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Old 01-18-2012, 05:35 AM   #41
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Lol... hold on, maybe I can get my kitten to translate...

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Old 01-18-2012, 09:59 AM   #42
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I wanna carry IWB I'm thinking. I went and handled the Ruger LCP 380. I have no experience with the 380. That small caliber has me second guessing trusting my life on it... What do you guys think about the LCP and just the 380 in general?
No experience with the 380 other than holding a LCP at the gun show. I liked the gun and it'd be super easy to conceal in almost any circumstance, but can't say either way about the ammo.

I also carry IWB. I carry a snubnose .357 revolver and I barely notice its there. It conceals very easily with no need to wear baggy or oversized clothes.
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Old 01-18-2012, 01:54 PM   #43
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Okay so my next question is how many of you carry one in the chamber when you carry? Im hearing alot of mixed opinions on this. I think carrying a gun that is not immediately usable is as useful as carrying a stick. So how many of you carry one in the chamber?
Very good ??.. I carry a 1911 most of the time these days, and with the hammer cocked it looks dangerous to some, thats why what ever you get, you must get very familiar with it, practice a bunch, and Don't buy a carry gun for the wrong reasons. Like: It's small and I can hide it well, smaller cal. than you wanted, but the ammo is cheaper, I probably won't have to use it anyway. Don't settle for cheap, spend as much on a carry weapon as you can, Search for Reviews, what's your life worth?
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Always carry with one in the camber...cocked and locked with the safety on.
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Always carry with one in the camber...cocked and locked with the safety on.
Me too, locked cocked and ready to rock. My dad had a cow the first time he saw my peice cocked, i explained an empty pistol is nothing more than an expensive hammer.
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Lol, his profile name made me do it. Ok,im through with the shinanigans!
You like the profile name??! Took me hours to think of it and that movie was on tv and as soon as i heard ramrod i had to do it! Glad someone finally got it. Ive had people on other forums think i hunt alot with a muzzle loader!
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You'd be ahead if you can't borrow one, go to a range that does rentals and test drive a few in different styles, calibers and such. You also need to try and decide how you're going to carry; OWB, IWB, shoulder. Bear in mind you'll need to learn to dress around the gun.

But get what you want and are comfortable with. Good luck.
I agree with fireDawg
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Is more training and experience. I agree with the folks who say to go shoot some guns and see what you like. You should carry what you like to shoot, and in the biggest caliber you can shoot and still be comfortable with it.

There is another method of selection: Pick the gun you think is best for your mission, and learn to shoot that extremely well.

I did not carry a round in the chamber, cocked and locked, until after I had a week-long pistol course. After that, I was confident enough in myself and the gun to carry it with a round in the chute, safety on.

I carry either a 1911, or a Glock. I carry a round in the Glock too. Just a matter of confidence and continued training and practice.

Go find Action Pistol, or IDPA shooting close by and get some useful practice if you can't afford a weeklong course.
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Well guys i just bought a smith and wesson sd40. I picked it up and it fit me perfect and i fell in love so i decided to buy it. Ill be getting to the range within the next few days and we will see how it shoots. I decided against the 380 because i dont know if i would want a gun that has debatable stopping power so the 40cal is what i went with. Thanks for all the advice and comments it helped alot
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