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Old October 27, 2010, 11:17 PM   #1
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What should I get next??

Hello folks! I'm trying to decide what should get for an alternate CCW piece, I have been carrying my 351pd lately and i have this urge to switch back to a semi auto again. I have my eyes on an LCP(used to own one so I know they are decent ) and either a CW 40 or 9, but the 1911 die hard in me keeps urging me to just get the kimber pro carry II and call it a day, I will probably have to put it on layaway because my 351pd will not be enough. But if i get the LCP or the KAHR I will have enough credit to put one or the either on layaway too..Any suggestions will be nice..FYI i have owned all the above mentioned at one point in time in this cray hunt for the a light CCW piece..
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Old October 28, 2010, 08:15 AM   #2
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Well of the guns you have named they all have 6/7 magazine capacity. Sooo I would opt for the Kimber because it is at least 7 rounds of .45 ACP vs 7 rounds of 9mm or .380.

NOTE: As long as you shoot the Kimber as good if not better than the other pistols you have named.

But if you are really willing to go as big as the Kimber why couldn't you get a Ruger SR9c, PX4 Storm, FNX-9, or a Glock 19?

15-17 rounds of 9mm is way better than 7 rounds of .45 acp, 9mm, or .380.

I'm guessing you have a width restraint? Then as long as you can shoot the Kimber as good or better than those other pistols then you should opt for the 7 rounds of .45 ACP.
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Old October 28, 2010, 08:41 AM   #3
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Old October 28, 2010, 01:26 PM   #4
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Springfield EMP.
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Old October 28, 2010, 02:35 PM   #5
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Look at a Bulgarian Makarov. Inexpensive, thin, holds 8 in magazine, well made and a nice carry gun. A little bigger than a 380 ACP, too.
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Old October 28, 2010, 02:44 PM   #6
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Colt defender if you have the $$$$ ,or a s&w m&p 45c with apex carry kit if your on a budjet.
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Old October 28, 2010, 04:07 PM   #7
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CW9, it's light, thin and reliable.
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Old October 28, 2010, 04:50 PM   #8
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CW9 for sure!

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Old October 28, 2010, 04:59 PM   #9
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the emp or the defender. classic 1911 platform and caliber choice of 9mm, .40 or .45 (emp available in 9mm and .40, defender in 9mm or .45.)
both carry well, well made and totally reliable.
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Old October 28, 2010, 05:03 PM   #10
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Your choices are like comparing apples, orange, and plumbs. The LCP would be a choice if you want a deep concealment gun. Elsie Peas are the gun you can carry when you can't carry a gun.
The others are excellent firearms, but concealment wise, not much different than your regular CCW piece
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Old October 28, 2010, 05:03 PM   #11
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Take a hard look at an HK P2000 SK.

Superior handgun in every way, the ultimate in German quality.
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Old October 28, 2010, 05:26 PM   #12
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Well of the guns you have named they all have 6/7 magazine capacity. Sooo I would opt for the Kimber because it is at least 7 rounds of .45 ACP vs 7 rounds of 9mm or .380.
Kimber. I own one and carry it pretty much every day. A Pro II model (I have the Eclipse one) can take an 8 round mag and with a plastic base pad it's just barely not flush, not even worth complaining about really. So that'll boost you to 8+1 instead of just 7 + 1 if you get worried about mag capacity. Also, I own two 10 round mags and it'll take those too. So if 8 rounds don't make you happy then strap a double mag pouch on and drop two 10 rounder in and now you're bringin 28 or 29 rounds to the fight. Me, right now I have the factory mag loaded plus one and two 8 round mags on back up. My best friend is making my two 10 round mags more carry friendly at the moment.
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