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Concealed weapon choice

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What pistols do you all carry? Im looking for a pistol that I can also carry concealed. I have heard a lot about the Kahr's.

Thanks
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re
I've heard a lot of good things about the Kahr, I just didn't like the feel of it. I carry a Springfield XD Sub-Compact in .40 S&W. It's small enough to hide under a T-shirt, but it's accurate and packs a punch. If it's cold enough and I'm wearing a jacket, I carry a 1911.
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.45
Sig P220 - .45

"It's never easy to conceal a gun, so go big"!
CQB Instructor, Camp Beauregard La. - 1992
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pistol
G26
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Old School Baby
Don't carry a concealed weapon, but my truck has a Colt Trooper in 357 with a little work on the trigger to make the pull like glass. One day I'll breakdown and get me a 45 semi. (probably a compact) in Glock, Ruger, or Sig, but everytime I get in that mood, they get better.
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Smith & Wesson 642
I primarily carry my Smith & Wessom model 642 Airweight revolver. It's a .38 caliber and equiped with Crimson Trace laser grips. The five-shot revolver is compact and light. It has no safety and no exposed hammer to catch on things. It carries well in a small ankle holster or in the waist.

For days when I want a little more fire power, I carry my Glock 22 in .40 caliber.
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glock
G23
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"a N.O. CCP"
...shoot'n at a subject a block away is not self-defense...it's a fire-fight of wild bullets... best to avoid it...plus chasing is also not self-defense and it too dangerous for by-standers...if it happens to 'ya it will be less than 30 ft...still like the stubby jam-proof, one hand S&W .38 revolver W/ them great big,big "Hollow Points"...plus a 22 Derringer tickler ???...cheers
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S&W "J" Frame
I have a S&W 442 in .38 +P that I carry most of the time. Very light weight and very concealable. I also have a S&W 640 in .357 Mag. It is a little heavier, but packs a bit more punch. They are both the "Centennial" stye which means they have an internal hammer and keeps it from snagging on your clothes.
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concealed choice
I own the Glock 26 and carry it as a concealed weapon all the time. It shoots well and it is easy to handle. The best feature, however the best feature is the ease of concealment.
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.32
Seecamp .32 with Hollow-points
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Put one in the head.
My instructor told us a story of a guy carrying a .380acp.
The guy had a knife pulled on him and pulled his weapon and put 5 shots in the perps chest. The perp then got up and stabbed the shooter. They both died. If you chose to carry less than a 9mm or any cal. for that matter remember to put one in the head.....
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Weapon
Bull Dog 44 Special
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Handgun Carry
I prefer my Tz99 9mm for carry, but keep the trusty RIA 1911 45acp w/Crimson Trace Laser grips strapped when doing much outside the vehicle. Figure if you just HAVE to pull it, you won't need but one shot!!
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gun
.357 mag
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LOGO
I agree with Sportsman. Great idea!!!!!!!
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Guns
Get you a trusty wheel gun. I carry a .38 S&W snubnose. No reason for high capacity clips if you hit what you are shooting at. Like they teach you in the class most shooting are within 10-15 feet so no need for the laser grips if 5 shots don't put them down then the next 5 won't either. Just my opinion.
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gun
I dont know about the rest of you, but I've never had to defend my truck or myself with a firearm. On the other hand, I've had 3 different pistols stolen out of my truck while parked. Thats why I carry a kel-tec p32. It fits in your pocket, and if someone steals it, I'm only out 250 bucks instead of hundreds more.
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high capacity rules
1 shot drops are a myth, handguns don't have the energy that a rifle does to knock a man off his feet.

there have been reports of police shooting people 20 times before they die.

http://www.fbi.gov/publications/leb/2004/oct2004/oct04leb.htm#page_15

"In the authors’ ongoing study of violence against law enforcement officers, they have examined several cases where officers used large-caliber hand guns with limited effect displayed by the offenders. In one case, the subject attacked the officer with a knife. The officer shot the individual four times in the chest; then, his weapon malfunctioned. The offender continued to walk toward the officer. After the officer cleared his weapon, he fired again and struck the subject in the chest. Only then did the offender drop the knife. This individual was hit five times with 230-grain, .45-caliber hollow-point ammunition and never fell to the ground. The offender later stated, “The wounds felt like bee stings.”

In another case, officers fired six .40-caliber, hollow-point rounds at a subject who pointed a gun at them. Each of the six rounds hit the individual with no visible effect. The seventh round severed his spinal cord, and the offender fell to the ground, dropping his weapon. This entire firefight was captured by several officers’ in-car video cameras."
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carry
Haven't taken the class yet but looking to soon. Own Springfield XD-9mm compact, just small enough for some carry but can get my whole hand around it and shoot it for fun. it's my first pistol and have enjoyed it so far. I'd recommend to anyone the XD series, they shoot where you point them very well.
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great pistol!
taurus is making a pistol, they call the judge. they call it this, because a lot of judges have one right by them during court for self defense!! its a 410 pistol. can get in different barrel lenghts and 2-1/2" shells or now 3" shells, birdshot or buckshot! i think its a 5 shot? don't have to be a good shot with this, even if you're nervous and shaking, if you ever have to defend yourself, hopefully never will have too!!!
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back pocket
One eye where do you conceal it? I would like to use my back pocket. I own a S&W 38 revolver and the revolver seems thick. Someone recommended the Ruger LCP, thin and keeps in back pocket.
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keltec
kel-tec .380
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more power
stay with at least 9mm +P+ HP's
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concealed glock 26
I generally either carry my pistol in an ankle hoslter or inside my waist band. Either way I really like having my glock on me b/c it is very unnoticeable.
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weapons
when i'm off duty i usuall carry a smith and wesson air weight 38. as for shooting or getting shot i've seen people get shot with 1 shot from a 22 and dropped them dead on the spot. a few months ago arrived on scene and a guy had been shot in the head with a 9mm and was sitting there talking to us. he went to the hospital and was released the next day with a mild yet permanent speech impediment.(no joke) i was shot in the foot with a 9mm and that crap hurt (burns more than anything) shattered bone. like hunting, it's all in shot placement i guess.
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smith and wess
smith and wess 500!! no i wish. have you ever seen the bullet it slings??
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GLOCK P30
FBI ISSUE SUB KEY WORD SUB-COMPACT .45. Very compact .45 that is easy to grip and shoot. It is a little head heavy but what a gun. I was told that FBI/DEA USE THESE AS ANKLE PIECES AND I GREW UP IN A BAD AREA IN NEW ORLEANS EAST WHERE PEOPLE WONT EVEN RUN WHEN YOU PULL A .380!!! CRAZY!!!
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S&W 340MP
A hammerless, DOA, 5 shot snubby .357 that weighs a mere 13.3 ounces (empty).

Believe it or not shooting ten rounds of hot .357 JHP's in rapid succession is not at all difficult or punishing.
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Glock 27
Glock Model 27. Its the sub-compact .40 cal. I love it because it shoots well and easy to conceal.
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Classes
Is there another location around BR besides Baker to take the class? Does bass pro offer the class.

Thanks to all who responded..
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Gordon Hutchinson
Contact Gordon Hutchinson. He's the shooting columnist for Louisiana Sportsman and he teaches a class. I'm not sure exactly where, but he is in the immediates Baton Rouge area.

gunsafeofla@cox.com (Gordon Hutchinson)
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Difficult choice
My wife asked me for our upcoming 20 wedding aniversary can we get concealed handguns and permits. She wants a gun bought under her name, registered under her name, shot by her, if anybody wants to shoot it they have to ask her. Hey i got no problem with this, we shoot alot and she is very capable, besides i get a new gun out of the deal. But decideing is the hard part. I have Sigs 45 (like it) but to big to carry, Browning 9mm, (love it) but still to big to carry and an assortment of others. I am thinking about revovlers but are hesitant due to a situaton my friend had happen to him. He was shot 7-9 x's by a thug with a 25 auto while he was laying in his bed. Luckly the guy wasn't able to hit the same spot twice, but he was shot from his feet all the way up to his head. He pulled his revolver and was only strong enough to squeeze one round off due to being weak and traumatized, but he blew half of the guys left hand off in one shot (357). He survived and they caught the guy at the hospital later, but to this day he swears and still carrys an automatic due to the fact he said he would have been able to shoot a few more times if it were an automatic. Now my dealing with the little auto's is that they always seem to some how chew up a finger or some part of the hand if they aren't held just right. Being small and the moving parts. So is it kind of a 6 of one and half a dozen of the other type deal, or have the little autos some how gotton better sinxce the last time I shot them. 380's/38 specials seem lite to me, but i think for my wife, 5-1 and "HALF" and a 100lbs soaking wet, this would fit her, but good bullets and shot placement is the key here and there isn't problem there. Now for me I really haven't got a clue, like I said before that browning is awesome just to big to holister up and conceal. Also since i just take it occasionally it is always a burden or I am always making sure of where its at due to the fact I don't like leaving it in my truck, but i am thinking if its strapped on, it goes where i go so when i am getting into bed I won't be running to the truck half naked getting my piece out. That would make for an interesting arrest!!! Just my 2 cents.
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Sea Dog, I would highly recommend the Glock G27(.40) or the G30 (.40) for yourself and the "slimline" G36(.45) for the wife. These pistols are unbelievable. They cost around $500 each but as I mention they are great. The G27 you will need to get the magazine extension as your little finger will hang off the bottom if not. I suggest you go to the nearest retailer and give them a look before you buy anything.
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CIA protocol ???
...popo's right about the 22...a solid point will enter one side of the head an orbit 4 or 5 times and never come out the other side !!!...no ricochet and it keeps things tidy ???...cheers
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NAA 22MAG
I carry a Walther PPK/S in the boot when I have long pants and the North American Arms 22Mag in the pocket other times. Sometimes both!!

NAA 22mag is great because is fits nice in your pocket like a set of keys and it packs a decent punch for up close protection. Even in shorts in the summer, you can almost forget its there. It's only a 1 7/8" barrel, so accuracy is not its strong point, but at 10 feet, I'll put rounds center mass no problem. Heck, if the bullet don't hurt you, the hellacious boom will make you deaf and the 4 feet of flame coming out that short barrel will burn the bad guy's eyebrows clean off! Just send to police to the hospital to find the deaf guy with burn salve on his face and there's your bad guy.
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glock sucks, 9mm sucks!
glock sucks, 9mm sucks, go the taurus judge, period!!! this is the heat, guaranteed!!!
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Conceal Carry Permit
We took the course the last week of Jan at Precision Firearms and Shooting Range in Baton Rouge. The have great instructors and small classes. The range is right there also. Call for an appointment now, you need to book probably a month in advance. Classes fill up quickly.
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Small 9mm
Rohrbaugh R9s Check it out you wont be dissapointed.
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Springfield
i have the springfield xd 9mm for concealment, i also have a springfiels 1911 A1 .45
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class
diamond firearm range on S.Chocktaw in BR has classes every day
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