You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - > Handguns > General Handgun Discussion >

Undecided on a carry weapon

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-23-2010, 02:08 AM   #11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
JTJ's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Lake Havasu,Arizona
Posts: 9,343
Liked 5107 Times on 2756 Posts
Likes Given: 1656


If you want to stay with 380, check out the SW Bodyguard and the SIG 238. I shot the Sig last week and it is much easier to control than my P3AT Kel Tec or the LCP while still being small. The SW Body guard has a built in laser and has a better grip than the LCP or P3AT but I have not shot it.
The Walther pistols have a great reputation but dont discount the Bersa Thunder. Not as nicely buit but they have made some design improvements over the PPK and have a good reputation and are cheaper. They are DA/SA.
My wife does not like the double action trigger pull of revolvers or DA/SA autos. She took my Glock 19. Look at the Ruger SR9C if you want to jump up to the size of a Glock. Recoil is very manageable with these guns.
Look at the Kahr Pistols. I am still kicking myself for passing up a great deal on a Kahr at the last gun show. The are well made but a little pricier. Their CW9 is a little lower priced and an excellent gun.
Patron Member NRA
"I would not be an old man if I had not been an armed young man." JTJ
I was taught to respect my elders but they are getting harder to find.
JTJ is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2010, 10:38 PM   #12
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Wimauma,FL
Posts: 77
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


My wife loves her Ruger .38 LCR with CT's.

She loves the laser and believes a lot of that line of thinking that says if you were ever in a tough spot and put that red dot on somebody, they just might take flight, not fight.

The gun has great feel and very comfortable to shoot everything except +p and that is a little spicy for her liking.

Go to ranges/clubs and rent guns...try a LOT of them before you decide. Find exactly what you want and what feels good in your hand.

Good luck with your search...shoot SAFELY.

adjohns3 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2010, 11:19 PM   #13
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Alchemist's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 266
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


I always carry my LCP with the 10-rd. ProMag which provides much more of a grip. I can easily conceal-carry this using an ordinary in-waist clip holster and any overhanging shirt. It would probably work fine in a purse too. Whether or not you get another gun to carry, I suggest you might as well get a 10-rd. ProMag for your LCP to have on hand as well. Mine has been reliable... Like it a lot.
"If the Earth were made of gold, I guess men would kill for a handful of dirt." - Gary Cooper's last line in the movie THE GARDEN OF EVIL
Alchemist is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Concealed carry = Bad / Discreet Carry = Good -- Semantics canebrake Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 27 07-04-2011 05:53 PM
places not to carry your weapon. red ryder Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 62 03-31-2011 03:18 AM
Looking for a new carry weapon hth3 General Handgun Discussion 12 10-13-2010 03:52 PM
Undecided, Again hunter Joe Semi-Auto Handguns 0 02-24-2009 03:07 PM
Fiveseven as a concealed carry weapon Crispy129 Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 7 01-09-2009 03:41 AM