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Kahr P45 for CCW!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by arizonaguide, Feb 6, 2009.

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  1. arizonaguide

    arizonaguide Member

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    I've decided on a KAHR P45 for my CCW rig, and now I'm still trying to finalize my holster choice.

    The problem is warm weather. Does anyone carry something similar with shorts and a polo shirt type clothing? I will carry strong side under a polo shirt, but I'm still torn between IWB or OWB (leaning toward OWB for comfort/access).

    Does anyone carry a KAHR (or similar) that can offer advice?

    Thanks!
     
  2. CPshooter

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    For summer carry (ie shorts and a T or polo), you are better off with a IWB holster.

    I recommend this. It offers a little more cant (forward tilt) than this one and lowers the gun a little lower into your pants, reducing the exposure of the grip. The wait is like 3-4 months, but it's alot better than waiting 6+ months for a similar Milt Sparks VM2.

    OWB isn't a horrible choice for concealed carry, but I don't think it should be done unless it's winter and you leave the house wearing a coat to help conceal it. For summer, a comfortable IWB is the way to go.

    I've owned a Kahr pm9 and won't bother going into my experience with that gun as it might turn you off from buying a Kahr:) I wish you the best of luck with yours!
     
  3. usp9

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    I carried a P45 in a Mitch Rosen Premier, wearing shorts, a tee shirt and a cover, either button-up or polo. The holster you use must hold the gun tight to your body, that really is the key to this type of hot weather carry.
     
  4. jocko

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    nice gun your gonna buy . verynice.
     
  5. boxingRef_Rick

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    Love mine, slim, easy to carry, and very easy to shoot.
    (5th Kahr / zero problems.)

    The carry in waist band at 3:00 was uncomfortable. Wife said I
    looked deformed... so I myself would suggest a OWB model that
    rides high on the belt. A Fist High Rise # 2. or a model like it
    should be comfortable for summer wear.

    Though recently after reading about appendix carry - In the waist band,
    I switched, and would not carry my P45 any other way.
    Sitting, moving, working, it it right there to grab - if needed... (sic!)

    Rick

    If seven CorBon Pow'rBalls don't do it at bad breath distance,
    then maybe I shouldn't have picked a fight with an 80 year old
    lady on oxygen, with only one eye, one leg, and using a walker;
    I just hope I can outrun her...
     
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    Polo shirts can be a tough call, if you like a second helping of gravy or you're "fluffy."
    The old spare tire will blow your cover if you put a stretchy polo over it. You'll print like crazy.
    I drove past a jobsite yesterday here in Bristol and saw a couple of engineers walking around in hardhats with the typical engineer guts bulging under their tucked in polo shirts.They couldn't have smuggled a derringer under there.

    I consider Polos to be one of the bigger challenges.
     
  8. arizonaguide

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    yup, that's me!

    I even like the polo's with the elastic waist for that 20 extra pounds of "fat boy" comfort!
    :cool:
     
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    I have a Don Hume which works well since it is made specifically for this model. Fits like a glove. I carry in the 3 o'clock position with a slight forward cant.
     
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