View Full Version : What do you feel is the best CCW Semi

September 8, 2007, 03:15 PM
I am leaning toward the Kahr but then again thinking of Sig or possibly HK.
What are your thoughts?
Ideally I generally wear jeans and like the idea of slimline of the Kahrs practical use of just sliding in the pocket, what do you feel is the best for this purpose?:confused:

September 8, 2007, 03:35 PM
I handled a Kahr CW40 last week, really liked the size and feel(especially the grip). Only thing I did not like was, it sounded like I was un-zipping the slide when I racked it.

This also happened with the pm40 in the shop.

FWIW It may be a harmless nothing, but I have quite a few guns from different makes, and none of them sound like that.

September 8, 2007, 05:16 PM
Find a range that will rent you the Kahr and fire it before buying. Never a More violent flipping S.O.B. on the green earth! They are so small and cute and a great gun but if you can't shoot it, you can't train with it! I have a HK USP .45 Compact and I like it but I do not carry it either. I carry a Glock 36 or 27 depending on the day.

September 8, 2007, 05:35 PM
Ed Brown Kobra Karry :)

michael t
September 8, 2007, 05:43 PM
Colt Defender or the new Agent. Then a Commander size pistol.

September 8, 2007, 07:25 PM
For small semiauto CCW guns, my favorite two are a Kahr MK9 and a Colt Defender. Both of these conceal very well and are similar in some respects, having 3 inch barrels, slide widths of 0.90 inches, and single stack magazines. The Kahr conceals the easiest, of course, since it has a "2 finger" grip and a 6 round magazine. The Colt will take 3 fingers on the grip and has a 7 round Wilson magazine.

When I can't carry something larger I use one of these.


September 8, 2007, 07:49 PM
I'll throw in a vote for the Glock 19. Small and concealable, high capacity and
stone reliable.

September 8, 2007, 08:00 PM
For me the Sig 239 is the perfect pistol for CCW. I had a USP compact but traded for a full size USP just because the 239 concealed so much better in the warmer months. The 239 is very accurate for it's size and has been 100% reliable.

September 8, 2007, 08:03 PM
The 380 ppks aren't bad, but a bit heavy and big. I like my .32-seecamp...as far as size and punch it's not bad. I have the Bobcat too which is the same size as the seecamp but has a slightly longer grip which I like. Been trying to get a finger extender for the seecamp's grip, but that's like pulling hen's teeth.The seecamp grip is the same length as the grip on my 38 derringer, so it is fairly short.

Trapper L
September 8, 2007, 08:35 PM
The best CCW- Smith and Wesson Model 4516. Ask any LEO. They are built like a tank, shoot great, incredibly reliable, and have a seven round mag in a compact package.

You may disagree but this is one auto that has proven it's worth in the trenchs, not in the gun rags.

September 8, 2007, 08:45 PM
I'm going to pick up the new Walther PPS just as soon as it is approved in CA. From what I've read from other users, it's definitely worth consideration.

September 8, 2007, 08:50 PM
On my personal all time hit list:

HK P2000SK
Sig P232

Honorable Mention:

Walther P99c
Beretta 84/85
Walther PPK
Steel Kahrs

Officer's Match
September 8, 2007, 08:54 PM

September 9, 2007, 02:51 AM
My main carry guns depends on dress and mood:
1) HK P7 PSP
2) Ruger SP101
3) HK P2000SK
4) Kel-Tec PF9

September 9, 2007, 03:24 AM
The Kel-Tec PF9 is a very good choice. 7+1 capacity, very slim and around $300. The trigger is much better than the P3AT that I had and the recoil is much more tolerable. I have a G19 but there is no comparison between the it and the PF9 as far as concealability is concerned.

September 9, 2007, 03:29 AM
My choice:


20oz, thin, flawlessly reliable, accurate. And .45 ACP. 6+1 as the 745, 10+1 as the 145, which is thicker in the grip.

Hold it up next to a PF-9...they're pretty close in size!!!

September 9, 2007, 03:35 AM
I think the Taurus PT111 Millennium Pro Pistol in 9mm is not a bad choice. It shoots well and priced right. I also keep these little gems around just in case......

September 9, 2007, 03:35 AM
Hmmm, that one looks intriguing. How much does the 745 cost?

September 9, 2007, 03:44 AM
Here in Las Vegas about $369.00.;)

Officer's Match
September 9, 2007, 08:58 AM

chris in va
September 9, 2007, 11:06 AM
I want an HK PSP in a bad way. Someday, someday.:o

September 9, 2007, 12:29 PM
Little,light,accurate and 40 cal.Dont know anything else you could ask for--------------------except a 45;)!

September 9, 2007, 03:29 PM
H&K p2000 or Kahr K40. Either will handle 99% of your needs. :D

September 10, 2007, 04:36 PM
Glock 39. Now, if you can live with a revolver, nothing beats a S&W 642 in the pocket.

September 10, 2007, 04:58 PM
The best for me is a Ruger KP97DC.

September 10, 2007, 07:55 PM
The ONLY correct answer to this question, IMNSHO, is "it depends." On a lot of things.

On those occasions when I MUST wear formal attire that I have to rent (happens once or twice a year), whose trousers have no belts and sometimes no (real) pockets, the ONLY thing I can always find a place for is a Baby Browning.

In the summer when its hot and humid and I am at work, where baggy or untucked shirts are simply not appropriate and it's too hot to wear a sweater or jacket, I can't conceal my Makarov effectively so I'm stuck with a KelTec P3AT in a pocket holster. (380 ACP being far preferable to 25 ACP, in my view.)

In the cooler months, when I can wear a light sweater or jacket, I carry a Makarov in an IWB holster. While I might like to have a more powerful round than 9x18, the reality of my aging hand and wrist is that I cannot take the recoil of concealable 9mm Luger guns well enough to be able to practice enough to get really good with them. The Makarov, OTOH, I can shoot all day without much pain, and as a result I have gotten to be VERY good with it. (Twelve inch square plates out to as far as 50 yards, just about every time, if I take my time.) I just recently got a CZ82, whose double action trigger is even nicer than the Mak and holds 4 more rounds - if I find I can shoot it just as well and can conceal the fatter grip, I might just switch, although I'd still be carrying a 9x18 gun.

So . . . For me, it depends. And unless you always wear the same clothes in the same environment, I wouldn't be surprised if you find that for you, too, it depends.