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Re: Best Concealed Carry 9mm? [Re: Big Sky] #16523819 10/13/21
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Another vote for the Sig P365.

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Re: Best Concealed Carry 9mm? [Re: Waders] #16523870 10/13/21
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Originally Posted by Waders
I've tried all of these and more:

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I don't really dislike any of them. However, not pictured is my Sig P365XL. It checks all the boxes and is as comfortable as a gun can get. It's more accurate than I am.

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Re: Best Concealed Carry 9mm? [Re: Big Sky] #16524137 10/13/21
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Wade just so you know I really enjoyed that photo you posted up of your handguns. I own some of the same models.


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Re: Best Concealed Carry 9mm? [Re: Big Sky] #16524715 10/13/21
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Shootability & good accuracy are my 1st requisites & most subcompact's don't meet that criteria well enough to suit me.........really not even close.

So, over time, I've settled on the S&W M&P 2.0 with a 3.6" barrel..............15 round mag, full size grip, but still smaller than most its size like G-19.

Carried appendix style in a TXC holster, it's turned out to be the best choice for me.

Never tried a Sig 365 of any flavor but I doubt it would be better in any respect.

Occasionally I will carry a G26/27, but it really offers nothing better in concealability & it's not nearly as easy to shoot consistently as well.

If I want something slightly bigger, then it's a Commander sized 1911.

YMMV

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From my experience with most of things talked about here 365 XL period old I have recently purchased a Ruger Max 9 and it's not bad at all except a floppy ass trigger from the factory have a gallowway ordered and maybe that will change my mind.

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Re: Best Concealed Carry 9mm? [Re: MontanaMan] #16524994 10/13/21
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Originally Posted by MontanaMan
Shootability & good accuracy are my 1st requisites & most subcompact's don't meet that criteria well enough to suit me.........really not even close.

So, over time, I've settled on the S&W M&P 2.0 with a 3.6" barrel..............15 round mag, full size grip, but still smaller than most its size like G-19.

Carried appendix style in a TXC holster, it's turned out to be the best choice for me.

Never tried a Sig 365 of any flavor but I doubt it would be better in any respect.

Occasionally I will carry a G26/27, but it really offers nothing better in concealability & it's nearly as easy to shoot consistently as well.

If I want something slightly bigger, then it's a Commander sized 1911.

YMMV

MM

I feel the same way, and carry a Glock 19 as my daily carry piece, only occasionally switching to a smaller or pocket sized gun, depending on circumstances.


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Re: Best Concealed Carry 9mm? [Re: Big Sky] #16525344 10/13/21
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Some of it depends on your body size. I’m 6’3” with very large hands. I like my Glock 19x a lot. My pinky finger and part of the the other hang off of a 19 grip frame but a 19x fits just right and looks small in my mitts. A good belt makes carrying a larger gun relatively easy.

Re: Best Concealed Carry 9mm? [Re: Big Sky] #16528105 10/14/21
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Glock 43 for ease of concealment and light weight. I have a P365XL with an optic and love it. but for lightweight easy concealment, its hard to beat a G43. Just my opinion.

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Re: Best Concealed Carry 9mm? [Re: Big Sky] #16529956 10/15/21
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Kahr P-9 is one, my SIG P-938 is another.. Both are quite accurate.. I have a few others, one is the new Kimber Micro Rapide - just haven't taken it to a range yet. But most often I have a Kahr PM-9 with me; not as accurate as the P-9, but for anything under 7 yards, I won't be missing.. smile

One of the things I like most about the Kahrs is the simplicity... No safety to operate, just draw and fire.. Some don't like the longer trigger pull associated with the Kahrs, but I've not found it a distraction..


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Re: Best Concealed Carry 9mm? [Re: jwp475] #16531392 10/15/21
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Originally Posted by jwp475
Originally Posted by NVhntr
I've tried many of the subcompacts and the Sig P365 is where I settled.


This goes for me in spades


Me too. I carry my 365 IWB under (usually) a T-shirt and hardly know it's there. More important than that, to me, is the fact that, somehow, it just shoots like a bigger gun. I can't shoot it quite as well as my most favored regular size pistols, but I can shoot it as well as most of them and it's very comfortable to shoot as well. I can't imagine a better gun for the purpose.



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Re: Best Concealed Carry 9mm? [Re: Big Sky] #16532415 10/15/21
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I've held my brothers 365 XL. I like how it felt and the the trigger was ok. But I have not actually fired it. I can understand why many on here like the 365s.

I carry a Glock 19 in a plastic inside the waistband holster with a heavy 511 belt. I sometimes carry a Glock 26 the same way or with a sticky holster in a pocket.


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Originally Posted by Big Sky
I've owned several 9mm's and I'm struggling to find one light weight and slim enough in design for comfortable concealed carry. I recently had Glock 43X and hated everything about it once I started shooting it. I'll skip all the reasons I hated it, but I won't own another tiny Glock. I replaced it with a S&W Shield Plus. I like the S&W and many of the issues I had the Glock have been solved with the Shield. However it's still a little wide and probably could be just a little lighter weight. I mean it works okay, but it just seems like there should be something else out there that is better. So has anyone found a comfortable to carry 9mm, that is lightweight, slim, and still accurate?


How do you carry?

I hate IWB carry and I hate pocket carry. I've found an OWB holster that works well for me. I carry up to G19s and G23s in my OWB holster and they're very concealable and extremely comfortable.

I use this holster...
https://blackpointtactical.com/shop/leather-wing/

I've tried a variety of holsters over the years and is the first one I'd consider comfortable. May not work for you but maybe look at your holster set up, then go from there.

Re: Best Concealed Carry 9mm? [Re: Big Sky] #16535518 10/16/21
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Re: Best Concealed Carry 9mm? [Re: Big Sky] #16535765 10/17/21
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I carry the shield plus and the Glock 43x both decent guns for carry. smile

Re: Best Concealed Carry 9mm? [Re: NVhntr] #16551139 10/22/21
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Originally Posted by NVhntr
I've tried many of the subcompacts and the Sig P365 is where I settled.




Same here.


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Re: Best Concealed Carry 9mm? [Re: Big Sky] #16551302 10/22/21
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My Shield Plus carries very well as does my G48, but if I were going to buy another Glock, I think I would have to look hard at the 43X


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Oh and I use the Shield Arms mags in my Glock


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I have a shotgun so I have no need for a 30-06.....
Re: Best Concealed Carry 9mm? [Re: MontanaMarine] #16552761 10/22/21
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Originally Posted by MontanaMarine
Well, nobody will be able to tell you what is going to be best for you.

I recently sold my Kahr CW9 in favor of the 43X. I really like the 43X.

If you haven't shot a Kahr, you might want to give one a try. Compared to the Glock, it is a tad shorter in the grip, thinner in the grip and slide. The trigger is a smooth rolling stroke. Not the take-up and 'wall', like a Glock. CW9 has a 7-round magazine, and 8-rounder available that sticks out a bit further on the bottom.

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The Kahr never bobbled once, from the day I first shot it. Accuracy was good. The target above was 20 yards if I recall correctly. I was just sawing the trigger going through the 200 round break-in that Kahr recommends. As I said already, it never bobbled.

There are others out there that are highly regarded. Sig 365 or 365XL seem to be what most people really like. also Springfield Hellcat, S&W Shield, Ruger quickly come to mind. I don't have any hands-on with any of them to share though. There are many others too, I just kind of hit the wave-tops. Try to handle and shoot as many as you can.



If I remember correctly the guys on THR? said the steel cased Winchester ammo was among the worst available. I have no experience with it, but if what people write is true that is a huge endorsement for the Kahr pistol.

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my preferred 9mm for carry latley has been in the form of a Sig P229R but the 9mm projectile is launched from a 357 Sig case


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Re: Best Concealed Carry 9mm? [Re: Slavek] #16552789 10/22/21
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Originally Posted by Slavek


If I remember correctly the guys on THR? said the steel cased Winchester ammo was among the worst available. I have no experience with it, but if what people write is true that is a huge endorsement for the Kahr pistol.


i bought a kahr cw9 from MM's post.

internet gospel is to run 200 rounds thru it to break in.


i run 500 thru mine.

a mix of brass, steel and aluminum.

winchester and tula ( eeek!) steel.


no problems.

too bad Kahr isnt upping their game with a ~12 rd pistol.


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