Newbie to ccw. What to carry?
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  1. Newbie to ccw. What to carry?

    I'm looking to be certified in the fall some time. I have been comparing guns for awhile now and it's very difficult to choose not having fired many different types, nor actually carried on person. Also not having the money to just buy anything. I currently own a s&w sigma 9 mm. It seems a bit bulky to carry in the summer time. Any educated suggestions?

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    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Somewhere, Texas, United States
    Desert Eagle .50 AE

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    Listen, I am no expert, but I have been carrying since October 2010. I can tell you that "what to carry" is as unique to each person as their choice in underwear.

    For example, I carry a Glock 17 Gen 4, a Taurus PT111, and a Kel-Tec PF-9. Each of these firearms are carried when a clothing situation is dictated.

    When I have winter attire, no question it's the Glock. When I have jeans and a tshirt, I carry the PT111. When I have shorts, I carry the PF-9. But that isn't always the case.

    Where you go, what you do, what type of exposure you are comfortable in showing (or as your state laws allow) will dictate what you wear and what you carry.

    Some times I have the Glock in the truck in a lockbox, while I carry 1 or both of the other 2.

    As for which firearm suits you, you need to find a range that rents the types of firearms you want to research or own.

    That is the best way to determine what you like, and what you are comfortable carrying in Condition #1.

    (A loaded magazine, with a round in the chamber, ready to go)

    Since you expressed a budget concern, if you have friends who shoot/own/carry the firearms you're most interested in, ask them if they'd go to the range with you to shoot.
    Eppur Si Muove

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    I have to agree with remotecoder. I don't have the choices of firearms that he has but if you got it, flaunt it.
    I carry a Ruger SR9 but once I get the funds I would like to buy an SR9c for easier conceal-ability in the summer.
    Things to remember. The smaller & lighter the gun & the larger the caliber, the harder it is to control. It will take more practice to be proficient with this type of weapon.
    With the right holster it becomes much easier to conceal a larger weapon but the deeper the concealment the more practice you need for drawing the weapon.
    Friends help you move. Real Friends help you move bodies!

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    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Twin Cities area
    You should take a look at the Taurus PT1911's in 9mm. If you've never fired a 1911 with a good trigger job, you're missing out. You can pick a blued one up for a little under $500, and a SS model for a little under $600, NIB...maybe cheaper if you can find a good used one.

    I've been carrying a 5" in .45acp for two years, all day every day. It conceals great. I normally wear just jeans and a t-shirt, and it doesn't print unless I'm contorted in a wierd way. Some guys don't like to carry a 1911 because they think it's too big, but I personally wouldn't carry anything different. Once you carry continuously for a few days, you won't even notice the weight.

    My advice is go to a range that rents guns and shoot the different models they offer in 9mm (and .45acp ).

    You can take anyone's advice, but it would suck to go buy a new pistol and then not like it.

    Good luck!

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    I currently have a sigma 9mm also, and I carry it all day every day, however thus weekend I will be getting a Glock 23.

  8. If you have a sigma why purchase the glock 23?
    I like glock just wondering.

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    I recently picked up a used (like new condition) Glock 36 that is a very nice ccw. I like .45, I like Glock reliability and I liked the $425 price with the full kit.

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    Had to get a Glock, everyone deserves a Glock.....;)

  11. Preference

    ITs really what u hide on u and what ur comfortable with carry. Remember though in hot months a small caliber will work fine cause ppl die faster but in cold months u need a larger caliber cause it takes longer for ppl to bleed out and die. I carry a 45. Cal in a full size Ruger but I love the bigger rounds. Good lucky

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