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Hello A7, and welcome from Missouri to this great forum. LOTS of good info and folks here! You may want to consider size for your CCW - most of the handguns you showed are fairly large size. You may want to consider 9mm in the mix. The S&W Shield (40 cal or 9mm) and Taurus 709 Slim are nice small CCWs. You should get instruction and reference on carry in your CCL class. Also, check the many You-Tube videos by Massad Ayoob on use of Lethal Force - very good instruction for free.
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The bodyguard is tiny and just about the same size (litterally within .25" of my dads taurus p22) They are literally pocket guns. I am aiming towards the bodyguard 380, but I posted all I was interested in. But here is what has me believing they are fine for CCW.
Smith & Wesson M&P 9c - Full Review of an Exceptional Pistol - YouTube
Watch that and see how easily even in tight clothes, the girl conceals the gun like you wouldn't even know she has it. Now that's the m&p9c which is slightly bigger than the shield. Yes the bodyguard is quite literally a pocket pistol, but these 2 guns aren't un-concealable.
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(magazine, not clip) My choice would be the Shield or M&P I own neither but have shot the M&P (non shield) and really liked it. It is in that genre of XD/Glock/M&P polymer pistols with good track records.
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Hey what county are you in? I'm in NY as well.
Just joined the forums myself. If you want to go shoot some gun's I would go to Shooter's Pistol Range in New Milford CT. They have a handful of guns that you can shoot without a permit, as long as you are 21 I believe. You can also check into Hoffman's in Newington CT. Not sure if you will be able to shoot there, but they have a very nice range and a huge selection of handguns to try out.
As far as a .380 I would skip to a 9mm like everyone has suggested.
I think I remember skimming through the NY guide to owning and carrying guns once. Step 1: Move.
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Welcome from WNY, nice 1st post. You have selected all very nice guns. Any chance you'll be able to shoot any first? While I love my PPK and LCP, they are not the easiest shooters. Would have loved to shoot them 1st. I just shot a Glock 27 today for the first time. Much more substantial of a gun for not that much bigger. My 1st was a Smith and Wesson .38 and I still carry it everyday. Revolvers go bang every time.
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Just went to the range for the first time with my M&P 9c... loved it. Put 150 rounds through it, not one hiccup.
Hey what did yo end up with. I got rid of my bodyguard 380 and picked up a SR9C very nice gun you might check them out.
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