Concealed Carry Double Action


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Henry45
December 31, 2012, 05:51 PM
What is your favorite concealed carry double action semi/auto? I have a Sig and a Beretta 380 that are single action, but am thinking about getting a double action so I don't have to carry cocked and locked..

What's your favorites? Thanks!

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2wheels
December 31, 2012, 05:56 PM
Although I prefer cocked and locked 1911s, if I had to go DA/SA it'd be Sig all the way. I love their no nonsense control setup, just one out of the way decocker. Double action guns don't need safeties IMHO.

My ol' man has a P239 in .40S&W/.357SIG (he has barrels for either caliber) and a P220 Carry in .45ACP. The 239 is a bit smaller, but I'd be happy with either.

BILLG
December 31, 2012, 05:59 PM
I like my Sig.
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g179/1911bg/SigMK25P226001.jpg
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g179/1911bg/SigMK25P226002.jpg
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g179/1911bg/Sig22612-17-20126.jpg

HammerheadSSN663
December 31, 2012, 08:15 PM
I'd love a 229 9mm DAK but can't find one anywhere. Would trade my unused DA/SA for one in a heart beat.

rodinal220
December 31, 2012, 10:16 PM
Kahr K9 and K40.Very accurate,very reliable and smooth trigger pull.

MICHAEL T
January 1, 2013, 12:57 AM
Bersa 380 or 9mm KelTec PF-9

Plan2Live
January 1, 2013, 09:35 AM
I regularly carry a 239 in 9mm using a Galco Avenger holster (just like the holster in BillG's picture above) with one extra mag in a Desantis single mag pouch. I choose this option when I am going places where I will be forced to unholster and re-holster while seated in my vehicle. It just feels safer doing so with the longer, stiffer trigger pull versus a striker fired option. This also gives me the ability to put my thumb on the hammer and feel any hammer movement while holstering.

PabloJ
January 1, 2013, 09:39 AM
What is your favorite concealed carry double action semi/auto? I have a Sig and a Beretta 380 that are single action, but am thinking about getting a double action so I don't have to carry cocked and locked..

What's your favorites? Thanks!
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TarDevil
January 1, 2013, 11:49 AM
Don't own it yet, but the Sig P290RS is next on my list. Handled it, dry fired it...sweet.

MikeJackmin
January 1, 2013, 03:10 PM
I have a Sig P250sc, which is one of those love-it-or-hate-it guns. I selected it because it fit my hands perfectly and it is a dead-simple, DA-only design.

http://www.weapon.ge/images/95_4.jpg

The main advantage of this gun is a high degree of modularity - you can convert it from a sub-compact, to compact, to full size, as well as using different shaped grip inserts for the larger sizes. You can even change calibers. This advantage is somewhat offset by the high cost of the conversion parts.

The main disadvantage is the very long trigger stroke, with a correspondingly long reset. I don't mind it a bit, but others have a hard time with it. There is no way this pistol is going to fire unintentionally.

The first batch of these guns had some reliability issues but they seemed to have worked that out now. They are generally available at a good price, probably because of the bad first impression they made when they were introduced.

Mine was bought new and required two(!) free trips back to Sig before it was set right. It runs perfectly now, and my understanding is that the later guns work fine right out of the box.

usp9
January 1, 2013, 03:20 PM
What is your favorite concealed carry double action semi/auto?

I've carried these, all nice guns with at least DA;
Astra Constable, Beretta 84, Seecamp, HK P2000sk, Kahr P9,

hardluk1
January 1, 2013, 03:43 PM
I prefer kahr pistols. well atleast the trigger pull is a DA type.

MedWheeler
January 1, 2013, 10:33 PM
Michael T writes:

Bersa 380 or 9mm KelTec PF-9

... which is exactly what I was going to add. I carried the Bersa for about two years before acquiring the PF9.

Never really carried a single-action pistol for defense (don't own any in any centerfire calibers.) I was trained initially in double-action revolvers, so DA autos have never been an acclimation-issue to me.

Fire_Moose
January 1, 2013, 11:01 PM
Kahr CW9. Super light and under an inch wide. 7+1. One ft return to battery in the first 200 rounds.

Typed on a phone. Disregard spelling errors.

C0untZer0
January 2, 2013, 12:14 AM
Rohrbaugh R9

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=172997&stc=1&d=1349558876
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=176860&stc=1&d=1356847942

exavid
January 2, 2013, 06:45 PM
My two favorite CCW pistols are a Ruger LCP and LC9. I carry the 9mm LC9 most often and tend to carry the LCP when deeper concealment is needed or in summer when wearing shorts and T shirt. Both have been completely reliable. The LCP took some practice, around 600+ rounds to become accurate with it while the LC9 with its better sights was an accurate shooter out to 25yds from the beginning. I have a Ruger SR40c which is a good shooter but it's not as easily concealed so I tend to carry it in the winter when wearing a coat.

sam1952
January 2, 2013, 07:05 PM
I carry a Seecamp .380, double action. It's size is comfortable for EDC. No safety, DA only and reliable. The R9 is a nice gun too.

Yarddog
January 2, 2013, 07:44 PM
Nice gun COntZerO ; )

Y/D

HKGuns
January 2, 2013, 10:13 PM
http://hkguns.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v7/p664901282-5.jpg

psyopspec
January 2, 2013, 10:24 PM
Before I finally settled on a preference for striker fired guns, I carried an HK P2000 for years with no issues.

Nice homage to a past photo, HK. :neener:

CPshooter
January 3, 2013, 12:42 PM
I am a big fan of the DA/SA trigger on my Sig P229, but the gun is a bit large/heavy for me to actually carry it daily. If I had to pick a DA trigger for carry, you would first need to define what DA really is. A Glock is partially cocked, so pulling the trigger is technically performing a "double action" to finish off the cocking and release the striker/firing pin. Then there are systems like H&K's LEM trigger. It's fully pre-cocked, but the hammer is still down and it functions like a DAO revolver, only with a much lighter trigger pull. It works by having a cam mechanism engage the pre-cocked hammer spring at the last second, so basically you're pulling the hammer back as you pull the trigger, but it catches internally last second and comes down with all of the force that was stored by the hammer spring. Really neat system, but the downside is that it has a lot of take-up on the initial pull. Kahr probably makes my favorite feeling DAO type trigger for a carry gun, but I dislike Kahrs for other reasons so I won't ever carry one.

Lots of options out there for DA triggers...

psyopspec
January 3, 2013, 03:12 PM
Kahr probably makes my favorite feeling DAO type trigger for a carry gun

I'd forgotten them, this is a good point. Excellent feeling DAO triggers not only on a carry gun, but on an auto in general.

I dislike Kahrs for other reasons so I won't ever carry one.

This is the reason I'd forgotten them, and I agree here too.

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