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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #45 on: March 01, 2021, 02:55:10 PM »
I've had a lot of pistols and revolvers, and over 30+ years concealed carried everything from a 1911 to a Jennings J22 :)

I've done this thought exercise, and while I have no plans to reduce my options (and my EDC for years has been a LCP in .380), if I was forced to pick only one, it would be my Ruger LCR in .38.  If I didn't have that, it would be between that and a 2" barrel Smith.  If I was making a recommendation based on my experience to someone who doesn't have much interest in doing lots of shooting, it would be a .38 snubnose hammerless revolver that feels good in their hands.

The airlight ones dont feel like you have anything in your hand! they have to be a pleasure to pack.

I agree the small revolvers like the S&W 442 or Ruger LCR are some of the best CCW out there but the OP talked about something for camping, hiking, etc. and along those lines, me personally, I'd want something with more firepower/capacity than a five shot pocket revolver.  Like I mentioned in a previous post, I think a person would be happier with two different purchases.

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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #46 on: March 01, 2021, 07:08:30 PM »
Probably a 43x or P365 with some xtreme penetrator for the woods.

If he hikes a lot and doesn't hunt then definitely get a thin polymer.

The larger guns are a lot more noticeable after a few miles.

I think the 38 is fine for in town but I have come across some serious creeps in the woods and would feel undergunned.

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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #47 on: March 01, 2021, 07:17:24 PM »
I've had a lot of pistols and revolvers, and over 30+ years concealed carried everything from a 1911 to a Jennings J22 :)

I've done this thought exercise, and while I have no plans to reduce my options (and my EDC for years has been a LCP in .380), if I was forced to pick only one, it would be my Ruger LCR in .38.  If I didn't have that, it would be between that and a 2" barrel Smith.  If I was making a recommendation based on my experience to someone who doesn't have much interest in doing lots of shooting, it would be a .38 snubnose hammerless revolver that feels good in their hands.

The airlight ones dont feel like you have anything in your hand! they have to be a pleasure to pack.

I agree the small revolvers like the S&W 442 or Ruger LCR are some of the best CCW out there but the OP talked about something for camping, hiking, etc. and along those lines, me personally, I'd want something with more firepower/capacity than a five shot pocket revolver.  Like I mentioned in a previous post, I think a person would be happier with two different purchases.

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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #48 on: March 01, 2021, 07:23:39 PM »
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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #50 on: March 02, 2021, 10:33:45 AM »
Probably a 43x or P365 with some xtreme penetrator for the woods.

If he hikes a lot and doesn't hunt then definitely get a thin polymer.

The larger guns are a lot more noticeable after a few miles.

I think the 38 is fine for in town but I have come across some serious creeps in the woods and would feel undergunned.

When it comes to creeps in the woods only one word comes to mind "rifle"! They have one and you don't, you are in big trouble.
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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #51 on: March 02, 2021, 11:44:32 AM »
FN FiveseveN
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If you're a 5.7x28 fan one of these with an arm brace, if they were to make one for it, would be an interesting set up for a hiking/backpacking rig.  https://www.keltecweapons.com/firearms/pistols/p50/

I have an FN five seven and it has just never really impressed me much and to be honest, I'd much rather shoot my PMR30 but we all have our likes and dislikes about things.

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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #52 on: March 02, 2021, 12:04:47 PM »
Some of you guys should just carry an M4 with 3 extra mags.   :chuckle:

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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #53 on: March 03, 2021, 08:44:08 AM »
Some of you guys should just carry an M4 with 3 extra mags.   :chuckle:

No way too bulky.

Gotta go with 8.5" Blackout  :P

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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #54 on: March 03, 2021, 09:27:02 AM »
I really like my Sig P365XL with Romeo Zero sight.
15+1 in a subcompact, and a shake awake red dot for my old eyes. 

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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #55 on: March 03, 2021, 10:53:38 AM »
Glock 10mm for CCW and woods carry. I have handguns for CCW, hunting and bear defense purposes but if I could have only one, it would be either a G20 or G29. Let us know what the final decision is! -253shotgunner
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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #56 on: March 03, 2021, 11:03:01 AM »
Some of you guys should just carry an M4 with 3 extra mags.   :chuckle:
Only 3?  And why not something bigger?  The 7.62x51 is where it should begin.

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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #57 on: March 03, 2021, 12:31:42 PM »
Well I have always been the ugly girl at the dance with CC.
I have several hand guns. The best gun is the one you carry every day.

For me its a first generation LCP 380 which rides in my cargo pocket 365 days a year.
When hiking and hunting I add two Bond hand cannons in a double shoulder rig. I can load them with any .410 and 45 long colt. I also have a barrel for 9mm and 380 for them. I mix it up depending where I am and what I am doing. The Bonds cover anything I need to do.  :tup:
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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #58 on: March 03, 2021, 01:25:13 PM »
I like my LC9 except for the trigger pull. Having an all-season pocket gun is just convenient. I just ordered a spring kit that will cut the pull by 40% and reduce the tension 1.5-2 lbs. $25 with shipping from M*carbo. Great reviews on the kit. We'll see how it turns out.
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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #59 on: March 03, 2021, 01:35:41 PM »
I like my LC9 except for the trigger pull. Having an all-season pocket gun is just convenient. I just ordered a spring kit that will cut the pull by 40% and reduce the tension 1.5-2 lbs. $25 with shipping from M*carbo. Great reviews on the kit. We'll see how it turns out.

I used mcarbo kits on a bunch of savage rifles for the family, and like the result a lot.

I'd like to get a review on your lc9 trigger kit when you're done.   Wife and 2 kids carry lc9s. 
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