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Old 05-27-2009, 03:44 AM   #1
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I took my CCW class the other week and now that I am done with getting married and stuff, I am going to go pay my money with the state tommorrow.

Additionally i get to do one of my favorite things...gun shopping!!! (my groomsmen were polite enough to chip in for a 550$ gift certificate at cabelas for me) I plan to carry whenever practicable. I will probably be using "a better holster" a majority of the time since i have to wear a suit to work. but when i am casual i will probably be using an inside the waistband holster.

My glock 34 is too big for the "a better holster".

So my question is, would I be better off with a compact or a subcompact? Im not a terribly good shot with a pistol. I worry that the smallness (good word) of the subcompact will be uncomfortable to shoot and will hurt my accuracy. But it will be easier and more comfortable to carry. on the other hand, i think a compact pistol will be much easier to shoot, but not as easy to carry.

whats your take?

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Old 05-27-2009, 04:04 AM   #2
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I'll say compact.

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Hey you're the super smart lawyer, (I love disin' lawyers) get the one that fits!

You can NOT have style dictate your PD gun! You know that, you went to college!

No one looks good dead!

Get an 'effen gun that works! Even if it requires new clothes.

If you get the mouse gun you will probably do what I did, mag guide and mag extension to allow my pinkie to purchase grip, not air!

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Im not a terribly good shot with a pistol.
Don't spend those gift cards on a new gun that you won't be able to shoot well, spend it on ammo/reloading supplies for your current weapon
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My compact glock 23c gets the most carry time when Im dressed in jeans and button up. But occasionally I have to carry its sub compact counter part a gock 27. Both suit me just fine even though I do prefer the 23c. Wearing a suit Id go with the compact.

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So my question is, would I be better off with a compact or a subcompact? Im not a terribly good shot with a pistol. I worry that the smallness (good word) of the subcompact will be uncomfortable to shoot and will hurt my accuracy. But it will be easier and more comfortable to carry. on the other hand, i think a compact pistol will be much easier to shoot, but not as easy to carry.

whats your take?
I owned the Glock 23 (Compact) and the 27 (Subcompact) of Glock's .40 cal line. Loved the 23, could never get used to the 27. Just too damn small to get a comfortable grip and, subsequently, an accurate shot.

I'd go with the Compact of your particular line, but I'd suggest finding a range where you can try out both (including concealed carry options), then making your choice.

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I would go with the compact also. I had a G27 and just could not shoot it accurately, just way too small (and I have small hands).

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100% get what feels good go to a store with a range and test out a few. I see like this, if you truly need to use it, it will not be from far away....

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get the one that fits!

Get an 'effen gun that works! Even if it requires new clothes.

If you get the mouse gun you will probably do what I did, mag guide and mag extension to allow my pinkie to purchase grip, not air!
Sound wisdom and good advise, there! A weapon you are uncomfortable carrying or shooting is a detriment to your ability to use it when the time arises.

Get one that fits YOU! Get a holster that allows you to carry concealed with comfort....try them! Make sure you have a weapon that you can grip and won't go flying through the air when discharged.
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Hey you're the super smart lawyer, (I love disin' lawyers) get the one that fits!

You can NOT have style dictate your PD gun! You know that, you went to college!

No one looks good dead!
Get an 'effen gun that works! Even if it requires new clothes.

If you get the mouse gun you will probably do what I did, mag guide and mag extension to allow my pinkie to purchase grip, not air!

Ho, contraire. I can think of several that would fit the scenario...
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