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Old 01-24-2013, 03:21 AM   #1
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Looking for a good pistol to conceal. Open for ideas. Looking for something comfortable but prefer to stick with a .45. Also could use help on choosing a IWB holster! Thanks guys!



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Old 01-24-2013, 01:09 PM   #2
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Glock 27 its .40, crossbreed holster. I'm 5'8" 165 and this set up is comfortable and easy to conceal.



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Either pistol should be good. Both brands have a rep for great CS if needed. I have a XD40SC and it's been excellent. As I recall the S&Ws are priced better. It will come down to preference.
Holsters? Try here:
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I have one and its well made and comfortable. Great value too.

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Commander sized 1911 is the only is recommend. Think that's the smaller of the 1911s, might check out Officer size as well.

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Springfield XDS hands down is the best conceal carry weapon IMO. Not punishing to shoot, super compact, good sights and recoil is very manageable.

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I was thinking about the XDS but the grip is way to thin for me

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Think of it this way if you only use it to carry wont matter. I carry a really small gun that don't fit cause it is easy to hide. Only shoot it Welshmen I would NEED to.

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Think of it this way if you only use it to carry wont matter. I carry a really small gun that don't fit cause it is easy to hide. Only shoot it Welshmen I would NEED to.
Great way to look at it. Thanks for the input!
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Personally I chose a Glock 36 as my primary carry pistol but the two you mentioned are quite comparable and both good choices. If I had to chose between the two I'd go with the M&P but that's just personal choice. YMMV.

For a holster I really like the "Summer Special" style IWB holster. I think Milt Sparks was the originator but several holster manufacturers make similar offerings.

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Looking for a good pistol to conceal. Open for ideas. Looking for something comfortable but prefer to stick with a .45. Also could use help on choosing a IWB holster! Thanks guys!
Just remember to keep the barrel length on the 45 at at least 4.25 inches (Commander length). Any shorter and you may as well carry a sling shot as the velocity will be drastically reduced!!!


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