Which gun, Sig P230 or LCP for Carry?

Which gun, Sig P230 or LCP for Carry?

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    Which gun, Sig P230 or LCP for Carry?

    Question from Newbie:



    Have a .380 Sig P230 and a Ruger LCP and I don't know which one to carry.

    fknipfer1
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    That's up to you and what you need as far as concealment, weight, holsters, etc.

    The LCP is a great little pocket gun as the P230 may be a little big for that. You'll get great shooting comfort and handling out of the P230 that you may lack in the LCP. Better sights on the 230, better sight radius, but it is a bigger, heavier gun.

    What are your needs? Which gun meets those needs best?
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    Which one to carry is entirely up to you. Which one do you shoot best and fulfills your other needs like conceal-ability, comfort..etc ?
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    Carry both! Always have a backup!
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    +1 on the carry either or carry both.





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    You carry what you are most comfortable with. Being able to shoot pin point accurate really doesnt matter since most defensive shootings happen at arms length and happen so fast aim really isnt your first thought. Having a super accurate gun isnt that important. Carry what you feel best with and can shoot decently with.
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    As far as which one to carry, why not both?
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    These days I carry at least an LCP in my back pocket, and it's ready to bark at all times. Think about it - a loaded gun, strapped to my butt, that I am usually sitting on. It takes all kinds of abuse. However, it's in a sturdy heavy leather wallet holster and that trigger is safely enshrouded. I feel far safer with it, than without it. It took me time, but I believe if you think it over long enough, you'll come around.

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    I carry a sig p230 with a chambered round, decocked (obviously), IWB with 2 extra mags-I really like that little gun-

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    OK, I just axed a lot of this thread.

    fknipfer1,

    Take some time and read over this thread: http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...bered-not.html This has a lot of info regarding pros cons of carrying with one in or without one in the chamber. You will have to forgive the member base for being "testy" on this subject, I've been keeping count this time around and so far this year, this is the 16th time it's come up.

    I have removed all the banter regarding condition 1 (chambered) vs. condition 3 (unchambered), the thread referenced above is the place to debate that topic.

    I have also moved this thread to "Carry guns" as it's a more fitting location.

    Now...

    Regarding which on to carry, I would opt for the Sig, I've never like the way the Kel-Tec P3AT shoots and as the LCP is almost an exact copy, I'm betting it shoots the same way. The Sig will be a better performer in my opinion. If it wasn't for the goofy Euro. style mag release, I'd snatch one up in a heart beat.
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    Carry a Sig.232 and occsionally a Kel-tec .380...and sometimes both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fknipfer1 View Post
    Question from Newbie:



    Have a .380 Sig P230 and a Ruger LCP and I don't know which one to carry.

    fknipfer1
    Umm. Do you mean P238?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zacii View Post
    Umm. Do you mean P238?
    I'm pretty sure he means the 230 which was the predecessor to the 232.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zacii View Post
    Umm. Do you mean P238?
    The P230 is similar to the 232. It's entirely probable for him to mean the 230.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    I'm pretty sure he means the 230 which was the predecessor to the 232.
    Beat me to it, babe.


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