IWB gun choices...

IWB gun choices...

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    IWB gun choices...

    I am thinking of buying a new gun for IWB carry. I would like something light, thin, easily concealable, possibly in the 500-700 dollar range. Any suggestions of top choices or guns to stay away from would be greatly appreciated. I would like to stay with 9mm or 40, but that is not concrete.


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    If you dont mind plastic and dao try the Kahr cw9 or cw40 or the p series if you find a buy . If however you are a " blued steel " sorta fella i would point out that there are still HK P7s floating around in fact one currently for sale on this board at a reasonable price . The p7 is hard to beat , it is about the size of a cw9 , but shoots like a full sized pistol both in recoil and accuracy .
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    Kahr. Buy one and be spoiled.
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    Here I go again - check out the XD 9 Sub Compact. Small, easy to conceal, and will give you 10 + 1 in the pipe.
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    Glock 19 or 23.
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    Thin slide, light weight

    Quote Originally Posted by metalmanmorgan View Post
    I am thinking of buying a new gun for IWB carry. I would like something light, thin, easily concealable, possibly in the 500-700 dollar range. Any suggestions of top choices or guns to stay away from would be greatly appreciated. I would like to stay with 9mm or 40, but that is not concrete.
    I think the best IWB choices are the semiautos with thin slides, in the 0.9 to 1.0 inch thick range. The candidates would include most Kahrs, 1911s, Browning High Power, some third generation S&Ws, and the Sig P239. I would stay away from the wide guns like Sigs other than P239, H&K USPs, Berettas and the like. In your price range of $500 to $700 my first choices would include:

    - Steel Kahrs, like K9, K40, MK9, MK40
    - Sig P239
    - S&W 3913 or similar
    - Glock 19, 26, 23, 27, etc. (slide is 1.0 inch thick on these)
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    I have a Kahr CW9 and an S&W 3953. Both work well for IWB although the Kahr is a little smaller and easier to conceal. Haven't owned the Kahr long so can't speak to is long-term reliability. I've had the S&W since 1991; it eats anything and doesn't break.
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    CZ PCR or P-01 in 9mm, CZ P-06 in 40 cal. Prices run between $500-600. Accurate and reliable guns.

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    my IWB carry (50% of my carry time) is mainly split between a Kel-Tec PF9 and a Sig P239/40, and occassionally a Kimber Compact. Actually, with a Galco Holster with an offset "J" hook the Kimber is by far the most comfortable, although reholstering in a thin leather, collapsable holster is not easy. My Sig and Kel-Tec IWB holsters are rigid (the Don Hume I use for the KT is actually for a compact 1911) and easy to reholster, but not near as comfortable for carry.

    I would say that your holster is as important a consideration as your carry gun when discussing "comfortable" IWB carry.

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    I would look at Glocks, Springfield XDs, or Kahr's

    See if you can find a range that rents them and see whats best for you. All of the above are reliable and in your price range.
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    ummm..... for a plastic gun I would look at the Ruger SR9. For an all metal gun you might consider the CZ P01, a truly outstanding handgun with a tremendous pedigree. I sometimes carry a Kahr CW9 but I don't consider it a true full size handgun. The other two are full size.

    Note: the P01 is 1.4 inches wide but as another poster mentioned with proper belt and holster width is no problem for IWB. I carry a CZ75 and a Sigma 40VE IWB with no problem. (not at the same time)

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    I have moved over to the P-01 and it is nothing short of fabulous, both in accuracy and handling.

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    IWB, or OWB - it just does not matter - it's still a carry weapon.

    With that price range I would buy a Glock compact or subcompact. Model's differ depending on the caliber of choice - they have them all.
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    What the heck is wrong with a wheelgun?! Pull the trigger and ---
    I've got semi-auto's too but I enjoy my Detective Special and my 7 shot 2 1/2" 686 as much as any of auto's and shoot the 686 pretty good if I do say so myself.

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