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This is a discussion on CCW for my Daughter? within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Thumper Ruger's new .380 in a SmartCarry would be very hard to beat! The Ruger LCP™ - Lightweight Compact Pistol Oh yeah, ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper View Post
    Ruger's new .380 in a SmartCarry would be very hard to beat!

    The Ruger LCP™ - Lightweight Compact Pistol

    Oh yeah, don't forget the CorBon DPX ammo!
    I've owned Ruger revolvers but never one of their autos. If they build their autos anything like they built their revolvers it ought to be a fine weapon! I'm not too hot on the .380 cartridge, but it's a lot better than being unarmed!
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    Female jeans and pocket carry... If Lima has a tube of chapstick in her pockets it prints...

    I think the Kahr is a good bet, it's nice and narrow and will hide better.

    If this is going to be her only gun, I'd shy away from the KelTec .380s and the like, pocket guns are great BUGs, but as a primary, I'll take a 9mm.

    As for IWB and bending, bend at the knees, not the waist.

    So she wears jeans, but what about tops? If she wears longer shirts, an appndix carried Kahr MK9 or PM9 could be a viable option. Does she wear the shirts tucked in? If so a narrow auto and a tuckable IWB is yet another viable option, just have her tuck in the shirt, and life her arms to untuck it enough to still cover the gun without showing the holster.

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    Kel-Tes PF9 is a choice

    I like the Smartcarry and use mine daily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    Female jeans and pocket carry... If Lima has a tube of chapstick in her pockets it prints...

    I think the Kahr is a good bet, it's nice and narrow and will hide better.

    If this is going to be her only gun, I'd shy away from the KelTec .380s and the like, pocket guns are great BUGs, but as a primary, I'll take a 9mm.

    As for IWB and bending, bend at the knees, not the waist.

    So she wears jeans, but what about tops? If she wears longer shirts, an appndix carried Kahr MK9 or PM9 could be a viable option. Does she wear the shirts tucked in? If so a narrow auto and a tuckable IWB is yet another viable option, just have her tuck in the shirt, and life her arms to untuck it enough to still cover the gun without showing the holster.
    I've just been reading in another thread about some folks having problems with their Kahrs which has me concerned.

    As far as her bending at the knees, she does that most of the time but she also has to bend at the waist at times to reach down into large containers and the like, so however she carries it has to allow her great mobility without digging into her or printing/showing in any way.
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    A belly band would work well in that situation. I've used them with much larger pistols and a P9, PM9 or similar sized pistol would disappear with ease and it allows for plenty of movement. I happen to know a guy that uses one frequently in a work environment that requires alot of movement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpw View Post
    A belly band would work well in that situation. I've used them with much larger pistols and a P9, PM9 or similar sized pistol would disappear with ease and it allows for plenty of movement. I happen to know a guy that uses one frequently in a work environment that requires alot of movement.
    Another option to consider. I wonder if they might be a little hot? SW Oklahoma gets really hot in the summer and that warehouse gets really hot!
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    I'd be lying if i said they didn't get a little warm in hot weather. I've worked in some very hot shops, 120+ in some areas. The key to staying comfortable is keeping a light tank top under the band and keeping it as low as you can on your torso. Let's face it, when it's that hot, your going to be uncomfortable no matter what you wear. It is a lot more comforting to me than uncomfortable. Decent belly bands can be found at fairly reasonable prices so if it doesn't work out, your not out much money.

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    Even though I am having issues with my Kahr I still recomend it. I know that the 1st gen PM's had issues but I know enough people that have never had an issue with the PM series that I trust them. Just not my recoil rod assembly.

    But for your daughter I would go with the Kel-tec P3at or the PF9 (?), the new single stack 9mm. Its a cheeper investment for getting used to having a gun.

    Find a rental range or people with the guns your considering and give them all a test run.

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    My wife carries a Sig 239 in .40 with a VM2 and even though I know it, it's always hard to spot even with a loose tshirt.
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    I don't generally recommend these but would one of those carry vests work and not look too out of place? Those small .380 Kel Tec's seem to be about as small and flat a gun as is possible to buy in a caliber that might be large enough to do some damage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuglyXJ View Post
    Even though I am having issues with my Kahr I still recomend it. I know that the 1st gen PM's had issues but I know enough people that have never had an issue with the PM series that I trust them. Just not my recoil rod assembly.

    But for your daughter I would go with the Kel-tec P3at or the PF9 (?), the new single stack 9mm. Its a cheeper investment for getting used to having a gun.

    Find a rental range or people with the guns your considering and give them all a test run.
    I don't know of any rental ranges in the area. How do the Kel-Tecs stack up as far as reliability is concerned?
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    I've had a 9MM for years....

    Quote Originally Posted by CEW58 View Post
    I don't know of any rental ranges in the area. How do the Kel-Tecs stack up as far as reliability is concerned?
    And have had no problems. It is not for long range, just close up work. I hate the trigger pull on it but for the price you can't get a better gun I think.
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