GUN Something smaller for summer ccw?

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  1. spankaveli

    spankaveli OT Supporter

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    I'm between a G26 and an Airweight 357.

    Obviously the latter would be lighter, easier to carry in gym-type shorts and more concealable but I ready have holster(s), mags and ammo for the G26. Also, I do an okay job at concealing a G19 in an MTAC with gym-shorts so I think the G26 would only work better.

    Any opinions here?
     
  2. I bought my 340 specifically for summer carry. All you really need for the revolver is a holster, maybe a speed-strip or two. It conceals effortlessly.
     
  3. Anyways, losing the circled part of the gun makes concealment much easier.
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    I've always noticed that the end of the grip is what is most noticable when I CCW. Either way a J-frame would fix both those issues.
     
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    Very true when concealing at 3o'clock.
     
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    affende Resident 4X4 Elitest Prick

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    i run FBI cant on mine ... at about 430-5 oclock .... never have a problem with it ...

    of course, i wear long pants and two shirts year round :o

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    do you live in alaska?
     
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    G27 pocket holster for me.
    The jackass holsters print like a wallet.
     
  9. You won't regret it.
     
  10. spankaveli

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    340 = 357 & 642 = 38?
     
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    link to holster?
     
  12. Yeah. The 340 is the scandium-aluminum alloy frame with a titanium cylinder. The 642/442 are aluminum frames with steel cylinders. The 340 is about 3.5 oz. lighter than a 642/442. The only downside to the 340 is the price.
     
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    i missed one last night on glocktalk for 575 :wtc:
     
  14. 642 or 442.
     
  15. Hibidi-Shibidi

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    I can't imagine running .357 out of something lighter than my 442. .38+p hurts my little bitch hands out of the 442. That would suck shooting .357 out of something smaller.
     
  16. The 340 and 642/442 are the same size. I am carrying the Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel rounds for SD. They really aren't bad at all to shoot. Even Laurel doesn't mind shooting them. I wouldn't want to shoot a few boxes at a time, but they're not punishing or anything.
     
  17. I don't know. Whatever you pay, someone here will tell you they can get it for less. They go for mid 400s new, but they're popular and well built, so I wouldn't expect to save a ton of money used.
     
  18. jls

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    j frame > * for summer carry
     
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    I meant smaller in weight.

    I normally just shoot 25 or so WWB or remingtons to keep up on how it feels and that is more than enough to make me not want to shoot it. If I run a few of the Gold Dots of my home brewed Hornady XTP's through it, I don't want to shoot it anymore for a little while.

    I love it as a carry gun though and would definitly not have any problems shooting it if SHTF. Just saying its not exactly the funnest gun to shoot at the range.
     
  20. D-FENS

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    Does anyone just carry in cargo pockets? I rarely buy any pants or shorts that don't have cargo pockets, seems like to would be easy enough to carry in there.
     
  21. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    Model 60. Even in steel it's light as fuck.

    NIB for 569 shipped.
     
  22. Hibidi-Shibidi

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    I have but have accessibility issues. Would much rather carry IWB with a good holster.
     
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    Taurus.

    GTFO or drop decent money on a good wheel gun.
     
  24. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    Don't have anything against used, that's just a hell of a deal on NIB.

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  25. jls

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    either way i dont think its a great idea to be fumbling in your pocket for a loose handgun (which could be upside down, etc) in a defensive situation
     

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