Summer Gun...

Summer Gun...

This is a discussion on Summer Gun... within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have been looking for a BUG/Summer Carry gun. I have gone from Kahr K9 to Sig 232 to Ruger LCP. I am looking for ...

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    Summer Gun...

    I have been looking for a BUG/Summer Carry gun. I have gone from Kahr K9 to Sig 232 to Ruger LCP. I am looking for all options, and would love some ideas or comments on guns listed. I want to stay around 9mm or .380.

    Well I want an auto, no more than 700. I carry a Sig 229 in .40 right now. I mainly want it for a pocket gun that can just disappear in my pocket. I dont know if the 232 can do that?
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    I carry a Kahr CW9 and a S&W 642 in the summer. If choosing from this list I'd probably go with the 232.
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    I just bought a Sig P232 for summer carry. I've only put 100 rds down range with it, but so far, no failures and the gun functions perfectly. You cant go wrong with a Sig in my opinion.
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    I have a Ruger LCP for summer carry, drop it in a pocket holster or IWB at 4:00 and it disappears.
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    Walther PPS for me.
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    Kel-Tec P-3AT is my gun of choice for light clothing. Sometimes I dual carry with a S&W 642. I'll IWB one and pocket the other, depending on what I'm wearing and what I'll be doing.
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    If I'm carrying the bare minimum for summer wear then it is a P3AT and PF9 Kel-tecs (I usually carry two). The P3AT in a Rough Out pocket holster and my PF9 in a Double Snap or Quick Clip.

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    I tried owning both the LCP and P3AT. They're just too small for me, I guess I just don't like mouse semi-auto guns. For a concealed carry summer gun I would go with a J Frame revolver or a Glock 26.
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    Last summer I carried a Kahr CW9 in an IWB holster under a T-shirt. 9mm in a very concealable package.

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    Take a look at the XD9 sub-compact.

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    I dont change, Glock 23 year round.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ron8903 View Post
    I dont change, Glock 23 year round.
    +1 (although in my case it's either a 19 or 17).
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    A P-3AT or LCP is perfect for me in the summer. Even a PF-9 or Kahr 9mm would require me to dress differently. For me, both size and weight matter.
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    J frame M&P 340 or 642, you forget they are there, even when you are working or fishing.

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