best extremely concealable gun for me?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by trstncmpbll, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. trstncmpbll

    trstncmpbll New Member

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    So I have huge hands and I'm not a small guy but I do love tiny handguns. So I've been looking into sub-compacts and have tried some out. So far my winner is the sccy cpx-1 because its the smallest sub-compact that fits my hand. Most my pinky hangs off or more. I've checked out the keltec 9. But I know ruger just came out with the sr9c. Has anyone fired it? It looks like a fine gun.
     
  2. CodyWalkerJr

    CodyWalkerJr New Member

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    check out the Springfield XD 9( subcompact.. I got mine for 429$ but they usually go for about 500-600$..very amazing weapon
     

  3. trstncmpbll

    trstncmpbll New Member

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    oh the XDm is hands down my favorite gun but is it easily concealable
     
  4. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    You can get pinky grip extensions for just about any cub-compact semi-auto.
     
  5. trstncmpbll

    trstncmpbll New Member

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    Really? How do they work? Do they just clip on to the magazine
     
  6. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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  7. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I'd favor the XD sub compact but that's just me.
     
  8. Hobo Bob

    Hobo Bob New Member

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    I have long fingers, so trying to find a pistol that fits my hand in the compact size is a problem. I bought a XDm in .40 cal a year ago, and really like the way it fit with the largest palm insert on. I also carried it concealed that year, and wasn't happy with it's size. It seemed to print quite often, unless I had a long coat on, or 2X the normal sweatshirt on. I was thinking about trading it off for a XD sup compact, when my neighbor, a firearms dealer, recommended a S&W M&P9c. Mine came with 3 mags, 2 of which already had the mag extension on them, and 1 that fits flush. On that one my pinky goes under the grip/mag. With the large insert on, it fits like a glove. I love it! It hides well, and I would highly recommend this pistol.
     
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  9. Bohica6-284

    Bohica6-284 New Member

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    How are you going to carry the gun? Honestly ne of the biggest challenges with certain models for CC is finding multiple, quality concealed holsters so keep that in mind and make sure there is a holster you like before you buy the gun. I carry a small 1911 in the winter and a Kel-Tec PF9 in the warmer months. The Kel-Tec uses a clip, sort of like a pocket knife and therefore doesn't need a holster. If your a big man, you may be able to to carry something like a mid size Glock or 1911 easily. The small M&P is a good choice too.
     
  10. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    I'm a pretty small guy, 135lbs soaking wet, so it can be hard for someone like me to conceal a gun in the warmer months when I'm not wearing a jacket.
    I'm very fond of my Kel tec p32, very easy to conceal with a pocket, or inside the waistband holster.
    The Ruger LCP is nearly the same thing as the keltec, but the LCP comes with an optional pinky rest for the magazine.
    These guns might be a little too small for your needs, I don't know, but it would be something to consider.
     
  11. canebrake

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    Elsie Ahrrrr......

    The 13.4 oz Ruger LCR

    [​IMG]

    And loaded with Cor-Bon 38 Special +P 110gr DPX Defensive Ammunition.

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    Still less than a pound!
     
  12. Snubshooter

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    The 3 best sub compacts that i've found are the Khar PM9 (I pocket carry daily) J frame smith (I have 2 1alloy 1steel) and the glock 26. The 26 is a little large for pocket carry but with a good IWB (Kramer horsehide) holster it is as viable as a full size weapon. My hands are large and all 3 work well even the J can be adjusted with a variety of grips.
     
  13. Mr. Bluesky

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    Someone on here probably has a link, but I read a head-to-head review of the Kel Tec P3AT and the Ruger SR9, and the reviewer gave the nod to the Ruger.

    That said, for an "extremely concealable gun," i.e. something used only in a SHTF scenario, I'd go with a revolver, because that thing absolutely, positively has to go bang every time. The Ruger LCR is a pretty nifty little weapon, and the Hogue grips shouldn't be too bad for large-handed individuals. The LCR can handle .38 Special +P loads, too, giving it a big leg up in penetration and stopping power over the .380 Auto.

    EDIT: By the way, Cane, why do you prefer the DPX over a heavier bullet, like the 125-gr. Gold Dot? I have no preference one way or another, I'm just curious, as I thought the conical DPX bullets were meant to prevent feeding issues in autos, for the most part.
     
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  14. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    I got them on sale. [​IMG]
     
  15. Mr. Bluesky

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    Lol. Anyway, a quick Google told me that the DPX bullets are also solid copper, which supposedly means better penetration? Unfortunately, I can't find any third-party info on this, someone e-mail Box o' Truth.
     
  16. Silvertip 44

    Silvertip 44 New Member

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    Take a look at the Kimber Ultra Carry II Stainless in .45 ACP. I love mine.
     
  17. stalkingbear

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    If you want the ultimate concealable pistol check out the Rohrbaugh 9mm.
    Rohrbaugh Firearms
     
  18. lonyaeger

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    That little Ruger LCR is unbelievable. Mine fits in my front jeans pocket and I don't even know it's there (not that I would recommend pocket-carry as an every day practice). .38 +P. Hard to beat for concealability, reliability (revolver) and punch. Great double-action trigger, too.
     
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  19. themyst

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    I have a Ruger SR9. It's nice & slim for carry and as a bonus for you, it has a larger finger guard. That was one of the reasons I bought it as I often wear leather gloves. I'm a girl, BTW, and prefer lighter, slimmer guns but don't always care for the subcompact look.
     
  20. KBlue

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    Does anyone have experience with any Rohrbaugh pistol? I'm in the market for a pocket pistol for the summer (im a skinny dude, even my XDsc prints in the summer) and im trying to decide between an LCP, a P3AT, or an R9.