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Old 12-26-2009, 09:59 PM   #1
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I am taking my concealed weapon carrying permit next week here in Kentucky. I would like to buy my gun first then go through the class instead of borrowing one. I want a small gun that can fit in pocket or on side and not be bulky or too noticable for around $200-250 dollars.

I have been looking at the NAA 22 revolver model that has a folding holster with clip for belt.

Another person recommended a Ruger and Hi-Point semi auto gun.

I really appreciate any input on this one. I would only use for occasional target practice and self defense when out. I have larger guns for home.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-27-2009, 02:23 AM   #2
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I would recommend a Kel Tec P32 or P3AT (.32 auto and .380 auto respectively).
They are a pocket sized polymer frame semi auto pistol priced between $270 and $299.
I have the P32 and am very happy with it, it's an accurate little pistol and I like the DAO trigger, I can have a round in the tube and be ready to rock and roll with just a pull of the trigger. When split seconds count, I would definitely recommend the DAO kel tec over the SA revolver.

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Ditch the idea of a .22, especially a tiny single action .22.

There aren't any rugers in that price range you could fit into your pocket either and hi-points are heavy, bulky, and pot metal....not for ccw.

I would not carry anything smaller than a 9mm or at very least a .380.

kel-tec pf9 or p11, ruger p3at taurus millenium, ruger lcr.

I would take it seriously enough to save up some more cash before buying.

The pistol you use in class won't matter a whole lot except for some states say you can only use a revolver if you qualify with a revolver.

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Ruger LCR, ~$399



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<1# loaded! And The Best DAO trigger I have ever pulled!

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What they said! Crap, now I need that Ruger. Ken

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Even Taurus makes a very nice snub-nose revolver that is a great price and is fairly light. Not like the Ruger LCR light, but light enough that it is a great carry gun.
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Hard to go wrong with a classic S&W Airweight - this one only cost me $265 out the door...

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Good Carry guns...

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Hard to go wrong with a classic S&W Airweight - this one only cost me $265 out the door...

That is a nice looking revolver and an even greater price.
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If you're looking at the Kel-Tec P-3AT, take a look at the Ruger LCP. They are almost identical, but most agree the fit and finish of the Ruger is superior to the Kel-Tec. Gun Tests magazine recently did a head-to-head evaluation of both pistols and gave the nod to the LCP.

They are now back in supply, and the going rate is about $309.

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