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Old January 19, 2013, 03:05 PM   #1
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Ruger SR9C or used Glock 17 for beach carry

Which one is better for beach carry? I have not heard much on the Rugers line of pistols, and I know a lot about Glocks. I am looking about the same price, Glock 17 used (used to be before the panic) $400-$430 and the Ruger is around $440. I narrowed my search to these two. Maybe Glock 27 but rarely find those used.
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Old January 19, 2013, 04:27 PM   #2
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Is beach carry a thing? Archer has some advice on carrying a Chekhov .25 in tight circumstances, but don't make it weird.
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Old January 19, 2013, 04:34 PM   #3
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Beach carrying a g 17

I can't for the life of me figure out how I could pull that off.
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Old January 19, 2013, 05:03 PM   #4
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yeah beach carry is new to me, I would have a serious problem concealing anything in my swim trunks, regardless of size... beach carry just sounds like a bad idea all around unless you intend to have your gun wrapped in a towler with your sunblock and car keys and intend to have your stuff guarded by at least one individual the entire time you are there.
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Old January 19, 2013, 05:03 PM   #5
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Just that simple.
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Old January 19, 2013, 05:31 PM   #6
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Still not following... By "beach" do you mean, like, on a shore?

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Oh. Oh! Are you suggesting that thing could conceal a G17 inside swim trunks?
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Old January 19, 2013, 05:34 PM   #7
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I don't get it. Do you wear jeans to the beach or do you use that holster as a Speedo?
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Old January 19, 2013, 05:49 PM   #8
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thunder/smart carry don't break up the gun outline as one would think.

Since the gun will protrude more than anything else, it prints like a gun.
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Old January 19, 2013, 05:54 PM   #9
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I can hear her now, "Is that your gun or are you happy to see me"?
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Old January 19, 2013, 05:55 PM   #10
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I wear cargo shorts normally, plenty of room and baggy.
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Old January 19, 2013, 06:50 PM   #11
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Glock 26 or 27
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Old January 19, 2013, 10:43 PM   #12
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Quote:
I can hear her now, "Is that your gun or are you happy to see me"?
I was gunna say something like this when tahunua001 said

Quote:
I would have a serious problem concealing anything in my swim trunks, regardless of size
but I'm too mature for that
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Old January 20, 2013, 04:09 AM   #13
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For me all the lawyer features of the SR9 are a deal breaker. Glock is my main go-to brand.
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Old January 20, 2013, 04:15 AM   #14
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I just can not see that holster being comfortable. I like glocks, but i wouldnt carry it that way.
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Old January 20, 2013, 04:17 AM   #15
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If you even *think* carrying those large pistols would be good with baggy trunks, may I suggest you do a LOT more research about concealed carry.
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