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Which handgun would you conceal carry?

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Which handgun would you conceal carry?

  1. .357 Ruger GP-100 (4 inch barrel)

    15 vote(s)
    13.2%
  2. 9mm Sig P320 Compact

    72 vote(s)
    63.2%
  3. 9mm Beretta 92 G

    8 vote(s)
    7.0%
  4. 9mm CZ-75 B Omega

    19 vote(s)
    16.7%
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  1. ATN082268

    ATN082268 Member

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    If you were to choose between the following four handguns for concealed carry, which one would it be?
     
  2. 243winxb

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    The one thats lightest in weight. I like my 10 oz 38 special.
     
  3. JohnnyFlake

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    None of those would be my choice! However, if I had no choice and I had to choose one of them, it would be the 9mm Sig P320.
     
  4. badkarmamib

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    Either the Sig or the CZ. I tried the Beretta, didn't work so well for me, but I regularly CCW a 5" 1911. I find revolver cylinders to be too wide on my belt, but that is mostly due to the height I prefer to carry at.
     
  5. Llama Bob

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    I'm with Mr. Flake. My first thought is "hopefully none of those" but if I were forced to pick, I pick the Sig and not like it. Too thick to conceal on the body without forcing you into some interesting clothing choices. Possibly they'd be OK with some alternate carry method, but those have other problems.

    How are you planning to carry these wide body beasts?
     
  6. SKILCZ

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    1) Choose a gun that fits you well and that you shoot well. Make sure it suits your needs and/or wants for a carry gun.
    2) Find a good holster for said gun. Don't skimp here, as it's the biggest thing you can do to carry comfortably and conceal well, even with a full sized gun.
    3) Get a good gun belt that can handle your rig. This, too, is a key step to not skimp on. A great holster in a wimpy dress belt won't do.

    Obviously, size and weight come into play, but a good holster and belt can mitigate these factors. My carry gun has changed significantly as my knowledge, experience, belt, and holsters have improved.

    In general, the grip and the width of the gun are two factors that can adversely affect concealment, but a good holster/belt combo helps with these.

    For belt suggestions, if you want leather, the Belt Man makes good leather belts. If you want nylon, there are several good belt makers, but a lot of people like the Ares Gear belts.
     
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  7. stoky

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    tough choice
    I couldn't vote. IMO any of them would be fine, if not the easiest to conceal.
    The GP would have a power edge.
     
  8. bannockburn

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    Voted for the SIG P320 as it's the smallest and lightest of the four guns listed.
     
  9. Devonai

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    It depends on what I'm doing. I find my Beretta 92FS easy to conceal for casual outings, especially when I go hiking as I simply put it in my Maxpedition Versipack. If the sling bag isn't practical, and I don't anticipate doing anything that would expose my weapon under a jacket or vest (i.e. lifting, bending, etc), then my Beretta is fine.

    Unfortunately, who can say what the day may bring? I have opted for smaller pistols for IWB carry for comfort, and for ease of concealment in a dynamic environment. Other than the fact that the Sig P320 series looks like it tumbled out of the ugly tree, I might choose it if I could only afford one pistol. But my Beretta is already part of my permanent collection.
     
  10. guyfromohio

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    All good shooters, but that Sig has the size advantage in my opinion.
     
  11. bgw45

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    I often carry a 5" 1911. I always carry a Kahr CM9.
     
  12. khegglie

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    I'd rather the Sig sub compact vs the compact.
     
  13. RetiredUSNChief

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    Of the choices you posted, I'd carry the Beretta 92G. This is because I already have a 92FS, which I have carried in the past, so I'm familiar with, and comfortable with, the weapon and how it feels & shoots.

    The others I've not shot...some I've not even handled. But having looked them up on the internet and done some reading, the CZ-75B Omega looks to be a runner-up for me in this line-up.
     
  14. jad0110

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    I actually do carry a CZ-75B using a Mil Sparks Versa Max II holster. I carry guns similar to the GP as well (S&W 686 3", also in a VM II), and since I carry revolvers mostly that's what I selected. I tend to shoot revolvers better, and reliability wise I've just had much better luck with revolvers. But I'm an odd one in general, so take it for what its worth :eek: .
     
  15. golden

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    I am not that enthusiastic about any of them

    I have shot the RUGER, BERETTA 96G and CZ-75, so I cannot comment on the SIG, though I really like the SIG 225 and 232 for concealed carry.

    I would go with the BERETTA 92G, based on my experience with other 92 models and the 96G decocker. It is too big, but lighter than the RUGER, which is way to heavy.
    The only CZ-75 I would carry is the BD model with a decocker lever instead of a safety. I do not like the NON DECOCKING safety on most CZ-75's.

    Jim
     
  16. Twiki357

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    None of the ones you listed. I carry a S&W model 37; 2” barrel in pocket or 3” barrel OWB depending on attire.
     
  17. IlikeSA

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    I prefer the GP100 for the power. When one really starts to break it down, it's not THAT much more difficult to conceal strong side carry.
     
  18. Zcarp2

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    Like has been mentioned, any with appropriate holster, belt and cover.

    I like the CZ out of the choices because I shoot it better. Which do you shoot best?
     
  19. Girodin

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    I don't know that I agree. I routinely carry a G17 while wearing a T-shirt and no other cover garment. I have found the method of carry (location/holster) is just as crucial any other factor.

    To answer the OP's question. In truth I do not know. I don't have enough time on each of those guns to know which I would feel most proficient with and have the most confidence in being able to use effectively. I'd suspect I'd settle on the sig as it is most similar to what I typically carry (generally a glock or HK polymer striker fired 9x19). I imagine I would chose the CZ behind that given my experience with CZ type weapons.

    I have shot other Ruger revolvers enough to know that the GP would be my last choice unless I was going to the woods. I simply prefer semi auto pistols to revolvers. You may feel differently.
     
  20. Quentin

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    None in the poll.
     
  21. Vern Humphrey

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    None of the above. I carry a full-size M1911 (for the last 20 years, a Kimber Custom Classic) and occasionally drop a Colt Detective Special in my pocket as I'm going out the door.
     
  22. Onward Allusion

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    Sig 320 Compact & drop the module into a subcompact kit. Even then, it's still larger than a G26/27
     
  23. JTHunter

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    None of the "above" - mainly as I don't HAVE any of those four.

    What I DO have is a 40 yr. old .380 that I bought new.

    I inherited a .25 ACP Colt Jr. (too small) but could be a decent BUG in an ankle holster. I also have a Colt 1903 .32 ACP that is 90-95 years old and the rifling is pretty worn but would work up close (under 25').
     
  24. Old Dog

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    Actually, I'd go with the SIG P-320 Carry ... But of the four the OP has listed, the SIG P-320 with a 17-round payload coupled with the superb 320 ergonomics, the great pointability and the exceptional 320 trigger (the best trigger of any striker-fired polymer pistol on the market), well, gosh, one must simply go with the SIG P-320.
     
  25. Deaf Smith

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    Any of 'em will do.

    Deaf
     
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