November 2nd, 2012 01:26 PM
HI, new from Atlanta
Just joined from Metro Atlanta.
I have my carry permit. I have various pistols but I haven't decided which should be my carry weapon. Or if I should get something else.
Lorcin .25 (inherited), may be backup/last resort/ankle/drop gun, 7 rounds
Bersa Thunder UC Pro 9mm (right size but heavy), 13 rounds
Walther PPQ .40 (light, but too big?), 12 rounds
Remington 1911 .45 (capacity?), 7 rounds
Also looking for holsters (preferably IWB) for Bersa or Walther. Have paddle for 1911 already.
Any and all suggestions welcome.
November 2nd, 2012 01:29 PM
Welcome from Alabama, can't help you with holsters, I don't have those two pistols
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November 2nd, 2012 01:33 PM
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November 2nd, 2012 01:50 PM
Welcome from Wisconsin! I'm not familiar with any of those handguns but anything can be carried & concealed with a little ingenuity & thought. Many carry the 1911 & conceal them satisfactorily. I'd stay away from .25 cal for defense but still better than nothing & as you indicated a good backup. Let's just say that I wouldn't want to be shot by one, lol.
My own preference is .40 cal with a high capacity mag, at least 13 -15 rounds +1 or if it's illegal in your state then 10 rounds +1 & a spare mag at your belt. With most people the first couple of rounds have a high adrenalin factor & can be wasted. Gun fights are uncommon but you still will want to be covered at least until you get the range & are on target with spare rounds in case you have multiple targets. Always prepare for the worst case scenario.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with 9MM or .45 caliber. I had a 9MM 1911 type handgun long before WI had a Concealed Carry law but couldn't "legally" carry it. When I retired from the Army I got a job as an armed security officer & fell in love with Glock .40 cals.
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November 2nd, 2012 02:43 PM
Welcome from Fort Worth, Texas.
I carry a Walther PPQ 9mm IWB in a MaxTuck holster from White Hat Holsters Concealed Handgun Holsters and Holster Parts & Accessories - White Hat You should check them out...the kydex is interchangeable so for $19.95 you can get a kydex for each gun and see which one you like carrying better. I also have the Bersa Thunder UC Pro 9mm which is my dedicated car gun.
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November 2nd, 2012 02:45 PM
Thanks, I'll check them out.
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November 2nd, 2012 02:54 PM
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November 2nd, 2012 03:58 PM
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November 2nd, 2012 07:36 PM
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