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  • Glock 30 Subcompact .45 ACP

    30 26.32%
  • Glock 27 Subcompact .40 S&W

    33 28.95%
  • Smith and Wesson 340PD .357/ .38 Special

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    next gun...

    well I went TDY for the Army and was gone for 2 weeks. now that I have came back I have a little extra money. So I am looking for my next carry gun, so I have put a lot of thought in to it.... but I just cant decide....

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    Well I want to get all 3 but the wife wont let me get them all at the same time... plus I cant afford all 3, heck i can only get one every 3-4 months, if im lucky...

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    I voted for the Smith, everyone should have at least on j-frame. What kind of carry are you planning on going with?
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    You could consider a SIG and get this great rebate for military personnel:

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    Hard to choose without knowing what you already own.

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    G27 Me being a big Glock fan has nothing to do with it. Are you thinking about the G30 or G30SF? Reason I ask is knowing the G30 just didn't fit into my carry repertoire like I thought it should. That G27 will go almost everywhere and anywhere you carry and nobody will be the wiser--discrete and powerful enough. Sorry--I just hardly ever think of revolvers as a carry option for me--I know alot here do though and for good reasons I'm sure. That being said--I wouldn't rule it out completely either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grady View Post
    Hard to choose without knowing what you already own.

    I have 3", 4.25", 5" 1911 all colts. Beretta 92G-SD, and a XD40SC.

    I am looking to carry IWB.

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    Not sure why you want a new EDC...although that happens to us all...not every 3-4 months though...

    Of your choices, a 'snubby' is a nice collection 'addition', but I would probably choose the Glock...I checked the 30, but I believe I would not eliminate the 36 as a possibility...I have the 36 and love it!

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    everyone should own one wheel gun...atleast. But I voted glock 27. Perfect balance of size, ammo capacity and power. But I love my wheelguns. Those are what you pass down from generation to generation.

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    I have all 3 plus oyther carry guns. I usually go for the J frame. It conceals well. It works. I like it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyrigger View Post
    I have 3", 4.25", 5" 1911 all colts. Beretta 92G-SD, and a XD40SC.

    I am looking to carry IWB.
    If you're planning to carry the new gun by itself, based on what you already own, I'd choose the Glock 30. The 27 is only 1/4" shorter than your XD40SC, and it's the same length.

    If you don't wear loose clothing or if you have difficulty concealing the XD, then I might choose the 27. It hides very well. Sometimes that extra 1/4" is important.

    If you're planning to carry more than one gun at the same time, I'd choose the J-frame for a support hand backup.

    All good choices, but assuming you won't be carrying it alone, I'm voting J-frame.

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    J frame

    A revolver would be nice to add to your autos. I have S & W airweight, when shooting the 38 spl +P the recoil is snappy but not too bad.

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    I voted S&W. J frames are great weapons.
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    I voted G27, it is VERY concealable and has the power to get the job done...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronbo View Post
    A revolver would be nice to add to your autos. I have S & W airweight, when shooting the 38 spl +P the recoil is snappy but not too bad.
    I'm leaning toward an airweight, I have a model 60, .357, SS, it's a bit heavy as a BUG I can pocket, or ankle carry. I'm concerned about the recoil, can you compare any other weapons?

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