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Best personal 9mm conceal carry...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by todayzprophet, Mar 10, 2011.

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  1. todayzprophet

    todayzprophet Member

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    Ok...only going to provide two choices: Ruger SR9c or Glock 19?? Which one would yall choose of the two and why?
     
  2. RancidSumo

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    This is an easy decision. G19 every time. The Glock has proven itself time and time again (especially the GEN3 guns). I've shot a G19 several times (don't own one unfortunately) and I love them. They are the perfect size for CC as well. Just replace the factory crappy sights with something better and you will be GTG.
     
  3. Dr.Rob

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    Glock 19 is a very large pistol with a grip like a brick. They don't fit everyone.
     
  4. MikePaiN

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    If you like Glock and can carry a G19 ...then there is no question....get the Glock.
     
  5. memphisjim

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    the glock will dominate this post id choose it as well
     
  6. G19G36

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    Glock G19 for sure. They are a worldwide duty pistol (both military and LE) for a very good reason. I carry mine most of the time.
     
  7. Guns and more

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    Why get a large gun that is difficult to conceal when there are so many good choices out there? Just because a lot of cops have them on their duty belt doesn't make it a good choice for a civilian who needs to hide it.
     
  8. CVA-66

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    For me, G19, it fits, and it works.
    It's indivdual preference,ain't freedom great.
    It fits for me and and shoots better for me than any other handgun I've used.
     
  9. lost trucker

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    Ruger SR9c, small, easy to conceal, shoots great, excellent sights, etc., etc.
     
  10. jiminhobesound

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    Best 9mm for CC

    Have you been carrying? How do you dress? I suggest that you expand your search to subcompact guns like the glocks or how about the new Ruger LC9? Because I live in Florida I carry a pocket size 9mm either in a pouch or in my pocket. I was negatively impressed by even ten ounces of extra weight and a couple inches in size.
     
  11. REL1203

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    I love my Glock 26.... Small, light, and still carries enough power for me
     
  12. TonyT

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    I carried a G-36 for several years but found that I could not conceal reliably under all circumstances. I finally opted for a Kahr PM-9 (7 rounds 0f 9mm) in a pocket holster.
     
  13. NMGonzo

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    kelt tec pf9

    I will post pics of me concealing it in my speedo
     
  14. Ledgehammer

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    I don't find the glock 19 to be large at all. Now compared to some micro 9's that are out there it's big, but I can conceal my G19 very easily under a untucked t-shirt.
     
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    Dude, I'm trying to eat here.:eek:
     
  16. ATBackPackin

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    While I think Glocks are good guns, I find that the ergonomics do not work for me. If they work for you, I would suggest the G26 instead of the G19. A carry gun that you leave at home because you find it difficult to conceal is not a good carry gun. I am not saying you cannot conceal a G19, but that most would find it difficult to conceal all the time.

    I have not personally shot the Ruger SR9c, but have heard mostly good things about it.

    There are however plenty of great compact and sub-compact cc guns out there. Go to the range and rent some. See which fits your hands the best and that would be easily concealed in all attire. The gun that goes with you every time you go out is the best carry gun there is.

    Best of luck.
    Shawn
     
  17. jim goose

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    depends how you want to wear it. You wont forget your carrying a g19.
     
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    Glock 19.
     
  19. Kingofthehill

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    Glock 19 but the SR9c would be very close. The SR9c is very underrated and it has a fantastic trigger with good adjustable sights. I also like how you get the second full capacity mag with the sr9c

    I would just choose glock due to the availability of holsters and the tennifer finish. so for me it would be glock but by a very slim margin.


    JOe
     
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    As someone who owned both, The SR9c is the way to go unless you have very large hands. The G19 is a great pistol but I found the SR9c to be much more accurate. I have the black version of the ruger and I can tell you its finish is more durable then the tennifer on the glock. The Ruger is very 1911'ish in its angle and thickness. I have a case of WWB and various other ammo in the ruger with out a single malfunction. Holsters for the g26 and g19 will fit the ruger.
     
  21. Kingofthehill

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    i also own both, and carry both. The Glock 19 doesn't require any larger of a hand to make it go bang. Also, the finish on the SR9 is nowhere near the quality and durability of the Glocks Tennifer... Very very few out there can even compare.

    As for Reliability, as much as i don't want to come off as a glock fanboy because i am NOT and much prefer the M&P9c, the Glock is more durable and higher quality than the SR9c.

    Anyone who truly thinks otherwise IMO is kidding themselves. I can see if someone came in and said "I shoot the SR9c better than a glock 19" but to make a blanket statement like you did, thats not being very realistic.

    JOe
     
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    Here we go.... the passive aggressive attacks start......Joe, All do respect..... Your fan boy-ism is showing. If you re-read my comment about large hands you will clearly see I was not implying "Glock 19 requires a larger of hand to make it go bang" but rather larger hands might not like the ruger.

    The back of the button on my jeans scratched through the tennifer finish when I had my 19 in my wasteband. My ruger under the same conditions has not scratched.

    As far as "the Glock is more durable and higher quality than the SR9c" statement....... I do not believe you own the ruger

    I sold my Glock 19 after carrying both back to back for a couple months. And you are the only person I have heard from that owns both and claims what you claim. Just saying.....
     
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  23. papa_bear

    papa_bear Internet Reacon Marine

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    I'm calling BS on Joe here. Just go back through his posts over the past 2 months and look at all the guns he claims to own. Apparently he owns "a few of everything" a few sigs, a few m&p's, a couple glocks, a few steyrs, a few 1911, a few this, a few that, it goes on. I'm calling bs. However I didn't see a previous post about your SRc...... Maybe I didn't go far enough back...... I can see owning 20 or 30 guns overall but not exclusively 20-30 semi auto pistols.
     
  24. Fisherdave10

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    SR9c. Why? The smaller size and the ability to accept the 10 round OR 17 round magazine make this pistol versatile. It was designed for concealed carry. The reviews on this gun are overwhelmingly positive and Ruger has been very good about correcting anything wrong with if there's something wrong with their gun.

    You can also buy a Ghost trigger bar just like you can with a Glock if you want to improve the trigger feel. The internals in the SR9c are very similar to a Glock from what I've seen.
     
  25. Willy G.

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    SR9c 10 round 1st mag 17 2nd mag. I like the thumb safety as well.
    But I carry a 3" 1911 IWB or 442 in the front pocket or both.
     
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