Need opinion on new gun purchace

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Dubb24, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. Dubb24

    Dubb24 New Member

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    Hello everyone! I am a Florida resident that just applied for my concealed weapon permit. I currently have a USP 45 compact that I find to large to carry or leave in my glove compartment of my truck. I am looking for something that is: reasonable in price, reliable, and has stopping power; but is also smaller than the USP. Pretty much the best bang for my buck! I have researching and going to gun shops but cannot make up my mind. Right now it is between the fairly new Ruger lcp, Kal Tech 380, and Glock 27. I would be greatly appreciative to hear opinions on this upcoming decision I have to make.

    Thank You,

    Pete
     
  2. mdw104

    mdw104 New Member

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    I don't think you can go wrong with a Glock. That's just my preference. Ruger too. I own a Ruger revolver and a semi-auto and I haven't had any problems. I own a Glock too, its stays in my night stand. I don't have any experience with the Kel Tech. I have heard good things about them though.
     

  3. harleysilo

    harleysilo New Member

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    my local gun store said they won't sell any more lcp's until ruger admits the problem and fixes them. I was dissapointed, but decided to go with a NAA .380. Similar size as keltec and ruger, heavier though. Go hold
    A Keltec you will know Right away if You would want it or Not
     
  4. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Glock,Glock,Glock,Glo.........................etc. ,only my humble opinion .


    If you can afford it "Les Baer-1911-SRP " .Glocks are not the best but out of the you can't go wrong.
     
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  5. stetson

    stetson New Member

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    Go with the glock you can't go wrong.
     
  6. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    It's your decision Bud, but I carry a P3AT Kel Tec and a CZ75B.
     
  7. First Sgt

    First Sgt New Member

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    I'm a bit biased...Glock!! Simple, reliable and proven performer. But, try to shoot the ones on your list and go with the one that is best for YOU.
     
  8. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    My Kimber Compact is smaller than a Compact USP and a much nicer pistol to shoot.
     
  9. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Active Member

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    While glocks are good reliable guns,you either like them or hate them-personally I don't like them. A small 1911 .45 with a short grip and 3" barrel would be much more concealable than what you have,and just as small as the glocks previously reccomended. My own personal choice of these offers the best of both worlds-proven 1911 design in compact package AND EXTREMELY smooth,light,safe double action in the para ordnance LDA C6 model. I'm totally serious,the very 1st time I tried the trigger on 1 of these,I thought the damn thing was broke-as light and smooth as it was. Yes,paras are a bit costly but when you spread cost out over the years of service,and the fact that you can't put a price tag on personal safety,it's not such a bad deal after all. After all,once you're in middle of situation where you need it DESPERATELY and it fails,it's too late to go back and pay 200$ more for it.
     
  10. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    LDA sucks. It just isn't a single action, no matter what Para calls it. Dollar for Dollar, single action will beat out LDA unless your state or department requires that your carry a double action.
     
  11. reptile45

    reptile45 New Member

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    i carry a xd 9mm sub-compact as primary ,kel-tec380 in a wallet style holster in my back pocket.carry what you are comfortable with and can shoot very well.
     
  12. stalkingbear

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    I thought the same thing until I shot a couple matt-It DON'T suck and is a good alternative to some of the wacky striker fired triggers on the market. In my opinion,the LDA is the closest thing to a double action revolver in regards to trigger/hammer operation. Try shooting 1 in comparsion to some of the striker fired pistols out there. For someone not familiar to shooting,the LDA is an excellent draw/aim/pull trigger firearm. Naturally it's NOT going to replace my 1911s with single action pull,just that the LDA is very good for someone wanting that kind of gun-heck-even I carry 1,try shooting 1 and you'll see. The ONLY objection I have with the system is the long reset.



     
  13. ebo202

    ebo202 New Member

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    True, you can't go wrong with a Glock, but honestly I'm not fond of the sub-compact models like the G27. Doesn't feel right in the hand and definitely pricey.

    I stick with a Kel-Tec P11 for compact needs. 10 rounds, compact, and light enough that you forget you're even carrying. It has an absolutely horrible trigger and you will need to practice though. At less than 300 bucks it's ain't bad. Check out KTOG.org to find out more about em.

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  14. Bighead

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    Of the 3 you listed, the Glock 27 is quite a bit more gun in size/round/price. It is the odd man out of the three and the clear winner as a straight-up defensive handgun, which is why it has been the obvious winner in this thread. It is however more gun to carry than the other two.

    I have a P3AT and it goes front pants pocket everywhere I go, which I would not do with the larger Glock 27. I liked the idea of Ruger coming out with a similiar gun, but have heard the scuttle about problems with the gun.

    If you have the funds, I would have you check out the Kahr PM9 & PM40, which are slightly smaller than the Glock.

    While the .380 might be a little anemic, I don't hesitate to carry one in a daily rounds-about-town type scenario. If I was in a scenario where I knew I had a more high-risk agenda I would probably upgrade to more gun. I know that you never know where the fight is going to find you, but some days you know what you are doing is more likely to take you into harms way.
     
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  15. stalkingbear

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    While bighead pretty well said anything needing saying,another option you definitely need to look at that's smaller & lighter than the kahrs is the roghbaugh 9mm ultra compact. Only 12.8 oz and quite a bit smaller than even the kahr-they are great carry option and absolutly the most firepower you'll find anywhere for .380 size pistol. While being a bit pricey,you CAN'T put a pricetag on your safety and this particular 9mm is outstanding in quality.
    http://www.rohrbaughfirearms.com/
     
  16. BugsMoran

    BugsMoran New Member

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    From personal experience, the Kel-Tec is a great carry firearm. Maybe I'm just biased though, they're made in my county. :D