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Old 9 November 2017, 10:43
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I'm looking into getting a decent weapon to conceal carry in the near future. I'm looking for a semi auto, .40 caliber and easy to holster (hip holster). Any recommendations?
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Old 9 November 2017, 11:22
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How are you man? You and the family ride the storm out ok?
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Old 9 November 2017, 12:11
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How are you man? You and the family ride the storm out ok?
Fortunately. Little damage here. In all honesty, by the time it hit here it was basically a bad thunderstorm. Thank you for asking, though.
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Old 9 November 2017, 12:14
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Why .40?

If you go .40 get a Glock 23 and a 9mm conversion barrel. When you realize that .40 ain't all that.
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Old 9 November 2017, 12:30
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Yeah, I don't get the .40 - it is dead to me.
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BA if you do some research you'll see LEAs are dumping it in droves. My LGS won't order or take .40s in trade. IMHO you would be better served looking at 9mm for CC.
Or Maybe .45 GAP
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Why .40?

If you go .40 get a Glock 23 and a 9mm conversion barrel. When you realize that .40 ain't all that.
After working my last 20 or 30 shootings, I'll never go back to anything other than 9mm again. They work...the other's are too iffy...not even taking into account the importance of shot placement.

Of course, that's just based on my experience and that's all that matters to me at this point. Other's mileage may vary!
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I'm looking into getting a decent weapon to conceal carry in the near future. I'm looking for a semi auto, .40 caliber and easy to holster (hip holster). Any recommendations?
If I recall correctly, you don't turn 21 until sometime next year, so you ought to have plenty of time to comparison shop. Try a few out at someplace that will let you do that with an indoor range so that you can choose the weapon that will work best for your hand size, grip, eyes, wrist, etc. Smooth, accurate use matters more than caliber within reason.
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Agree on going with 9mm over .40. As far as make/model you need to consider your usual attire as far as concealment of the pistol. Year round for work I carry a Glock 19, but my usual attire is a suit coat that can conceal just about anything.

Off work during the summer (winter time off-work attire is easy enough to conceal the G19) I need something that will disappear with shorts and just a T-shirt. For that I have a single stack Kahr P9. Both are double action only pistols so manual of arms is virtually the same (a Glock 43 would fit the bill too).

Don't cheap out on holsters, gun belts and mag pouches (I always carry AT LEAST one spare magazine)! Buy once-cry once is good advice when it comes to gunleather. I like Mitch Rosen leather, but he's not cheap and one needs to be patient when ordering/waiting for delivery.

Good luck!
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If following other advice to go 9mm, I've carried the Glock 26 a couple years in a Blackhawk Appendix holster and G26 is a good double stack option. I also recommend the Bravo Concealment Holster if you open carry under a coat. I carry with that when I'm on my land, not open in town. I've not carried the Springfield XDS series, but it is a nice single stack option to save waist room.
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Old 9 November 2017, 17:59
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If I recall correctly, you don't turn 21 until sometime next year, so you ought to have plenty of time to comparison shop. Try a few out at someplace that will let you do that with an indoor range so that you can choose the weapon that will work best for your hand size, grip, eyes, wrist, etc. Smooth, accurate use matters more than caliber within reason.
I'm close too it nuke. But I know next to nothing about guns. So I'm looking for knowledge from people much more experienced before moving forays with it soon.
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Old 9 November 2017, 18:02
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If following other advice to go 9mm, I've carried the Glock 26 a couple years in a Blackhawk Appendix holster and G26 is a good double stack option. I also recommend the Bravo Concealment Holster if you open carry under a coat. I carry with that when I'm on my land, not open in town. I've not carried the Springfield XDS series, but it is a nice single stack option to save waist room.
G26 looks like a good option.
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G30 .45- small easy to carry- removes body parts...

Carry G 21 mags as back ups...
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I'm close too it nuke. But I know next to nothing about guns. So I'm looking for knowledge from people much more experienced before moving forays with it soon.

Go take an NRA basic pistol course (or similar) where they loan you the gun. Then rent a few flavors at range. Try all kinds, Glock, Sig, S&W, whatever and see what you like.
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G30 .45- small easy to carry- removes body parts...

Carry G 21 mags as back ups...
This is what I do in the winter. G30S
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Im not a .40 guy either. Some 9mm and .40 guns I would look at are

M&P Shield
Glock 19/23


I wont recommend the XD's, because fuck Springfield.
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Old 10 November 2017, 14:24
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Go take an NRA basic pistol course (or similar) where they loan you the gun. Then rent a few flavors at range. Try all kinds, Glock, Sig, S&W, whatever and see what you like.
I didn't even know that this option was available. Thank you SF.

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Glock 19
In the process I'll look into that. I like the looks of that.

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Old 10 November 2017, 14:37
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M&P Shield
This and the tactical were the first 2 pistols that I had ever shot. The shield's kick scared the shit out of me. However, I'm used to it now. But out of curiosity, would the recoil be the same as the G19?
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