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Old September 28, 2012, 06:36 PM   #26
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Edit: never mind just seen 9mm. although the XD-S will be out in 9mm shortly
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Old September 28, 2012, 08:42 PM   #27
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Hello all,

First post, but I've been lurking for a while. I'm also in the market for a 9mm with the idea of eventually CC once I get more comfortable and get mor range time.

I'm curious why no one has mentioned Walther - either the PPQ or P99?

I'm probably overlooking something obvious, but I've read good things about both (though I haven't had the chance to fire either).

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Old September 28, 2012, 10:49 PM   #28
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I used to carry a LC9 but now carry the LCR in nice weather or my p-95 in cool weather clothing.
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Old September 28, 2012, 10:55 PM   #29
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I'm curious why no one has mentioned Walther - either the PPQ or P99?

I'm probably overlooking something obvious, but I've read good things about both (though I haven't had the chance to fire either).

lol c'mon now...look at my thread. Why did you have to comment on this one? Welcome to TFL! check out my thread and hit the "search" bar for any reviews on the PPQ. I liked mine a lot today. First time out with it.
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Old September 28, 2012, 11:09 PM   #30
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Old September 28, 2012, 11:45 PM   #31
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Tom,

The Walthers get a lot of love around here Among the many threads they're mentioned in, I did a full review of the PPQ, and we have a bunch of range report style posts.
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Old September 29, 2012, 12:19 AM   #32
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What's your beef with Taurus? I'm buying the 9mm slim with a crimson trace laser guard for my old lady. And maybe a .40 for me.
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Old September 29, 2012, 03:05 AM   #33
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Any opinions on 9mm conceal carry?
Opinions? On the Interwebs? We don't do that here!

But, on a more serious note, I'd look at the Glock 19 or 26 as well as the FNX9.
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Old September 29, 2012, 08:04 AM   #34
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S&W 3913

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Old September 29, 2012, 08:34 AM   #35
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I'll recommend any 9mm you can hit the target with and that has a comfortable grip and trigger for a carry. Make sure it's reliable before stuffing it in your waistband as well. If you can't make it to the range every week at least once, I recommend going for a compact rather than a subcompact and as much training as you can squeeze in.

I personally carry a Glock because it fits all of that criteria for me. My second choice would be a toss up between the M&P9 and the PPQ.
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Old September 29, 2012, 09:08 AM   #36
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Constantine - didn't mean to suggest that Walther got no love. I enjoyed your range report yesterday (and glad I'm not the only one getting hosed on ammo prices).

I was just wondering if there was something about the PPQ or the P99 that made it a poor choice for OPs criteria.

It seems as though there is no reason, just didn't get mentioned because it's was mentioned elsewhere.

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Old September 29, 2012, 09:22 AM   #37
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I'm going to sound like a broken record here, but my SR9c gives me the best of both worlds - a great, reliable 9mm that is incredibly easy to conceal. I have a Comp-Tac minotaur IWB holster that just makes it blend into my side.


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Old September 29, 2012, 11:57 AM   #38
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I carry the LC9 in my pocket. So far mine hasn't missed a lick. Not a target gun but very accurate after you get used to the long trigger pull. I shoot it better than my 642 in rapid fire, about the same slow fire.
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Old September 29, 2012, 12:02 PM   #39
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I carry an HK P30LEM in an MTAC... Absolutely love it.
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Old October 3, 2012, 06:06 PM   #40
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THANKS

Thanks everyone great info! Got a XDS incase you were wondering, figured go with the 45, a conceal carry gun isn't for fun any ways.
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Old October 3, 2012, 06:10 PM   #41
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You simply can't go wrong with a Walther PPS. Reliable, accurate and shoots like a full sized.
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Old October 4, 2012, 01:59 AM   #42
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Old October 4, 2012, 05:27 AM   #43
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If you want tiny, get an LCP. If you want more substance, get an LC9 or a P290.
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Old October 4, 2012, 07:29 AM   #44
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Regarding the PPQ or P99 for concealed carry:

I tend to advocate finding something you can *always* carry, first. Once you have that covered, finding alternative options for cold weather can be fun.

The PPQ and P99AS are slightly larger than a Glock 19. As much as I love them, they are a little chunky for year-round carry. With heavy clothes, it's considerably easier. If you wear heavy clothing often, these are great options. Still, I wouldn't carry my PPQ every day. My SR9c is considerably more comfortable to pack.
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Old October 4, 2012, 07:57 AM   #45
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When I do carry, I alternate my standard arm (a S&W M36 with a 3" barrel) with a Sig P290. The Sig's got their version of Tritium night sights and offers a slim profile for an OWB holstered piece. It weighs 20 oz. with a six round magazine in place...a bit much for a pocket piece in my opinion, but great on the belt. Best Regards, Rod

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Old October 4, 2012, 07:18 PM   #46
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Old October 4, 2012, 07:29 PM   #47
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Thanks everyone great info! Got a XDS incase you were wondering, figured go with the 45, a conceal carry gun isn't for fun any ways.
What do you mean a ccw isn't for fun. Why would anyone get a gun that wasn't fun to shoot? Are you going to practice with it? And if you practice with (and you should) don't you want to have fun doing it? I carry my SR9c and I have a blast shooting it.
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Old October 4, 2012, 07:34 PM   #48
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In case y'all missed it, the OP says he went with a 5+1 XD-S .45:

http://www.xdspistol.com/specs.php
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Old October 6, 2012, 02:06 PM   #49
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Taurus?

I understand why some people don't like the Taurus name, but they haven't been a throw away brand for quite some time. I own a PT92 and a 24/7 compact G2 9mm and absolutely love them. I went for the Taurus over the Beretta because of the transferable lifetime unlimited warranty and haven't regretted it a bit. I've fired at least a thousand rounds out of both and never had problem with either one no matter what brand ammo. The 24/7 has so many features I liked and conceals fairly easy while providing 14 rounds to work with. Don't let the old reputation steer you away from looking at a Taurus, you might be surprised with how accurate and reliable they are.
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Old October 6, 2012, 02:19 PM   #50
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9mm

the best and most comfortable/concealable for me is
my FN P9, lighter than any other full size I have tried, accuracy unmatched.
It is a Browning. I am 160 and 5' 10
Take a look you will be amazed
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