Best handgun for concealed carry?

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  1. TheNextStep

    TheNextStep TX BBQ > KC BBQ

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    Please, I beg of you... if you are a guy who hates guns, just leave the thread. Any argument you may have against gun ownership, no matter how cleverly crafted or irrefutable you believe it to be, really is not what this thread is for.

    So... I've been looking around, asking friends, and they all come down to basically these 4 handguns:

    1. Glock 19
    2. Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm
    3. Sig Sauer P229
    4. Walther CCP

    I really don't care to carry anything under 9mm and my penis is sufficiently average enough that I don't necessarily need a .45, so I'm looking to stay in the 9mm or .40 area. Obviously, I plan on test firing at the range before I buy but I want to kind of narrow it down a little. Right now, I think the M&P is in the lead. I generally like Sigs but - GODDAMN - they sure are proud of their product. I like the way the Glock feels but get a little sketched out about the whole "no safety" thing, as there are kids in the house. The Walther... well, I don't know anything about it except that one friend says "buy it, you'll thank me later" and another says, "pffffft. Don't waste your money.


    What say you?
     
  2. JohnQ

    JohnQ Media hater

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    Got a P226.But that's full size and 15 shot clip is now illegal in Cal.Sig is regarded as one of the best.
     
  3. Raider Nation

    Raider Nation Moral Compass

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    I have only 2 suggestions:

    1. A Springfield Armory .45 caliber Officer's Sidearm. It's got a double safety that is very easy to use and not as bulky feeling as the Glock

    2. An old-school rounded metal lunchbox to carry it in





    That'll do
     
  4. Madturk

    Madturk Barry McCockinner

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    I was thinking of just getting a 38 revolver just for home protection. Pretty much fool proof. Never have to worry about it jamming up. Cant see paying all that money for a Sig or a Walther unless you plan on using it at the range. Its like a two day waiting period here in Fla. and pretty easy to get a concealed permit as well.
     
  5. Raidervinny

    Raidervinny Prodigal Member

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    The best gun for home protection is a shotgun. The sound of racking a shell scares off most folks and you don't have to worry about a bullet passing through the wall and possibly injuring an innocent bystander. Plus, you really don't need to aim it...just point in in the general direction of the shitbag that is now in your house and you will probably hit him.
     
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  6. TheNextStep

    TheNextStep TX BBQ > KC BBQ

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    I agree that a shotgun in good for home protection. But I'm looking for a concealed weapon. Went and checked out the M&P9 and the Glock 19 yesterday. Both are comfortable and lightweight but I do worry that, because I am a skinny dude, the gun will be visible. I also checked out the M&P Shield and the Glock 43.
     
  7. Raidervinny

    Raidervinny Prodigal Member

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    I know...I was responding to Turk. As for concealed weapons...my dad likes the following: (he prefers revolvers for CC)

    Charter Arms Undercover
    Taurus 85 CH

    If revolvers aren't your thing then try the Sig P250.
     
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  8. Solve4X

    Solve4X Banana Nana Fo #FuckYouGruden

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    Just needed to add. FUCK NY gun laws.
     
  9. TheNextStep

    TheNextStep TX BBQ > KC BBQ

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    That's why I started out looking at a Sig... but that P229? $1200. Meanwhile, the M&P is under $600. That's fucking nuts! I like Sig... but just not as much as Sig likes Sig.
     
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  10. YodasBeast

    YodasBeast Green Power, Bitches!

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    Get yourself a Derringer or two. Keep one between your cheeks and the other under your sac. Just be careful of premature fire if you're getting frisky.
     
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  11. JohnQ

    JohnQ Media hater

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  12. TheMadStork

    TheMadStork Great and Unmatched Wisdom

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    And if you're Bonnie Rotten, you could hide a .50 caliber machine gun there...
     
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  13. Mach

    Mach Hates on shit

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    I was half tempted to troll and make an anti gun post, but then realized someone would then springboard that into an actual debate, and then the thread would get closed while Bones took a break from taking pictures of himself in tighty whities and decided against it. So, you're welcome Stepper.
     
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  14. CrossBones

    CrossBones The Black Pearl

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    I like my Sig P226.
     
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  15. MostWanted650

    MostWanted650 If you stop struggling, then you stop life

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    I got a sig p220
     
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  16. DonkeyKilla

    DonkeyKilla Well-Known Member

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    I got one of these... it only works if they don't call your bluff tho
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  17. gst8

    gst8 Well-Known Member

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    Meh. That's not really all that true any more. Semi-autos are smoother and hold more ammunition.
     
  18. gst8

    gst8 Well-Known Member

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    So what did you end up going with @TheNextStep ?

    I’m thinking about picking up one of those Springfield XD .40’s. My buddy got one and likes it. They have a nice feel... small but not too small.
     
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  19. Crow

    Crow CROWVID-19: The F-U Flu

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    @TheNextStep*
     
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  20. gst8

    gst8 Well-Known Member

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    They all look the same.