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    Welcome to the forum from Virginia. As others have said, a 1911 is hard gun to beat.

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    Hi and welcome from Fort Worth TX! A Smith & Wesson J-frame revolver isn't that bulky - really!
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    Welcome from Ohio. I love the 1911.
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    Welcome from NY State (Mid-Hudson Valley).

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    Welcome from Ohio! I recommend a Springfield XD .40 or .45
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshe View Post
    I'm not sure on what to get for my carry weapon.
    What's your mode of carry (OWB, IWB, pocket, shoulder)? What are your top three criteria for selection of a given carry gun? Of those three criteria, which would you give up in order to get an excellent match on the other two?

    You've given a broad range of calibers and gun styles. I know what I'd select, but ... you'll be carrying it. So, a bit of guidance might help.
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    Welcome from Minnesota!

    Lots of good advice so far. Here's my 2-bits worth.

    Find a place where you can handle and shoot some different handguns. I keep a couple things in mind; comfort and reliability. If it isn't comfortable to wear concealed, I won't carry it all day every day. If it isn't reliable (as close to 100% as possible) am I willing to bet my life on it when SHTF?
    What works for you will be different than what works for others.

    I used to carry a S&W 3914 9mm until I developed some physical problems that caused a reliability issue with the semi-auto. I now carry a DAO S&W 36 in 38 Special. Went from 9 rounds to 5 and superb accuracy to OK, but the revolver goes bang EVERY time I pull the trigger whereas the semi fails to feed almost every shot.

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