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concealed carry handgun that can be disassembled with no tools

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Nevermind35, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Nevermind35

    Nevermind35 Vancouver, WA New Member

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    Hey guys and gals, first off ill introduce myself. My names Ryan and ive owned and regularly shot guns since i was about 12. Up until this point ive mainly been attracted to long guns of all varieties, yet i just recieved my first concealed carry permit and would like to get a compact, reliable, no tools needed to disassemble handgun for whenever i feel the need to carry. Ive owned mainly hunting rifles and shotguns throughout the years but just recently got my first 'modern sporting rifles', a BCM Recce 16 Ar-15 and a ruger mini 14 ranch rifle. I am very impressed with how i need zero tools to disassemble the Ar15 and how all i need is a rod of some sorr for the mini. Im looking for a concealed carry handgun with the same characteristics. I am however concentrating on keeping it compact and lightweight enough to wear inside the waistband during the summer with limited clothing. For a semi auto id like to stick with 9mm because i have a carbine that uses that caliber also. If you recommend a revolver 38/357 would be ideal but im up for any other recommendations. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. edogg

    edogg Western Washington Active Member

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    Any of the polymer guns like Glock and M&P and XD can be field stripped without tools. And To remove parts, all you need is a punch.

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  3. wiky86

    wiky86 Gladstone Active Member

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    I love my M&P 45C, and they make a 9mm version. The only tool you need is built into the grip of the gun.
     
  4. Nevermind35

    Nevermind35 Vancouver, WA New Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions guys. Please keep em coming!
     
  5. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    +1 on XD/XDM.

    Several of the Sigs also have very simple and quick take down, and are very reliable.
     
  6. edogg

    edogg Western Washington Active Member

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    Oh yeah...forgot that Sig has a takedown lever. No tools necessary there either.

    If your fingers are strong, you can take down a 1911 without tools too. Or you can use an empty mag as a bushing wrench.

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  7. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I can't think of a semi-auto pistol easier to field strip than a Beretta 92/96FS (current regular army sidearm) and its variants. Most of them are not good carry firearms, though. Most of modern semis are quite easy to field strip, with the exception of some sub compacts, but I can't give you specifics 'cause I own none. If I were you, I'd first focus on a handgun that conceals well, is light, reliable, accurate, and then look at the field stripping.

    Just keep in mind, "field stripping" is more of a military term. Soldiers have a need to be able to take apart their guns for cleaning and lubing out there in the field with minimal tools, whereas you will very most likely pampering your firearm at home after each range visit.

    You did not state what your likes/wants are for a 357Mag revolver. Until, there was a recent thread on the topic. My recommendation: S&W686 or the 686+ (7-round). Rugers are great choices, too.
     
  8. Nevermind35

    Nevermind35 Vancouver, WA New Member

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    Ok that gives me some things to consider and research. I am familiar with how easy a Beretta 92f is to field strip but, like you said, they are a bit large for concealing easily.

    My brother in law just got a nice lightweight ruger 357 mag but im not sure on the model. I do like revolvers but the round bulge from the cylinder seems like it may be harder to conceal. I just really want something that is very reliable. Oh and whatever i get, Id like it to have adjustable sights.

    Edit: And your right that after a range trip ill go home and pamper it however I would like to be able to completely field strip the gun no matter where I am without carrying any tools.
     
  9. dieselben47

    dieselben47 yamhill/mcminnville Member

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    GLOCK 26/19 can be broken down in seconds.
     
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  10. keystir

    keystir Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Just get a glock 26/19 and be done with it.
     
  11. Diamondback

    Diamondback A cold, wet green Hell Well-Known Member

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    Actually, if you have one with original spec grip-screws, the M1911 was designed to be taken apart using nothing more than its own parts and a single .45ACP cartridge's rim as a screwdriver. (Hence the hybrid "flathead/Phillips mixed" screws.)
     
  12. Mezzovex

    Mezzovex Sherwood Active Member

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    I know the sig p238 doesn't need any tools to field strip.
     
  13. tunus

    tunus PDX, United States Active Member

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    Taurus pt709 slim - easy to disassemble, easy to conceal and will not break the bank.
     
  14. Muddslinger12

    Muddslinger12 Vancouver Active Member

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    Ruger sr9c very concealable, light, reliable, and accurate. Field strips very easily with no tools. And very well priced. And best part you can use STANDARD full size mags (17 round for the sr9 with grip extension) OR the Compact mags (10 round even has pinky extension for added grip)
     
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    NiceAsh Salem Active Member

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    I carry a Glock 23. For me is was the best balance between power and size.
     
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    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Well, it won't be my Kimber Ultra Crimson Carry then. They require a wire to retain the recoil spring.
     
  17. Guilty

    Guilty Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    HK P30 and HK P30L are both easily disassembled in seconds without the use of any tools.
     
  18. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    The majority of handguns require no tools to field strip............

    Even your AR-15 requires tools to take down beyond field stripping.

    So your best bet is to hit the gun stores and see what fits your hand. What feels good to you. What controls are in the right spot for you.
     
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    DAPSRT Dallas, Or Active Member

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    Smith and Wesson Shield, Springfield XDs, Ruger LCP or LC9.

    Go to a good gun shop and look around a bit...
     
  20. glockman99

    glockman99 Hoquiam, WA. Active Member

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    For 9mm, a Glock 19 is the one to get...Or a Glock 26 if you really want a small one.
     
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