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    Im thinking of buying a pistol for the first time have a ak47 but want a good carry pistol. I can handle vig calibers up to 44 mag. Any suggestions??

  3. #2
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    Jul 2011
    Gaston South Carolina
    A hand gun is 1 persons choice and you are opening up a huge can of " this & that " is the best ! I will say this for me i own a 23 year old since day 1 a Glock model 22 and have had no glitches

  4. #3
    9mm, .40 SW, or .45 ACP for hip or shoulder carry. .38 cal .380, .32mag for pocket. Large calibers like the .44 are hard to conceal, and are heavy. To choose the right fit and caliber go to your local gun range and rent some different guns to see what you like best. Happy Shooting.
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  5. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    New Hampshire
    I recommend taaking a pistol course where you can try out different firearms. There are some stores that will let you shoot different firearms at their range. The questions is how does it feel in your hand and is the recoil manageable.

    Everything is preference. Caliber doesnt matter.

  6. I have two options:
    A Glock 19 (9mm) that works well in a IWB holster.
    A Kahr CM9 (much like the PM9, also 9mm) that works well in a pocket holster.

    I went with the 9mm as something of a compromise. The .380 didn't have a good a track record from what I researched, and the .45 limits how many rounds you can carry. The 9mm is used by a couple of police departments with good success: with the right round it definitely has the stopping power. The Glock holds 15+1 and the Kahr holds 6+1 (single stack magazine).

    It is largely going to be an individual choice, however. I would also suggest factoring in your physical size and style of clothing. If you're thin and wear only a tight t-shirt, a IWB holster with a 1911 probably isn't going to feel too good. Regardless, I'd suggest at least considering a pocket gun. They can do the job and are really easy to just throw into a pocket on your way out the door. There is almost no excuse for not carrying when you have one of those and you can carry with almost any kind of clothing.

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    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    SE Florida
    With the proper clothing your AK-47 will make a fine carry weapon!
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    Jun 2011
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    Many, many choices of manufacturer, caliber, size, features. Hope that helps.
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