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Old 11-10-2010, 03:01 PM   #1
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I am looking into getting my first "carry" gun! But I am still deciding on what cal. to get (i narrowed it down to 9mm,.40,.45). Also,I am still deciding on what "size" to get. I have fairly big hands and I like a GOOD grip on ANY gun I shoot, but I know it will still have to be small enough to be concealed! So, ANY input ya'll have would be very much helpful!!! I am hopefully getting my CCW on Friday

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AND I want to stick with mainline guns, not some joe smoe gun and be made right here the the good ole' USA

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Spend a little time reading in the handgun section as I know I've answered dozens of threads just like yours. I did chuckle when you said you narrowed the caliber to between 9mm, .40, and .45 - at least you eliminated that pesky .44 Magnum...

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at least you eliminated that pesky .44 Magnum...
Yeah I didnt think I need something quite that big I will chaeck some of those threads but thanks for shooting me in the right direction!!
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Sir; by posting in the Glock; I'll assume you like Glock with larger hands? you'll enjoy the Glock. G-17 9mm G-22 .40; are the ''standard full size'';


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Sir; by posting in the Glock; I'll assume you like Glock with larger hands? you'll enjoy the Glock. G-17 9mm G-22 .40; are the ''standard full size'';


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Thanks for asking :
Well I have shot my dads duty gun (G17) and I love it!!! But to carry it I think I would like it to be a little smaller, and I think I have come to conclusion....its going to be a .45 cal.!!!! So would a "compact" work??? I think a "sub compact" would be to small for my likings
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I am looking into getting my first "carry" gun! But I am still deciding on what cal. to get (i narrowed it down to 9mm,.40,.45). Also,I am still deciding on what "size" to get. I have fairly big hands and I like a GOOD grip on ANY gun I shoot, but I know it will still have to be small enough to be concealed! So, ANY input ya'll have would be very much helpful!!! I am hopefully getting my CCW on Friday

Thanks

AND I want to stick with mainline guns, not some joe smoe gun and be made right here the the good ole' USA
I will never understand those people who think they can simply just skip out on the wrong gun and instead make the exact right purchase and that the one magical first gun will be able to do everything that the many thousands of different type guns cannot.
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Just a suggestion: You might want to try posting in, say, the more-general Semi-Auto Handguns section (if you're sure you want an auto) or the General Handgun Discussion section (if you're not sure). By posting in the Glock section, you're obviously going to get mostly Glock suggestions. Or... Maybe you're already decided on a Glock???

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Well I have shot my dads duty gun (G17) and I love it!!! But to carry it I think I would like it to be a little smaller, and I think I have come to conclusion....its going to be a .45 cal.!!!! So would a "compact" work??? I think a "sub compact" would be to small for my likings
Well, if you want a compact 45acp...

I've got an XD45 compact and love it. The Glock model to look at would be model 30. And SW M&P would also be worth exploring. Those are some of the most affordable, mainstream, best bang for your buck options.

If you're willing to jump from that $500 platform into the $700-1000 range, you can also look into Sig p220 compact, H&K compact 45s, and Commander sized 1911s.
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Just to clear it up......YES I am looking into getting a GLOCK....so thats why I posted it HERE!!!

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I will never understand those people who think they can simply just skip out on the wrong gun and instead make the exact right purchase and that the one magical first gun will be able to do everything that the many thousands of different type guns cannot.
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Ain't no perfect gun. There's your favorite gun...but that only comes after many guns have come and gone through your hands.

And then there's the goal of: Oh, honey, just one more gun, please?

On my way to buy an LCP this evening. Thanks, honey!
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