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Old 04-07-2011, 04:01 AM   #21
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Having carried year round the Glock23 for years I am pleased with it. In the proper holster it will remain concealed and offers effective threat-stopping ability. Hope you fnd one perfect for you-be safe.
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Old 04-07-2011, 04:21 AM   #22
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I've spent a lot of time working on this issue. I went with a sig P230 but it was heavy and .380, then the S&W M&P 9C (I can't keep them my daughter has my first, my daughter in law has my second). Then I narrowed it down to a Ruger LCR or the S&W airweight. Yes a wheel gun but when your looking at ease of use and ease of carry pretty hard to find better in a caliber (38spl +P) IMHO. I went with the S&W because S&W are revolvers I know well.
I also love the S&W revolvers... I have quite a few. Here's one for concealed carry, the PD 329. Glock m19 weighs in at 20.99 oz., the PD 329... weighs only 5 oz. more, only you're carrying a 44 mag. I would also go for the S&W airweight over the LCR. If anyone is thinking of buying the LCR, go shoot one first, before you buy, my opinion is, you won't buy, and if you buy before shooting one, you will most likely sell it.
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Old 04-07-2011, 05:07 AM   #23
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Two sayings:
1) The biggest gun in the world? - The one pointed at you!
2) 10 nicely placed .22's are worth 5 misplaced big bores

If you are comfy and proficient with your 380, that will be just fine... To make the point, I carry a .22 most of the time! It's light and wieldy, fast and accurate! When a self defense situation comes in, proficiency matters, not size!!
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Old 04-07-2011, 05:13 AM   #24
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I like the sayings, but only 10 well placed 22 LRs? 22's are nice for followup shots, just keep pull'n the trigger, no rise on that caliber...

The bad guy should be down at 10 though, possibly 5? I agree though, the shots have to be well placed. I like carrying my P380, but if I ever had to shoot in self-defense, I wouldn't mind having my 44 in my hand. How likely however, are you going to carry a large caliber on a daily basis? I think that is why the small pistols are getting so popular. I have good defense rounds in my P380, I'd be just a little nervous about any smaller caliber, I'd rather have my 45 ACP or at least a 9mm, but I like the carry of the P380, and I'm accurate with it, as well as with most of my revolvers and pistols. I only use my .22s for plinking, and have not really considered carrying for self defense. I agree with you in a self defense situation, proficiency matters, but it doesn't hurt to have just a little size to the caliber.

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Old 04-07-2011, 05:41 AM   #25
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The Kimber Ultra surprised the heck out of me. Easy to carry and will group a clip pretty close. I tried a Glock 23 40 and it wasn't anything close to feeling good. At the end of the day I will always end up packing the Ultra.
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Old 04-07-2011, 06:19 AM   #26
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Look at the Walther pps9 or .40.. I have the 9mm and it is very comfortable to carry and is an excellent shooter.
I'll go along with that. I was surprised how well the PPS shoots. It's also as flat as a pancake, and easy to conceal. I gave that to my son as a newcomer at the range. I now carry the sr9c. They both can take a hot load.
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Try a Para Ordnance Warthog - .45 ACP, 3" bbl, 10+1 capacity. OAL 6.5", Ht 4.7 Can carry it in a pocket, with a snot rag to baffle the shape. Shoots straight. A little pricy but dependable and sturdy.
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I'm hoping that you now understand that the .380 isn't what you need based on the comments made.
Concealability of a carry gun is something everybody struggles with and isn't easy to solve. My own experiences led me to the gun I carry every day for the last 9 months, it's a Kimber Ultra CDP (.45ACP). I carry it in a MS VMII and most of the time I forget it's there, the exception being when I have to use the head.
The only other recommendation I can make is the Kahr PM9.
Good luck on your search.
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My most carryed daily gun would be my G-27 and I also carry at times the G-36, with a Taurus PT738 (380) as back up, and I also at time carry a Taurus PT709
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