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Next ccw handgun: small auto or revolver?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Macchina, Feb 22, 2013.

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  1. TheDaywalkersDad

    TheDaywalkersDad Member

    Sep 11, 2012
    Richmond, VA
    I alternate between carrying my Ruger LCR and Kahr CW9. I have no experience with the CW40 and believe that a 9mm is enough (if a quality HP is used).
    I have no complaints with either firearm but generally prefer the Kahr.
    The links below are to a couple of reviews that I did of these two guns last year. Some sites frown upon posting links to other blogs. Please delete this post if I'm stepping on anyones's toes.



    I'll hit a few highpoints. Both guns are great and I'd buy either again. $400 was the price for the Kahr and Ruger when I bought them a couple of years ago. Of course the Kahr only comes with one mag and spare magazines are about $34 from CDNN. Speedloaders and speed strips for the LCR are much cheaper.
    I have no idea what either gun is selling for in this current period of insanity. Hopefully the prices are still reasonable as neither gun is on the ban list.
    I carry the CW9 in IWB (Crossbreed) usually. Once in a while I'll use a shoulder holster. The Ruger gets pocket carry and occaisonaly IWB. Both guns carry easily. They won't be left at home due to weight or size.
    The CW9 is a lot easier to shoot. The LCR is a bit easier to carry. Reliability is great for both guns. I believe in both of them strongly enough to let my daughter have her pick when she's of age (already picked the CW9, BTW).
  2. gscrasher

    gscrasher Member

    Nov 6, 2006
    New Mexico
    My current EDC gun is a Walther PPS. Best shooting small 9mm I have, and very slim. Perfect for IWB carry.
  3. easy8

    easy8 Member

    Jan 29, 2013
    Get a snubbie

    I love snubbies. I would suggest SP101 2.4 or a S&W Mod 60 gives you the ability to use 357 or 38 either way they are much more comfortable to shoot out of a steel gun, Good luck
  4. SouthernYankee

    SouthernYankee Member

    Sep 15, 2012
    Florida Pan Handle
    I have gone over to a SIG P938. After 1200+rds it has proven to be light, very concealable and accurate.
  5. 35 Whelen

    35 Whelen Member

    Feb 10, 2008
    North Texas
    Shoot everything you can get your hands on. Small handguns have trade-offs in accuracy and controllability. I've found the more comfortable a handgun is to carry, the more difficult it is to shoot/control. I carry an old Star M43 9mm. It's a little chunky, but easy to control and hit with. I bought my wife a Charter Arms Pink Lady. At 12 oz., they're very light but a bit of a handful with the 150 gr. rds. I load for her. Lots of practice cured that problem.

  6. Inebriated

    Inebriated Member

    Mar 25, 2011
    A J-frame is more comparable to a Glock sub-compact (or other similar pistols) in size.
    Personally, I'd get a G26 and call it a day.
  7. Feanaro

    Feanaro Member

    Mar 29, 2003
    Leeds, AL.
    I like revolvers - own more of them than I own automatics. I do not, however, like snubbies. I just have a hard time shooting them well and the cylinders are annoyingly fat. So while shopping for a pocketable pistol today, I ended up picking a Springfield XD-S. I only had a chance to put about 85 rounds through it but I don't regret moving to a small auto so far.
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