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Old 07-14-2013, 09:08 AM   #1
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Default Suggestions for a CC pistol

I turn 21 in December and told my parents that I want a pistols as my present, so now I just have to figure out which one i want. I'm looking for something that's compact and could slide into the back of my pants and not be seen, but not something too small. Also looking for a decent sized caliber, so no .22's. Anyone have experience with the Ruger LCP? Taurus also had one called like the LDS that looked nice.
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:10 AM   #2
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I often carry a Kahr P380 depending on how I'm dressed. Fits very nicely in the back pocket.
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It is all a matter of choice, you will find those that love and hate every gun you look at. I had a LCP and just got rid of it, very concealable, but there were things I did not like, sights sucked, and it has trigger bite, (pinches your finger when you fire). I also did not like the caliber, now I have a .38 snub nose Taurus model 85.
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that is a loaded question ...lol. there is no real way to recomend a conceal carry for any one person without them holding the weapon !!! my hand and your hand are different. for you to conceal carry you need to be as comfortable holding and firing the weapon as the grip on your steering wheel in whatever you drive !!! Nervous people make mistakes. My wife carries a hamerless 5 shot 38 and i carry a taurus 40. but i want to downsize to the sig 380 that looks like a 1911 that you left in the dryer too long. Karr and Keltec both make fantstic wallet sized CC's. how you intend to carry will make a big difference in what you carry also.
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CCC great point. The .38 snubbie is a tried and true classic. I have one of those also....love that little wheel gun. I have the Ruger LCR....very smooth trigger pull with the cam action they have.

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Thanks so far guys. Yeah I know that you can't truly tell me the gun I should carry, but I'm just looking for recommendations based on what y'all like. It's not very reasonable for me to go and hold every gun made, so I'm just looking at the recommendations for a start.
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You need to be comfortable with whatever you choose. I would recommended firing the ones you are interested in if that's possible....often times its not and I realize that. At a minimum I would ask the salesman if you can dry fire the weapon if live firing isn't possible. This will give you some indication as to the smoothness of the trigger pull....just my opinion.
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If you are looking for a semi auto I would recommend you look at the Sig P250SC line. My wife carries the 9mm in this line and I carry the .40 in this line. If you are looking at a revolver, Smith and Wesson makes the bodyguard. As previously stated though, its going to be personal preference. The best advice is you need to research them and go to a gun show and physically hold them.
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I carry the Springfield XDS 45 and love it, also love the Ruger LCR, carry it in my shorts pocket.
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Drive to Hoover, AL, if there isn't a store like it down there, and go to Hoover Tactical Firearms. They have a huge inventory and an indoor range where you can pay to test out almost any pistol you want. That is the only way to ensure that you get the gun you want. Everybody's choice is different. I see people that love Keltecs, while I despise them. Same with the trigger on the Kahr. I love my Glock, but not everyone does.
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