Conceal carry anyone?

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  1. Nalt

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    Not a good idea. Many (most?) states have laws against hidden compartments in vehicles. Be a shame to have a nice truck like that and have the po-po seize it.
     
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        Nice find. Their list of guns, for review, is not comprehensive/complete but it's a start.
         
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          Wish I had looked this over before making another impulse purchase this morning....oh well I was actually shocked that there was over a half dozen compact sized handguns available...I've been looking at a lot of different CC sized pistols for me and my wife the last couple of month's and I really liked the feel of the P365XL compared with similar guns so I bought one. While I was there another customer mentioned he was buying the S&W MP EZ for his wife...After checking out his gun I think I found one for my wife too.
          The biggest concern is working the slide and feeding the mag as my wife has pretty bad arthritis and not the strongest hands. It seems pretty easy and functional even for someone with weaker hands. The biggest problem for me is these sized guns are really small in my catchers mitt sized hands and just don't feel "right". The Sig was about as good as I could get feelwise….
           
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          There can be only one answer, S&W 642 Airweight.
           
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          Fake news. Anything can be a concealed carry firearm if you're fat enough.

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          Alex.
           
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            Seems like Crete was looking for something simple. Doesn't get any simpler than a 642. Internal hammer and ultra light.

            When I got my CCL I went to 3 gun shops. First 2 sales guys recommended the 642, both showed me that what they were carrying right then and it was a 642. I wanted a Walther. When I went into the third shop and the sales guy showed me his 642, I was sold. Since then I've tried some others, a Glock, Springfield XD were good but not as easy to use or as concealable as the 642. I can carry in my front pocket, ankle, IWB.

            All these small guns are kind of painful to shoot though. It's the short barrel.
             
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            It's like no one here has ever read what I've written, repeatedly over the years, regarding choosing the correct cc weapon for THEMSELVES!!!? ;)
             
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              OK, I'll play... Why, specifically, did you choose the 642 for YOU?
               
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                It's all right there in that post you quoted. :boring:
                 
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                  Refresh my memory :lol:.....With me it's like when I go car shopping
                  Is it fast?
                  Does it look cool?
                  And does my fat ass fit in it?

                  I'll take it....
                   
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                    A lot of the indoor ranges are stocking FFL's. The one nearest me has a pretty broad assortment of handguns on the wall for rent at a reasonable rate. Find one and take her to the place and let one of the shooting instructors there show her the differences, how each one operates, and shoot a couple. It's like finding a lover you're comfortable with, let her try it out and see what she likes :lol:.
                     
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                      Because three sales guys had them?
                       
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                      Because it's a fantastic CCW.
                       
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                        For who?
                         
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                          In all honesty there were a couple of things that stood out to me from the minute I picked up the gun I bought.
                          One is that I liked the grip and could get more of my hand solidly on to the grip. Two, it has a 3.7" brl. length which makes it somewhat capable as a home defense handgun too(supposedly it's considered very accurate for a CCW)...Three, the sight picture was noticeably better than any of the other guns in this class that I have held. Four, it has 12+1 capacity outta the box and there are 15+1 mags available.....
                           
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                          Ah! So what I wrote over the years DID stick! :lol:
                           
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                            I like to bs around on here quite a bit but I've picked up a decent amount of practical knowledge from some of the guys like yourself and the Jackass on this board. It helps to decipher some of the internet idiocy and even every guy on the street or leaning on the gun counter seems to be a Gun God with almighty firearm knowledge. Nice to be able to bounce some things off some people here.

                            Truth is I really do not like handguns and lack experience and knowledge with them. if I had time and choice and had to shoot something or someone(hopefully never)I would pick up my shotgun 11 times out of 10....it just is what I'm familiar with by feel and experience.
                            All that said I realize the need for personal protection is only going to increase in this insane world but even a CCW will spent more time inside the home so why not get something that would be halfway decent there too?

                            Now I've just got to break it to the Donkey that I bought a Sig:law: this should be fun and probably worth another 10-12 pages..... :lol2:
                             
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                              I've always said the same things in regards to buying a handgun (whether semi-auto or wheel) for CC, because the reality is that all the top names are "good enough" for their stock products, so...
                              1. Don't listen to "experts"... especially military/former military, LEO, and gun shop guys. It doesn't mean squat.
                              2. Do your research online, talk to people, whatever... and get your mental list of what you think you want.
                              3. Go to gun shops, get the "experts" to lay your list on the counter. Go to multiple gun shops and do this for everything on your list.
                              4. Pick each one up with proper grip and find the one that feels the best in YOUR hands. Don't worry about the weight. You are picking it up unloaded and the balance will change completely when loaded and only make what feels the best, better. Oh, and IGNORE the "expert" watching you do this.
                              5. Bring each one up to what you feel is your natural firing position, then open your eyes to see which one has the best sight alignment. Again, ignore the "expert" watching you do this.
                              6. Narrow your list down to the top 2 with best combo of the feel in your hand and best natural sight alignment.
                              7. Buy one of those.
                              8. Buy 300 rounds of crap ammo. Burn it through the one you bought... aiming not necessary, may even cause you to second guess your purchase. Cheap ammo does not typically group well, period. You aren't worried about accuracy here, you are effectively "polishing" your action and feed ramp if semi-auto. Just a note, when I'm burning bulk ammo for practice, when finished, I will shoot one magazine with my defensive load (see below) just to remember how accurate it actually is.
                              9. Buy a box each of 3-5 different good defense loads.
                              10. Shoot them from a bench and see which one your weapon eats the best. You are interested in the best GROUPING here, not which is closest to the bullseye. You can adjust/replace your sights (even fixed, non-adjustable ones) to bring that group to the center.
                              11. Get training, shoot a lot.
                              @GatorFL I have no problem with the 642. It's a simple, highly proven, frame and it does its job as well as anything. My bigger point was that while it may be perfect for YOU and YOUR purposes, each individual should find what is best for THEM and THEIR purposes. Sorry if I came across as an ass, it wasn't my intent (well, maybe a little! ;) ).
                               

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