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Old 01-12-2008, 07:26 AM
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I'm looking for Hand Gun advise. I will be carrying very soon and will be looking for a powerful but yet small gun for comfortable concealment. I currently have a 45 but it's just too big for everyday carrying.

Again, powerful but yet small.

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Getting the wife set up as well but I'm first! Just too many wacko's around here!
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Old 01-12-2008, 07:31 AM
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The Glock 29 and 30 series might be worth looking at. Very small, plenty powerful (45 and 10mm), durable enough for everyday carry, and reliable. 45 ammo is definitely cheaper and easier to find but 10mm full power loads are pretty amazing. Try to shoot whatever you are looking at before you buy as some of the smaller frame handguns fit the hand kind of weird. Good luck!
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I like and carry a Glock 27. Its a small and powerful 40 S&W cal weapon with 10 rounds. I can carry it in my front pocket with a pocket holster. A Kahr PM45 in .45 cal holds 7 rounds is also a nice gun but a little heavier than the Glock.
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Old 01-12-2008, 07:36 AM
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Kimber Pro Carry a friend of mine had one with was small and .45
http://www.kimberamerica.com/pistols...y/procarry.php
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Old 01-12-2008, 07:44 AM
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Glock fan here, especially the 10mm round! Love my glock 20, wouldn't recommend it as a carry around though due to its size.
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Old 01-12-2008, 08:02 AM
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Sig 239 in .40 here. Also available in 9MM and .357 Sig.
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Old 01-12-2008, 08:04 AM
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Glock 27 / .40 cal is my daily carry !
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Old 01-12-2008, 08:06 AM
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I just picked up a Kel-Tec P11 a couple of weeks ago. Easy front pocket carry in Carhart pants or slacks using a pocket holster, and it packs 10 + 1 rounds of 9mm.
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Old 01-12-2008, 08:07 AM
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.357 Snubby revolver. Compact, reliable and plenty of knock down power.
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Old 01-12-2008, 08:26 AM
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I carry both a G27 and a Keltec 32. I've been told the Glock will fire underwater....now that's a bang stick for you if you are up to the the cleaning afterwards
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Old 01-12-2008, 08:46 AM
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I've tried to carry .45's, even my SA Micro Compact. They all just seem too heavy to carry all the time. Just bought a S&W 638. It's only 15 oz and will shoot .38 +P's. Got an Uncle Mike's pocket holster which makes pocket concealment realy easy and doesn't print.

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Old 01-12-2008, 10:38 AM
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I have a Colt Officer's 45 in SS that I will occassionally carry.

Mostly though, I carry my Glocks. Either the 27 or the 26 if I want the max concealability.

Remember, it's "shoot to stop", not shoot to kill...
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Old 01-12-2008, 11:48 AM
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Dead men don't sue........and make poor witnesses.
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Old 01-12-2008, 11:50 AM
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jkp1 - 1/12/2008 7:07 AM

.357 Snubby revolver. Compact, reliable and plenty of knock down power.
Winner winner, deadman's dinner!

Why must you carry a semi??? I'll take a wheel gun with SERIOUS punch over a semi any day. Day to day carry... look at the small "J" framed SW's (I carry this EVERYDAY: http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/w...04&isFirearm=Y ) And, yes, I have all the .45acp's one could want, but this weapon is so light, it can go in a pocket without weighing you down and in shorts, flop flop & a t-shirt, no one would ever know I was strapped.

Look at ballistic tables, the .357 mag is significantly more powerful. Sure, having 5 rounds to some is not good... I say practice, I only need 1-2 rounds. after that, the fight is over and if it takes you more than two...you loose.
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^^^^^^^

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Just make sure that "their" weapon is still in their hand or close by...
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2005Seacraft,
I like and carry a snubby too (every once in a while) but I know that in the last few years I have seen many more multi person robbies than ever. As many as 3 or 4 suspects taking on one victim. Granted I may not be able to get 3 suspects even with an auto, but if you have to take on multiple suspects with a 5 shot, thats tough. Just a trend I have seen the last few years and more of them are younger kids in loosely organized gangs of sorts.
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Old 01-12-2008, 02:05 PM
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I just got off the phone with a good freing who has the Glock 27 and he loves it so I guess i'm going the way of the GLOCK 27!

I still have my S&W 45 for the 2 days a year I can wear heavier clothes!

Are we allowed to post in the classifieds here about wanting a gun?
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Smitty,
Go fire it first, but you will love it..Good choice
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Old 01-12-2008, 04:55 PM
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Good choice on Glock 27. Shot my friend's & I liked it. Nice balance.
I have a Walther PPK .380. Carries very nicely, Can't even see it on me.
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Old 01-12-2008, 05:21 PM
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FWIW,

The G 27 feels better with a magazine extension if you have large hands.
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