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Old 01-27-2013, 12:43   #1
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Most popular concealed carry guns?

I cant make up my mind on what to get for a concealed carry gun....so what are the most popular that people buy...thanks....
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:50   #2
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:56   #3
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Glock 26, Smith M&P Shield, Smith M&P 9c, Ruger SR9c are the ones I considered. I ended up getting a glock 26 and I'm very happy with it. If you're looking for a revolver the Ruger LCR, or a SW ladysmith would be my recommendation. So basically any "rugged and reliable" (Ruger term lol) 9mm or .38sp, .357 would be my caliber choice.
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Old 01-27-2013, 13:00   #4
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I can't say, but for sheer numbers Kel-Tec got a running start on the competition with their P-32 then P-3AT which sold in the hundreds of thousands. Later on K-T introduced the PF-9 which also was a big seller before the competition began to heat up. Aside from that I'd guess the small 5-shot revolvers that have decades of head start on the small CCW semi-autos are still as prevalent as ever.

Personally, I wouldn't buy a CCW gun based upon "most popular".
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Old 01-27-2013, 13:01   #5
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I rotate between my Glock 27, Ruger LCR, and Sig P238. The 27 gets more ride time than the others. I have 13, 15, and 22 round mags as back up, pending on destination. I cant decide on any other CCW's so I guess I am set.
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Old 01-27-2013, 13:24   #6
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I love my Glock 27 Im sure you will too. Its easy to conceal,maintain,and fire under duress.
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Old 01-27-2013, 13:29   #7
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As far as popularity sales wise I bet the LCP is at the top or very close to it. But that doesn't mean it's the best option for your use.
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Old 01-27-2013, 13:33   #8
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"Popular" is not a good way to even think about filling your individual needs.
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Old 01-27-2013, 13:41   #9
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It's hard to say since companies shifted from pocket .380s to pocket 9s and some to pocket 45s,although many use them IWB too.

As far as revolvers go, I'd say the J-Frame is king. Semi-autos are another story since most companies have their own versions and the focus seems to be more on them rather than little revolvers. Kel-Tec, Ruger, S&W, Glock and Springfield Armory are probably the top 5 brands carried today. Maybe I'm wrong with that list, but it seems about right to me.

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Old 01-27-2013, 13:44   #10
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I am leaning towards the taurus tcp, and the glock 26.....

i think a revolver will print to much
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Old 01-27-2013, 13:48   #11
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Old 01-27-2013, 14:04   #13
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I am leaning towards the taurus tcp, and the glock 26.....

i think a revolver will print to much
Your thinking, of going with the G26 is a great choice! A J-Frame, as mentioned, and the LCR, are both easily concealable, and many including myself, use them, as their very discreet carry. My J-Frame disappears in my front pocket, when one of my more desirable, carry firearms, for one reason, or another, can't be carried IWB. It's rare, that my primary can't be carried though.
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Old 01-27-2013, 14:18   #14
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My Baretta Nano or my PPK for pocket carry. IWB Walther PPS.
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Old 01-27-2013, 14:23   #15
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It should be the Walther PPS 9mm. It just seems like the perfect carry pistol to me.
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Old 01-27-2013, 14:23   #16
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As of late. The Smith Shield and Kahr CM9
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Old 01-27-2013, 14:35   #17
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Old 01-27-2013, 14:48   #18
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I am leaning towards the taurus tcp, and the glock 26.....

i think a revolver will print to much
Based on some reports from here and elsewhere I would tend to lean away from the Taurus. Seems like there are fewer reliability issues with a Glock 26. But maybe that is just me.
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Old 01-27-2013, 15:21   #19
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Glock 26, Smith M&P Shield, Smith M&P 9c, Ruger SR9c are the ones I considered. I ended up getting a glock 26 and I'm very happy with it. If you're looking for a revolver the Ruger LCR, or a SW ladysmith would be my recommendation. So basically any "rugged and reliable" (Ruger term lol) 9mm or .38sp, .357 would be my caliber choice.
I am seriously considering purchasing a Glock 26, You said you are very happy with yours. I think I would have to invest in a couple of the Pierce Mag Grip extensions.....To make it feel better in my hand. I could always use my Glock 19 mags for my backup mags.
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Old 01-27-2013, 15:22   #20
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Most popular? Ruger LCP -- probably by a long shot.

Runner Up? J-Frame or LCR

CCW Permit Holders IWB? Glock 26

Just my opinion of course
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Old 01-27-2013, 15:33   #21
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Based on some reports from here and elsewhere I would tend to lean away from the Taurus. Seems like there are fewer reliability issues with a Glock 26. But maybe that is just me.
Yep, that's apples and oranges. Pony up and get an lcp, if that's what you want. That taurus is a no go if you ask me.
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Old 01-27-2013, 16:45   #22
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I cant make up my mind on what to get for a concealed carry gun....so what are the most popular that people buy...thanks....
Here ya go (see middle of page, CCW Handguns):

http://www.idpa.com/tj.asp?ID=365
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Old 01-27-2013, 17:02   #23
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I rotate between a kahr PM40 & a ruger LCR357 and I'm hoping to find a gen4 26 to throw into the mix here soon. The trick is to find a a comfortable holster. I have wasted so much money on carry holsters just trying to find one that suites me.
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Old 01-27-2013, 17:05   #24
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I would say the jframe is still the most popular ccw weapon around. The small and micro auto loaders can be quite finnicky about ammo and grip.

The revolver has a more rounded profile, and seems to conform to the different curvatures on the human profile to aid in concealment.

Revolvers are simple, and are almost fail proof.

An auto will jam with an incorrect grip.
An auto will not fire if it is jammed into someones midsection, because it will be pushed out of battery.
An auto will jam if it's fired in a coat pocket, and it might jam if it attracts enough lint.

Revolver's can power through all of those situations, and with it's rounded profile, almost like an exaggerated C shape, the grip is easier to grab hold of in a "deep concealment" carry role, where a good grip and enough time to draw properly might be a luxury not afforded.
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Old 01-27-2013, 17:13   #25
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Mine: Glock G27, G36, G39; Springfield XD40SC; Para-Ord 10-45; Ruger LCP.

Carry the G36 & G39 most often, but the newly purchased G27 will probably be the new favorite. Cheers.
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