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Looking for opinions on which CC gun

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Warners, Feb 1, 2012.

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  1. Warners

    Warners Member

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    Not that we actually HAVE the ability to legally carry a gun here in the People's Republik of Illinois, but I'm hopeful that someday we'll join the rest of the country and understand and prove that the 2nd ammendment actually does guarantee us this right.

    In the mean-time, I'm planning ahead.....call me an optimist. I have been doing some research and I have narrowed down the gun options that I think I would like best, but I'm looking for opinions and advice from those that can and have carried or used any of the following guns, as these are the ones I'm considering:

    Glock 30

    Glock 36

    Kahr P45 (with or without night sights)

    Kahr PM45 (with or without night sights)

    Kahr TP45 (with or without night sights)

    Your opinions, thoughts, and experiences with any of these is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    Warner
     
  2. NinjaFeint

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    All our fine weapons, some are easier to conceal and some are easier to shoot. You really need to make that decision yourself. Have you shot a sub-compact 45 before? Not saying that you it won't work for you but it's not pleasant for some people.

    As for experience...I have shot all but the TP45 (haven't come across one) with no issues. The PM45 was the snappiest, the Glock 30 is by far the thickest, which for is harder to conceal. Also, the tp45 has a pretty lengthy grip which might not be easy to conceal.
     
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    I MUCH prefer the steel-framed Kahr variants to the poly-framed (I've had both). I like GLOCK handguns & EDC a G19. Choosing between the G30 & G36 would simply be a matter of hand size & best feel. Get night sights on whatever you pick. Congratulations on finally receiving your Constitutionally Guaranteed right!
     
  4. Warners

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    Thank for the reply.....but we DON'T yet have our constitutional rights here yet. I'm just planning ahead.

    Warner
     
  5. Warners

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    Good point...I have NOT yet shot a compact .45 I have shot a number of different handguns including .45 and .357, but never from a compact platform....

    Warner
     
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    you should also think of which should be the lightest so it doesn't keep pulling your pants down(those people with hips)
    nrastore.org
    http://www.concealedcomfort.com/
     
  7. Warners

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    The weight range for all of these (unloaded) falls between 19-24 ounces, so they are all close enough in weight for that to not be a deciding factor, I think.

    Warner
     
  8. Samari Jack

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    My first, and still my favorite, is a Glock 19 (9mm). Trouble is I don't have enough mass at 5'10" 180 lbs to comfortably conceal it 3 out of four seasons. I find myself mostly in recent years with either a Kahr P9, S&W 642 .38 spec airweight, or Kahr .380. These are much easier and comfortable for me to carry. The .380 is almost too easy as it fits in my front pants pocket and is hardly noticeable and goes in one pocket, car keys in the other, and doesn't show the outline of a weapon in my pocket. I have to be extra cautious going into banks or Post Offices, etc as I forget I'm armed with the .380.

    I deem practice with carry guns very important. Get something that isn't uncomfortable to run a box or two through it at a time at least once a week.

    I worry about aiming in low light and have lasers on all my carry guns. Eyes are not what they use to be.
     
  9. rEVOLVEr VII

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    I don't have much experience with Kahr models but Glock 26, 27, 33, Magnum Research's Micro Eagle, S&W 638, Ruger LCP & LC9 and Rugers SR9C & SR40C are all great choices also.

    I carry a S&W 638, Glock 27, and a SR9C and none have ever done me wrong. I carry 38 +p in my S&W and it has great knock down power but it kicks a little and i'd hate to be forced to shoot it past 15 yards. My 27 is equipped with a crimson trace laser grip and Ive always loved 40 s&w cal. And imo nothing beats Rugers reliability, that's why I consider my SR9C the best carry gun i've ever owned, plus it's low recoil provides excellent accuracy at long range. I carry my Ruger the most with a IWB holster and the short 10 rd mag. I'm 6'2'', 195 pounds and it's concealed very easy under most shirts I wear.

    At the end of the day it all comes down to which firearm feels more comfortable, to carry and to shoot. A lot of things go into this, such as size of your hands, your body size, and the size of your firearm. But I believe you just can't go wrong with Glock or Ruger.
     
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