Welcome from SouthCentral Kansas!
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Welcome from Lansing!
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Ruger LC9 recommended here. Perfect size and easy to shootfor me.
Welcome from NC. I second the LC9. It conceals well and mine has been very reliable.
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Welcome from NC!
A Glock 26 is good, and I have one I carry a lot, especially in the colder weather or on my hip in the woods. When I carry it concealed, I use a Crossbreed Supertuck.
But I especially like to carry my little Kahr CM9. It is perfect for concealed carry, especially in the summer and with lighter weight clothing. It is lightweight, has a great trigger, is extremely accurate, reliable, very concealable, and has surprisingly low recoil for such a small pistol - about the same as my Glock. I can holster it in my front pocket, which I can't do with the Glock. It is very slim and also carries nicely either OWB or IWB. I love it!
You can probably find one for under $400 and with an extra mag (get the extended 7 round one for a spare). Along with a couple good holsters for carrying flexibility you are still way under $500.
"The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that . . . it is their right and duty to be at all times armed. . . ." Letter from Thomas Jefferson to Justice John Cartwright (June 5, 1824)
from Central Florida!
I think I'd second the Glock-19 recommendation...your all in one gun!
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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Welcome Aboard and Greetings from Rocky Top Tennessee
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Welcome from South Carolina...
Sometimes in life you have to stand your ground. It's a hard lesson to learn and even most adults don't get it, but in the end only I can be responsible for my life. If faced with any type of adversity, only I can overcome it. Waiting for someone else to take responsibility is a long fruitless wait.
I have shot the Glock 19 and 26, but personally I prefer my Ruger SR9c. Glocks are simple foolproof guns, and I love the fact that there are no safeties to fumble with, but the natural point of aim with these pistols never felt comfortable to me.
The extra safety on the Ruger means that you have to train your thumb to sweep the safety off when you draw, and finding a good holster was a little more difficult since many glocks will fit into the same holster.
For me though the Ruger feels more natural, it is more aesthetically pleasing, and most importantly it is comfortable to carry and shoot. The more rounded edges means that I don't get bit when I spend long days at the range or when bending over while carrying like I do with the Glocks.
Welcome from Utah!. I'd give a nod to the LC9. Worn IWB...every day...Hard to beat .
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