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  • Ruger LCP

    13 17.57%
  • Glock 26

    36 48.65%
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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!

    -Jeff-

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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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    My suggestion is get the Kahr PM9 if you must have a pocket gun. I agree with RamRod that when new pocket guns are not the best choice. I can't back that up with facts or figures just how I feel. I think a gun in a holster is a better for a noobe. It is just my opinion I still don't like a pocket gun now, My best motorcycle riding buddy on teh other hand is a pocket gun guy all the way and he carries the PM9.

    If you can wear a IWB holster such as the www.jndtactical.com or the www.crossbreedholsters.com then get a CW9 Kahr. You can own the CW9 and one of those fine IWB holsters for less then 500 bucks. You have a great easy to conceal gun in a fine holdster that hides the gun has great retention and will work with the clothing you described.

    My 2 cents........ no charge.............that way if you take my advice you will surely get your moneys worth

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    Kahr PM9 replaced a CZ RAMI 9mm I had carried. Chose the Kahr due to it's lite weight. Also much better price on the Ammo than a .380 ( I also have a Ruger LittleCrappyPistol)....WVleo

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    I own both of the guns in your poll. (Except I have a glock 27 that I converted to 9mm)
    I bought the glock first, with intention of concealed carry. It's a great gun, but pants enormous enough to conceal it are not pants I need to be wearing. Yo. So, I bought an lcp. With a 6$ holster from cheaper than dirt, it's perfect for pockets. I just ordered heavier springs for it; lcp stock springs are on the light side. I love it, but concealing my glock is like concealing a deadly mutant brick

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    Detonics Combat Master .45

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    They are both good guns but the Glock 26 is a little bigger and heavier

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