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What type of hardware do you have? I don't have a lot of weight to me and a double stack with 16 rounds gets to be a bit much with wearing just a T. I have a couple 1911's, but the size and weight still a problem. What suggestions you got for a more comfortable carry?
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What type of hardware do you have? I don't have a lot of weight to me and a double stack with 16 rounds gets to be a bit much with wearing just a T. I have a couple 1911's, but the size and weight still a problem. What suggestions you got for a more comfortable carry?
Xds .45 is my daily
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I currently carry a XDs .45 also have a LCP9, you could look at the LCP 380
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G43.
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Wife carries LCP 380, looking at getting the 9 pro, and I carry the S&W Bodyguard.

All good guns to carry. Ruger seems more accurate, but the bodyguard has the laser which is great for home defense at night.
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Sig 939 SAS

http://www.sigsauer.com/CatalogProdu.../p938-sas.aspx


I've tried everything, and this along with a stealthgear appendix carry holster beats em all.


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Kahr P9

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Old 10-18-2016, 09:17 AM
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Walther PPS M2

Slim, 9mm. Very comfortable to carry.

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Xds .45 is my daily
Agreed! I also rotate occasionally to my S&W Shield 9mm.
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Kahr P9

P9 would also be my recommendation. Firearm pictured above is a PM9, a smaller model.
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I did this a while back looking at a 9mm. Ended up with a G43 because I liked it the best. A close second was the M&P Shield. Springfield XDS was in the running too.
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Been carrying a Kahr CM9 as my daily carry for several years. If wearing slacks/shorts and can't leave my shirt un-tucked, I front pocket carry with a "Sticky" brand friction holster, and all other times in a Crossbreed MiniTuck. It is essentially identical to the PM9 above, just not quite as nicely finished. If I were to buy today, it would essentially be a tossup between it and a Glock G43. I go back and forth, but would probably still lean toward the Kahr for the trigger. One of the best DAO out there, if not the best. I've got 500ish rounds through the Kahr, with only one failure to feed, during the first 50 rounds through the gun. They recommend a minimum of 200 before carrying.
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Originally Posted by kennyboy View Post
I have a couple 1911's, but the size and weight still a problem. What suggestions you got for a more comfortable carry?
I have tried all sorts of guns and I always came back to a 1911 but I had the same issue as you where the ones I had were more so range guns rather than carry. I bought a Kimber Ultra Carry II with a 4" barrel and its great. Getting a good holster makes all of the difference in the world too. I went with an alien gear.
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Quick summary---These are all 9 mm but some come 45. All of these are good and it comes down to which one you want.

XDS, SW Shield, Glock 43, Walther PPS M2. Kahr as well but they require some shooting to break in as per the manual and feedback indicated above. .
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Sig 938 - You owe it to yourself to check em out.
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Originally Posted by agallant80 View Post
I have tried all sorts of guns and I always came back to a 1911 but I had the same issue as you where the ones I had were more so range guns rather than carry. I bought a Kimber Ultra Carry II with a 4" barrel and its great. Getting a good holster makes all of the difference in the world too. I went with an alien gear.
I was about to type this same comment. Me and my wife carry custom shop versions. Alien gear holsters.
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Glock 36 when I want a .45; Sig P238 when I want maximum concealment. I'm not a big Glock fan - hate the triggers - but I have to admit the G36 is close to perfect for CCW.
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Originally Posted by T2A View Post
Walther PPS M2

Slim, 9mm. Very comfortable to carry.

Walther has the best stock trigger on the market. The PPS M2 also has 3 choices of magazines - 6, 7, & 8 round which allows you tailor the size and spare mag to your situation

If you are not a Glock guy then this is the choice
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Shield 9mm for me. A really soft shooter for the size.

I had the original PPS and it was a great gun. I'd give a PPS M2 a serious look. Had a CM9, seem to be in the minority but I hated the Kahr trigger.
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What type of hardware do you have? I don't have a lot of weight to me and a double stack with 16 rounds gets to be a bit much with wearing just a T. I have a couple 1911's, but the size and weight still a problem. What suggestions you got for a more comfortable carry?


Hey man... You live in Florida now.... Hard to wear a larger CCW with shorts and flip flops ....


Go spend the $$ and pick up a S&W 340pd like mine and enjoy....


11.4 ounces and fits in your pocket....


Use 38+P or if hunting bear fill her with 357....
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