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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BootToTheHead, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. BootToTheHead

    BootToTheHead Milwaukie, OR New Member

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    Looking for a good concealed carry gun. Tried a S&W 642 Centennial .38 special with Crimson Trace & I hate it. I like the 9mm semi auto Glock & S&W, but have only rented them at the range. I want an easy pull & low recoil, any ideas?

    Thanks
     
  2. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the club! Someone foisted off a revolver on you, eh? Many people think of the little things as 'lady's guns'. Post your question over in the handgun section of the forum and you'll get loads of responses.
     
  3. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    My wife has a 642 with laser grips that she bought for herself, but she likes her Taurus TCP .380 better. It doesn't kick as hard and it's very small and light to carry. The Ruger LCP is ever so slightly smaller and the S&W Bodyguard a bit bigger.
     
  4. bruzer

    bruzer Grants Pass, OR Well-Known Member

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    Welcome aboard.
    Mike
     
  5. Translator

    Translator Gorge Member

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    Welcome, Boot. One thing you might consider for concealability, if you will carry the gun on your hip, is the thickness of the slide. The 1911 style guns tend to be thinner. I have never measured, or fired, a Springfield 9 mm but I know the 1911 .45 ACP Springfields and Colts are under 1" thick (by "1911 style" I mean this as opposed to, say, this Springfield). The Glocks are quite a bit thicker than 1" and so is the Springfield at the latter link above. HTH
     
  6. moose

    moose northwet coast Well-Known Member

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    Welcome!
     
  7. rusobr2

    rusobr2 prineville,or Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    welcome to NWF ! well....it looks like your picking up some info already ! great people here to help ya out, and they come with info. ! now.... thats a plus in anybodys book..... enjoy yourself !!

    steven
     
  8. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    The tiny 2 inch barreled J frames are an experts weapon. Look into one with a 3 inch heavy barrel, or a nice compact 9MM like a Kahr, Springfield Armory or Glock
     
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    Stinger Tacoma Member

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    Not sure how accurate the site is, but Genitron.com shows the Bersa Thunder 380 as having very low recoil, and it is small enough for concealed carry.