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Old 11-06-2011, 05:02 PM
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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?
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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.
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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.
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Old 11-13-2011, 04:20 PM
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How about a S&W bodygaurd .380? Small and easy to conceal
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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.
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i say the glock for every day carry and the S&W for summer carry.
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Old 11-24-2011, 01:54 PM
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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.
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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.)
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Myself and my wife both have Glocks. When out licenses come back thats what we will pack.
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I personally enjoy my Smith and Wesson M&P .40
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