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Old 01-20-2013, 12:28 AM   #1
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Default Which dimension matters most?

Height?
Length?
Weight?
Width?

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Old 01-20-2013, 01:45 AM   #2
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depends on whats being measured...

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To me it depends about as much on how you live, your life style. Some can wear a jacket as a normal means of dress can CC a heavy large full sized handgun all hours away from home and have no issues. Others that that work physicaly in a t shirt can only get by with a smaller light thinner handgun. Even then you need to find a holster that makes it all come together that works year round with very follow changes. And there still maybe times when only a micro sized pistol works . There is no perfect handgun for carry.

I worked in the constrution trades for 35 years and found for me a j frame work for 20 years and now a compact light weight 9mm stricker fired serves well. Others I shoot with carry only micro sized guns or only 5" all metal handgun.

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Height = 3
Length = 4
Weight = 1
Width= 2
That is just how I rank them
Weight=1
Width =2
Height =3
Length =4
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Weight is not a dimension...

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Weight is not a dimension...
I know, just figured if I said "measurement" we'd get a bunch of answers about bust size or something like that. So I instead opted to deal with the occasional smart a$$ intent on being a dbag pointing out the obvious and being absolutely useless...

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Is All good man, we've all been there and done that.
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I know, just figured if I said "measurement" we'd get a bunch of answers about bust size or something like that. So I instead opted to deal with the occasional smart a$$ intent on being a dbag pointing out the obvious and being absolutely useless...

Lol

Is All good man, we've all been there and done that.
I was just figuring it was one of those trick questions, sorry for being a dbag, smart ass and for being absolutely useless, I shall withdraw from the field and not darken the doors here anymore.
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I was just figuring it was one of those trick questions, sorry for being a dbag, smart ass and for being absolutely useless, I shall withdraw from the field and not darken the doors here anymore.
Lol

Like I said, you're fine man. No offense was taken, we've all done the unnecessarily snarky remark just to do so. I get in my sarcastic moods as much as the next. I appreciate the calling out and was merely returning the favor! ;P

While you're here, any answer to the query?
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That is just how I rank them
Weight=1
Width =2
Height =3
Length =4
This is what I consider a wise evaluation. Initially I thought length to be of the utmost importance when considering concealability, but I've grown to see the flaw in that. Am now of the same mind as you've set here.
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for me length of the gun is most important for ccw. a little shorter gun lets me wear it owb with just a tshirt. width and grip length arent that important. weight is sometimes an issue. i like my ruger lcp for pocket carry because it is so lightweight. but a owb gun doesnt matter much. long as its not like desert eagle heavy or something.

we have open carry here in wisconsin so printing isnt a huge deal. most people dont notice if its covered up. they do notice the muzzle poking out as thats the only time ive ever gotten "the stare" from a sheeple. so for me length of barrel is the prime factor. i prefer to be discrete and not make the sheeple nervous.

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