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High End Pistol for Concealed Carry

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Historian, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. Historian

    Historian Well-Known Member

    I am in the fortunate positon of having some extra cash on hand and would like to buy a very good semi-auto for concealed carry. Suggestions please.

    "A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely undo the liberties of America than the whole force of a common enemy."

    Samuel Adams
  2. Shadowdancer

    Shadowdancer Well-Known Member

    Do you have a preference for caliber or DA/SA?
  3. Sgt_R

    Sgt_R Well-Known Member

    Wilson Combat makes a fine 1911, if you can get past the sticker shock. Personally I'd be uncomfortable carrying a handgun worth 2-3 months rent, but ymmv.

  4. minutemen1776

    minutemen1776 Well-Known Member

    Kahr makes some good ones, and they're a bit pricey.
  5. smirnoff a

    smirnoff a Well-Known Member

    There is a number of high-end 1911s out there, however, I am not a big fan of them. I carry Kahr MK40 Elite 03 with CT grips. Rohrbaugh is another little gem that can cost a small fortune.
  6. speaksoftly

    speaksoftly Well-Known Member


    All questions that if answered would help us steer you in the right direction.
  7. Mags

    Mags Well-Known Member

    I think most of middle priced hand guns are far superior for CCW than higher priced offerings. Some great examples are Glock 19/26, S&W M&Pc, and SA XDsc.

    However if you just have money to burn H&K and Sig make some good sized pistols for CCW but in my opinion they have no real advantage over the mid priced big three polymers.
  8. Shawn Dodson

    Shawn Dodson Well-Known Member

    Glock 19 in 9mm


    S&W M&P in .40 or .45
  9. speaksoftly

    speaksoftly Well-Known Member

    Those are definitely the three heading up the market right now...with good reason.
  10. dropthehammer

    dropthehammer Member

    really digging my M&P9c
  11. Mike OTDP

    Mike OTDP Well-Known Member

    Back to the OP...

    What are you defining as "high end"? You can spend $2-$4K on a semi-custom 1911, or a Sig P210. $1K will put you into a Rohrbaugh R9 or a HK P7 - less if you buy a used PSP.

    And what are you defining as "concealed"? An IWB holster? Or deep concealment? If the former, you've got a lot of options. If the latter, you're down to Seecamp, Rohrbaugh, and maybe Kahr.
  12. Strahley

    Strahley Well-Known Member

    You don't need a "high end" pistol for it to be a "good ccw choice"

    When I see "high end" I think of a $2500 1911. Not something I would ever want to carry
  13. Skylerbone

    Skylerbone Well-Known Member

    Sig makes a duo that looks pretty promising and the Ruger SR 9c converts to compact as well. The M&P is my personal choice but that's because I don't have money for a compact 1911 as I'm gearing up to buy a full size.
  14. Sebastian the Ibis

    Sebastian the Ibis Well-Known Member

    Buy a glock 17 for $500.
    Add Heine/Warren Sevigny night sights $150
    Have the handle cut to 19/26 size and stippled to your liking $200

    For $850 you have the most reliable/concealable CC package money can buy. If you want to spend more purchase ammo and training.
  15. BADUNAME37

    BADUNAME37 Well-Known Member

    S&W 500 Mag with 4" barrel.

    Any 45 Auto that is made in Germany or Switzerland. I can state that as I have a Sig which is a VERY NICE PIECE!
  16. Demitrios

    Demitrios Well-Known Member

    If you have 5k to drop on a pistol the SVI Tiki is a high end pistol.

    All kidding aside, how much are looking/can you spend?
  17. Sniper X

    Sniper X Well-Known Member

    I carry a 1911 mostly, a Kimber Ultra CDP II nice, not cheap mine is now worth about 2K since I had it gone thru by Ted Yost...but I also carry a cheapo RIA 1911 full size, a Smith model 10 and a Ruger Security six....If I had a cherry 4in or 2in Python I would carry that too. The only thing is, if you ever do have to use a carry gnu, remember it will be either gone for a long while or forever depending on how "legal and responsible" your police department is......I personally carry a cheaper gun if I am going to an area where I think it might get dangerous...
  18. BlayGlock

    BlayGlock Well-Known Member


    Best carry 1911 money can buy. Nighthawk Predator II bobtail.
  19. Nasty

    Nasty Well-Known Member

    KelTec PF9 and *Private* instruction by one of the top level defensive trainers...as much training as you can possibly afford.
  20. Historian

    Historian Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys. I already have a full sized M&P .40 and, after reading all your advice, I think that I'll go with the compact. Thanks again. And especcially thanks to Nasty for the last post. SD instruction is definitely part of the plan.


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