Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by rbohm, May 28, 2010.
In case you don't know, the 36 is Glock's one and only single stack model.
You can get a Kahr CW9 (their economy version, same gun as the P9 with less finishing on the slide) for around $400 new, and it is a single stack making it much thinner than the Glock.
substantially easier to carry belt holstered.
i have been thinking about that. i like both rounds, so i am conflicted as to which one i like better. 9mm is less expensive to shoot, but .40S&W hits harder.
The XD is narrower than the Glock and feels better in my hands. It seems to be more sturdy and has taken some abuse with no damage. It is a beautifully balanced weapon and seems to jump on-sight. If protecting yourself and others is your priority, then you might consider the XD45 has a 13 round magazine. With one in the chamber, perfectly safe in this weapon (dual safeties), you have 14 rounds that can be fired as fast as you pull the trigger... and as accurately as you are accurate.
I prefer the .45 ACP because of its well known knockdown power over a reasonably long distance (I saw a big, outraged man dropped at 75+ yards with one shot in the thorax). It is a THUMPER!
Concealability? The XD45 Tactical is a big gun. I carry it side ITW everywhere and have not known of anyone spotting it... even police officers with whom I associate. (I found a perfect form fitted leather ITW holster for it on eBay if anyone is interested - under $30). It is remarkably comfortable to carry.
In the end you need to go with what feels right to you, but keep in mind your objective. Cost, appearance, and other factors are secondary when you are looking to stay alive.
Okay, a bit more than two bits!
.40 S&W is 'spensive anyway.
It has my vote. 8)
It's not difficult at all to carry IWB, nor is it uncomfortable. This does presume using a good holster, like the BraveHeart from www.kytac.com, but it's easily done.
actually i already have a .45, but i want something that is more comfortable when carrying concealed. my witness compact is a nice gun, but it is a little too big and heavy to carry concealed comfortably.
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