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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

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    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.

    http://thedaywalkersdad.blogspot.com/2012/07/kahr-cw9-great-all-around-gun.html

    http://thedaywalkersdad.blogspot.com/2012/09/ruger-lcr-review.html

    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

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

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    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

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

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    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.

    35W
     
  6. Inebriated

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    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

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    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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