what to look for, buying a cc gun.
hey all, new here, this will be my first post.
im on the market and i'm looking for a nice handgun
, the problem being, i really don't know anything. : ) i want to conserve money, but i rly don't care as long as it's not exorbitant, too expensive would be something like 1500 + out of the box. i don't want anything flashy.
I'd like it to be light, it needs to be reliable, and it has to be concealable.
I have several questions. : :confused:
• Is there any functional difference from a cc or " compact " gun and a regular hangun ? , because I keep hearing that you don't want this or that as your main weapon. : s : /
• what do you think about " mouse " guns, such as the kel tec p3at ?? ??
? any difference in functionality / accuracy here ? they seem toop light to be true.
• ... what should i look for, in my price range ? what matches what i should look for ?
i was thinking either a nice glock g-19 or a mouse gun like, say, the kel tech .
thank you for your input,
peace, love, and ammo. :cool:
i dont like mouse guns they are very difficult to use, hard to shoot well very unpleasent to shoot meaning you dont wanna practice as much as you should. they also are very difficult to get functioning again in cases of failures. same as above only more so.
i suggest trying out rentals. find something that feels good to your hands.
my choices for small shooters is the colt new agent in 45 acp 7+1
and the bersa thunder 380 and thunder 380 plus 7+1 and 15+1 respectively which as small as i will go in a defensive gun both caliber and size
Personally, I wouldn't look for a pocket gun as my only carry, maybe as a second, "backup" weapon. I think as has already been suggested, go to a range where they rent guns, and try a few different ones, from pocket to full size 1911's . See what feels best, you'll know when you hold one if it's right.
There are other considerations to think about for a concealed carry gun, width, length, weight. How much does it "print" when under a shirt,...etc..
My choice is a CW9, Kahr 9mm. It is less than an inch wide, 3 &1/2 in barrel, light weight,about 23oz's loaded, but you'll have to make your own selection. Take your time, try several before buying. Oh, the Kahr CwW9 is about $400, + or - , you can always find deals.
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First off, I wouldn't get a small mouse gun as a primary carry gun, only use mouse guns as a backup gun.
Just as others have said, go to a gun store and put a few different ones in your hand and see what's comfortable to you. If you can get to a range that rents guns, then do that and try a few out.
Being a beginner, you probably want something that's easy to take apart and clean, so I'm going to recommend taking a good look at Glocks and Springfield XD's.
I've shot a pellet gun, .22 , and hunting rifles quite a bit.
i'm just looking for a few general guideposts in my search.
i'm a glock man myself, whatever's simple to maintain and won't break, kna' mean ?
... it's apparent mouse gun's can't handle or shoot like a regular 9, asides being underpowered. .. i'd rly like to know how i'm going to hide sthg the size of a regular pistol on my thigh or wherever, tho. it seems to me like open carry would be a job for the side of my leg.
and the weight is just so tempting. hm. I'm in
Canada , land of the cowed, home of us slaves, so i can't rly rent guns like that, .. thank you for your input .. ..
can't afford such luxuries .
I'm not looking for some ting to p lay around with for a long time, in fact
, I'm going to be getting the heck away from north america, soon.
ecuador only allows you two ( official :mad:;):D ) firearms, and i want a concealable handgun and and ar 15 or some such .
if it means it'll never break, I'd be prepared to shell out much more than usual.
.380 up would do it for me, .22 simply does not have enough stopping power, in my experience .
No matter what anyone says there is no wrong choice. You can carry a 22 single shot derringer or a Winchester model 70 in .458. Whatever you are comfortable with. Alot of people that carry have more than one gun and choose depending on what they will be doing that day or just how they feel that day. You have only mentioned auto pistols. Some of us carry revolvers. Revolvers are safe, simple, reliable, and often easy to shoot accurately. But most only are 5 or 6 shots. Listen to everyone but make up your own mind about what you like.
I always preferred revolvers over semi auto's less parts. I've carried Taurus model 66 in .357 magnum but I can also shoot 38 special out of it, never had one problem out of it, always fires except for two missfires I can remember. and that was after over 2000 rounds over a period of a year and a half.
i'm thinking the p11 right now. i'e kind of fallen in lov with it already.
that or the p9. revolvers are not my type due to theri low capacity.
desert island gun, maybe. bury me with a revolver, but i'll go down with my semi-auto .
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