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Old 02-07-2015, 03:54 AM   #1
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Default 9mm or 38+p for carry

Hey guys,I'm needing input/opinion on this issue. My current edc is a kimber ultra carry II. I'm wanting to get either the ruger lc9 or S&W 442 for carry with summertime carry in shorts and jogs/bike rides ect ect. I've never shot or carried the ruger but like the feel of it. I have an old S&W model 36 that I love,so I'm familiar with that. Love it but it's hard to get regular special loads for. (Non +p). Any input or pros and cons would greatly be appreciated.
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Old 02-07-2015, 03:58 AM   #2
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I have an LC9 and find it to be perfect for cc, the new LC9s has a much nicer trigger and I will be updating soon.


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The LC9 is a little large for short pockets. Especially for a jog, consider a fixed point of carry. For pocket carry, unless you wear size 48, consider the LCP. Both Rugers are pure utility, not fun shooters.
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Consider a 642 or other stainless steel sidearm if you'll be using it frequently in a sweaty/humid environment.
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9MM loaded with 115 grain +P+.
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Once getting into smaller, compact pistols it becomes harder to take advantage of +P ammo, and in a small and light revolver that uses a large case it is harder still due to the increased recoil. I find small autos easier to use, and the smaller case capacity of the 9mm makes it easier to get velocities closer to those of the longer barrels.

Something like a Glock 26 or Khar PM9 could be a good choice for carry.
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You don't need .38 +P. It's a marketing gimmick. There are several good standard .38 Spl loads to use in your 36.
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You don't need .38 +P. It's a marketing gimmick. There are several good standard .38 Spl loads to use in your 36.
.38 Spc +P HP are easy for me to find locally. Seems like the standard .38 SPC HP are scarce. Maybe it's a local thing...?
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Standard 38 special is hard to come by here in Dallas as well. I do carry that gun some as well. It was my dads first backup pistol when he got out the Dallas police academy in 70. I need a good conceal holster for it to. Any suggestions? ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1423366379.400879.jpg


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Default ammo is scarce only if you dont know where to look for it...

you guys need to discover shopping on line for your ammo or start reloading what you shoot up and I guarantee you can find an ammo reloader locally who would love to have your business if you don't want to take up the hobby for your self.


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