Search for Small CCW

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Sniper03, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    I presently carry a Glock Model 27 40 Cal. Pistol for CCW.
    But I am looking to get a smaller good quality Pistol to carry mostly during the summer time in a pocket or similar location. Otherwise easy to hide small, light and certainly 100% reliable! What would you recommend. As well as do you own one? And how many rounds and what type of ammunition have you fired through it.

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  2. Wambli

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    Of all the handguns I have (and have had) the one that fits that role the best for me ins the Walther PPS. Mine is a 9mm version (I opted for that over .40 to gain one round in capacity). It is the slimmest, most concealable, lightest handgun I own and it is 100% reliable and ridiculously accurate, specially for a gun of this size. Most of the time I pocket carry it with the flush mag which gives me 6+1 capacity (I carry the spare 7 round mag in my off pocket) but I also tuck it into my pants or hang it off my belt with a good holster and a t-shirt over it. I just forget it is there.

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  3. eborden1122

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    Kimber SOLO, its a 9mm though.
     
  4. canebrake

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    Do you own or shot a Solo?

    Kimber makes some great firearms but they missed the mark on this POS!
     
  5. Tackleberry1

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    Kahr PM 9

    Kahr PM9 or save bills and go with their newer CW9.

    My PM9 has been 100% reliable-500 rounds through it.
    6+1 9mm w/flush mag
    7 w/entended mag

    Carried in Kahrs belly band iwb strong side it's completely undetectable.
     

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  6. freefall

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    I like my Kel-Tec PF9.
     
  7. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    I'd ck out the Kahr or KelTec in 9mm. If 380 is a consideration ck out the S&W Bodyguard 380. It has the best sights of the group, and can be swapped out if desired.

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  8. Polygon

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    I also carry the Kahr PM9 and I love it.
     
  9. sweeper22

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    I've been happy with my PF9. It digests HPs like a champ. I carry standard pressure 115/124gr Hornady defense ammo in it. It's a great carry gun for under $300, light and concealable in any attire. But it does have a little bit of a cheapo feel to it and should never be confused for a high volume shooter. It's exclusively a convenient carry gun. Expect more of it than that, and you'll be disappointed.

    The Ruger LC9 is a similar gun to the PF9. A bit newer, heavier, pricier, and probably more rugged. Various models from Kahr as well as the Walther PPS would be the next step up in quality, IMO. And then on the really expensive end ($1000+) you've got Rohrbaugh R9.

    That's about it for micro 9mms. Sig makes the P290, and most people have been unimpressed. The Kimber Solo Carry drew my attention for sure. I went so far as to reserve the first one that came into my LGS. It still hasn't arrived. And with all the kinks these guns have endured, I've since cancelled my dibs. I think this Kimber could eventually be an ideal carry gun...but not just yet.
     
  10. canebrake

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    You should take a look at wheel guns.

    My Ruger Elsie Ahrrr.....

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    In it's Alabama Holster pocket holster loaded with Corbon TR 38SPL+P 110gr DPX's.
     

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  11. StanDJ77

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    Kel-tec p-11

    Before i got my g23, i had a kel-tec p-11. its great for pocket carry, and is pretty reliable. Keep it clean and it will perform.
     
  12. WDB

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    I'm with Cane when it comes to a pocket pistol I prefer a revolver. I chose the S&W 642, the Ruger was a good choice as well. It came down to what one I found first.
     

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  13. Sniper03

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    Thank you for the info and the great pics! I certainly would rather go to the 9mm. I haven't got anything smaller than the Glock 27. So I really do not have that much of a feel of how much smaller and compact the ones mentioned are but it is obvious smaller than my 27. I appreciate the info and certainly will accept additional recommendations, but guess I need go put some hands on one of the ones mentioned to see which one feels and seems the best for me.

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  14. Dizzll

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    +1 for Kahr, buddy has one and they are nice. The PPS is basically same size as your 27 but thinner
     
  15. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Thank you all for your valued advise and the great pics. I am not all that fired up on the 380 cal. But ordered a new KAHR P-380 today due to it's size. But with the new ammunition available and if I unfortunately ever have to use it there will be more than one round flying at the target. Mentally it will be three rounds. You will do as you train! They say they are also fairly accurate and I am proficient with a pistol as with the rifle. Just been doing it for a long time! So I do feel comfortable it will do the job. I carry a 40 Cal. Model 27 Glock when I can hide it easy in the cooler months but wanted a pocket pistol for summer and warmer weather. Something to throw in a pants pocket. I should get it on July 6th as well as a pocket holster and grip extension. I will keep you posted.

    Thanks Again!
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  16. Sniper03

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    Khar P-380 Arrived Today!

    Thanks to all for your information.
    Here is the new family member! I shoots well and hides well! Wanted nothing more than a small pocket pistol for warm weather. Here she is![​IMG]
     

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  17. Phelenwolf

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    This is what I carry when I am in a hurry and do not feel like putting on my holster.

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    Taurus Model 85, I am currently waiting for my S&W Bodyguard to come in so I can give this to my wife.
     
  18. pistolero_loco

    pistolero_loco New Member

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    another testamonial for...

    the Kahr PM9. Excellent CCW. Excellent.
     
  19. Phelenwolf

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    I really like the small compact pistols. The only thing I do not like is the grip, the grips are so small in my hand that they only come to my middle finger. I like a revolver more just because of the grip.
     
  20. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    Small concealed weapon I opted for two.
    S&W 457 and Ruger LCP 380. Love it!
     

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