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Should I Carry a 9mm?

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    Shouldn’t have quite carrying 38 super lol. In all seriousness you should carry the firearm which you shoot the best which is a size you will actually carry. First rule of gunfight is have a gun!
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    Follow your heart. It doesn't sound to me like you want to give up your .40 for a 9mm just to be cool - unless that matters to you.

    I guess i'm really uncool. I like to carry a 5 shot, 3", .44 Special most or the time when I don't carry a .380, a 9mm or a .45
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    I carry a 40. Matter of fact, the same model you do. When I get the holster for it within the next few months, I will be moving to carrying the 40 in a 1911. Eventually, I will have 10mm, 38 super, 45 and 9mm in 1911 to carry as well. I do not by any means feel under gunnedby carrying the 40. I also don't feel like I'm not in the cool kids club, not taken seriously, or an outlier.

    My $0.02, carry what you shoot the best. You might want to look into either reloading or ordering online if ammo costs are much of a concern.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnie View Post
    Shouldn’t have quite carrying 38 super lol. In all seriousness you should carry the firearm which you shoot the best which is a size you will actually carry. First rule of gunfight is have a gun!
    There was a time when I only shot the 1911 well (A crutch for poor trigger control). My trigger control is much better now (See LCP Target).

    I will admit to being antiquated enough to slide an old S&W M60 into the pocket on occasion.

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    I’m down to carrying either a j frame or G27. The revolver is for my pocket, either a NAA Black Widow or 442, and the G27 is for OWB about 10 o’clock.

    Why a 38 or 40SW? I remember the last ammo shortage and I was able to pick up both of these calibers at any gun shop. But I am also pretty good with either weapon. Cost of ammo isn’t an issue, for me, anymore. I shoot maybe 50 rounds or either when I go to the range. Nerve damage and RA makes it no fun to shoot 100s of rounds anymore.

    As far as the 9mm, maybe you need to try a different weapon. I can’t shoot single stacks anymore. Got to have the short fat double stacks or a hand filled stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tightwad View Post
    There was a time when I only shot the 1911 well (A crutch for poor trigger control). My trigger control is much better now (See LCP Target).

    I will admit to being antiquated enough to slide an old S&W M60 into the pocket on occasion.
    Carried one for years in 45 and 38 super. Fine weapons now I’m boring and carry mostly Glocks. I still carry a J frame or other revolver as a back up and a Sig from time to time though.
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    The only reason for the OP to get a 9mm, would be to replace the LCP as his smallest gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBMW View Post
    The only reason for the OP to get a 9mm, would be to replace the LCP as his smallest gun.
    A hit with the LCP beats a miss with the CM9.

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    Yes, but a hit with a CM9 beats a hit with a LCP. Lots of really good small 9mm guns out now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tightwad View Post
    A hit with the LCP beats a miss with the CM9.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBMW View Post
    Yes, but a hit with a CM9 beats a hit with a LCP. Lots of really good small 9mm guns out now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tightwad View Post
    A hit with the LCP beats a miss with the CM9.
    Well I can't shoot the EC9S, P365 or the 9mm Shield. I'm looking for the magic fairy dust for something smaller than the .45 Shield but other than the LCP no luck so far.

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    I forgot to add that I learned on 9 mm and ammo was $100 for a case.

    Yes, a case.
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    No need to ask questions. Carry what works for you!!!!!!
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    A .380 in your pocket is better than a .45 at home.

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    Being "cool" matters?

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    Is there really anyone who gives a damn what anyone else carries?
    Everybody carry what they want to, and works for them.

    Just do you.
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    I wish I could shoot my LCP as well as you shoot yours!
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