Skip to comments.Can you recommend a CCW weapon (vanity)
Posted on 05/15/2010 9:10:57 AM PDT by OldCorps
I just got my CCW renewed. I used to carry my S&W model 39 in 9mm. either in a belt angled holster or an under the arm counterbalanced sling holster. However, its kind of large and I'm looking for something more comfortable. I'm looking for ideas. I don't read a lot of guns and ammo threads but i trust by brother freepers to give some good advice.
What do i want it for? Just protection. I'm looking for reliability, concealment, ease of movement, ease of draw and accuracy for close in protection.
I like my Springfield .40 XD sub-compact very easy to hide and will pack more of a punch than a 9mm. Also, .40 bullets are everywhere including Wally world.
Nobody will have an opinion on this. :-)
Hard to beat a SIG P-229 in .40 S&W.
Ruger is made in Arizona.
I’m liking my S&W MP in .45.A little bulky but I trust a .45 to get the job done.
I lke it. Search the reviews.
Before we start the Mouse Gun replies:
Yes, yes, I have 9's, the .45 ACP, etc.etc, etc.
This is comfortable to carry and the gun you do not have with you does no good.
Here’s an honest review of several Conceal-Carry handguns that helped me in my decision making process:
BTW - I carry a glock .40 S&W.
head shots work... http://www.ruger.com/products/lcp/index.html?r=y
The gun is very reliable with Winchester Silvertip ammo, and fits nice and flat in your jeans pocket. You can stroll right into a stadium while security is checking the ladies’ purses.
Taurus Judge in 45-.410
Bond Arms Snake Slayer 45-.410
Both fun to shoot as .45 long colts.
And both of them will shoot trap and Skeet!
Ruger LCP, LCR, or SR9C. Glock 19, 23, 26, 27, 30...
S&W M&P 9C, .40C, .357C, .45C...
Springfield XDSC 9 or .40, or XDM 9 or .40...
Shall I go on?
Ruger SR9 in a Gun Tee shirt holster. I can hide my P90 under my arm with one that I picked up at a show not long ago. The SR9 is absolutely invisible. http://www.guntee.com
I like my Glock 19. It is a compact but has 15 rnd mags. I carry it in an inside-the-pant holster.
A no brainer,
SW airweight hammerless with 38+P ammo.
Very easy to conceal.
Extremely light weight.
Perp cannot grab barrel,
No Magazine springs to wear out.
Virtually maintenance free.
Cannot block the hammer with a thumb.
In case of misfire, pull the trigger again.
Can be palmed by most men.
Just pull the trigger.
If 5 hollow points do it you’re toast anyway.
Not sexy but very utilitarian.
I carry a GLOCK G26 daily.
Easy to conceal, very accurate, 100% reliable.
Some people don’t like them because of the lack of an external safety. GLOCK all have three internal safeties that all come down too: if you don’t pull the trigger, the gun won’t fire.
My second favorite is the XD9SC. Very similar to the G26 but with the addition of a grip safety.
And also, no safety.
My husband got his recently. He has a Sig something or other. I know it’s a .40. Anyway, he uses a strange looking holster. Looks kinda like a flat pancake that fits against his rear flank at the belt loop. NOt sure if I’m any help. lol
That is what I have as well. Super compact and reliable.
Well since you asked, I prefer a snub-nose revolver. It’s easy to carry and quite reliable. For concealed carry, try one with a bobbed or enclosed hammer. S&W J-frame in several variations or Taurus model 85.
Very good choice. The wife and I, both carry Sig P232’s down here in Florida. I added Hogue grips to both, eases the bite from the Cor-Bon’s. Mine is carried in a Fobus rig, she uses a fanny pack or her purse.
I carry a “Baby Browning” .25 ACP everywhere I go; it’s half the size of even the smallest .380.
Before I get any “stopping power” comments, let me point out that the gun you actually have with you has infinitely greater stopping power than the one you left behind on the night stand because it was too bulky to carry with shorts and a T-shirt, or for whatever reason.
But when I truly want to be well-armed, I find a way to carry my Para P-14...
It’s not cheap, but the most accurate smallish 9mm i’ve ever found is the Truvelo ADP / Wilson Combat ADP / Heritage ‘Stealth’ pistol (designed in the old south african republic)
it is currently available in america as the wilson combat ADP.
I really like it. only thing I can criticize about it is it doesn’t have a slide release lever. It has the same unusual gas system as the famous HK P7
Lol, and is a quick draw to boot!!
If I had an extra thousand bucks... http://www.rohrbaughfirearms.com/node/25
Well i’m no handgun expert so i can only give opinion, not advice persay. My philosopy on the handgun for personal defense is based on the samurai method; which was that an engagement could and should be begun and ended with one motion. Drawing the sword from the scabbard in a fashion that the draw and first strike were seamless, striking a lethal blow and directly back to the scabbard. I’m a younger man but i’m a huge fan of the revolver. I like the narrow frame and, again opinion, i believe it allows for a more compact platform for a larger round. Plus virtually 100% reliability is a comfort. For me its the round you’re using that is the key to everything. Get the biggest chambering possible that meets your carry comfort needs. I want my adversary knocked down and incapacitated on shot #1. I know you .45 cal fans understand me. ;)
I was wondering how long it would take someone to post the grand-daddy of all CCW, the greatest wheelgun ever made!
The Desert Eagle .50 is light, versatile, easily conceals, doesn’t show it’s shape through clothing and has manageable recoil.
If you’re Shrek.
Cool gun though.
i’ll check it out. luv the pic of Wild Bill’s losing hand!
22lr is better than 25ACP. That thing belongs in a display case, not in your pocket.
Any Para-USA .45 or 9 mm would make me happy. They have a lot of choices for concealed carry. I prefer to carry a .45 just because it is the most comfortable in my hand.
They are sometimes on sale through Gallery of Guns.
For a revolver, I personally would stick with a S&W .38 just because I like the company. There are others less expensive such as Taurus.
I have a Bersa Thunder .380, which is reliable and carries 15 rounds, but ammo is very hard to find, so I can’t recommend any .380s.
If you don’t shoot a lot and break in your guns and test various ammo, then maybe just stick with a revolver. You will get a lot of differing opinions, and really you have to decide for yourself what you feel comfortable wearing and shooting.
Raven Concealment Systems.
I generally advise people to have two guns: something small enough that you will never decide to leave the home unarmed just because you can’t comfortably conceal your gun, and something larger (.40 or .45) for those times when comfort or ease of concealment is less important than having something with stopping power (like when you know you will be passing through a bad area after dark)
I carry a Taurus Slim 9 in my pocket. Have a Ruger KP-90 .45 in my car, in a fanny pack that I can carry in bad neighborhoods (go into a lot of vacant homes/buildings for work in deep South TX).
.380 is, in my view, too small, and the ammo is currently still rather hard to come by. 9mm and .40SW are much more widely avaiable, from what I have been seeing lately.
I went for the all-black model:
Do you like it?
I want this: http://www.gunblast.com/Ruger-SR9C.htm
Howdy 50. I really like the CZ line, you’ve got a good choice for CC. I’m sure Wisconsin will be just fine in November.
How many other countries get to discuss..openly...what firearm they should carry because they have the right to carry one?
The genius and divine direction that our forefathers had.
My summer carry is an H&K USPc .40. Winter carry is a very old, and I bought it new, Colt DS .38.
The season change runs the weapon choice, since I reload and it’s hard to find the brass melted into the snow in the winter...
I shot out my 39 years ago, and I see no reason to replace it.
...I’m a .380 guy myself....the Glock just got too cumbersome.
hmm, this is looking pretty good. how much do they run?
good thinking. makes a lot of sense.