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Old 04-03-2008, 04:49 PM
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Not really sure where to post this but I think this is the right place. I am looking at a pistol to take my concealed carry with. My primary is a Beretta 92fs centurion 9mm. I am looking at a Taurus .38 or .357 to take the class with. I am hollow point all the way when not shooting for practice(loaded in the nightstand). Any opinions on either one? Thanks.
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Take the course with an semi automatic and make sure its a gun you are familiar with
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I am very familiar with the Beretta, I own it currently, but we are required to also train with a revolver. 900 through the primary 100 in the secondary.
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tough call,
i'd like to get a small wheel gun loaded up with either 357 or 38 +ps
small revolvers are easy to hide..
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Neither are my favorite for carry as metal tends to get heavy after carrying all day.
Glocks are for me as I carry the 17 and 26 when I want a lighter one.Also glocks have higher magazine capacity at least the larger ones do.
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Take the course with an semi automatic and make sure its a gun you are familiar with
You want to be familiar with it for sure. If you are already familiar with the Beretta use it. If you are dead set on a wheel gun I'd suggest .38. A .357 gets to be a bit of a brute if you shoot it alot (and you may, I did when I went through my concealed carry class)

And remember you can run .38 special through a .357 ALL day long with zero problems . So you can get a .357 and use .38 ammo to save on the wear and tear on your wrist and hand, then load her back up with the stout loads when you're packin' it.
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I have both guns. The .38 is a small gun which is easy to hide. I carry it in an ankle holster. The .357 in my opinion is easier to shoot. You can save $$ on ammo by shooting.38 bullets in the .357. I also belive in carrying hollow points. Take the class with a gun you have practiced with. I agree small revolvers are easy to hide. You should only need one shot to kill, so in my opinion, this is why I don't carry my kimber. Just my 2cents good luck
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I actually dont really care if I have a wheel gun but it is required for the class for the CCW endorsemant. I didnt realise a .357 will shoot a .38 load, this might be the way to go. I would probably not carry it reguraly but would probably pass it on to the wife when she travels. I have a .45 but dont really want to shoot 100 rounds through it for fear of not being able to move my wrists again.
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I am very familiar with the Beretta, I own it currently, but we are required to also train with a revolver. 900 through the primary 100 in the secondary.
This the first I have heard of having to have a secondary for a concealed course.

I am guessing this is for Law Enforcement purposes and not for personal purposes.

I would use the beretta for now since you know it and already own it. As for the revolver I would look at a 357 snub nose.
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It actually is for personal use. I am taking the class in either Il which does not allow concealed carry or Mo which I am very close to. Both require semi auto and revolver. I will probably get a Florida license which is recognized by either course.
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