Search for Small CCW
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > General Handgun Discussion >

Search for Small CCW


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-03-2011, 03:47 PM   #1
Supporting Member
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Sniper03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 6,225
Liked 3692 Times on 1777 Posts
Likes Given: 1816

Default Search for Small CCW

I presently carry a Glock Model 27 40 Cal. Pistol for CCW.
But I am looking to get a smaller good quality Pistol to carry mostly during the summer time in a pocket or similar location. Otherwise easy to hide small, light and certainly 100% reliable! What would you recommend. As well as do you own one? And how many rounds and what type of ammunition have you fired through it.

03
Sniper03 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 07-03-2011, 03:58 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Wambli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 947
Liked 48 Times on 28 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sniper03 View Post
I presently carry a Glock Model 27 40 Cal. Pistol for CCW.
But I am looking to get a smaller good quality Pistol to carry mostly during the summer time in a pocket or similar location. Otherwise easy to hide small, light and certainly 100% reliable! What would you recommend. As well as do you own one? And how many rounds and what type of ammunition have you fired through it.

03
Of all the handguns I have (and have had) the one that fits that role the best for me ins the Walther PPS. Mine is a 9mm version (I opted for that over .40 to gain one round in capacity). It is the slimmest, most concealable, lightest handgun I own and it is 100% reliable and ridiculously accurate, specially for a gun of this size. Most of the time I pocket carry it with the flush mag which gives me 6+1 capacity (I carry the spare 7 round mag in my off pocket) but I also tuck it into my pants or hang it off my belt with a good holster and a t-shirt over it. I just forget it is there.

Search for Small CCW - General Handgun Discussion
Wambli is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2011, 04:06 PM   #3
Supporting Member
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
eborden1122's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Birthplace of Elvis
Posts: 461
Liked 21 Times on 19 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

Kimber SOLO, its a 9mm though.
eborden1122 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2011, 04:42 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
canebrake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: 150 miles NE of Sloppy Joe's Bar
Posts: 21,941
Liked 1444 Times on 812 Posts
Likes Given: 1290

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by eborden1122 View Post
Kimber SOLO, its a 9mm though.
Do you own or shot a Solo?

Kimber makes some great firearms but they missed the mark on this POS!
__________________
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...brake02jpg.jpg

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/...ps18cfbeae.jpg

Get her dirty, then clean her so she starts to respect you. When her trust is complete, she will serve you well for a lifetime!

"...if doves shot back, there wouldn't be a need for a bag limit."
- orangello
canebrake is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2011, 04:47 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Vancouver,WA
Posts: 6,165
Liked 5012 Times on 2430 Posts
Likes Given: 1601

Default Kahr PM 9

Kahr PM9 or save bills and go with their newer CW9.

My PM9 has been 100% reliable-500 rounds through it.
6+1 9mm w/flush mag
7 w/entended mag

Carried in Kahrs belly band iwb strong side it's completely undetectable.
mikes-toys-007.jpg  
Tackleberry1 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2011, 05:11 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Alaska
Posts: 2,325
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts

Default

I like my Kel-Tec PF9.
freefall is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2011, 05:53 PM   #7
FAA licensed bugsmasher
FTF_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ScottA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Davenport,IA
Posts: 7,140
Liked 2477 Times on 1328 Posts
Likes Given: 879

Default

I'd ck out the Kahr or KelTec in 9mm. If 380 is a consideration ck out the S&W Bodyguard 380. It has the best sights of the group, and can be swapped out if desired.

Sent from my Xoom using FirearmsTalk
__________________
Scott

Quote:
If you're not representing Jesus in a way that makes people want to hang out with you, you're doing it wrong.
Quote:
Those who refuse to participate in politics shall be governed by their inferiors. -Plato
Join the NRA
ScottA is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2011, 06:18 PM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Polygon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Utah
Posts: 843
Liked 69 Times on 54 Posts
Likes Given: 117

Default

I also carry the Kahr PM9 and I love it.
Polygon is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2011, 06:53 PM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
sweeper22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 2,665
Liked 353 Times on 281 Posts
Likes Given: 53

Default

I've been happy with my PF9. It digests HPs like a champ. I carry standard pressure 115/124gr Hornady defense ammo in it. It's a great carry gun for under $300, light and concealable in any attire. But it does have a little bit of a cheapo feel to it and should never be confused for a high volume shooter. It's exclusively a convenient carry gun. Expect more of it than that, and you'll be disappointed.

The Ruger LC9 is a similar gun to the PF9. A bit newer, heavier, pricier, and probably more rugged. Various models from Kahr as well as the Walther PPS would be the next step up in quality, IMO. And then on the really expensive end ($1000+) you've got Rohrbaugh R9.

That's about it for micro 9mms. Sig makes the P290, and most people have been unimpressed. The Kimber Solo Carry drew my attention for sure. I went so far as to reserve the first one that came into my LGS. It still hasn't arrived. And with all the kinks these guns have endured, I've since cancelled my dibs. I think this Kimber could eventually be an ideal carry gun...but not just yet.
__________________
"The Future is Unwritten"
sweeper22 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2011, 09:33 PM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
canebrake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: 150 miles NE of Sloppy Joe's Bar
Posts: 21,941
Liked 1444 Times on 812 Posts
Likes Given: 1290

Default

You should take a look at wheel guns.

My Ruger Elsie Ahrrr.....

Search for Small CCW - General Handgun Discussion

In it's Alabama Holster pocket holster loaded with Corbon TR 38SPL+P 110gr DPX's.
ruger-lcr357.jpg  
__________________
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...brake02jpg.jpg

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/...ps18cfbeae.jpg

Get her dirty, then clean her so she starts to respect you. When her trust is complete, she will serve you well for a lifetime!

"...if doves shot back, there wouldn't be a need for a bag limit."
- orangello
canebrake is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
The search for a 9mm General_lee Semi-Auto Handguns 25 01-18-2011 08:07 PM
Search curly45 The Club House 1 02-25-2009 04:40 PM



Newest Threads