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Old 05-19-2016, 08:29 AM   #1
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Okay guys whats you top picks based on price,manufacture, weight, caliber?
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I'm going with 12. John B. is gonna insult someone on page 4 and give it a life of it's own.

And to the OP, go to a gun store and see what fits your hand and then see if someone has one that you can try out.
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Well, the gun you carry is better than the one you leave at home.

That being said...S&W hammerless airweight J-Frame 38spl +P with Critical Defense rounds. In a pocket holster. Works great. Reliable. Accurate at self defense ranges. Light enough to not be an issue for pocket carry. A little bulkier than a semi but less prone to malfunction.
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Beretta PX4 Storm Subcompact. 9mm 13 round magazine. Fits in my pocket.
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Lmao mr. fish...

"Best" is all relative...

you can ask a hundred different people and probably get a hundred different answers.

As for me, what I'm wearing dictates what I will be carrying that day. I usually rotate between a Sig 938, glock 26, or glock 19. All of those are 9mm...

Sometimes I carry a ruger sr1911 commander, which is 45acp.



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You need to pick your carry pistol based on these three criteria...

Comfort, a gun is no good to you if you're not going to wear it comfortably every day.

Reliability, I got is no good to you if the damn thing doesn't work.

Capacity, a gun that holds two bullets isn't going to do you any good if you have three assailants after you.


Those are the top 3 factors in my opinion, 1 and 2 really being in a tie for first.. Comfort can be helped greatly by a good holster and good belt.
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I have a Khar p380, it slips into any pocket
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In the winter I carry a s&w shield in 9 mm. Summertime I carry a s&w bodyguard in 380. But don't choose something based off what others are carrying. There are some ranges that offer the opportunity to try out different handguns. The one out near the gb zoo does this I believe. Good luck in your search. What ever you buy, train with it. Shoot the hell out of it until you could do everything with your eyes closed.
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I carry a shield 9 in a desantis intruder or a G17 also in an intruder depending on what I'm wearing and the weather. Every once in a while I'll carry my wife's air weight S&S j-frame also. Get what's comfortable reliable and affordable.
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