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    Quote Originally Posted by undrgrnd View Post
    or the right holster. I'm thinking I'm going to purchase a galco they seen to have the best ones out plus give a supporting company some business. any other suggestions for iwb holster.
    If you're talking about concealing your Service model, Galco has more options for that than they do for the XDSC. The Summer Comfort is supposed to be an excellent holster and I would probably purchase one for my XDSC if they made it for that model. The guys at Galco are extremely helpful if you just give them a call. Also, the Crossbreed Supertuck is a VERY popular holster for XD's. I would say it's probably the most popular on xdtalk.com. You could purchase a couple of different kinds and pick your favorite. Resale on holsters isn't too bad when they aren't heavily used.

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    lol. you've been extremely helpful man. if you lived nearby I buy you a beer.

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    For pocket carry personally...go with a S&W Airweight .357

    I'm not a fan of pocket carry though.

    Get a good holster, a sturdy belt, and IWB carry your G26. Utterly reliable, powerful, in a lightweight and small package.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tekhead1219 View Post
    Downside, if you're wearing "fitted clothing", the LCP is still going to be uncomfortable to wear. Trying to stuff a pocket holster into a pair of disco pants pocket. Just not enough room.
    lol...A tight pair of pants is like a cheap hotel...no ballroom

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    I'm an old guy and don't wear huge clothes but do like a little room. An IWB with an untucked shirt does a great job. I carry a Colt Officers ACP 1911or a Para Ord LTC in a Gould IWB and can do about anything I want except swim. Maybe some of those tampons..worked for my sister

    With the cooler months looming my choices are a lot more. My Browning Pro-40 or one of my Sigs can go more into rotation then. I have shoulder holsters for 1911s and my Sigs as well as OWB holsters that hide a lot easier when it's not so warm.

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    resurecting dead thread here. anywho today I got to put my hands on some pistols. I got the feel for the xd9sc and love it but would have to do it without the factory grip extension. also got my hands on the glock 26 and it felt nice. then I picked up the khar pm9 and that was a fine pistol but the slide was a little stiff each of these were 525 or a little less. then I picked up the lcp and I could gotten it for 325 but passed on it. my thought are that imma wait a bit and see if what I'm really looking for come out in a few months if not ill go with the glock or the xd probably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by undrgrnd View Post
    resurecting dead thread here. anywho today I got to put my hands on some pistols. I got the feel for the xd9sc and love it but would have to do it without the factory grip extension. also got my hands on the glock 26 and it felt nice. then I picked up the khar pm9 and that was a fine pistol but the slide was a little stiff each of these were 525 or a little less. then I picked up the lcp and I could gotten it for 325 but passed on it. my thought are that imma wait a bit and see if what I'm really looking for come out in a few months if not ill go with the glock or the xd probably.
    IMO, all three of those pistols are great options, you just have to figure out how to configure them so they work best for you (finger extensions, etc.) I personally wouldn't count on anything coming out, but that's just me.

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    I really don't think it will either but it doesn't hurt to wish. I just couldn't spend the money today even though I got told to by the wife. I just couldn't make my mind up 100% today. anywho saved the money for another day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by undrgrnd View Post
    I really don't think it will either but it doesn't hurt to wish. I just couldn't spend the money today even though I got told to by the wife. I just couldn't make my mind up 100% today. anywho saved the money for another day.
    Do you have the opportunity to rent them and try them out? I suppose you already know how the XD shoots since you have one, but it wouldn't hurt to shoot the sub-compact before purchasing. Also, shooting the Glock might give you some further insight as well. Just my .02

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    unfortunately not. there are 3 gun shops nearby and several pawn shops and an academy but no place to rent within 150 miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by undrgrnd View Post
    unfortunately not. there are 3 gun shops nearby and several pawn shops and an academy but no place to rent within 150 miles.
    I was going to ask if one felt particularly better than the other, but I guess you can't really tell without holding the XD with the 10-round magazine. Keep us posted.

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    Since you are new to carry....might I suggest you forget about pocket carry all together until you've become more accustomed to carry period. Personally, I think pocket carry is a bad alternative. Take that from an open minded person who thinks that many options are always good to have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    Since you are new to carry....might I suggest you forget about pocket carry all together until you've become more accustomed to carry period. Personally, I think pocket carry is a bad alternative. Take that from an open minded person who thinks that many options are always good to have.
    if this comes across rude its not meant to its just a general question. why would you stay away from pocket carry? only reason I ask is because like yourself I'm open to suggestions.

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    i own the g26 and the ruger LCP
    the ruger and the nemesis holster for my pants pocket
    for tighter pants there is always the ankle holster
    with it being light weight it isn't bad

    the g26 is not a pants pocket gun - ankle would be fine

    for my environment i don't feel like i need to carry more than a 380 speeer JHP
    i shot several when i got it and now only 2 or 3 clips when i go to the range
    then back to the g26 and my P22

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    Given the choice of a pocket gun and a slightly larger gun,I'll sacrifice a little in size for function.The pocket size are at least hard to handle and not very accurate,basiclly a very close range defensive gun.A slightly larger gun,for example,the g26,you've got some accuracy with some range and a higher rnd. capacity.If I could,I would carry both,I'm on a pretty tight budget and can only choose one.--G26 or the equivilent.

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    Galco makes good stuff. I have a Bianchi nad a Gould IWB. I use the Gould most days.

    This is the Gould & Goodrich 810
    http://www.copquest.com/76-2000.htm


    This is the Bianchi 3S Pistol Pocket
    http://www.copquest.com/14-1520.htm

    Not trying to change your mind. Just thought you might like to see a couple that I have used for a while. Like I said Galco has some great holsters. Every one I've seen was pretty nice

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    Ruger LCP is the pocket pistol for summer and the Kahr PM9 for Fall, Winter and Spring. As with most semi auto's the Kahr PM9 will lighten a tad bit with break-in. If you can find a NIB Kahr PM9 for $525.00 that is a good price. I paid $469.00 for a NIB XD9SC in OD green and $269.00 for the LCP. The Kahr was much closer to $700.00 and I should have looked around. However, I do not regret purchasing it and love to shoot it compared to the LCP.

    To me the XD9SC is a little big to carry for CC since I have an LCP and PM9. It is a great shooting gun, the trigger is awesome, feels good in the hand and I like the 16+1 extended mag for target shooting.

    If you get a chance, do try to shoot them as this will help you make an educated decision.

    Good luck and have fun....

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    did you happen to purchase your pistols online or local shops. cheapest I've found the lcp for is 300 nib and all xd models are 530 and up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by undrgrnd View Post
    did you happen to purchase your pistols online or local shops. cheapest I've found the lcp for is 300 nib and all xd models are 530 and up.
    I don't know about the LCP, but you can definitely find the XD cheaper. Look at the seller "supohunter" on gunbroker. I have purchased from him, and so have a lot of folks on xdtalk. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by undrgrnd View Post
    did you happen to purchase your pistols online or local shops. cheapest I've found the lcp for is 300 nib and all xd models are 530 and up.
    I've found this is about right for the LCP, but, I've found the XD45 for $479.00 at Carter Country (the service model on sale).

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    Well, I see a problem here.

    You started this thread in October, and your still trying to figure things out.

    Forget the
    Quote Originally Posted by undrgrnd View Post
    ... and I want to make sure that I have it down before I start.
    .

    You won't get it before you start. You have to jump in, and just accept the fact that this will be your FIRST gun, not your only gun.

    I agree with Ram Rod. Look for an affordable but larger gun. Part of owning your first gun should be the "fun" factor. While the pocket guns are utilitarian, they are not necessarily fun to take to the range. A little bigger gun can be fun to shoot.

    If your thinking self-defense, a gun on the hip is usually easier to get to in a hurry than one stuck in a pocket.

    If you settle for a .380 pocket pistol, you'll have to put up with hearing everyone tell you that you need at least a 9mm for good self-defense.

    A bigger gun is usually easier to handle when fired, which adds to the fun factor at the range, and to the safety factor in an emergency.

    Quit waiting to get it right, and jump into the pool to get the experience you'll need to make the right choice for your second gun.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Wandering Man View Post
    Quit waiting to get it right, and jump into the pool to get the experience you'll need to make the right choice for your second gun.
    Excellent advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyatt View Post
    Only you can decide if the trade off is worth it or not. I can tell you the G26 is not a pocket gun. If you want a 9mm for possible pocket carry look at the Kahr PM9.
    Absolutely. I myself have a G23 and though I can carry it IWB, the thickness is impossible to forget it's there. 9mm is a decent round, .380 is well, better than nothing and there are even worse rounds for CC. The .380 LCP is cute, cuddly and slips into even a shirt pocket. Much to be said about that. The 9mm PM9 for example has many of those same attributes but packs a bigger bite. I even hear the PF-9 has the bugs worked out. Anything is better than nothing but when it comes to something, some things are better.

    Check out MouseGuns.com comparrison chart http://www.mouseguns.com/PocketAutoComparison.pdf to see the differences. Be safe.

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    If you look hard enough you can find a Kahr PM9 for under $600. I just bought one for $585 and it is a great pocket gun.

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    Given an unlimited budget I would buy a Kahr P9 or a Rohrbaugh. Both seem to be well made guns that are easily concealable.

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