semi auto conceal carry gun


Dr.Mall Ninja
March 9, 2009, 10:04 PM
im looking for a gun that i can conceal carry and i would like to stay around 5, or 600, i really prefer for it to be in 40 or 45, im sure some people got some ideas.

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The Lone Haranguer
March 9, 2009, 10:14 PM
These came to mind:

CZ75, P-06, 2075 RAMI
Glock 23, 30, 36
S&W 40XX, 45XX (used; myriad of sizes, metals and finishes available)
Kahr CW40 or 45

March 9, 2009, 10:46 PM
Sig P449 or P220 S&W 5945 come to mind

March 9, 2009, 10:47 PM
Sig P229 or P220 S&W 5945 come to mind

March 9, 2009, 10:53 PM
I'm a fan of the Ruger SR9 if you like a 9mm. If not I also really like the Springfield XDm. Both seem to have great reviews.

March 9, 2009, 10:55 PM
I have a sig P220, but I am a large man. I also have a beretta mini cougar in .45 that is great. Absolutly dissapears and nobody knows it is there.

March 9, 2009, 11:15 PM
Kahr P45 :)

Hostile Amish
March 9, 2009, 11:41 PM
Glock 23

March 10, 2009, 12:07 AM
glock 36

March 10, 2009, 12:16 AM
Take a look at the Taurus PT145 Millenium Pro. 10+1 rounds of 45 ACP in a very small, reliable package.

March 10, 2009, 12:23 AM
Having had a number of subcompact .45's, I finally settled on the S&W CS-45. I feel it offers the best of accuracy, reliability, durability and fit & finish. Dimensionally the same as a Glock 36, it is not the smallest when compared to the Kahr PM45. But unlike the Kahr, the CS-45 will easily handle +P loads. When I first got mine, I fed it several magazines mixed with everything from 185 gr. +P to 250 gr. lead RNFP. The gun has yet to jam. You should be able to find a nice used oine for under $500:

A slightly larger and heavier option, the 100% stainless steel 4516 will eat .45 Super loads: (middle)

March 10, 2009, 12:31 AM
Take a look at the Springfield XDs. They have three sizes which are service, compact, and sub-compact.

I carry a compact .45 every day. It's a slightly on the large size but still concealable. The sub-compacts are small enough to be easily concealed and come in 9mm and .40 S&W.

March 10, 2009, 12:40 AM
I like the Glock sub compacts. If you are wanting a 40 caliber I would get a

Big Bill
March 10, 2009, 12:41 AM
What about a Ruger P345?

Buy an Americam made gun.

March 10, 2009, 03:02 AM
I say go for a Glock 30

I prefer the 26 for 9mm but a subcompact offers lots of versatility. I use it with a ten rounder for big pocket carry and on my hip with a t-shirt. If I have a bit more clothing I can use a twelve rounder and winter or nightstand duty gets a fifteen rounder with spacer. That with a pocket .380 and a pump shotgun handle all scenarios of defense short of the Apocalypse.

Just One Shot
March 10, 2009, 08:59 AM
Get this then spend the extra $$$ on ammo.

Dan Crocker
March 10, 2009, 03:02 PM
What about a Ruger P345?

I've got issues buying from a company that switched sides and sold out gun owners on the 94 AWB so that the Mini-14 would sell better.
They do make a good wheel gun though.

March 10, 2009, 04:44 PM
seen a kahr that would not handle +P loads:confused::confused:

March 10, 2009, 05:13 PM
I paid $608 for my Kimber Custom II a few years ago, full-size 1911, and I carry it year-round. Never occurred to me that it's "too big" to carry concealed.

March 10, 2009, 07:43 PM
Sigma ve

March 10, 2009, 09:38 PM
Try the M&P40c or M&P45c, you won't find a better fit for your hand in a small concealable package.

March 10, 2009, 09:43 PM
2nd vote for the G23. May be the perfect combo of size to power; but you will probably want to mess with it some, and that will punch up the price. The XD compact may be as good a choice w/ more of the usual upgrades already in place.

March 10, 2009, 10:04 PM
Kahr CW45

March 10, 2009, 11:32 PM
XD45 Compact with a good IWB holster like an MTAC or Crossbreed. After a month of daily carry you won't even know it's there.... :D

March 11, 2009, 06:52 PM
Whichever fits your hand and eye the best is the right gun for you. I wouldn't overlook the Walther PPS in .40S&W as you search through the possibilities. It's a superb firearm.

March 11, 2009, 08:28 PM
Don't all of those have a Hillary Hole? Why would you want to carry concealed something like that?:scrutiny:

March 11, 2009, 10:44 PM
Find a well stocked gun store and handle as many different models as you can, you will usually know the right one because it will feel good when you pick it up.
I was looking and after advice and no consensus from friends I started at one end of the hand gun counter and stopped looking when I picked up the kahr cw 45.

Michael Rogers
August 28, 2009, 01:37 PM
You need to be more specific on how you plan to carry the weapon. Are you going to use a holster? If so a belt holster, or inside the pants holster, or a shoulder holster. I have been carrying for over 40 years and have them all. Believe me it does make a difference in comfort and concealability. Weight is an important factor. A heavy weapon will wear you down and you will be reluctant to carry it for extended periods. Also I would recommend Novak night sights. They will nor snag on clothing. Also do not have an exposed hammer, it will get snagged at some point.

August 28, 2009, 02:49 PM
I can't offer you pistol advice, but along the lines of the poster before me: IWB seems the simplest way to carry, if you go that way, I'd advise getting the best holster and gun belt you can afford. I think they make a huge difference in the comfort of carrying. If carrying ain't comfortable and as simple as possible, you probably won't.

August 28, 2009, 03:25 PM
you can't go wrong with an xd a glock, and the m&p lines. i own a glock 23 and an xd service model in .40 and it has over 16,000rds through it it is reliable accurate, and an all around great shooter. my glock has far less rounds through it but it is equally as reliable and accurate. even though i like the glock, i love the xd, and there is no other handgun that i shoot better or feel more comfortable carrying.

August 28, 2009, 03:37 PM
I carry a Glock 30 and love it. The XD is a good shooter as well. Stay away from Kahr, they cost to much for a gun that is really picky with ammo (I have seen way too many jam at the range). I carry the Glock because it feeds everything I run through it, which is important for me to know that it wont fail me when I need it to count.

FWIW, my gun in particular does not like limp wristed shooters, I don't shoot that way but some people I introduce to shooting have jamming problems. I can one hand it with dominate and off hand just fine with +p loads, but not everyone can. I would recommend shooting one before you buy one to make sure you are not a limp wristed shooter.

August 29, 2009, 01:15 AM
Bersa Thunder 45 ACP. $332. I have not heard a bad thing about Bersa, yet.

August 29, 2009, 06:32 AM
+1 on the S&W M&P

August 29, 2009, 07:54 AM
Don't all of those have a Hillary Hole? Why would you want to carry concealed something like that?

Some are sold with it, some without.

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