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6 years 4 weeks ago, 9:08 PM

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I am looking for a Conceal & Carry Firearm in Ohio. I am facing the balancing act of RELIABILITY, SIZE / WEIGHT, and POWER. As long as it is under $1,000 cost is not a really factor.

So far, my frontrunner is the Springfield Arms XD Subcompact .40 S&W.

Thoughts?

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6 years 4 weeks ago, 9:19 PM

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Never shot a XD subcompact. Have a full size version in 45 that I love. A Glock 36 might be an option, slim and in 45, only 6 rounds though. I have a walther pps in .40, but I'll tell you, you will probably hate the thing for the first 50 rounds. It gave me trouble. But after another 100 I had no more problems. A sig 239 in 40 is nice, but it's going to be significantly heavier than an xd. I'm not sure I helped at all here.

6 years 4 weeks ago, 9:41 PM

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Thanks for the reply. I have a Sig P229 Elite .40 S&W and I love it. Sig really makes a quality firearm. I was worried that the 239 might be too big and/or heavy. I can get the specs of the Sig online, but the XD web sit seems more elusive (but is advertised as sooo small and light). I never Conceal & Carried before, so this is new to me... I want to be sure it is light and low-profile...

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6 years 4 weeks ago, 9:46 PM

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Walther PPS

I carry a Walther PPS 9mm. No complaints. I like it at the range too. All round winner

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6 years 4 weeks ago, 9:53 PM

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Glock 36

Just to follow up on Cathfish's comment, I agree; a Glock 36 is a good weapon for concealment purposes. The smaller size provides the user with many concealment optons, and minimal weight. The decreased number of rounds is not really a concern, since this is considered as a concealed carry gun, and not your every day handgun; plus a .45 will do the trick. However, I owned one and it had it's shortcomings. I traded my Glock 36 in due to the fact the gun was malfunctioning regularly. The slide would remain open after a round was fired as if I'd just shot the last round,despite the existance of additional rounds in the magazine. This problem didn't develop right away, but soon enough; and it shouldn't happen at all. It was the first, and probably the last Glock I'll ever own. I went to a H&K USP .45 after. Although not nearly as concealable, the gun is an absolute dream. So, I'd continue in the direction of the XD, but don't have any info for you on that gun.

6 years 4 weeks ago, 11:37 PM

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my picks

Glock 19 or 26. 9mm is cheaper to practice with than 40 or 45 and there is some very effective ammo available in the civilian market. XD series pistols are very reliable also and you can't go wrong with it if that's your choice

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6 years 4 weeks ago, 9:18 AM

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I carry as g23. its a little heavy sometimes, but not too bad

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6 years 4 weeks ago, 1:18 PM

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That is kinda hard

depends on your size....I personally carry a .45 with a 5"barrel, but I am 6'3 245 with an Uncle Mike's in the pants holster it is heavy but nobody knows I carry it unless I get up and my shirt is above the handgrip...I personally don't like glock cause I have big hands...I had a SV.40 but the trigger pull on that is horrible and made it difficult to be accurate...it's really personal choice...I live in Ohio so I know ccw laws are not that strict so if you have a compartment (middle) in your car you can keep the gun in there

6 years 4 weeks ago, 5:49 PM

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i'm 6'2" and 255 so my fram / size shouldn't be an issue.
But not only do I want no one else to know I am carrying... I would like it if I barely knew it too. Even as a big guy, I want light and small because I fear that if it is chunky & heavy, I will carry it less. I'd rather have a small one than none.
I do have the problem hoever, I have pretty big hands. I tried some really small semi-autos on for size, and it always feels weird to me when my pinky and sometimes my ring finger too are off or barely on the grip - feels strange.

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6 years 4 weeks ago, 1:28 PM

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I have yet carry concealed but figured I would just carry my snub nose 38 special S&W, It's tiny , lite and packs one hell of a wallup if needed.

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6 years 4 weeks ago, 1:32 PM

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Make sure you have a good Defensive Round loaded into that .38, like DPX or HydraShok type ammo.

6 years 4 weeks ago, 1:59 PM

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Good idea I just have cheapo stuff for it now. I do have Hydrashok for my glock 17, which is what I like to carry when I am out expolring in the woods.

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6 years 4 weeks ago, 8:38 AM

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believe me

Personally I wouldn't go with something that small....I carry mine all day everyday and unless I am running (which I rarely do) I don't even notice it, I keep it just behind my hip and it actually is not that heavy...I even wear sweatpants sometimes and don't have a problem...unless you went with something that you carried in your pocket...you are going to notice every weapon

6 years 4 weeks ago, 2:42 PM

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I just can't imagine a

I just can't imagine a scenerio I would find myself in were I would need something with more range. I am thinking here in the office and the stops I may make on the way home were trouble could be found. As stated before if I am out running around the woods "I often do that" I carry my 17. My 38 fits in any pocket and I don't even notice it. I may retire that to the wifes purse however.

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6 years 3 weeks ago, 11:47 AM

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I like the HK P2000SK. The M&P 40 compact is one of the best concealed carries I have found. Size, capacity, weight, etc....

6 years 3 weeks ago, 11:54 AM

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get what you like. I love the Kimber CDPII 3" and the Springfield Micro because they're slimmer. But for in town I carry a S&W642 in my back pocket. If I'm out in the woods hunting or camping it's either My 4"Kimber CDPII Pro, or my CZ75b .40.

Depends on your taste.

6 years 3 weeks ago, 12:16 PM

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nice choice Hammer

HammerOfThor wrote:
get what you like. I love the Kimber CDPII 3" and the Springfield Micro because they're slimmer. But for in town I carry a S&W642 in my back pocket. If I'm out in the woods hunting or camping it's either My 4"Kimber CDPII Pro, or my CZ75b .40.

Depends on your taste.

Very good taste you have!

6 years 3 weeks ago, 6:04 PM

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Get Two Guns

The Springfield Sub-Compact carries very well, with a Don Hume IWB holster. I also have a Kel Tec P-3AT that goes everywhere i do. The P-3AT is a fine Firearm....don't be turned off by people talking them down. I guess my point is that you could have two great carry guns for that $1000!

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