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Small CCW Recommendation

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by MilitantBEEMER, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. MilitantBEEMER

    MilitantBEEMER

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    I am starting a new job soon and will need a smaller weapon to carry when working. I need to be able to conceal with no jacket or obvious clothing bulges. In addition I will be spending a lot of time as a passenger with strangers behind the wheel, and need to have access to CCW while sitting.
    Which is better pocket or ankle carry while sitting?
    I want the most BANG for buck and size.
    I am kinda thinking of LCR or LCP, but would like a small .40 or .45 if you know of any that fit the bill.
    Just for reference I wear a CBST with G30SF and cannot hide it without a sweatshirt or jacket. I cannot always wear either in my new position.

    Thank you in advance.
     
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  2. "Cold Dead Hands" !

    "Cold Dead Hands" !

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    Glock 26 or 27.
    S&W M&P compact.
    Walther PPS
    Kahr PM9, Kahr PM40, Kahr PM45.
    Kahr CW9 or CW40
    Kahr P9 or P40
    Keltec PF9.
     
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  3. bandmasterjf

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    Take a look at the taurus 709 slim too.
     
  4. SafetyGuy83

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    I bought a Bersa .380 Thunder Plus and love that gun. I carry it either insdie the waist or on my ankle. Either way it is not noticable. It is larger than the LCP but if you are looking for the most bang for your buck it is basically a PPK with 15+1 capacity and a very reasonable price tag.
     
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    If you can't wear a jacket I am going to guess you can't wear a vest either. My first suggestion would have been a Concealed Carry Clothiers Tropic vest (or other of their vests) and carrying a Kahr PM9 in the vest pocket.

    However, you have pretty well eliminated anything but an ankle holster. My PM9 carries superbly in an Alessi ankle holster.
     
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    I'd go with the Kahr PM9. In that small, light platform I prefer the 9mm and it shoots +P just fine. Couple things I like with the Kahr is it is small and pocketable, yet it has good sights with Trijicon night sights available from the factory, the mag release is in the standard service pistol position and it has a very smooth albeit slightly heavy trigger that doesn't stack up. The sights and trigger make it a pretty darn accurate considering its size.

    The micro Kahrs are among the few guns that are slim enough for me to feel comfortable using a shirt-tucker holster with.

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    Lcp in a recluse wallet holster for me.
     
  9. MilitantBEEMER

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    Thank you for all the great ideas. I am leaning towards the LCP strictly because of the size, however I am not that thrilled about the .380 round. I will head to gunshop today or tomorrow and try some on for size.
    Any further recomendations are appreciated
     
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    I would not, I would definitely get a 9mm.

    Khar PM-9 or Walther PPS(if you can handle the mag release) or if you need to Save money Kel Tec PF-9.

    Those are extremely thin and youll have no issues with concealing, then get some 147gr SD ammo and your good to go. It will be very easy to keep an extra mag if youd like since their single stack.
     
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    I love my PM9 -

    But if I had to CC and needed to tuck in my shirt I would switch back to the Kel-Tec P-3AT

    .380 auto is not THAT bad -

    Compare the size G19- PM9- P-3AT
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    Taurus PT145 has been very reliable for me. It is small, fairly light and 10+1 45 ACP. Also my LCP. I got use to carrying IWB with the LCP. Now I carry my Taurus that way.
     
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    MilitantBEEMER

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    Thank you I will make sure to check out the Kel-Tec
     
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    check out the Sig Sauer p238
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  15. PlayboyPenguin

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    Rohrbaugh 9mm would be the ideal weapon in such situations. :)

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    for the price of a rohrbaugh, you could just hire a full time body guard.
     
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    lol +1
     
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    C'mon, they are not that expensive...or else a poor chump like myself would not have one. :)
     
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    mauser. done deal, thread can be locked now
     
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    You have a lot of good gun suggestions so far. My preference would be a G26 or a Kahr. I don't think ankle or pocket carry are good for your situation. Accessing a weapon from an ankle holster is slow under the best of circumstances. It will be even worse in a moving car. Pocket carry isn't great for sitting positions either-ever try to get something out of your jean pocket when youre sitting in a vehicle? I have unbuckle my seat belt and roll over or practically stand up to do it. My suggestion would be a good IWB holster and carry either near your hip or up front near your appendix.