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6 years 15 weeks ago, 4:07 PM

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Ok this may sound like a dumb question but I will ask it anyway. I am looking at getting an off duty weapon and want to get some input as to what i should get. I was looking into either a s&w mp compact 9mm but I also am looking at the Ruger KP95PR15 9mm. Any thoughts?? It will be a concealed weapon so weight is a concern.

6 years 15 weeks ago, 4:16 PM

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just my preference... i like the M&P better than the ruger. did you already pass on the g19?

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6 years 15 weeks ago, 4:25 PM

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I had looked at that but spoke to a few people who advised against it. You think I should revisit it?

6 years 15 weeks ago, 4:30 PM

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yep. glocks are always good. I suggest you find the caliber, and frame size that you like.... then go to a range and try a glock, XD, and M&P. (cz's, sigs,and rugers are good too. (my favorites are sigs, but people don't like them cause they cost so much, but i think they're the best)). anyway, try all of the next to each other and go with the one that feels the best and you shoot the tightest groups with. what do you carry on duty?

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6 years 14 weeks ago, 12:50 PM

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to be honest I work for CDCR. So unless in a tower or outside the prison we do not carry. The reason i am getting an off duty weapon is for protection. There have been several attacks on officers in the past few years. ( officers running into a parolees that had a beef with them). So with any luck the only thing I will need to shoot at is a target but its better to be safe then sorry.

6 years 15 weeks ago, 4:54 PM

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Carry 9mm

I really like my Glock19 as my concealed carry weapon. I also have several other weapons that qualify for CCW. A Stainless Star Firestar M43 9mm and a Tauras Stainless M85 .38 Special. All are good choices but the Glock is the one I prefer. When I advise others as to which is best for them, I bring them all and have them close there eyes and point at a target on the wall. Open there eyes and see which holds closest to aim. The one that points most naturally is an obvious choice.
BTW Concealed Carry sucks, I don't like it but sometimes you just have to carry. 2 pounds or more of firearm and associated gear is really a load to carry both PHYSICALLY AND PSYCHOLOGICALLY. Think about it real hard before you decide to carry.

6 years 14 weeks ago, 11:57 AM

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Hope this helps

This is my low-down on the issue.
I believe, having carried a Glock 19 for 7 months that it is not a good concealable because it is just too big! I know it isn't that big of a weapon but it is "too big for the use he wants it for". Now I have to say that I have nothing against Glocks and after the XDM I'm getting I am going to get a Glock 30. I would suggest a the Springfield armory XD or the S&W M&P series, whatever cal. you want. The XD is a 1/2in shorter(6.3in) the the G19(6.8) and the M&P is 0.20in shorter(6.6). I just love the feel of the M&P's anyway, so I may biased. but the Glock39 is a .45 and it is only 6.3in. now if you want an ankle gun that is compact all around I would suggest the 6.1in Smith & Wesson M&P 340 Centennial. but the best way to decide is to fire them all at a range, anyone who owns guns will tell you to fire them before you buy them.

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