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    Cool For starters

    hello everyone, im a newbie and just wondering can i get some advice for carrying a concealed weapon, what would be the best comfortable handgun and the best carry position, i do appreciate everyone help. Thank you w

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    Welcome. You will get tons of advice here. This is the place to be. My advice: carry a concealed weapon. Most comfortable will be the one that fits your hand the best, for starters. UUmmmm, best carry position: where you can get to it with your reflexes without having to look for it. Practice. This should be interesting.
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    In general, for CC, a Glock 19, 9mm.

    Im going to ignore the part about a "comfortable handgun". How you carry the gun probably has more to do with if its comfortable, or not.

    You can carry off body (in a fanny pack, a maxpedition Versipack, etc), you can carry in waste band, (I find that very uncomfortable), outside waist band, (I carry this way often), and like paddle holsters. Galco or bladetech brands, shoulder carry, or pocket carry. You name it.

    Now a Glock 19 is a medium sized pistol, and not going to work well for pocket carry, of course.

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    IMO, it is really hard to recommend a specific gun (glock 19) to someone you don't even know. Tonydate may be .......well any stature, sex, size, weight, etc, so I would never say which gun you should carry. I like glocks, but you guys sometimes go overboard in recommending YOUR favorite gun. He/she needs to fondle a few first, and even shoot a few before choosing your favorite glock. It may just be the one, but then again, maybe not. Maybe a first carry gun could be a small to medium size revolver. Grip size is very important along with many other factors.

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    Go to a gun shop. Handle as many guns as you can. Lean towards what you like.

    SIG, Glock, Smith & Wesson, Beretta, Walther, H&K, all are excellent.

    Do a motherload of research. Bookstores have good books on the subject.

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    Research, research and more research. One size does not fit all. More important than the firearm is the understanding of the law and how to conduct yourself in various scenarios.

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    Thanks so much i could really use all the help i can, i do read up on the laws and any related article about ccw,thanks alot
    Quote Originally Posted by sanfordreed View Post
    Welcome. You will get tons of advice here. This is the place to be. My advice: carry a concealed weapon. Most comfortable will be the one that fits your hand the best, for starters. UUmmmm, best carry position: where you can get to it with your reflexes without having to look for it. Practice. This should be interesting.

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    Comfortable handguns and comfortable carry positions are all pretty much personal preference.

    If comfort is your primary concern, you should probably reevaluate your decision to carry and the priorities associated with selecting a suitable defensive carry handgun.

    The "best comfortable handgun and the best carry position" is not going to be a gun best suited for defensive carry and it may not be in a carry position that is adequately suited for rapid deployment should a situation arise where you need to draw your firearm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sanfordreed View Post
    IMO, it is really hard to recommend a specific gun (glock 19) to someone you don't even know. Tonydate may be .......well any stature, sex, size, weight, etc, so I would never say which gun you should carry. I like glocks, but you guys sometimes go overboard in recommending YOUR favorite gun. He/she needs to fondle a few first, and even shoot a few before choosing your favorite glock. It may just be the one, but then again, maybe not. Maybe a first carry gun could be a small to medium size revolver. Grip size is very important along with many other factors.
    good advice thanks

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    thanks everyone for some good advice ill be going to a gun store once i move to my new place, thanks alot
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    Why do I get the feeling that your list is in order of your preference? If so, I like it....but I might have put Colt in there somewhere, not sure where, probably just before Beretta.
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    Go to a gun shop. Handle as many guns as you can. Lean towards what you like.

    SIG, Glock, Smith & Wesson, Beretta, Walther, H&K, all are excellent.

    Do a motherload of research. Bookstores have good books on the subject.
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    My best advice would be to go to a gun shop and hold a few of them. Tell them that you are still in the research phase of trying to find a good CC and just want to see what fits your hand best. Feel free to ask questions too as you go. As you look at them consider how it would work out for how you plan to carry it. Then come back here with your top choices and do a search for them to get some real world reviews. You'll get lots of opinions but they come from regular people who are pretty knowledgeable for the most part with no vested interest in your choice.

    Once you do get it though, you need to get to know it and practice with it until it becomes second nature to you. When I first got mine, my shots were all over the place but now they are tight and right on target.

    Most of all, enjoy the search! Finding your gun is a big part of the fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by multistage View Post
    Go to a gun shop. Handle as many guns as you can. Lean towards what you like.

    SIG, Glock, Smith & Wesson, Beretta, Walther, H&K, all are excellent.

    Do a motherload of research. Bookstores have good books on the subject.
    THIS^^^^^^^^ and dont be enamored by the low prices of of some guns on the shelf.... IE LLama, jennings, hi point , etc..... in firearms, you truly get what you pay for, and if you have to stake your life on it it better work. Is your life worth daving 2 bucks? Buy a name brand weapon and have fun
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