Carry Purchase

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by dslmac2, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. dslmac2

    dslmac2 New Member

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    Got appt at State building in March for my consealled permit. Very excited! Although I am not really going to carry it on me 80% of the time, I may have it in my backpack with I do have most of the time. Also, I do not have a lot of extra money to buy several guns currently, I know they end up being like chips, you can not have just one, but I can only get one right now. I will be shooting at a range.
    Should I get a nice full size since I will not be wearing it a lot, or should I get a compact that I can have with me almost all the time??
     
  2. Ranger-6

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    I have all the Hi-Point handguns and shoot them all; however, I like to conceal carry the Phoenix HP22 in a shoulder holster the most. At point blank this little one is deadly.
     

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  3. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Sounds like you need a Colt Combat Commander :D
     
  4. dslmac2

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    Damn HOSSFLY I think your right. I just looked that up and saw an amazing stainless one with white bone grips. Beautiful!! I am sure you have an extra you can hand down to me huh??
     
  5. Tackleberry1

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    If a backpack is going to be your mode of carry then I'd suggest you get a full sized pistol. They are much easier to learn with and more comfortable to practice with. 4" and 5" barrels also offer better terminal ballistic performance than short compact barreled gun given the same caliber/load combination.

    Our members could give you some suggestions to consider if you'll let us know your budget and experience level.

    Off the bat I'd suggest you google max pedition and look at their line of concealment shoulder bags and backpacks. Don't just drop a gun into a standard backpack. If you can't find it or reach it when you need it, what's the point? Get a bag designed to carry a gun with a dedicated internal holster pocket.

    This is probably more important than "which gun" you pick.

    Good luck and be safe.

    Tack
     
  6. dslmac2

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    Thanks Tack, good stuff. My backpack does have a special spot where I think it would go nicely, but I will also look at proper carrying bags.
     
  7. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Well uhh I sorta gee wizz if you woudda ya know last month I cudda -----:eek:
     
  8. cline

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    I would recommend you get something you can have with you most of the time. It does not do you any good if you don't have it with you. You didn't say what caliber you are looking for but I'll make a suggestion. I like the xd sc9 for general purpose. It's 9mm, will take +p ammunition, high capacity, reliable, relatively small, and not too expensive. Others may recommend a glock, but I prefer the xd.
     
  9. keithyingling

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    @cline, amen to that... I have got to get a secondary smaller weapon to carry when it's hot cause my primary is a compact but it's to big for just t-shirt...
     
  10. dslmac2

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    Cline this is also going to be my first handgun and I am not going to be able to purchase several firearms. Maybe gun number 2 in a year and a half from now. I dd like and shoot the XDM Compact this weekend. I did like it but it is on the higher side of weight at 30oz. I also shot the M&P Compact, Glock 26 and Walther PPS.
     
  11. primer1

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    Did you like the mp compact? A friend at work is considering it, but has no experience or input with it. It seems like there are a lot of full size mp's but not many compacts out there.
     
  12. dslmac2

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    Yes, I could see getting it an having it. As you see from about, out of all I have tested, held and shot, it was in the top three. The only downside, to me, is that is was still on the bigger side for a EDC. But a guy at the range who is tall chose it. Very nice and not bad price.
     
  13. dslmac2

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    Sorry for iPhone spelling errors
     
  14. dslmac2

    dslmac2 New Member

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    Holy Cow, just told my dad about my first firearms purchase today and he asked me if I wanted his 2 handguns.
    "Would you want my 22 cal Ruger single six and the 380 cal on a 45 frame"

    Yummmm.... Yes please.
    Why didn't I think about that before. Well, maybe I will keep them, maybe I will trade for gun #2.
     
  15. Ranger-6

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    Just remember, point blank is self defense, 21-feet is murder.
     
  16. dslmac2

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    1:38pm just walked out with at Glock 26, three magazines, loader and a case for $425. Now I am going to order the tritium sights. Do people name there new guns like cars??
     
  17. dslmac2

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  18. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    No. I get to name it for you.

    You shall call this one, "Beavis".
     
  19. mcb

    mcb New Member

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    Very nice. Enjoy.
     
  20. RhettButler

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    FWIW, I use a Saf-T-Bloc trigger block for carrying a Glock in a backpack or any other way than my Galco holsters. I like the extra margin of safety of having a round chambered and the extra margin the trigger block gives.

    Mine don't have the capability to run a lock through them and I've never experienced any problems. Well, except for looking for the little black devils after practicing ejecting them. I keep mine rather snug and they'll fly 15'.

    http://glockstore.com/pgroup_descri...ock/?return=?tpl=search&search_val=Saf-t-blok

    Keep your barrel up.