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    +1 for the p2000 LEM in .40 cal. The real trick is finding a great holster+belt combo. Crossbread makes super comfy holsters and right now are having a 20% discount on thier super tuck just enter the promo code "defcar20". W/o the " ".
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    Another Vote for Glock-36...

    I have two weapons that I use as my EDC...
    80% of the time it's my Kimber Ultra, but at other times I take my Glock-36...
    I love the G-36...I have a bit of a gut also, and it tucks away nicely (not the gut, the G-36 )
    I usually have the G-36 while on my Harley. I can use an IWB holster at 4:00 and forget it's there...sitting, driving, or any other time...great gun with all the SD power one needs!
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    I carry my full size + magazine well + Tripp Research mags (big base pad) 1911 under just a T-shirt or polo shirt quite often. I was out today running errands for hours with just a T-shirt and jeans on... Needs a good belt though. JMHO. You can carry pretty much anything you want to if you don't need to tuck your shirt in. It might mean buying a size larger shirts, it might not. It will mean buying a good holster and belt. Also, IMO, a double stack will be harder to conceal....although I have standard thickness grips on my .45 and it is quite thick as it is. There's my $0.02, FWIW

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    Look at the SIG P-220 Compact... I think it'll meet your requirements!

    Here's my P-220 Compact SAS, it also comes DA/SA...

    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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    I used to be a 1911 .45 snob for many years but in the past 4 years I've switched to .40 cal and DA triggers. My favorites are my Sig Pro .40 with night sights and a Baby Eagle house gun with a rail adapter and a Streamlight flashlight/laser for home defense. I wouldn't want to talk you out of owning .45s but I really prefer either of my .40s now.
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    I carry a Kimber Ultra Carry II in a Crossbreed SuperTuck. My wife carries a Walther PPS .40 w/Crossbreed holster.

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    Gotta vote for the TP45
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    Heavier .45 bullet recoil

    Quote Originally Posted by kavity View Post
    what about a 240 grain .45 going at 800 fps compared to a 180 grain .40 going at 1015 fps?
    For the .40 above - 180 X 1015 = 182,700 (momentum)

    For the .45 above - 240 X 800 = 192,000 (momentum)

    If the guns weigh the same amount, the .45 will have more recoil, about (192,000/182,700) = 5.1% more.

    And because of the .45's lower muzzle velocity, the time from ignition to leaving the barrel (assumes same length barrel) will be longer than the .40. This will make the .40 recoil feel quicker or sharper.

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    .40 isn't much different in recoil till you go with a 3" barrel. Then I notice more recoil from a .40. I would recommend a single stack magazine pistol(many suggested above should work).
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    Take a look at the SA Micro Compact. I love mine.

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    Ridurall, why do you prefer your .40's now? Is it the guns or the calibers that you prefer over your old .45's?
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