GUN Need some help

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  1. phoenix1105

    phoenix1105 OT Supporter

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    I am looking for a small ish gun to carry. I'm a social worker and often have to go into the worst housing enclaves. I have had guns drawn on me several times, and threatened countless times. I generally wear a kevlar vest when I go, to give you an idea... Something that I could carry under a suit would be ideal. So throw me some suggestions... thanks
     
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    Are you looking for accuracy or more stopping power?

    If for accuracy I would suggest a .45 since the sheer weight of the round will be less resistant to wind and air resistance. Also it is slower so you can see the bullet, so you can trace it into place with a follow up shot.

    If for stopping power, get a .9mm. It is super fast and if you get hollow tips, they will nearly explode from the sheer expansion of the bullet.
    Most gangsters write names on their holotips because by engraving the bullet, it allows for better fragmenttation, and sometimes the initials will separate from the metal jacket and forensics find it with their name on the bullet, so they know its a murder.
     
  3. tofuthecourageous

    tofuthecourageous OT Supporter

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    bring a 50 bmg so right off the bat everyone knows not to fuck around.

    but seriously, probably a compact .45.
     
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    J-Frame or baby Glock.
     
  5. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    This is getting old.

    Glock 19

    Kahr P9 if you need something even thinner for light clothes, but the G19 will conceal fine in a suit.
     
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    if youre in a vest anyway, ultimate concealability prob isnt your main concern.

    Im partial to the P229. Find out which caliber you shoot best, and carry that.
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    glock 19, glock 26 (baby glock), or a hammerless revolver
     
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    Cz rami. carry it with a round chambered, hammer down. you are ready.
     
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    Kel-tec pf9 should be able to fit right in the suit pocket.
    8 or 9 rounds of 9mm I believe.
     
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    There's no point screwing around with anything else.
     
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    Check with laws, as I recall something about social workers not being able to carry on job.

    I very easily could be wrong though.
     
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    Something bigger since you're wearing a suit.

    HK USP ala Tom Cruise in Collateral.
     
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    I only know for sure 2 states that they can't
    Ohio
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    Tennessee (have a friend who is a social worker down there)
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    glock 19
     
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    Desert Eagle for headshots across the map.
     
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    glock 19 (compact) or 26 (sub compact), or any other reliable name brand 9mm loaded w/ good defense rounds should work great. J-frame would also be fine, albeit they hold fewer cartridges than semi-autos.

    Some like the much bigger .45's, but the recoil on them will be significantly more than a 9mm. A .40 might be a nice in between choice, but I haven't shot any in this caliber so I can't comment. I do know they are popular amongst many LEOs.
     
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    I don't think .45 has significantly more recoil than 9mm. I think a lot of that perception is in the head of the shooter (preconceived).
     
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    I've never owned a semi-auto pistol bigger than 9mm. I did put several rounds through my buddies 45, and it felt like it had a lot more kick than my G19. I was considerably less accurate with it, but then again, this would probably change if I spent more time with the 45.
     
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    Depends on the gun.
     
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    Glock 26 gets my vote
     
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    sigh so cz rami love
     

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