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Old 01-23-2012, 08:46 PM   #1
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Whats a good ccw pistol that can easily be concealed in summer weather condition? I live in las vegas where summer time can get up to 115°. Im not too fond of revolvers either. Right now I carry 9mm sigma with an Iwb holster which works great in winter. But im having problems in the summer time....

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Old 01-23-2012, 08:48 PM   #2
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I usually carry my Sig P290 and was seriously considering getting the p238 because I like the 1911 platform. If you can wait till Q2 of this year Sig is putting out the P938 which is the same as the 238 just in 9mm. Only problem I foresee is getting one I have a feeling they are going to sell faster then Sig can make them.

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Depends on how you dress. I didn't start carrying until I retired, so have no 'dress code' to meet. A loose, untucked shirt is about as cool in hot weather as you can get & can hide just about anything you want, with the proper holster & belt. If you try to go cheap on those two items, it can make it harder to conceal.

I carry OWB & can carry a full size 1911 & I have a full size 17+1 9mm Bersa that I carry.

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Smith & Wesson bodyguard .380. If you are willing to spend $500, go for the sig P238 it's very nice.

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Depends on how you dress. I didn't start carrying until I retired, so have no 'dress code' to meet. A loose, untucked shirt is about as cool in hot weather as you can get & can hide just about anything you want, with the proper holster & belt. If you try to go cheap on those two items, it can make it harder to conceal.

I carry OWB & can carry a full size 1911 & I have a full size 17+1 9mm Bersa that I carry.
Agreed 100%. I live in Sunny Florida in stinking heat and humidity. I carry a full size 1911 IWB full time. With good leather you can conceal under a colored or print tee shirt with no problem. In the Winter, I think I could conceal a tank if they made a good holster for it.
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Love my Kahr CM9 for those summer days when I just don't want to wear enough clothes to carry something bigger. Disappears in my front pocket.

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Why do people think they should downsize their weapon in the summer? Statistically crime rates are higher in the summer months. So just when you might need a weapon the most you want to hamper your ability to defend yourself with a tiny weapon.

A good holster and belt a loose fitting shirt that you can leave unbuttoned and you can conceal a normal sized gun. I like to leave the shirt unbuttoned because it's a lot easier to access your weapon that way and it is cooler.

How did we get conditioned to this small gun mentality? Everything in this country is all about bigger is better, more is better, more power, more, more, more. But then when it comes to defending your life somebody says here is this little gun with a low powered round isn't it great.

Not trying to piss anyone off but it does seem to fly in the face of logic. Please don't try to argue for the tiny guns with the old "it's better than nothing". That doesn't wash I mean if that was the case let's issue LCP's to the police and when they say WTF we can tell them "Hey it's better than nothing". Better than nothing only works if you don't have a choice in the matter.

Again I'm not flaming anyone. For me it's just a more logical way to look at it.

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Why do people think they should downsize their weapon in the summer? Statistically crime rates are higher in the summer months. So just when you might need a weapon the most you want to hamper your ability to defend yourself with a tiny weapon.

A good holster and belt a loose fitting shirt that you can leave unbuttoned and you can conceal a normal sized gun. I like to leave the shirt unbuttoned because it's a lot easier to access your weapon that way and it is cooler.

How did we get conditioned to this small gun mentality? Everything in this country is all about bigger is better, more is better, more power, more, more, more. But then when it comes to defending your life somebody says here is this little gun with a low powered round isn't it great.

Not trying to piss anyone off but it does seem to fly in the face of logic. Please don't try to argue for the tiny guns with the old "it's better than nothing". That doesn't wash I mean if that was the case let's issue LCP's to the police and when they say WTF we can tell them "Hey it's better than nothing". Better than nothing only works if you don't have a choice in the matter.

Again I'm not flaming anyone. For me it's just a more logical way to look at it.
I agree and carry my normal handgun during the summer.

For me that can be a 5" 1911, Glock 19, P-35, or 3" GP100. Learn to use good quality gear and dress around the gun and you will be able to carry your winter carry gun in the summer in most cases. Heck I've even carried a 4" N-Frame revolver in the summer wearing cargo shorts.

I also carry a BUG.
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