This is a discussion on Easy to conceal and under $450 within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by wht06rado How many rounds do you guys put through your EDC guns before they are 100% reliable to you? With revolvers, a ...
S&W 642, great to carry and I love shooting it....
I've bought a CZ P-01 and a XD9 sc for $449 each time. With tax it will take you over your limit, but the base price is there and both are excellent for carry.
i found a 26 used for $425, for the wife. she has a bersa 380 but she doesn't like it. she shot my 27 and liked it.
I have a 442, my first revo after 20 years of Glocks. Got mine NIB from S&W for $315. I carry in a Kramer pocket holster which makes a great combo.
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When I purchased my glock 26 $525.I also looked at S&W MP $459
just one of many choices you are going to be overwhelmed with on
Revolver - S&W 642 $372.00
Semi-auto - Taurus PT145PRO $335.00
I'd say go to a couple gunshops and handle everything you can. Pick a couple you like and go to a gunrange and rent them. My personal vote would be for a Taurus ultra-light 85/851 .38+P (each is well under $300, which leaves you $$ for a very nice holster and alot of practice ammo). But there are so many guns in that price range that you'll here 1,000,000 opinions on what's best, do hands on research to find the one that is right for you.
Any J-frame, sp101. You can pick up used Glocks all day in the 4-450 range. New M&P's can be found pretty close to 450. XD's are in that ball park, find one used and you can buy a good holster for it and still have enough for Taco Bell.
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What do you guys think of the Taurus 651? I also like the S&W 638. I really like the shrouded hammer on both of these. Taurus or Smith and Wesson??
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I've always wondered why people suggest 38's so often. Wouldn't it make more sense to purchase a 357, so you have the option of 357 or 38?
From the poster asking about Taurus or S&W: S&W J-frames are what ALL other snubbies are compared against. I suppose if you find one for a real good price, go for it. Or try one, it may fit you better than a S&W. But all things being equal, you're probably better off getting the S&W.
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Glock 19 & 26, Kahr CM9 & P45, Para P12, Kel-Tec P-32, S&W 442, & Dan Wesson 14-2.