Which gun for CC - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Concealed Carry Discussion Just as the title reads. :)

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 43 Old 11-06-2011, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: MA- Home, VT- School, ME- Ski House
Posts: 51
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Which gun for CC

Getting my first CC gun in a few weeks, and have narrowed it down to a few different guns. Just wanted your opinion on the 3. They cover all of the ranges and styles pretty much, just not sure what I like the best.

1. Glock 22 .40cal (cheap, 2 mags with good capacity)
2. 1911 Defender 3" .45
4. S&W 686 in .380 for range and .357 when carrying

Open to other opinions as well, not sure which I like the best. Anyone have any insight on issues with the small barrel of the defender?
VTski4x4 is offline  
post #2 of 43 Old 11-06-2011, 06:34 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Jason812's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: McGregor, TX
Posts: 534
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Just my personal opinion but I wouldn't pick any of the three.

Never been a fan of the Glocks nor do I know what all their different model numbers mean. It may be a great gun.

1911 is a great gun but SA only. Can't just draw and shoot. Would be very easy to conceal, a lot of people carry them and they can be had in many different flavors. Just not what I would look for in a carry gun. Kimber makes a compact model that you shouldn't have any problems out of.

Last I looked a 686 was a little big to conceal for most people. Colder climates might be easier.

I personally want a carry gun with no external safety and is at least DA/SA if not DAO. I really like Walther's pistols and am probably going to get the PPS to go along with the P99 I have. Also, I would look into the compact XD's or one of the many snub nose revolvers if you want to go the .357 route.

There's pros and cons to almost every gun on the market and an argument could be made for or against every one as well.

2002 4X4 XLT EX - Air Dog
Jason812 is offline  
post #3 of 43 Old 11-06-2011, 06:59 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: (518) on the boarder of MA+CT
Posts: 1,023
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to PowerstrokeTech82787
Glocks are awesome guns. I dont have 1 complaint on any of my Glocks and there are add-ons you can get for them too.
PowerstrokeTech82787 is offline  
post #4 of 43 Old 11-13-2011, 04:20 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Maryland
Posts: 229
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
How about a S&W bodygaurd .380? Small and easy to conceal

2016 F350 Platinum
ralderman is offline  
post #5 of 43 Old 11-13-2011, 07:23 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
strokinallday05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Greenwood
Posts: 131
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I carry a Glock 23(compact 40) in the winter and Glock 27(sub-compact 40) in the summer. They are awesome guns and have not one lick of problems.

Chris

strokinallday05 is offline  
post #6 of 43 Old 11-15-2011, 09:01 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
08spartan250's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Texas Panhandle
Posts: 5,445
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
i say the glock for every day carry and the S&W for summer carry.

-Mike

2005 F-250 Lariat

Quote:
Originally Posted by azkcr View Post
And you didn't know Cummins can manage 127mpg??? They also deliver babies, go to Mars, and cure AIDS. DUH
08spartan250 is offline  
post #7 of 43 Old 11-24-2011, 01:54 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 30
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
3 inch 1911 has some pretty wicked muzzle flip (at least in .45) and also has some decent muzzle flash so shooting at night could be a problem.

I usually carry a springfield subcompact xd 9 in the summer and my full size 1911 in the winter.

My new toy is a 4 inch kimber pro raptor II so that will be my new carry gun once I break it in.

I've heard good things about the Taurus Judge but have never shot one so maybe someone else can chime in.

My personal take is a 4 inch 1911 or a springfield xd.
EC130H is offline  
post #8 of 43 Old 12-30-2011, 09:49 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
44magnum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: San antonio TX
Posts: 1,276
Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I use a Dan wesson commander 4" bobtail in 45. One in the tube 8 in the mag 3 extra mags in the door of my truck, draw and shoot. I don't have any trouble with muzzle flash and I use +p or +p+ ammo (230g JHP bonded 1000+ FPS minimum.)

2008 (Job 1) F250 King ranch 4x4, snow plow prep package with 2.5 level. Black Maxx, B&W Diehard platinums. Dieselsite coolant and transmission filters, NCU Motorsports/amsoil oil bypass kit. Turbo blankets, 5.5 PMF traction
Please collect and message me Shell, Rotella oil cap codes aka "my miles matter" I'm trying to save up for a hat or something.
44magnum is offline  
post #9 of 43 Old 12-31-2011, 05:09 AM
Viking Heavy Diesel

 
Ryan Rønning's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Wasilla, AK
Posts: 20,730
Thanks: 8
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Myself and my wife both have Glocks. When out licenses come back thats what we will pack.

Project Frankenstein


1997 Ford F-350, Dually conversion, Cobra 29 LX CB, 12000 watt converter, All LED lights, TW tunes, 4" DP, Napa Intake and lots of running lights.

Quote:
Originally Posted by XPLOSIV View Post
Thanks. I'll give er a good wackin in the morning.
Ryan Rønning is offline  
post #10 of 43 Old 01-01-2012, 05:30 PM
Serving Our Country!
 
Joenmell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Mt. Pleasant, SC
Posts: 1,244
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I personally enjoy my Smith and Wesson M&P .40

Joe and Mellanie
2004 Excursion Limited 4X4 "This is not a soccer mom mini van!"
Sinister Delete, New Parts: New shocks, HPOP, IPR, Oil Pump, Oil Cooler, 8 Injectors, Reprogrammed PCM and new Moog Ball joints, Now I need to upgrade the suspension and add gauges. Oh yeah, I need to remove that little light bulb behind the CEL slot on the dash
Maybe I will attempt the HankDaddy mod
Joenmell is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome