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Old 08-08-2008, 04:11 PM   #1
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I am looking to buy a new carry gun. I am short and heavy (think bowling ball shape) and it is hard for me to carry other than pants pocket of jacket pocket. I an sold on a semi auto and a .45 caliber. Needs to be light as possible so my pants don't fall down. Have thought of a Bersa Thunder Mini .45 or a Glock model 36. I do have small hands so wouuld have to hold one to check the fit. I currently carry a Charter Arms Bull Dog Pug in the winter and a Model 60 S&W or Colt Mustang 380 in the summer but do not feel they are gun enough IMHO. I am sorry if this topic has been discussed before.

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Old 08-16-2008, 09:28 PM   #2
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Check out the Kahr CW45. Nice length in grip and only 1" wide. Mine is becoming my favorite.

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Old 08-16-2008, 11:46 PM   #3
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Take a look at the Taurus 745 , 145 and all of their MILLENNIUM PRO line the 745 is only 20 ounces .

Another option might be a Colt Defender and try using a "Clip Draw" while wearing a belt to hold up your pants they can be had for 1911's , Glocks revolvers and in a universal model .

Try going to www.clipdraw.com and looking at it .

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I am looking to buy a new carry gun. I am short and heavy (think bowling ball shape) and it is hard for me to carry other than pants pocket of jacket pocket. I an sold on a semi auto and a .45 caliber. Needs to be light as possible so my pants don't fall down. Have thought of a Bersa Thunder Mini .45 or a Glock model 36. I do have small hands so wouuld have to hold one to check the fit. I currently carry a Charter Arms Bull Dog Pug in the winter and a Model 60 S&W or Colt Mustang 380 in the summer but do not feel they are gun enough IMHO. I am sorry if this topic has been discussed before.
Here are my carry guns... and other things.


The Kel Tec P3AT is an excellent pocket carry, you don't hardly know it's there. My CZ75B is fairly big and needs to be consealed VIA: coat or jacket.

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Well I can tell you what not to look at. My brand new Bersa never left the dealers gun range. It started mis-chambering every round I tried to feed it in it's first hour of ownership. Now it's having surgery and convalescence in Colorado.

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Well I can tell you what not to look at. My brand new Bersa never left the dealers gun range. It started mis-chambering every round I tried to feed it in it's first hour of ownership. Now it's having surgery and convalescence in Colorado.
Walk away from the Bersa... and don't look back. I'd take an old Makarov 380 long before I'd trust a Bersa with my life.

Go get your self a CZ 83 or a Sig P232... or even a Kel Tec P3AT
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Walk away from the Bersa... and don't look back. I'd take an old Makarov 380 long before I'd trust a Bersa with my life.

Go get your self a CZ 83 or a Sig P232... or even a Kel Tec P3AT

Odd , the gun forums I visit are full of Bersa Thunder 380 owners that just love them .

If one bad experience ruined you on a brand you would probably be hard pressed to be driving a car or truck .

I can't think of a single major manufacture of anything that doesn't occasionally produce a product is a bad one .

Have you even given them time to try to fix or replace your pistol ?
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Springfield Micro Compact.
http://www.springfield-armory.com/armory.php?version=9

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I carry a Walther PPK clone in .380. With the right ammo it can deliver 75% one-shot stops. It's small and light and I can barely feel it's weight on my belt. I have other guns that are more powerful and much heavier. Most .40 and .45's weigh in at 1 1/2 to 2 lbs and more. Who needs all that weight...

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Most .40 and .45's weigh in at 1 1/2 to 2 lbs and more. Who needs all that weight...
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That would be me....

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