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    View Poll Results: Which gun if you HAD....HAD to get one of em?

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    • Keltec P380

      72 31.30%
    • Ruger LCP 380

      117 50.87%
    • or beat em with a shovel.

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    1. #21
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      Quote Originally Posted by drummin man 627 View Post
      Hemmigremmie, I, too am "waistline challenged" (325 lbs) I found that a small gun, in a cheap cloth holster fits in, and is pretty stable in the watch pocket of my jeans. Either the FEG, or the Beretta 84 just have the grip sticking out. My Pocket "T" shirt covers it up. .....And they are easier to draw than when IWB.

      Thats what Im lookin at gettin. What kind of holster is it? Hg

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      Quote Originally Posted by hemmigremmie View Post
      The thought of a winter coat makes me swat. LOL

      If I can get a good holster then Id love keeping the 45 to carry, but Im afraid to go broke trying holsters. Thought about stitching my jeans pocket so the gun will just fit in them were the handle just sticks out??? Think that might work?? HG
      off topic but do you own a Gremlin with a Hemi in it?

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      Quote Originally Posted by hemmigremmie View Post
      If I can get a good holster then Id love keeping the 45 to carry, but Im afraid to go broke trying holsters.
      If you can afford a P3AT or LCP, then you wouldn't go broke trying a few holsters. Besides that, when they're hardly used, most have a decent resale value (atleast most that would be worth trying).

      Also, you didn't really answer any of the questions that were asked of you.

      -Jeff-

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      Check out a Beretta 84FS or Walther PPK/S - both are great .380's.

      Having said that, there are many subcompact 9mm's available now which are very diminuative.

      And the 9mm is a much better caliber.

      Good luck.

      Will

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      My 70 year old mom just bought a LCP. We picked it up tuesday, went to the range to make sure it funtioned well and found out friday they were recalled. Ruger does not have the fix yet so it was wait and see till they send her the notice in the mail. She bought it for her annual trip to Florida and was worried she would be without. Thanks to my local shop Jalensky's, they took it back for full credit, pulled the rest off the shelf And sold her a like new Sig 232 two tone with night sights for 100 bucks more. That is one sweet little machine. Great trigger, smooth action and the slide glides like it is on ball bearings. If you still want a poly, go with the Kel tech.

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      Quote Originally Posted by oak1971 View Post
      off topic but do you own a Gremlin with a Hemi in it?

      I have a tubbed out Gremlin that I was puttin a 354 Hemi into, but it was way wide so I have a blown sbc in it now. HG

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      Also, you didn't really answer any of the questions that were asked of you.

      What question didnt I answer????

      Im a huge guy that wants oppinions on .380's and have trouble finding a good holster. What didnt I answer?? Im confused?? HG

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      Quote Originally Posted by hemmigreemie
      Also, you didn't really answer any of the questions that were asked of you.

      What question didnt I answer????

      Im a huge guy that wants oppinions on .380's and have trouble finding a good holster. What didnt I answer?? Im confused?? HG

      Quote Originally Posted by BeefyBeefo
      Have you tried OWB holsters? What holster do you use? Belt?
      There's a few.

      Quote Originally Posted by Todd
      Just some food for thought here. It sounds to me like you just haven't found the right holster yet. A good holster, and belt, will make the world of difference. Also remember that if you carry IWB, you need to wear pants a couple inches bigger in the waist than you normally would to accommodate for the gun. I good holster, belt, and some new pants may be a cheaper investment than buying a new gun and will allow you to still carry your .45, which IMHO, is preferable to a .380.
      Quote Originally Posted by BeefyBeefo View Post
      If you can afford a P3AT or LCP, then you wouldn't go broke trying a few holsters. Besides that, when they're hardly used, most have a decent resale value (atleast most that would be worth trying).
      Any thoughts on that?

      -Jeff-
      Last edited by BeefyBeefo; 11-01-2008 at 09:24 PM.

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      Quote Originally Posted by hemmigremmie View Post
      I have a tubbed out Gremlin that I was puttin a 354 Hemi into, but it was way wide so I have a blown sbc in it now. HG
      That thing must fly!

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      Quote Originally Posted by oak1971 View Post
      That thing must fly!
      LOL. Hopefully. If I ever get it done. Ill post a link to it sometime. HG

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      OK. I see.

      Yea I think the IWB is a good idea and my pants are usually carpenter style, but if i buy 3 or 4 good holsters to find the right, then I coulda just bought a .380.

      And I love the .45, but I think its to big to carry for conealment regardless of what holster i get. HG

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      If anyones interested. Heres the link to my Gremlin. Feedback appreciated. HG

      http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...journalid=2415

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      Quote Originally Posted by hemmigremmie View Post
      If anyones interested. Heres the link to my Gremlin. Feedback appreciated. HG

      http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...journalid=2415
      That's awesome, hemi. I was born and raised in Kenosha. AMC's were everywhere and I owned my fair share. I always wanted to make a silly fast Gremlin. Good job!

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      Quote Originally Posted by hemmigremmie View Post
      OK. I see.

      Yea I think the IWB is a good idea and my pants are usually carpenter style, but if i buy 3 or 4 good holsters to find the right, then I coulda just bought a .380.

      And I love the .45, but I think its to big to carry for conealment regardless of what holster i get. HG
      Buy a kel tec p3at and get a pocket holster, wear a oversize shirt and no one will know its there.

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      I've just added a P232 to my "family". I've shot the P232 several times before at the range I used to shoot at in Colorado. They had one as a rental. I now have one of my own. Pictures coming soon.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Growler67 View Post
      I've just added a P232 to my "family". I've shot the P232 several times before at the range I used to shoot at in Colorado. They had one as a rental. I now have one of my own. Pictures coming soon.
      I love Sigs.

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      I bought the LCP early on...Yes! I heard it got recalled. But, at 56 years old I have yet to drop a handgun. I guess that must be the exeption to the rule.

      Hairy

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      Quote Originally Posted by Hairy Clipper View Post
      But, at 56 years old I have yet to drop a handgun.
      There's always a first time.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Hairy Clipper View Post
      I bought the LCP early on...Yes! I heard it got recalled. But, at 56 years old I have yet to drop a handgun. I guess that must be the exeption to the rule.

      Hairy
      Don't give yourself bad karma. I also bought the LCP early on. Yep, I registered myself with Ruger to get set up for the fix. I don't carry it much, so it doesn't bother me to send it in and get the free mag. Rather have it fixed than take the chance of an AD.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Growler67 View Post
      I've just added a P232 to my "family". I've shot the P232 several times before at the range I used to shoot at in Colorado. They had one as a rental. I now have one of my own. Pictures coming soon.
      Let us know how it goes.

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