Concealed Carry choice

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Choose wisely my son

1. S&W 2-3 inch J frame
21
81%
2. Kimber K-6
4
15%
3. Colt Cobra
1
4%
 
Total votes: 26

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Re: Concealed Carry choice

Post by The Twizzler » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:48 pm

More power to the kid :) . I was just commenting on my one experience with the gun. If others like it, that's great. It's just not my cup of tea.


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The Twizzler wrote:I've shot the 738 and I can say I wouldn't recommend it.
Positives- reliable (it will feed anything), the slide is easy to operate (not always so in a tiny gun)
Negatives- fierce recoil for a 380 (probably due to the slide being so easy to rack), inaccuracy (it's seriously questionable if you will hit what your aiming at more than once from 5 yards),the trigger wont reset unless you completely pull the trigger all the way (an I mean all the way) back. So in a panic situation if you short pull the trigger it will not fire until you get that thing "all the way back there"
When you say it's inaccurate, was that hand fired or fired in a rest? I ask because, if hand fired, I wonder if you could have been flinching due to the recoil you knew was coming. I think I'll have to see if I can borrow one and try it myself. Recoil doesn't bother me that much so maybe I can tame it. They're cheap enough these days that even if I bought one and it became a safe queen because I didn't it wouldn't be a huge loss.
A buddy of mine has a Taurus 738. He brought it over to my backyard range right after he got it. I never shot it myself, but I watched his scrawny lil twelve year old son consistently hit 8" steel plates at 15 yards with it. :crazy:
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Re: Concealed Carry choice

Post by woodsghost » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:11 pm

flybynight wrote:
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emclean wrote:of the three I would say the S&W.

on the subject of small semi-autos, you might try a SCCY 9mm. they are inexpensive (under $200), come with a manual safety, or not, and has a surprisingly light recoil. plus they came in a bunch of colors.
Could get one to match his socks! :crazy:
OR his underwear :shock:
They don't have enough colors to match my ... intimate wardrobe ...
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Re: Concealed Carry choice

Post by RickOShea » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:50 pm

woodsghost wrote: They don't have enough colors to match my ... intimate wardrobe ...
Just gotta keep it simple....Especially if you're a revolver guy.Image

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Re: Concealed Carry choice

Post by flybynight » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:32 pm

RickOShea wrote:
woodsghost wrote: They don't have enough colors to match my ... intimate wardrobe ...
Just gotta keep it simple....Especially if you're a revolver guy.Image

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WHEW :shock: I guess so. Better try Glock . Didn't they start making more intimate colors ?
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Re: Concealed Carry choice

Post by woodsghost » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:10 pm

RickOShea wrote:
woodsghost wrote: They don't have enough colors to match my ... intimate wardrobe ...
Just gotta keep it simple....Especially if you're a revolver guy.Image

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That was the old days. I've cut my hair since then.
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Re: Concealed Carry choice

Post by raptor » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:15 pm

Hey it is Borat!
RickOShea wrote:
woodsghost wrote: They don't have enough colors to match my ... intimate wardrobe ...
Just gotta keep it simple....Especially if you're a revolver guy.Image

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Re: Concealed Carry choice

Post by 12_Gauge_Chimp » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:57 pm

More like Borat's grandpa, Raptor. :lol:

I wonder how drunk Sean Connery was when he signed on to be in that movie.

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Re: Concealed Carry choice

Post by delarey » Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:17 pm

I'd say Smith. There are some steals out there now.
Then look at the Ruger LCR. Yes it is light, but it is reliable and affordable.
The colts are super spendy and I would trust a kimber revolver yet...
With all that said, get a LCP Custom. Real sights, decent trigger, flat profile and about as much oomph as a .38

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Re: Concealed Carry choice

Post by Dooms » Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:45 pm

If you're going to carry it ankle, get one of the Scadium/Titanium smiths. They're a bit of a bear to shoot and aren't cheap, but perfect for ankle carry where every ounce of weight is magnified.

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Re: Concealed Carry choice

Post by brothaman » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:17 pm

I didn't read everything,.. but I get the idea here. I hate those choices. I like the J Frame the best. I'd like an LCR even better (trigger, price, weight). I wouldn't even concern myself with 357 mag. OR, like i think I saw mentioned, I'd go with a better semi. There a lot of good dependable compact semi's out there. I really like my XDS in 9. Rick mentioned a Taurus 738. Honestly, they ain't bad. I think it was TTAG that did a torture test and shot a mega metric shit ton of rounds through it.
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Re: Concealed Carry choice

Post by The Twizzler » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:45 pm

Update: Yesterday I bought a S&W M&P Bodyguard 38 special.
I sure am glad I put it in the poll :awesome:
I haven't shot it yet but am looking forward to doing so. I went with this one for 3 reasons
1. Price - it was 460.00 new which I consider fair
2. Trigger- it''s double action only and it's quite good. ( I compared it to the SW J Frame and thought the M&P was better)
3. Size/Weight- it weighs 14 ounces unloaded and fits in my pocket just fine.
Some other positives- came with a side mounted laser with 2 modes, ambidextrous cylinder release (doesn't help me but it's the only one I've seen that is), and it's +P rated.

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Re: Concealed Carry choice

Post by Zimmy » Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:33 pm

My how much has changed. The S&W Model 30 in my pocket doesn't even look like the same species.
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Re: Concealed Carry choice

Post by raptor » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:07 pm

You made a good choic. I have found j frames very easy to conceal in my pocket. The outline even when printing does not scream CCW.

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Re: Concealed Carry choice

Post by Lettuce Pray » Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:16 pm

I know that this is an old poll but I couldn't help myself. I have a SW 638 that I use as a substitute for when my dress will not allow my Glock 27. It is lightweight and also gives the option of single action should you want that.

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Re: Concealed Carry choice

Post by Groucho » Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:09 pm

I ankle carried a S&W Model 36 .38 Special for a lot of years in the warmer months. I always hoped I never had to run. Carry a S&W Shield in a pocket holster during the warm months now. I can wear shorts again.
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