August 19th, 2012 02:38 PM
Looking for some advice
Hi all, I am a new member today and am looking to get some advice on what kind of pistol people prefer for conceal carry. Looking forward to learning from more experienced shooters.
August 19th, 2012 02:42 PM
A Glock 19 with night sights and a 3.5 connector riding in a Brommeland Max-Con V iwb holster on a Wilderness Instructor Belt.
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August 19th, 2012 02:53 PM
Welcome aboard! You'll have to find what works for you, but i like IWB. You can carry in several different positions, whichever is more comfortable for you and with a tuck holster you can tuck your shirt when neccesary. I really like the Remora holsters - they are inexpensive and really hold position well. I usually carry a small 9 PT-709, Bersa ultra compact pro or .380 pt-738 because i am a small guy. I'd like to carry my cz sp01 because it's one of my best shooters but it's just too large. The Bersa really shoots well, good trigger, solid design, reliable
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August 19th, 2012 02:55 PM
Welcome. Lots of threads for you to look at.
I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.
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August 19th, 2012 02:56 PM
A semi auto handgun that you can shoot well and conceal.
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August 19th, 2012 04:49 PM
Welcome from Wisconsin, thewandere81!
I'm partial to semi-auto .40 cal myself. Glock makes several sizes from full size to very small. Many find they can conceal full sized autos fairly easily. Actually anything can be concealed but it might take some ingenuity. I normally wear mine on my right hip at 4:30 position for driving comfort & about 3:30 for normal activities. That's just in front of the hip bone & just behind the hip bone respectively. I have a S&W Vista, a Glock 23 clone & one size smaller than a full size. So far nobody has made me while carrying. It'll be easier in the winter with more & heavier clothing. I'm kicking around the idea of a shoulder holster for winter & inside-the waistband for next spring/summer. My neighbor likes snubby revolvers & also successfully conceals them. He's a really large man & has more places to conceal them, lol.
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August 19th, 2012 05:31 PM
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August 19th, 2012 05:37 PM
Head over to the Defensive Carry Guns forum, for hundreds of discussions on exactly this question. As you might imagine, everyone has a different idea of what the best/ideal carry gun means to them. You'll need to think about what matters to you most, in terms of features, capabilities and concealability, given your lifestyle choices.
Myself, I prefer a relatively puny pocket gun, and a relatively high-capacity belt-carried pistol. Preference is for 9mm. But that's just me.
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August 19th, 2012 05:48 PM
Welcome from Virginia.
As to your question, ask 100 people and you'll get 100 different answers. It's an individual thing.
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August 19th, 2012 06:02 PM
As much as I would love to tell you that you should go out and buy a certain gun, just because I like it or I think it’s best for you would be wrong of me. What I like and think is a great gun may not be so great for you? There is a vast amount of knowledge here from very knowledgeable people, but choosing a gun solely on others advice may not be the best way to go. Just as Some people settle on a gun based solely on the weapon's price (both expensive and inexpensive) and appearance.
Keep in mind when looking for a gun:
* What will be the Intended use for the gun. Will it be for home defense, self-defense or just range use?
* Hand size of the person getting the gun, Does the gun fit in your hand comfortably?
* The type of gun, revolver or semi-automatic.
* Will recoil be an issue?
So that being said, you should go you LGS and check out and hold many guns, find the ones that feel good to you. If possible rent and shoot these guns. Then research your intended guns and make your decision.
August 19th, 2012 06:04 PM
hello and welcome. hope you enjoy it here.
pocket carry: 1. S&W 642 in Galco or Kramer holster w/ 1-Speed Strip in Galco pouch and 1 speedloader in another pocket
2. Kahr CM-9 in DeSantis Nemesis holster w/ 1 spare 6-round magazine
belt carry: 1. Sig P-229/.357SIG in kydex or horsehide, FBI-canted holster. double mag pouch
2. Sig P-239/9mm in kydex or Kramer FBI-canted holster. double mag pouch
3. S&W K or N frame revolver in Kramer horsehide holster. two to four reloads
belt: 1. The Wilderness 5-stitch nylon belt, 1.5" width
2. Galco leather gunbelt, 1.25" width
me: 5'7", 150 pounds
my advice: borrow and/or rent as many 'possible' guns as you can - and shoot them - before settling on something, remembering that rental range guns are not always a true test of a gun's reliability. before i bought my first gun i did a lot of research and NO shooting. i ended up with an excellent gun that didn't suit me. if possible find an experienced shooter to go with, who can answer any questions that come up. BUT: we shooters are often strong-minded with strong opinions, so TRUST YOURSELF. you are getting a gun for you, not your adviser.
August 19th, 2012 06:07 PM
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August 19th, 2012 08:55 PM
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