Choosing between deep conceal pistols, need help please..
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  1. Choosing between deep conceal pistols, need help please..

    Well friends, I need some direction in choosing the proper deep conceal pistol to be worn in a lower back waistband holster. Weapon will be worn daily for 8+ hours and I will be active. The following are my choices:

    After a day at the range it will be either the Ruger LCR or the Ruger SP101 with bobbed hammer. Shot the LCR and WOW it is a mule. I just do not trust polymer. I really did feel like it would fall apart under the heavy loads. The size is almost identical. I trust stainless. Any suggestions for a holster that will STAY in place under activity (like jogging)?
    Last edited by danielbyars; 08-16-2011 at 03:32 PM. Reason: Test drive at the range

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    If you like .357 caliber, you should have a look at some of the revolvers put out by Charter Arms.
    S&W M&P 45; Ruger GP100 .357 Magnum; Charter Arms .38 Undercover

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    Ditto, with phillip gain

  5. I most certainly will do that this afternoon. Thanks guys. I will let you know what I find out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielbyars View Post
    Taurus Model 651 CIA Protector in .357 Magnum
    Kahr Arms CM9 in 9mm
    Ruger LC9 in 9mm
    Beretta M&P Compact 9mm
    Taurus Model 709 Slim Compact 9mm
    For a 9mm I like the Ruger LC9 and the Beretta PX4 Storm sub-compact. Another nice gun for deep concealment is the Kimber Solo.

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    Ruger LC9. Also check out a Charter Arms Bulldog Pug.
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  8. OMG I saw aa youtube video where a guy wears a kydex paddle holster and gets it taken off his hip by a guy behind him. he just tore it off took the gun and holster away. he pushed down and twisted it and the holster and gun were taken from him and he had the in the pants backing still in his pants I was thinking about getting one not now.!!!!! it was a over the pants paddle holster.. 2 seconds and its gone. watch the video on youtube.

  9. Well I narrowed it down. It is between the Ruger LCR in .357 and a stainless Ruger SP101 with a bobbed hammer. I rented the LCR today and WOW what a mule with full power ammo. After 50 rounds at 7 yards my hand was unhappy. The LCR just does not feel right. I feel like it is going to fall apart.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by Phillip Gain View Post
    If you like .357 caliber, you should have a look at some of the revolvers put out by Charter Arms.
    Looked at a Charter Arms .357 Mag Pug the other day, very impressed. I've been looking for a smaller second carry, and haven't found one that really impresses me. The pug isn't all that small, but I am certainly impressed and considering it for CC.
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    Personally, I'd go for one with a longer barrel. Should have thought of this when I wrote the post - but the problem with a .357 snubbie is that the bullet never reaches its maximum possible velocity. A significant portion of the extra powder in the magnum shell burns up past the end of the muzzle - so you get a big flash, big bang, and big kick. With that caliber (and with a number of others), you really need 4 inches to get the bullet up to speed.

    Something else to consider - if you're using the smaller firearm for pocket carry: One big advantage of pocket carry is that you can shoot from the pocket. However, this advantage is negated with any semi-automatic (won't eject properly and the round will "stovepipe" in the ejection port). Also, the advantage is negated with a traditional revolver (pocket fabric will bunch under the hammer). Your best choice hands down for pocket carry is a hammerless revolver, which Charter also makes. You do sacrifice accuracy with a double-action-only revolver...but if you're getting to the point of needing're not exactly shooting for bullseyes.
    S&W M&P 45; Ruger GP100 .357 Magnum; Charter Arms .38 Undercover

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