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Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by MississipVol, May 24, 2012.

  1. MississipVol

    MississipVol

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    Only a month after getting my FIRST handgun, a G4 Glock 19, I went out yesterday and got a pocket carry gun - a Ruger LC9.

    I know the LC9 is on the top side of "pocket carry" but didn't want anything smaller and can't carry in my profession anyway (when I usually have on my more shallow-pockted slacks).

    I went with the LC9 over the Kahr CM9 because of the option of the external safety on the LC9. As a new gun owner, I like that extra security right now but can decide not to use it down the road.

    I'll be trying out that long trigger pull at the range today so I will post that later.
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2012
  2. TSAX

    TSAX USAF Vet

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    The trigger pull sucks, but you can get this, it makes the LC9 much better. Galloway

    [ame="www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaqTBnU8ouw"]How-To: Galloway Precision LC9 Trigger-Hammer Kit - YouTube[/ame]




    :50cal:
     


  3. One of these is not like the other :)

    For my carry guns, I would prefer either all thumb safeties or no thumb safeties.

    Indeed, I go the no thumb safety route. For those guns, the holster is the safety.

    For me, taking a gun in or out of a holster is a very big deal. Goes something like this:
    1. Assume all guns are loaded.
    2. Don't point a gun at anyone (other than obvious self-defense requirement).
    3. Keep finger off trigger until ready to fire.
    4. Know target and what the heck is behind and beyond it
    5. (Ithaca_deerslayer own rule) Keep the fricking gun holstered, and don't pull it out to fark with it, nor show it off to buddies.

    Something like that :)
     
  4. MississipVol

    MississipVol

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    I plan to use the Glock 19 as a home defense gun or car gun since its a little too big for everyday carry for me at least. Plus the thumb safety is so easy to use on the LC9 (pretty much natural sweeping motion) that I dont think it will throw me off on the other.

    I defintely understand the above logic. Maybe down the road (in a few years) I will wind up trading the LC9 for something without a safety. But right now I know I will feel a lot more comfortable keeping a gun right next to my manhood with that safety and loooong trigger pull!!
     
  5. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    How am I going to show off to the boys the 15-LPI front strap or the custom wooden grips then? You think that I'd actually carry a gun for self-defense? Puh-leeze...
     
  6. cluznar

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    Let us know how the LC9 does at the range. Is the long trigger pull a bother to you?