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Old 12-07-2010, 07:06 PM   #1
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First off, I'm new here so hopefully I can gain some good knowledge from this site. Now for my question: I am looking for a good .45 for concealed carry. Wanting something I can conceal under a t-shirt if possible. I can't really afford more than $650 so something like a Kimber is out of the question...plus I don't really want to carry something that nice and expensive every day. I have a 5" .45 XD and Sig P250 full size .45, but they both tend to print against my clothing pretty bad most of the time, unless I'm in a sweatshirt or other really loose fitting clothing. I'm thinking about the Glock 30 SF but am not really familiar with other models of smaller .45's and would like to make sure I'm not missing out on something I'd like better. Anyone here got a .45 they like to carry that is easy to conceal in summer clothes? I really prefer a .45 just because I like the idea of the power it packs...would also consider a .40 but don't really want to go smaller than that unless I have to. My current handguns are: 4" XD9, 5" XD45, PF9, Sig P250 .45, XDM 40, S&W 686 .357, and an old .22 my mom passed down...the PF9 is my only one that's really great for carry and I'm wanting to add a sub compact .45. Thanks in advance.

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Old 12-07-2010, 08:00 PM   #2
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First, Welcome to the FTF!

Second, living where I do I don't worry about "printing" because we wear winter cloths the year round, except for the two days of summer!!

So I can carry the 5" Government year round!

Someone will be around to give you options, but for me big caliber/small frame don't make for reliabilty.

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You may want to look at the glock 36 for ccw. I have been carrying a kimber 5" coustom II, but I ordered a glock 36, it will be in on Fri.It seems like it will be ideal for ccw,accurate, short, and easyly concelled. I hope so anyway.

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I have an XD45 with a Crossbreed Supertuck and don't print in a t-shirt. Granted, I am 6', 250lbs which helps.

The most overlooked piece of a CCW rig IMHO is a good gun belt. That will make a world of difference.

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I have an XD45 with a Crossbreed Supertuck and don't print in a t-shirt. Granted, I am 6', 250lbs which helps.

The most overlooked piece of a CCW rig IMHO is a good gun belt. That will make a world of difference.
Yeah I'm only like 5' 7 170 lol
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Kahr PM45 is at the very top (+ a little) of your price limits... The CW45 is slightly bigger and about $200 cheaper. (I have CW45 and love it but don't carry it much 'cause I'm old and into smaller, lighter guns for carry. I also have the smaller CW9 and carry that a little more often.) If you're really commited to carrying a small, light .45 the PM45 might be just right for you (as long as you realize it's not a range gun... it's gonna be snappy). Though a little pricey, it's smaller and lighter (just under 20 oz.) than the smallest 1911's in your price range (like the Springfield Armory 1911-A1 Micro-Compact, for instance, which is an inch longer and 24 oz.).

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I would still suggest a good quality gun belt. As far as guns, have you tried a 1911.

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I carry a 4" 1911 in a crossbreed holster year around and have no problems with comfort or concealment.

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I would still suggest a good quality gun belt. As far as guns, have you tried a 1911.
I will second the suggestion for a good belt. I'ts the biggest mistake I made thinking any belt would do. A belt designed to carry a weapon is money well spent.
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Since you are already familiar with the SA platform, have you thought about the possibility of the SA EMP or the XD sub compact. Unfortunately the Sub Compact doesnt come in 45 (I dont think) but you can get it in 40 or 9mm.
I personally carry the SA XD 9mm, it is a nice small package, I'm pretty close to your size, give or take 10 lbs, doesnt print at all.

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