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Nov 22, 2012, 10:59 PM
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Anyone concealed carry?


I know its kinda a delicate subject but I have to ask. Does anyone concealed carry?

I am currently stationed in Colorado Springs(Fort Carson) and the laws here allow for open carry and I use that...a lot. But I will be deploying sometime soon and I want to get a good gun for my wife(she wants a good concealed carry/open carry as well). She enjoys going to the range and shooting everything from handguns to long guns to shotguns. But I need a little help as she wants a good gun. I have a decent amount of experience with not only long guns but hand guns. But that only covers the 5-6 hand guns I have shot. I know the feel/weight of a gun has a lot to do with the amount the person carry's a gun so its up to her to feel how a gun feels.

My wife likes the way a Ruger SR9 feels and I have a hand full of guns I plan on having her get "in touch with" (Glock 26/19/17, Ruger LC9/SR9, the Kahr PM9 and a few others).

Is there any other guns that you would add to that list?
Nov 23, 2012, 07:05 PM
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if its in your budget, a SIG P938 (its like a mini 1911 in 9mm). but is its less expensive than the springfield EMP, about the same/a little less than the colt mustang.
Nov 24, 2012, 11:04 PM
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if its in your budget, a SIG P938 (its like a mini 1911 in 9mm). but is its less expensive than the springfield EMP, about the same/a little less than the colt mustang.
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Concealed carry begs small, light weight, weapon. The P938 fits this bill. It is my CC choice because its operational functions are the same as my 1911 45 - a definite plus in the fast pace of a confrontation.
Nov 25, 2012, 12:20 AM
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Kel-Tec PF-9 or a 2" bbl Smith & Wesson Model 60.

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Nov 26, 2012, 03:23 AM
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I switch between a glock 26 and a ruger lcp, I also think that I would prefer concealed over open. I would want the element of surprise on my side. If my firearm is showing , I may be the first to be taken out or a grab gun struggle. I am from Michigan and open carry is legal but it is awfully rare here.
Nov 26, 2012, 03:31 PM
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I have a CCW and the problem is WHAT you carry...I like my .320 (Ruger LCP) as it is small and fits almost everywhere - BUT will it do what I want it to do when the situation (hopefully never) arises. 9mm are nice (Baretta Storm) but it weighs me down .

Wife likes the Baretta but doesn't like to carry it as her purse weighs more than a case of AK-47's . Go figure....

Tough decision - lucky I live in Arizona where a CCW isn't required to carry and a lot carry in the open. Personally I'd recommend EVERYONE go to a CCW class and hopefully never have to use it.

PS Without a CCW, don't drive through a school zone and get pulled over........
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Nov 26, 2012, 04:48 PM
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Was the first on my block with a CCL lol..... Still holster my Kimber Pro Carry. May be better choices out there for some but the Kimber in .45 ACP works best for me.
Nov 26, 2012, 05:34 PM
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Phoenix Police are now using .45's.....
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Nov 26, 2012, 07:00 PM
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I heard about the Kahr CW9 last week when I was discussing getting a lightweight one for my wife with one of my customers. He recommended it, but I haven't actually had the chance to hold one yet.
Nov 26, 2012, 07:38 PM
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Again, look at the Kel-Tec PF9. 9mm, DAO and a whopping 12 ounces.

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Nov 27, 2012, 07:05 AM
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I have a Kel-Tec PF 9 10 in the magazine +1 in the chamber light weight & fits my big hands. I hope I never need to use it, but just in case it is always with me.
Nov 27, 2012, 10:31 AM
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I have a Kel-Tec PF 9 10 in the magazine +1 in the chamber.
That's the P10. The PF-9 is single-stack and 7+1. Much thinner than the P10.

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Nov 27, 2012, 11:37 AM
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Oops! My bad! Thanks for correcting me in my stupidity!
But I still have this great firearm that I love, well I actually love my 40 caliber Glock better, but it is tougher to conceal.


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That's the P10. The PF-9 is single-stack and 7+1. Much thinner than the P10.

mw
Nov 28, 2012, 09:37 AM
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stay away from the small .380s ... the recoil on them are almost unbearable. Are you stuck on semi-auto? Have you considered a .38 wheel gun?
Nov 28, 2012, 10:08 AM
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You guy's are lucky, we walk around up here naked.........and it's cold!!!!! lol

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