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Need opinions....Carry pistol

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by redneck2, Apr 24, 2013.

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  1. klw1911

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    I carry a Kahr pm 45 it is light thin small and very dependable, have been carrying it for about 5 years BUT the other day i traded for an XDs,i sold it but i really liked it,never did shoot it.If i didn't have the Kahr i would have kept it,i especially like the grip safety It was almost the same size as the pm 45 but about 1/2 inch longer.The more i think about it i may start looking for one in the bi-tone.If i was looking for a small carry gun in .45 acp it would be on the top of the list.
     
  2. redneck2

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    Found a Shield .40 cal at the LGS. Thanks
     
  3. ku4hx

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    Ruger: SR9, SR9c; SR40; SR40c
     
  4. redneck2

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    An update...I thought I had a M&P Shield from one of the stores. Didn't work out. So with the suggestions of some of the members here, I put my name on the waiting list at several shops. Last week I got a call that one had gotten thirty Shields in. I got my .40 ca Shield .

    To say it's awesome would be an understatement. For such a small pistol in .40 the recoil is quite mild. It's got some kind of double recoil spring that takes out the snap. It's thin enough to easily carry IWB.

    Best thing is the accuracy. My S-I-L is an OK pistol shot. He shot the first three out of the pipe at golf balls maybe twenty feet away. Three hits. The safety makes re-holstering a much more comforting experience for me.

    Thanks for the advice.

    FWIW...if you're in NW Indiana, Blythe's in Valparaiso has about 10 in 9mm and maybe 5 left in .40
     
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  5. tomrkba

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    What is your body type? Where and how do you plan upon carrying it? What belt and holster do plan upon using? Does your wardrobe support larger guns? Do you need to pocket carry?

    I generally find that four guns cover all situations.

    1) Very small such as a Keltec P32, Beretta Nano, SIG P238, etc

    2) Small such as the Springfield XDS, SIG P230 or Walther PPQ

    3) Compact such as the Kahr PM45, Glock 26

    4) Mid size such as Glock 19, SIG P229, S&W K-Frame

    You already have a full size gun in a great caliber.

    What about going with a Springfield XDS in 45 ACP once they complete the recall? You could also try one of the S&W M&P compacts.
     
  6. powder

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    bingo!
     
  7. Hunter991

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    Xds45 hands down
     
  8. TacticsWithPractice

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    You need a kimber compact 1911. Fits your requirements to a tee.

    They have an incredibly diverse selection of compact and subcompact pistols in various comgifurations.

    And its a .45. Forget your other suggestions. Hype, limited supply compared to 45. Expensive, and negligable magazine capacity increase in a single stack, which i assume youll end up choosing considering your given prefrences in your first post.

    That 45 slug wont shrink.
     
  9. el Godfather

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    H&K USP Compact
    In .40 or .45 should do the trick for you. Your call on just capacity and power here- the platform is without compromise on reliability and safety.
     
  10. redneck2

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    What I posted was an update from earlier in the year. Might want to read my post #29...
    thanks for the input
     
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