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Old 01-04-2011, 06:14 PM   #21
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My personal opinion.

The S&W 3914/3913 makes one heck of a good ccw, especially if want something that can be carried IWB.

Here's my 3914, I've been carrying it for a couple years now. Very accurate, very reliable, inexpensive (when you can find them).

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Old 01-09-2011, 04:13 PM   #22
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I'd suggest that he look at Compact Sig Sauers SIG SAUER

Compact CZ's CZ-USA -> Product Categories

and Compact EAA. EAAcorp.com - European American Armory Inc.

All are very good guns and very reliable IMHO

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Old 01-18-2011, 08:14 PM   #23
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The Sig is certainly a good choice, but for quite a bit less he might want to check out the Ruger SR9c.

I recently acquired one and I am quite happy with it.
It's very accurate, has a fantastic trigger right out of the box, and is very comfortable in the hand.




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I carry a 442 and a BT 380. The BT in my pocket and the 442 on my waist.

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I am still iffy on the power of the .380 round (still better than no gun) but the Ruger LC9 is worth a look! Slightly larger than the LCP in size and chambered for the harder hitting 9mm...

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My brother-in-law is asking for a good conceal carry weapon. Price is of no object and he plans on trying/shooting whatever will be recommended before buying but he is a total novice (though going through his class right now) and narrowing the list will help him tremendously.

He tried shooting several 45's and 9mm, a couple SW revolver and leaning towards a 9mm pistol for his CCW and .45 (1911) HD weapon.

He is smallish in stature; about 5'-6" and 160 pounds. Wears about 34" pants, M/L shirts.

Again, he wants a 9mm and currently, he is considering Sig 239.

Thank you for your assistance.
I have to say that I have a LOT of guns I carry concealed at different times for different ocassions including the 239 which I had for a while and gave to my brother as a gift. If I had to get down to ONE that I consider the perfect all around carry gun it would have to be the Walther PPS 9mm.

It is light, REALLY thin, EXCEEDINGLY accurate and just so easy to hide in a belt holster or inside the waistband or even in my pocket with the short 6 round magazine (you have options of 6,7 or 8 round mags). It is trully an exceptional handgun. The Kahr P9 would be my next best option.
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In my opinion, the best CCW doesn't exist. I would like to see a 9mm that's the same size and shape as a Walther PPK. That would be perfect for me in most situations.

I currently carry a Glock 19 and I'm happy with it. Yes it's a fairly thick gun, which is something to take into consideration, but I'm willing to carry a thick gun if it gives me more ammo capacity. Will I ever need 15 rounds in a self defense situation? I sure hope not, but I'd rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

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... Will I ever need 15 rounds in a self defense situation? I sure hope not, but I'd rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
General_lee, now that's signature material if I ever saw it!
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Canebrake's Free Advice for CCW Selection (Not BUG)
  1. Your CCW should be as large as you can carry with some level of comfort, good concealment and as potent as you can shoot accurately.
  2. Your CCW MUST fit your hand perfectly.
  3. You MUST be able to use the controls of your CCW with both strong AND weak side hands.
  4. Your CCW MUST be of the highest quality construction that you can afford.
  5. You and your CCW MUST be accurate enough to consistently hit a paper plate at 7 meters with rapid fire.
  6. Your CCW should be a caliber (see #1 above) of common size and which is readily available.
  7. A CCW is only as good as the quality of the holster and belt that carries it! In your CCW budget you need to include, at minimum*, $150 for the carry rig. (*each should cost ~$75)


MUST = NO compromise
should = FEW compromises


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