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What is a good concealed carry gun?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by chubbmann, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. chubbmann

    chubbmann Well-Known Member

    My 1911 .45 and S&W are both great guns but I am about to get a concealed weapons permit and think both are too big to effectivly hide. I hate the thought of sacrificing power, accuracy and ease of use so wonder if you all might have some personal experiences or advice to add...
  2. CountGlockula

    CountGlockula Well-Known Member

    You may get a lot more information in the Handgun section.

    I'd recommend a Glock subcompact.
  3. TexasRifleman

    TexasRifleman Moderator Emeritus

    I carry a full size 1911 concealed often. It's not as hard as you'd think with the proper holster.

    The thin 1911 hides surprisingly well.

    Try a couple of holsters before shopping for something new, you might be surprised.
  4. Picard

    Picard Well-Known Member

    IMO, get a CZ P-01. Small enough to conceal yet comfortable to hold and shoot accurately if you ever have to use it. Definitely check it out.

  5. dogmush

    dogmush Well-Known Member

    +1 for the 1911. That's what I carry. It's pretty easy to hide.
  6. chubbmann

    chubbmann Well-Known Member

    maybe the 1911 .45 could work....

    I would look like a porn star with this hoster...

  7. NG VI

    NG VI Well-Known Member

    A Glock 27 is awesome, and so is the CZ PCR
  8. RoadkingLarry

    RoadkingLarry Well-Known Member

    Full size 1911 most of the time but when it gets real hot I carry a S&W mod 60. Both are carried carried IWB.
  9. the naked prophet

    the naked prophet Well-Known Member

    More than half the holster orders I get are for the full-size 1911. Lots of people carry them, but be sure to buy a good gunbelt (a dress belt from wal-mart does not work).
  10. misANTHrope

    misANTHrope Well-Known Member

    You can conceal anything you want; it's just a matter of what kind of wardrobe sacrifices you're willing to make. I carry a 4" XD, usually concealed under a simple T-shirt. Someone who was more slender than me would undoubtedly have to go to greater lengths to prevent printing from the heel of the grip, though.

    So I think the first important things to know are your normal mode of dress, and your body type. From there, it'll be easier to determine what type of weapon and carry mode would work best for you.
  11. kurtiss

    kurtiss Active Member

    My vote also goes to the Glocks. Don't get me wrong. I like carrying other guns as well. But the Glocks are light, reliable, and don't rust when you sweat on them. Perfect, especially for summertime carry.
  12. cchurchi

    cchurchi Well-Known Member

    Kahr P40 or P45. I also us a S&W 360PD .357.
  13. TexasSkyhawk

    TexasSkyhawk Internet SEAL

    I still like my Sig P220 when I HAVE to be 100% concealed.

  14. Buck Nekkid

    Buck Nekkid Well-Known Member

    Here's my suggestion: CZ RAMI in either 9 para or 40 S&W (my choice). It's small, powerful, & easy to carry (mine is carried IWB cross draw daily). It holds 8 +1 in 40 with a standard mag...plenty of ammo for most situations!

  15. SsevenN

    SsevenN Well-Known Member

    CHeck out Kahr Arms.

    All their guns are tailor made for comfortable and effective carry.

    Any model will do as they are all single stack, very slim, DAO, smooth long triggers.
  16. RNB65

    RNB65 Well-Known Member

    Walther PPS.
  17. Tom Connors

    Tom Connors Member

    Sig 229 is my choice.
  18. doc540

    doc540 Well-Known Member

    Colt DS w/Speer Gold Dot 135 gr

    Simple, safe, effective, compact

    Or an even smaller Smith M36

    Where'd it go?
  19. rero360

    rero360 Well-Known Member

    Those thunderwear holster thingies can't be all that comfortable, especially when sitting down, both in the stomach and in the groin. I just tried carrying like that with my 1911 sans holster just to see what its like and thats not cool. I mean I'm no Ron Jeremy or anything but thats just too uncomfortable. PLus I'd hate the thought on an ND while carrying like that, I think I'll take a bullet to the butt cheek over that.

    but to answer the OP, a good pistol to carry is one you actually carry and is dependable, one thatyou know will go bang everytime you pull the trigger.
  20. Orange_Magnum

    Orange_Magnum member

    In a real life situation it must be a flat gun for concealability, a gun with a steady grip, a gun that does not require much of trigger pull, a gun that points naturally because you will open fire with the gun held at belly level as soon as the gun clears the holster, a gun that allows for fast reloading, a gun that will, on first hit, temporarily stop the attacker, a gun that does not flip too much from recoil. This means: A single stack semi-automatic with about 4" of barrel, single action, cocked with safety on.

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