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Mr. Bluesky 09-04-2010 01:37 AM

I'm getting my CCW license in a month, what should I buy?
I'm planning on getting my Michigan CCW license in just over a month, and I'm wondering if anyone has a recommendation for a new gun. Though I don't plan on carrying immediately (I'm on a college campus 90% of the time) the two I have aren't really suitable for concealed carry if I ever have a reason to do so. I'm looking for:

Polymer Frame
Barrel between 3" and 4"
Grip large enough to fit my whole hand, no pinky hanging off
Not a Glock (They just do not fit my hand)

Other than that, anything's an option. The S&W SD9 caught my eye, as did the Ruger SR9. Any thoughts?

danf_fl 09-04-2010 06:41 AM

I advocate the idea of "one gun does not fit all". What works in winter may not work in summer. As a student, I presume that $'s are not in excess. Look at Bersa, Kahr, or others like that. Southern Ohio Guns and Bud's Gun shop seem to have some good deals.

Good luck in you search.

Blizzard 09-04-2010 06:48 AM

I have a Kel-Tec PF-9 and have found it to be excellent for concealed carry. And it's also fairly cheap.

nwrednk 09-04-2010 11:07 AM

S&W polymer frame .40 cal
Is a favourite of one of my friends, (Im not sure if that model or the
9mm version are still on the market though). But look for a good used one
as a possible choice. My Makarov .380 & AMT .380 are my favourite choices,
but even though I favor semi-autos... the Taurus Judge has caught my
interest & I plan to examine one @ the next gun show that come in three
configurations that are 5 shot models that fire .45 long colt or .410 shot-
shells. (The .410 option might be what I need to bag a Grouse or 2 when
hunting big game)!:cool:

KBlue 09-04-2010 01:28 PM

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XD subcompact with a pearce grip extension. Get yourself a crossbreed supertuck and one of their belts. You can wear shorts and a t shirt and forget youre even carrying. here's mine in .40

mesinge2 09-04-2010 01:36 PM

Part One:

Beretta PX Storm Sub-com
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CZ P-07 Duty
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Ruger SR9c
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Taurus 709 "Slim"
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Walther PPS
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mesinge2 09-04-2010 01:45 PM


CZ 2075 Rami (good but small)
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Any 9mm Kahr
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A Kel-Tec PF-9 (like some one mentioned above is a good choice)
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Taurus PT-111 Pro larger and more capacity that 709 "Slim"
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And IMHO the best concealable 9mm the Springfield EMP, but pricey!
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mesinge2 09-04-2010 01:52 PM

BTW, The XD sub-compact is also a good choice but I don't have the info on it.

However, the best advice it to try out a number of guns and get a feel for what works for you and stick with that. I tried to give you some choices to start with but this is by no means a complete list. Finding the one that is best for you is the key. It may be something I would not have even thought of but is perfect for you.

But remember when you get it; you owe us a range report, :D.

nwrednk 09-04-2010 03:07 PM

UHH, I think the gent...
Was looking for a concealable handgun to fit larger hands? Khar is a good
choice with several models, but so is a Whalter P-38! And the Whalter along
with it's modern clones do not have the "floppy barrel" like m1911's! I like my
P-38, (but, if I had to choose only one would be my Luger)!:D

mesinge2 09-04-2010 04:13 PM

What ever you do don't buy a: Jennings, Bryco, Jimenez, Raven, Lorcin.
Here the info:

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