Cheap Concealed Carry

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by iowaviking28, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. iowaviking28

    iowaviking28 New Member

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    I am looking to add a new weapon for concealed carry purposes. At the moment I am carrying a Mauser HSC in the summer most of the time and in the winter I am carrying a 1911.
    I am looking for something that is around 300 dollars to have around the house and carry during the summer, so i don't want anything to big.
    Any thoughts on what you think might work.
     
  2. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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    Try a Ruger LCP or a Taurus TCP 738. Others are Kel Tec and Kar arms.
    I see you are new so if you could, please swing by the introductions section and tell us a bit about yourself.
     

  3. Alchemist

    Alchemist New Member

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    Are you thinking auto or revolver? What caliber is your first choice?
     
  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Less than three hundred bucks, dependable and a great size: Bersa Thunder 380.
     
  5. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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    I knew I forgot one.
     
  6. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    I like my Kel-Tec PF9. Don't thank me, just remember me in your will.
     
  7. Polygon

    Polygon New Member

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    For autos I would suggest a Bersa Thunder, Kel-Tec P3AT, or Ruger LCP. Those are the three that I know of below the $300 mark.
     
  8. iowaviking28

    iowaviking28 New Member

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    I prefer a semi-auto but I would like all opinions.
    I like the .380 and .38 special.
     
  9. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

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    What a wide-open question!

    I usually carry a 3" 1911 in .45 (by no means under $300), or a little teensy Elsie Pea, but that's because I need as small as possible when I can't conceal my 45.

    If you are willing to go just a hair larger, 9mm is THE round. The Kel-Tec PF9 seems like a perfect fit for the few needs you put on the table. At a higher dollar figure, the answer may be Kahr's PM9. At a smaller size, the Ruger LCP may be your answer.

    But the PF9 sounds like it may be just right.
     
  10. Alchemist

    Alchemist New Member

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    Sounds like you want small, light and cheap (yet reliable of course). Rugers seem the most obvious... (lighter than your Mauser): LCP or LCR... Both are in the @$300 ballpark.
     
  11. ballfan4141

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    you can get a ruger lcp that is really conceable for under $300. you will get 6 rounds of 380 acp. for $400 you can get a ruger sr9c. 10 rounds of 9mm and an extra magazine comes with the gun that can hold 17 round of 9mm. I would spend a little more and get a ruger sr9c.
     
  12. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Sounds like the search I just went through. Kept looking at 9mm, but finally decided on .380 because I wanted to make sure it was a gun I would carry as much as my pocket knife. I wound up getting the S&W Bodyguard .380.

    If I was looking at a 9, the Kel-Tec and Kahr would be top on my list.
     
  13. Biohazurd

    Biohazurd New Member

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    Cha Ching!
     
  14. jstkrsn

    jstkrsn New Member

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    Small carry

    Saw the new RUGER LC9 for $337.49 at a dealer in Sarasota. That sounded like a good deal. Thinking about it myself.
     
  15. theskunk1946

    theskunk1946 New Member

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    Get a S & W 642 .... When you get a cheap auto, you wind up spending $150 more for range fees and ammo. You get a jam in an auto and you need to run two boxes of $18 380 ACP through it to be confident again.
     
  16. binghamxd

    binghamxd New Member

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    I carry the Keltec PF9 or a Charter Arms .38 Undercover. Both are inexpensive and reliable.
     
  17. bubbatony

    bubbatony New Member

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    Taurus also has a number of options, like TCP
     
  18. Bootsdeal

    Bootsdeal New Member

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    I always carry a Taurus TCP738, which I'm very happy with. When it's used as a BUG, I also carry a snubbie 38 in an ankle holster in my boot. Living in Texas, this way I can beat the heat and still be adequately armed. The TCP738 carries well in a hip pocket.
     
  19. cuate

    cuate New Member

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    My newest Carry

    Normally I carried a KelTec PF9 or my Springfield Ultra Compact .45 auto but
    prowling my local Pawn Shop I spied a brand new in the box Zastava M88A for $299 (EAA has them for the same price) It looked like a miniature 1911, was all steel, beautiful dark blue, white dot sights, 8 round magazine, so Iswapped off the Kel'Tec PF9 and am very pleased with this Serbian, Zastava
    Pistol. It is as accurate as to my ability and feeds regular or hollowpoints like
    great. It doesn't spank my hand and trigger finger like the lighter 9mm I swapped with some other stuff even for it,,,,
     
  20. falseharmonix

    falseharmonix New Member

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    I dont yet have my CCW, but I've got a KelTec PF9 that totally hides on my body, and I'm a small framed person. Not a bad gun for around the $300 mark, if you can get past the heavy trigger pull. Plus the 9mm packs a little more punch than the .380.