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Hi All,

Looking for a new cc pistol.

I have owned a 96D, XD.45 Tac, and Mod 65 357 Taurus Revolver. Currently I own a S&W 4006, S&W 642-2 in .38, and looking for something that packs a big punch and prints very little.

Current thoughts are an older 4013 or cs40 from S&W, Taurus 24/7, or XD40 Sub Compact.

What do yall suggest? Any others?
I'm a fan of the PPK (won't carry due to a problem a friend has had with his) and can't stand Keltec.
 

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Well, since you asked, I like the PT111 Pro and PT 145 Pro for concealed carry. And I have a Kel-Tec for the pocket, which I am quite fond of.
 

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Well, since you asked, I like the PT111 Pro and PT 145 Pro for concealed carry. And I have a Kel-Tec for the pocket, which I am quite fond of.
sounds somewhat like me...I have a PT111, I WANT the PT 145, and have a small Beretta TomCat
 

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I can recommend the 24/7, as I have one in 9mm and love it! You won't go wrong with a PT111 or PT145, either. But it all really depends upon which one you can actually conceal. Decide on the largest gun you can conceal and shoot well!

I have been a fan of the Walther PPK and have an original German made .380 PPK/S version with no problems. It served me well for a lot of years and has some nostalgic attachment for me as I used to carry it. However, I have moved on to a preference for small 9mm's for small guns these days.
 

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I need to find a range that rents guns *argh* I can easily conceal my 4006 in my left pocket in a pair of jeans, but it's so damn heavy in comparison to the XD I used to own. I guess weight is my number 1 factor, then size. Keep in mind I don't have my cc yet, nor have I carried except at my house (garage) but still, once it's here, I want something that compliments my 642-2 well. Also looking at shoulder holsters as well.

I hope that was legible, just got back from a meeting and my brain is fried.
 

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Well Cliff,... you didn't tell us you were looking for a Hard Hitting "BUG"... You must be looking for the "Bad A$$ Bug" below...

Rohrbaugh R9 9mm
12.8oz and holds 6+1 rounds. 5.2" long and 3.7 high.
http://www.hipowersandhandguns.com/R9.htm

http://www.gunsamerica.com/99624449...s/R-Misc-Pistols/ROHRBAUGH_R9S_9MM_PISTOL.htm
~Remember the "LAW OF GUN BUYING"~
Buy the Gun you want, and you will Love that Gun... "NOT" the Gun that just has the best Price...!!! You will get over the Love of that Price, and the HoneyMoon will be OVER...!!! Then you will KICK yourself for not Buying the "Gun You Felt The Love For"... "REMEMBER" It's the cost of AMMO that costs more over time...!!!
 

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The real law of gun buying is to buy what is economically feasible while still having a gun that functions for it's intended purpose----self defense.

Rohrbaugh makes a good gun, yes, but you can't find a used one for under $900. We live in difficult economic times at the moment and just because you fall in love with a particular gun doesn't mean you can buy it.

I'm trying to be realistic here when food, clothing, and shelter for your family are much more important than a flashy sidearm. Yes, we need to protect our families but it can be done on a budget as well.

My rant is now over. Back to our regularly scheduled thread. :) ;)
 

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NYPD in AZ said:
The real law of gun buying is to buy what is economically feasible while still having a gun that functions for it's intended purpose----self defense.

Rohrbaugh makes a good gun, yes, but you can't find a used one for under $900. We live in difficult economic times at the moment and just because you fall in love with a particular gun doesn't mean you can buy it.

I'm trying to be realistic here when food, clothing, and shelter for your family are much more important than a flashy sidearm. Yes, we need to protect our families but it can be done on a budget as well.

My rant is now over. Back to our regularly scheduled thread. :) ;)

Well I do think Rohrbaugh makes a fine weapon, but as NYPD in AZ points out, I do have a budget right now :(
I should have posted before that I am looking for something 600.00 or less, old or new design.
 

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Most People don't realize that the Plastic-Fantastic's are not Heirloom Quality Guns, and will "NEVER" have the "Soul" of a Rohrbaugh Gun...!!! The Plastic-Fantastic's are Just Tools... If a TOOL is all you need, then any Old or New Tool will do, as long as it gets it's intended job done...
 

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Most People don't realize that the Plastic-Fantastic's are not Heirloom Quality Guns, and will "NEVER" have the "Soul" of a Rohrbaugh Gun...!!! The Plastic-Fantastic's are Just Tools... If a TOOL is all you need, then any Old or New Tool will do, as long as it gets it's intended job done...
Agreed.
 

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Rohrbaugh is just too expensive - over $1000 new, and I've got way too many other things I need to get done for that kind of money. I've got 100 rounds through my Keltec PF9 and zero issues. If I get a Dremel for fathers day like I've dropped hints for, I will polish the feed ramp myself..... ;)

Keltec or no, my main carry is my PT145.
 

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I just went through the same dilemma. I ended up going with a glock 26. I thought I'd hate it but after feeling one my mind was set. I never even wanted to consider glock but we can all be surprised.
 

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Why not a 1911, with a good IWB holster. I carry a pt1911 in a IWB and you can not tell it is there.
 

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I have a PT111pro 3rd gen and not noticable and comfortable. no problems with it either
 

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Why not a 1911, with a good IWB holster. I carry a pt1911 in a IWB and you can not tell it is there.
Fired my friends Springfield 1911, and although it's a fine gun, I am just not a fan of how it fits in my hands.
 

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I carry a subcompact XD9 every day without any issues concealing it. Another option (as stated above) would be a Millennium Pro.

The only other thing I'd suggest is to get whatever platform (ie XD, Mill Pro, etc) in a caliber you already own. Then it'll be easier to justify large quantities of ammo.

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SgtKnuckles said:
Most People don't realize that the Plastic-Fantastic's are not Heirloom Quality Guns, and will "NEVER" have the "Soul" of a Rohrbaugh Gun...!!! The Plastic-Fantastic's are Just Tools... If a TOOL is all you need, then any Old or New Tool will do, as long as it gets it's intended job done...
My Nephew would love to have my 9mm 24/7 Pro. Until I pass over to the other side, he'll just have to get his own! LOL! I expect that either of my 24/7's and my other Taurus Pistols will out live me and will be passed on.

High dollar guns are nice, providing they are not fragile and live up to their price tag.
 

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My kids have their own guns, one has some I wish he would pass on to me!! Presentation model Baretta, in a box from his military unit. Sweet!
Mine, I may split between them if I go!! "or when I go". Or have the wife put them in the coffin!! Depends on how the kids treat me this weekend on Dad's Day!!
 
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