This is a discussion on I finally did it.... within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; So I finally got the CWP application in the mail today. Now I wait. But... that gives me time to think about what carry gun ...
So I finally got the CWP application in the mail today. Now I wait. But... that gives me time to think about what carry gun I want to get! (and it should work out that my tax returns come in right when I get my CWP in the mail)
I'm trying to find the best compromise between concealability and reliability. I wear dockers mostly with my shirt tucked in (business casual), so I'm probably wanting something relatively flat, and with the option to pocket carry.
I'm thinking about the Sig p232 or a PPK/S. I really like the PPK/S. It felt the best in my hands, and it's nice and flat, and I can reach all the controls easily (I shoot lefty). But I've heard so many issues with the PPK line that getting one seems like a gamble. A .380 I feel will be adequate for my lifestyle. I also was looking at the Para Carry 9, or their new PDA, but I don't know much about Para pistols.
"Naked and Starving as They are We Cannot Enough Admire the Incomparable Patience and Fidelity of the Soldiery" – George Washington, Valley Forge, 1777.
I have owned a Para LDA in .45 acp. A very accurate and fast shooting piece with the LDA. The PDA in the 9mm is gonna be a big hit....
" Refuse to be a victim, make sure there is a round chambered ! "
Just call me a pessimistic optimist !
U.S. Navy vet 1981-1992
Look around and see what is comfortable for you grip wise. You'll need to decide if you're going to carry in pocket, OWB, IWB, or in any other manner - this will be a big factor in making your decision. I started out with a pocket carry - the Kel-Tec P32 and now my wife has absconded it for herself. I now carry the Kahr PM9 IWB. Kel-Tec does make the P-3AT in .380 although I have no experience with that firearm. Good luck!
The most exhilarating thing in life is getting shot at with no results.
- Winston Churchill
Endowment Life Member - NRA
Life Member - GOA
Member - Oath Keepers, SAF, CCRKBA
U.S. Army (72G) 1975-1980
Since you're looking at Walthers like the PPK/S, you should also look at the new Walther PPS. This is a very slim pistol like the PPK/S, has a 9mm caliber which will give you more power than .380, and is lighter weight than the PPK/S because of its polymer frame. The slide width is advertised to be 0.91 inches with a similar thin grip, so it will conceal well inside the waistband in a tuckable holster configuration.
Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the Peoples' Liberty's Teeth." - George Washington
pogo2 - I checked out the PPS, didn't like the way it felt. Matter of fact, I really didn't like polymer guns in general. They felt strange, sort of hollow feeling.
Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
You might want to take a peak at the Ruger sight, they have a new LCP coming out. It might tweak your interest.
An ounce of lead is worth 200lbs of cop.
I heard Bersa parts are hard to get, is that true?