require two hands and quite a bit of effort to re-holster the weapon. I'm glad you like and are happy with your smart carry, and I appreciate your input but I don't think it's the holster for me.

    If however, there were another holster/belt solution that would make my Glock 23 a little more concealable I would certainly look into it, I just have a requirement that any holster I purchase must protect the trigger. Being easy to draw from and easy to re-holster are definite preferences as well.

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    You can cut a piece of plastic from a milk jug and insert it into the Smartcarry if you want additional protection for the trigger. You are not going to be able to pull the trigger from the front. I've tried (unloaded gun, of course).

    Drawing is fast - no need to untuck a cover garment if you wear your shirt tucked in. You can do it one-handed (suck in your gut), and even with your off-hand (just turn the palm out). Think of it as a low appendix carry.

    Re-holstering is slow, no question. I do not see a need to re-holster in a hurry.

    Drawing from a seated position just requires popping up out of your seat a bit. No big deal.

    Anyway, hope that helps. For the money, I'd recommend you at least try it. Good luck.
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