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Eight?! Geez. Welcome from SE Michigan
"I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations” – James Madison 1788
Welcome Aboard from a dad of 'only' four and a retired sailor! My first carry sidearm (way back when) was a full sized 1911, I loved it and it concealed well on my (back then) slim frame. Buckeye's right, and quality belt and holster WILL make all the diffrence. I think that Defender'll be a good choice.
Welcome from Wisconsin from a former Navy Frogman & retired Soldier. Thanks for your service.
USN Submarine & UDT/SEAL Veteran
1SG, US Army Retired - Airborne Infantry All the Way!
Retired PI/Armed Security
from Central Florida!
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Welcome to the forum!
EOD - Initial success or total failure
I carried a Kimber Ultra (3" like the defender) for a while and switched it to a commander size (well, 4.1" anyway) for a long time after that. Loved both of the guns and especially loved how the commander handled.
Didn't love the weight and capacity after awhile, however and now carry a Glock 26 while waiting for my 19 to come back from Bowie Tactical..
I agree with buckeye. If you're going to carry a metal gun you NEED to invest in a good solid belt and holster or you're going to have comfort issues in the long run.
Welcome , some good advice already. a 3" or 4" gun may work well for you. I found the 4" seems to carry more comfortably for me.
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In that size I like Glock 36 or Glock 30. By the way, I love Colt so this is just my honest opinion.
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Welcome from Md
It's better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6!!
Walther P5 / AMT AutomagII
Welcome from Delaware!
You can educate ignorance, you can't fix stupid
Retired DE Trooper, SA XD40 SC, S&W 2" Airweight
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Welcome from GA! I can't give you an opinion on the weapon, but welcome to the forum anyway!
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