need help deciding?
This is a discussion on need help deciding? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; helo everyone, i've had my concealed carry permit for several yrs.i've owned a few ruger revolvers and some S&W j-frame revolvers.i currently have a S&W ...
May 28th, 2009 07:23 PM
need help deciding?
helo everyone, i've had my concealed carry permit for several yrs.i've owned a few ruger revolvers and some S&W j-frame revolvers.i currently have a S&W bodyguard 38 and i'm looking at buying a new 9mm auto. i've learned over the years that if the gun is not comfortable,too bulky or too heavy your not going to carry it.i've looked at the kel tek pf-9,kahr cw-9 and the glock 19/26.i was amazed how light and thin the kel-tek was,although i don't know how reliable they are.the kahr cw-9 was also very close in weight and thickness.then we have the glocks which are more blocky and 4-5 ounces heavier but very reliable and accurate.what's your opinions?i want something light,thin(if possible) in 9mm caliber.i prefer to carry in the front pcket,ankle or a sholder holster in cooler weather.i'm not much for carrying the gun inside the waste band.
Last edited by crue2009; May 29th, 2009 at 01:05 AM.
May 28th, 2009 07:30 PM
Crue, you are going to have to make your own decision but I have a PF-9, one of the first and it goes bang every time. Seems to be good quality and they have outstanding service.
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May 28th, 2009 07:33 PM
I agree with Der Alte about making your own selection. I like the XD sc for what its worth.
May 28th, 2009 07:40 PM
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May 28th, 2009 07:45 PM
I am a Kahr P9 fan, but everyone is different. I have a XD sc in .40 that I would like to carry OWB, but I really haven't found quite what I want holster wise. The P9 is very light and slim which really works for me. Try renting a few at a local range and see what works for you. My first was Glock 30. While that is one awesome weapon I could not get comfortable carrying it. For me it was a little bulky. To me smaller was easier to carry.
May 28th, 2009 07:57 PM
The Walther PPS is pretty thin, but I have no experience with it. I can conceal my Glock 19 just fine which is not exactly thin due to it being double stack. If I lived in a warmer place like Florida I would probably opt for a thin single stack 9mm, but I wear jackets for the better part of the year, plus I won't get in trouble if my sidearm is ever exposed.
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May 28th, 2009 08:01 PM
Shoot the Kel-Tec before you decide to buy it if you can. I've got one and I'd say it's harder on the hand and substantially more difficult to shoot well than a j-frame.
May 28th, 2009 08:40 PM
I would never carry my primary ( only ) firearm on my ankle if
Originally Posted by crue2009
my intent was to use it Defensively.
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I would suggest a Kahr auto if you are prepared to spend a bit
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May 28th, 2009 09:47 PM
How bout a S&W CS9 Chiefs Special.
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May 28th, 2009 09:58 PM
I own a PF-9 and it is quite comfortable to carry. It is also very reliable. Given its size and weight the recoil is quite snappy but not uncontrollable.
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May 28th, 2009 11:41 PM
The Kahr PM9 is the ultimate in small 9s
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