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#6400209 - 08/09/16 09:02 AM Concealed Carry
ntxaviator Offline

Registered: 10/29/15
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Loc: N Texas
For those of you that carry, what are your platform preferences? I have a full size 1911 and am in the market for another smaller pistol that would be a little easier to conceal. I am interested in the Glock 43 right now but I'm unfamiliar with many models of sub compacts and I have open ears on everyone's opinions about makes/models/calibers.
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#6400356 - 08/09/16 10:26 AM Re: Concealed Carry [Re: ntxaviator]
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I'd go to a range that lets you rent multiple guns. Pick some sub compact 9mm guns and see which you like best. All of the striker fired will feel totally different than a 1911. Find what fits your hand and shoots best for you. Make sure to field strip it and put it back together before you buy it. Test holsters at gun shows.

That's the most practical advice I can offer.

Oh, and get a good belt. I like beltman belts, that's just me.

Edited by thecytochromec (08/09/16 10:28 AM)

#6400627 - 08/09/16 02:09 PM Re: Concealed Carry [Re: ntxaviator]
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I really like the new Whalter CCP 9mm or i think it comes in a 380. I have large hands but fits comfortably and is really accurate.
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#6400636 - 08/09/16 02:15 PM Re: Concealed Carry [Re: ntxaviator]
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Any of the mid size to compact Glocks work great. I mainly carry a G29 in 10mm. With the latest political climate, I've been carrying my full size G20 in 10mm with 2 full size spare mags on me. Since open carry is GTG, I could care less if I print.
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#6400713 - 08/09/16 03:03 PM Re: Concealed Carry [Re: ntxaviator]
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I've found the g43 to be my favorite of the compact nines. However it is a little longer then the pocket nines. I'd guess 3/8" longer without looking at the specs. If you want more rounds, the Ghost Inc. +2 is solid.

That said, You'll probably go with what flips your switch regardless. Not a bad thing.

#6400731 - 08/09/16 03:14 PM Re: Concealed Carry [Re: ntxaviator]
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I am a big 1911 fan, just love the stopping power of a .45acp. My CCP is a Springfield XDS in .45. It is small enough to conceal easily, and has an extended 7 round magazine that lengthens the grip a bit for those with a little larger hands. I have put over 1000 rounds through mine with no jams, a great little pistol.

#6401167 - 08/09/16 07:55 PM Re: Concealed Carry [Re: ntxaviator]
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What others said.

Caliber choice is all on you and what you can shoot well with. There is hardly any difference between the common calibers.
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#6401190 - 08/09/16 08:11 PM Re: Concealed Carry [Re: ntxaviator]
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S&W M&P .40c. I don't like safeties on my carry gun, .40 is just a shortened 10mm. (I know, just like .380 is just a shortened 9mm, but apples to oranges)
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#6401299 - 08/09/16 08:59 PM Re: Concealed Carry [Re: ntxaviator]
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Glock 19 with a spare Glock 17 magazine.

#6403179 - 08/10/16 11:24 PM Re: Concealed Carry [Re: ntxaviator]
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I have been carrying and shooting a Springfield XD subcompact 9mm for the last 6 years. Several thousand rounds and no problems.

Like others have said, a pistol is a very personal choice and you should try several before buying.
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#6403201 - 08/11/16 12:04 AM Re: Concealed Carry [Re: ntxaviator]
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Sig P226 357sig with TLR1 light and 15 round extended mag, in a FFR holster. Wear it every single day for work and off duty
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#6403331 - 08/11/16 07:47 AM Re: Concealed Carry [Re: ntxaviator]
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Glock 43 or Smith & Wesson Shield
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#6403360 - 08/11/16 08:11 AM Re: Concealed Carry [Re: ntxaviator]
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Edited by MS1454 (08/11/16 08:12 AM)
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#6403418 - 08/11/16 09:06 AM Re: Concealed Carry [Re: ntxaviator]
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I'm a big S&W fan. My daily carry is an M&P Shield. I have both the 9mm and.40 I switch out. Other than the M&P I would look at a Glock G-43. Thats just me.

#6405851 - 08/12/16 06:04 PM Re: Concealed Carry [Re: ntxaviator]
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Carried a Xds .45 3.3" for a year but haven't carried it yet since i got a S&W 442 a couple months ago. With the clip grips I slip it in my waistband and forget it's there.

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