Help Choosing a New Gun for CCW

Help Choosing a New Gun for CCW

This is a discussion on Help Choosing a New Gun for CCW within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I've been CCW my Glock 23 for about a year now, but it's just so big & heavy. I'm 5'3", so finding a gun that ...

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    Question Help Choosing a New Gun for CCW

    I've been CCW my Glock 23 for about a year now, but it's just so big & heavy. I'm 5'3", so finding a gun that is easy for me to conceal as a women is a bit tricky. I love my Glock, but I want something smaller now. Thus, I'm looking for a new gun, but I don't even know where to start!

    To me, the Glock is a perfect gun except it's too wide & a bit big all the way around for me to easily conceal. I carry in the small of my back with a Cross Breed SuperTuck holster. I really want a gun that fits one of CrossBreed's tuck holster options.

    This is what I'm looking for in a gun:

    No safety switch (nothing or built in like Glock is what I'm after)
    .40 caliber or larger
    small/easier to conceal
    narrower gun
    under $1,000

    I've been looking at Kahr's, but not sure if that's what I want and if so, which one. Any suggestions for what guns to consider would be greatly appreciated!


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    glock 27

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    Quote Originally Posted by barstoolguru View Post
    glock 27
    Yeah, it's a tad smaller than the 23, but the same thickness. :(

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    some patience and the Sig P938 will be for sale.
    --but its a 9mm and you want 40...
    if you would consider the 9, the Solo is slim and takes +P's
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    Kahr is probably going to be the best choice at .98 of an inch wide.
    Unless you downgrade calibers to a .380 and go with an LCP your not going to find anything much thinner than the Kahr
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    Here's a couple to glance at.

    Walter PPS "Overall Width/Width without slidestop lever and takedown buttons: 1.04"/.91"

    Ruger SR40c "Width: 1.27"

    Springfield XDs if you're interested in .45ACP. "At only 1” wide"
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountryGal View Post
    Yeah, it's a tad smaller than the 23, but the same thickness. :(

    Be honest I don't think you are going to notice the difference getting a thinner gun. The bullet is still the same size so is the slide that cycles the bullet is going to be close to same size.

    There is enough of a difference in a g27 that you can tell and you are already used to a glock and it will fit your existing holster.

    My EDC is a g23 but a recently bought a g26 and have changed what I carry now. The size difference is very noticeable and much more comfortable

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    Glock 36 in .45acp? Just something to think about. It is the thinnest Glock made.
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    Other than "narrow" on your list. G-30?(small 45) or have you thought about a revolver?

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    I'm with RoadRunner71, try the Glock-36.

    Or...the Glock-26, pretty easy to conceal.
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    Checkout what Kahr has to offer
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    Like Kimberpackn says...The PM & CM Kahr's. Great size for CC and EDC and also come in your choice of power.

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    S&W m&p .45. Great ergo.(at least for me)
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    Kahr (I carry a CW9) 40 or 45. In fact, the 45 is on sale for $329- a steal. I have carried the following:

    G19
    G26
    Sig P228
    HK USPc 40
    HK USPc 45
    Several revolvers

    My slimmest and most comfy is the Kahr. Super reliable and accurate too. Look for the CW 45 on sale. I saw it on CDNN Investments. The Kahrs also have really smooth triggers.

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    Here is my journey In Search of the Perfect Gun.

    Personally I think the CW9 is the PERFECT size for carry. The grip is just small enough that you can get all three fingers on it. It's super thin, and light weight. At first I felt like the grip was too thin, but when you a $10.oo Hogue Jr Handall grip to it, it becomes perfect. The CW9 can be had for less than $400, the P9 can be had for a couple hundred more, or you can get the all steel version K9 for couple hundred more than that.
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