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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #75 on: March 05, 2021, 12:52:50 PM »
He's made a decision...

What's your guess?  :dunno:

Whatever he could find in stock :chuckle:

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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #76 on: March 05, 2021, 01:02:31 PM »
Wow, look at all those responses! You guys rock.

I met with my friend the other day and we reviewed a bunch of your thoughts. He was super appreciative for the support.

A list of carry options covered by everyone so far include:
  - Glock 17
  - Glock 19
  - Glock 20
  - Glock 26
  - Glock 27
  - Glock 29
  - Glock 43X
  - Springfield XDS
  - Sig Sauer P365
  - Sig Sauer P365XL Romero Zero
  - SIG P320 compact in 9mm
  - Desert Eagle in 45
  - Kahr PM9
  - Ruger LC9
  - Ruger LCP 380
  - Ruger LCR 38
  - Ruger LCR 357
  - Ruger American 45
  - Ruger P90
  - S&W 442 38 Special +P Airweight
  - S&W 642 38 Special
  - S&W Model 60 in 38/357
  - S&W Bodyguard in 380
  - Kimber K6S
  - FN 5.7x28mm
  - M&P Shield 9mm

Serious Contenders  :chuckle:
  - Ruger super redhawk 9" 454 casull w/2/7 burris
  -  M4 with 3 extra mags
  - 8.5" Blackout
 
The guy who's trying to decide what to purchase has a TON of options, but like most of you said, it comes down to preference.

If you need 3 extra mags just buy a drum. The new ones work really well I hear. :chuckle:


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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #77 on: March 06, 2021, 12:55:19 AM »
Iíve carried a  Glock 17, HK USP, and S&W M&P as duty guns.  All work great and were reliable.  I donít do revolvers and I donít do small guns.  Iím not Jerry Miculek, so reloading an auto is faster for me.  Small guns arenít as easy to shoot as mid-size or full-size guns.  Off duty, I carry a Series 70 Colt or a Browning Hi-Power.

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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #78 on: March 06, 2021, 07:58:59 AM »
I think concealed carry depends a lot on where you live and where you go.

There isn't one grand solution.

I've worked a job in a city where I was in a sketchy area at night and would feel undergunned with a revolver or pocket auto.

In very rural areas I would feel fine with a 380. I normally carry a 10mm but only because I have one for hunting.

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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #79 on: March 06, 2021, 08:28:56 AM »
A favorite all around pistol for me would be the HK P30SK.  Good 9mm ammo capacity 13+1 and very concealable.
I felt like a one legged cat trying to bury a terd on a frozen pond!

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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #80 on: March 06, 2021, 11:36:31 AM »
He chose nothing on our list. :)

But, I think he chose wisely for a first time owner. Something priced for new gun owners, a good brand, and a decent caliber.

The Ruger Security 9

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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #81 on: March 06, 2021, 05:43:39 PM »
Lame.

I was going to suggest AK pistol in a briefcase.

Style AND sophistication.

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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #82 on: March 12, 2021, 06:22:44 PM »
90% of the time, I carry a commander size 1911 in 45 ACP.  Mine is from Armscor (Rock Island Arms).  Accurate, good trigger, and small enough to conceal, and be comfortable, in a good quality IWB holster.  On the rare occasions when the 1911 is too big, I carry a Sig P380.

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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #83 on: March 14, 2021, 09:36:49 AM »
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.

I've screwed up my piece and am not sure I can fix it. The replacement firing pin spring went in without incident. Removing the trigger housing, I tapped out one of the wrong pins and now have a piece that looks broken and an extra spring that came from God-knows-where. So disappointed. My $25 improvement will likely end up costing me almost as much as the pistol to repair.  :bash:
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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #84 on: March 14, 2021, 08:27:23 PM »
Glock
 Carried a 26 now have gone to a 19
 

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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #85 on: March 18, 2021, 02:45:29 PM »
S&W Airweight .38 for me.

i second that.  model 642 - hammerless nothing to get caught on a piece of clothing.  point and pull the trigger.

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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #86 on: March 18, 2021, 07:30:39 PM »
Smith & Wesson 649. SA/DA.

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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #87 on: March 19, 2021, 07:30:10 AM »
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.

I've screwed up my piece and am not sure I can fix it. The replacement firing pin spring went in without incident. Removing the trigger housing, I tapped out one of the wrong pins and now have a piece that looks broken and an extra spring that came from God-knows-where. So disappointed. My $25 improvement will likely end up costing me almost as much as the pistol to repair.  :bash:

I did figure out from schematics where the missing parts went in. However, the stop for the safety isn't working - tiny little parts - and I took it to a gunsmith yesterday. Done fooling with it.
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