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I'm coming closer to selecting the final three handguns for self defense. I no longer hunt upland game, waterfowl or big game and I seldom take long hikes in the wilderness; no more backpacking, mountain climbing, canoeing or camping out. Therefore, no need for a large caliber handgun. Also, no need for a shotgun, scoped rifle or tactical long gun.

As of this point, I've narrowed my choices to three: a Glock 19-4, a Glock 43 and a Ruger LCP2. The 19 has a Streamlight TLR-1 HL for the bedside, early morning walks (pre-dawn) and CC or car duties if I'm heading someplace unknown or think I'll be out late at night, which isn't very likely because I'm usually in bed before 9.

The 43 is just so darn handy tucked between the driver's seat and center console and can easily be slipped behind my belt prior to exiting the vehicle for shopping, dining, movies, etc.

For deep cover, the LCP really fills the bill in my right front pocket or in a Smart Carry holster setup.

I have confidence in the reliability of each gun and with only three I don't have to wonder where I left any one of them (an issue at my age of 67).

Three seems about right for this moment. How about you?
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The P365 is an unknown dependability wise at this point. Don't get me wrong, I'm interested in one as well, but I'm waiting at least a year to see how it shakes out.

I like the LCP and G43 (of which I have both). For that 3rd gun, I chose a G26; it can be carried concealed and comfortably, and it can serve double-duty as an HD gun w/a G17 mag+grip sleeve. I'm not a fan of lights on guns, so the lack of rail on the G26 doesn't bother me. If you must have a mounted light, then you're right on track with the 19.
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