GUN Thinking about a concealed carry gun

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  1. dano

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    What would you go with and why? I'm no expert on guns, actually I'm a total noob, but these three have caught my eye as far as size, price, and reviews go. Two buddies recommended the Kahr and Springfield, the Taurus was just one I came across.

    1 Kahr P45
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    http://www.handgunsmag.com/featured_handguns/kahr45_071306/

    2 Springfield XD 45 ACP
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    http://www.rrarms.com/catalog.php?prod=GXD9645HCSP06

    3 Taurus PT 145
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    http://www.rrarms.com/catalog.php?prod=G1145039P

    I'm only really looking at these three because there's just so many out there, but am very open to opinions on others as well.

    Let me have your opinions. Thanks. :wiggle:
     
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    And yes, I know, don't buy it without trying it. I'd just rather go in knowing what I want and not treating a range like the bowling alley and trying out 100 different guns before I find one I think I may want.
     
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    Out of those, the Kahr is going to be the most concealable, the XD is going to be the least finicky with ammo and the Taurus will be the cheapest. My father's Kahr PM9 is very choosy with ammo, but the P is larger I think, meaning the slide has more movement and it's less cramped in there. I've shot a .40 XD, and it was a very nice gun IMO, I liked the ergonomics of the pistol I got more, but they are nice guns. My friend has a Taurus PT111 9mm. It hasn't ever jammed up or had problems feeding any ammunition. For the money it is a good gun I think. Definitely hold them (yes I know), and shoot the few you try that feel the best if all possible.
     
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    I too am thinking about the Kahr. I've shot the P45 last weekend and I like it. It does have a long trigger pull (longer than say a glock) but I like that for a carry weapon. From what I've found online, a lot of people have had no problems with their kahrs, but there are still a number of people that have had to send theirs back to the factory for repairs. As far as size and weight is concerned, I feel like the Kahr has the right blend for me. Before I buy the Kahr though, I am going to check out a Sig P239 as its the only other thing I've really found that's in the size I'm looking for.
     
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    I have the Kahr CW40. I love it, although the grip is a little rough on the backstrap and hurts after a few rounds. It's nothing a Hougue grip couldn't fix. Mine has functioned 100% over ~500 rounds.
     
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    I carry a Kahr PM9 when I jog, or at other times when I can't carry my fullsize 1911. After the break in period, its been great. Light, tiny, and functions well.

    Make sure you spend some money on training. Carrying is a huge responsibility, and too many folks out there carry without proper training. That being said, good on ya for choosing to defend yourself.
     
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    None of the above :run:
     
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    I have a Walther P99C that I absolutely love, and would carry if I could.

    If I needed something a bit smaller to carry, I think I'd take a look at the walther PPS.
     
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    glock 19. in an MTAC

    XD is harder to conceal, chunky frame and slide. The kahr is a slim little gun.
     
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    How do you carry while you jog? I never thought of how that would work, without obviously jogging in jeans or cargo shorts. :rofl:
     
  11. dano

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    Definitely. A gun is a responsibility, how people get one and don't bother with proper training is beyond me. :ugh:

    I moved INTO Detroit, not just the 'burbs, and always have friends joking that I need to carry. I'm going to feel like a retard if I ever get in a situation where carrying would have helped me or another person. Beyond that, I've always wanted to get into guns in one form or another, just never had the need for one. Gotta start somewhere.
     
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    Since you're in the Detroit area, I've heard great reviews about Target Sports (Royal Oak) which is on Woodward between 12 mile and 13 mile and Double Action Shooting (Madison Heights) on Dequindre between 14 and 13. I plan on going to one or the other for my CCW.
     
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    MI crew holla. :wavey:

    I'm only shopping for right now, I won't be getting anything until the semester is over. More money, more time, etc. If I get robbed or shot between now and then life's a bitch. :o
     
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    Same. I'm picking mine up after I get my tax return.
     
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    i'm leaning towards getting a kahr CW9
     
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    I quite like the Sig P220 Carry.
     
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    The Kahr is 8% shorter, 24% slimmer, and 20% lighter than a G26 :wavey:
     
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    All of those are still pretty big.

    I'll likely be going with the Seecamp .32

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    That's a tiny little gut-buster.


    *EDIT*

    http://www.ruger-firearms.com/Firearms/FAProdSpecsView?model=3701

    You should check that out. Very lightweight and a .380 is a bit more powerful than a .32. Glaser Rounds have a good bit of energy in .380.
     
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    The problem I have with mine is a light primer. I thought it was just bad ammo and a FTF because of it, but I've run about 10 different types of ammo through it, and get a light primer probably once every 100 rounds. I need to send it back.
     

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