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Old 12-01-2012, 05:57 PM   #11
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Yeah sorry Vic, I knew someone with your exact name years ago (a range buddy) I thought I'd give it a shot
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:07 PM   #12
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Default Ruger LC9

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Dan, of all of those guns, the only one fitting my current wants would be the P3AT....but I'd prefer the PF9. How do you like your P3AT?

John, what about the LC9 did you dislike? What did you like?
Well, I suppose the only real thing is the thinness of it which may make hard to hang on to - but then again isn't that a good thing for a ccw? NOTE: I did get a Packmayr handle silicone thingy that makes it easier to hang on to when it goes Bang! And it does go Bang! really loudly. But again, if it saves me - who cares!

I like the long trigger pull because in the unlikely event of its intended use, in that my probably rattled nerves won't set it off. I have a Walther PPQ that I love dearly, but if you cough, it fires - the last thing I'd need in a potential confrontation that turned into a non-starter and was only "potential". The LC9 is built like a tank, accurate, reliable, smooth and rounded, with a nice safety and good for me as a pocket ccw. Priced reasonably.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:14 PM   #13
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Check out the Bersa BP9CC in 9mm! Awesome quality company with fantastic firearms at REASONABLE PRICES! I have BERSA UC in 9mm and is my CCW! Over 1,000 through it it with FLAWLESS functioning! The BP9CC makes a great CCW and is in my list to buy as soon as possible!
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:12 AM   #14
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MoreAltitude: No worries

John: That seems like what everybody says about the P3AT and the LC9.

MountainSkyTop: I like that BP9cc, but I'm concerned that it's still too big/heavy. I'll have to look into it, but thanks for the recommendation either way as I had forgotten about Bersa.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:48 AM   #15
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Hi Victor, I took these pictures for another thread but they're relevant here to. The LC9 is pretty versatile I can pocket carry




At only 1.1 inches thick it conceals pretty easy wherever I need it to.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:06 AM   #16
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I like both my LC-9 and LCP. LCP is only 380, but of all my guns for CCW, it is the one I almost always go to. It conceals so well in a back pocket holster. In jeans - or dress pants - or fancy social affairs. It just works.
I had tried a Taurus TCP 380 - was the worse I gun I ever owned - failed to feed, failed to fire , stove-piped, and ejected back into your face! And it kicked harder than the LCP that I replaced it with.
These TCP impressions were not just my own - I loaned the gun to two different people and they both had the same troubles - and refused to keep shooting it. I sold the TCP...

The LC9 - I have both inside the waistband and outside holsters - but I just haven't made friends with it to carry - due to it's larger size. I always seem to carry the LCP - or sometimes a 38 revolver - J-frame.
For me --- that is it --- LCP. I'm working on trying to adapt to the larger gun - but the LCP size is a winner for me. And I love it's revolver-like long trigger pull - no need for a safety. I do not trust safeties.
Safeties - Is it on? Did I forget? Did I knock it off holstering it? In a panic situation - will I remember to take it off? If I do take it off and am nervous (who wouldn't be?) will the short light trigger of a typical safety auto gun get me in trouble - accidentally pull it? And get someone shot??
This is not a game of "what if" for me. I need to know.
Toooo many possibilities.... I want a revolver or a long trigger pull auto with a revolver like trigger pull.
Both the LCP and the LC9 have that.

Just my experience and opinions....
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