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LiebeGlock 11-01-2012 18:48

Have to say goodbye to the first gun I ever bought. Need advice.
 
So, a year ago I decided to buy my first gun, a Kel Tec .380. I loved it. But shortly after I got that gun, my boyfriend got me a Glock26. (I loved it so much that I actually ended up marrying him.)

So, I carry the .380 most days, but I carry the 26 whenever I can! Today we went to the range with our .380's because we have a back up gun match to shoot in Saturday and wanted to make sure we were up on our game since we usually shoot our 9's for IDPA matches.

I was sad to see that my Kel Tec sucks now. I've always defended them as you can see from my previous posts. It malfunctioned, had failure to ejects, was really just a big mess. My husband's Taurus worked out pretty well. But I couldn't help staring at my little Kel Tec like it was a boyfriend that I just found out was cheating on me.

So, any thoughts on a good conceal carry gun for a small chick? I want a 9mm or a .380, with a small grip, I want the slide to be able to lock to the rear, I want it pretty much perfect from the factory... (I don't want to have to do too many mods to it.) The rest is negotiable. Price can vary since this is the gun that I will be staking my life upon.

:crying:If only the US would allow Glock .380's then I wouldn't be having this issue!:crying:

RRP 11-01-2012 18:53

Kahr P380

Kahr PM9

District18 11-01-2012 18:57

Perhaps the Kel Tec should take a trip back to the factory before you wright it off.

bustedknee 11-01-2012 19:01

I'm thinking a Glock 26 would be perfect for you.

Now where can you get your hands on a G26?:worried:







Look at it this way, the G26 is a 380 magnum.

dhgeyer 11-01-2012 19:02

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Originally Posted by RRP (Post 19580872)

This.

Or, if you want to save some money, the Kahr CM9 or CW9. Not as pretty but work just as well. Contrary to Internet image, Kahr makes a high quality, generally reliable product - more so than Glock right now. Definitely a step up from KT.

EDIT: Kahr pistols have a stiff recoil spring. You mention being small. Make sure you can rack the slide before buying.

GlockPride 11-01-2012 19:04

Moral of the story: don't buy your girlfriend a Glock 26 or she'll want to marry you!

Pier23 11-01-2012 19:14

Quote:

Originally Posted by RRP (Post 19580872)

Have the Kahr 380, but that took a fair amount of breakin to be reliable. Having invested that rime and ammomhowever proved to be worth it to me.

Sig P 232 is very nice.

Bruce M 11-01-2012 19:25

If the Kel Tec worked fine before maybe something is broken/out of spec and if so maybe Kel Tec might repair it. Some people said they have had good results with the Ruger LCP or the Smith Bodyguard. Everyone I have talked with who has one seems to like the Rohrbaugh but it is step up price wise.

Sendarr 11-01-2012 19:27

Keltec will fix it for free, lifetime warranty

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steve581581 11-01-2012 19:36

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Originally Posted by GlockPride (Post 19580928)
Moral of the story: don't buy your girlfriend a Glock 26 or she'll want to marry you!

True story... I picked one up for my gf to shoot when I go and now I can't shake her. She even got rid of most of my furniture and bought new stuff so I won't have anything to sit on if I give her the boot. Chicks are sneaky.

Reswob 11-01-2012 19:39

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Originally Posted by LiebeGlock (Post 19580847)

:crying:If only the US would allow Glock .380's then I wouldn't be having this issue!:crying:

I find this hard to believe considering the Glock 28 is THE EXACT SAME size as the G26/27.:faint:

tango44 11-01-2012 20:10

Keltec PF-9

MAC702 11-01-2012 20:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reswob (Post 19581103)
I find this hard to believe considering the Glock 28 is THE EXACT SAME size as the G26/27.:faint:

But it does operate on blowback instead of recoil-operation, and maybe this is the reason both it and the Glock 25 can't be imported unless for LEOs.

But then you'd think you'd find a couple ex-LEOs selling theirs.

I've always wondered what the exact deal is.

JDennis 11-01-2012 21:04

I would suggest a s&w shield 9 but if thats too big, my favorite .380 is the sig p238. My shield was a smidge larger than my ruger lc 9 but fits fine in my pocket, way more accurate and higher quality. My good friend carries a sig p238 and have shot it against a Kahr. .380 and a body guard. That little pocket pistol is amazing. Its definitely on my will own list.

Reswob 11-01-2012 21:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by MAC702 (Post 19581444)
But it does operate on blowback instead of recoil-operation, and maybe this is the reason both it and the Glock 25 can't be imported unless for LEOs.

But then you'd think you'd find a couple ex-LEOs selling theirs.

I've always wondered what the exact deal is.

The .380 doesn't make enough "import points".

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PVolk 11-01-2012 21:58

If I were in the market for a .380, I'd opt for the Smith & Wesson Bodygaurd 380.

http://www.smith-wesson.com/wcsstore...9380_01_md.jpg

Tango 1Zero 11-01-2012 22:35

Ruger LC9 9MM

Beretta Nano 9MM

Sig P938 9MM

Glock40man 11-01-2012 22:53

Quote:

Originally Posted by RRP (Post 19580872)

:agree:

Or, the Kahr CM9.

gunsmoke92 11-01-2012 23:35

Take a look at the Colt Mustang. Great little .380s. My Wife has one of the original Mustang Plus II models and, at least for her, it's plenty accurate, reliable, and easy to shoot.

Clutch Cargo 11-01-2012 23:43

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Originally Posted by Tango 1Zero (Post 19581724)
Ruger LC9 9MM

Beretta Nano 9MM

Sig P938 9MM

If one of these cannot fit your needs, your needs cannot be fit.


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