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Old 10-31-2009, 12:22 PM   #1
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Does anyone carry a standard sized 9mm as their concealed weapon? I have a Ruger P95 and am considering something smaller for personal defense, but am curious if anyone uses their standard pistol as a personal carry firearm.

Obviously, the standard sized pistol is bigger, and would require a bit more thought about where it would best be concealed, but other than that, in a matter of life vs death, gun go boom, job done. I've looked at several "smaller" handguns for personal defense, and I realize it's a matter of preference, but am curious what others choose to use.

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Old 10-31-2009, 12:53 PM   #2
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I like my P85 at home for the capacity and accuracy, but I carry a Kahr CW9. It's also 1/2 the weight.


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I like my P85 at home for the capacity and accuracy, but I carry a Kahr CW9. It's also 1/2 the weight.


Wow, I like the look of that Kahr. Accurate?
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Does anyone carry a standard sized 9mm as their concealed weapon?

I sometimes carry full size semiautos. I'm not very fond of compacts and subcompacts, so all my carry pistols are full size. When I need something smaller, I'll go for one of my snubbies.

It takes some work to carry them comfortably, besides a good holster you need a good belt.
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+1 on the belt Francisco!

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Have, at times, carried a 4 inch 357, and a 1911A1. However, my badge is in a glasss case on the wall with some sleeve patches, and I generally carry a 2" S&W now. Smaller, lighter. Will carry a Browning Hi-Power at times. Requires jacket or OWB shirt.

If you are using a belt holster, the good belt mentioned is a MUST- to keep holster where it should be.

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I carry a Glock 21 when I want full size. When I want smaller i carry a 38SPL +P revolver. Glock 21 on the belt 38 on the ankle or belt.

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I carry a 4" XD 9 in an Uncle Mikes' IWB almost exclusively, and I'm a landscaper.

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I have a few of the Ruger P serries. Not easiest for consealed carry but have to say I carry a S&W M&P 45 or FNP-40 almost all the time, they weighs less than a Rugger P series but about the same size. I like a full gun in my hand in my time of need. I have been looking hard at getting a snub nose 357 for warmer weather. Rugger make the best option IMO Ruger LCR. The sub compact semiauto's while carry well don't fit my hand well and in a time of need not something I want to adjust to.

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Wow, I like the look of that Kahr. Accurate?
Hi Crackshot, Don't know how Tex's CW shoots but My PM9 is as accurate as my FNP9 up to 7 yards (standard ccw distance) and My FNP9 is the most accurate 9mm I've shot including my friends Ruger 95, Glock and Taurus.
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