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Patrick from seattle

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Patrickv, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. Patrickv

    Patrickv Darrington New Member

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    Hello im Patrick. I live in Seattle. Have a hunting background, and now looking into handguns
    Just got my concealed pistol license. Looking for some advise, interested in a .22 or 9mm? What is a good choice to target with and light carry usage.
     
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    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    Patrick,
    Target shooting and carrying concealed are 2 very different things requiring pretty different guns. However, I think in your position I'd opt for a nice carry gun and later get something better suited for target shooting. Go have a look at the small/thin Kahr and Ruger LC9 pistols to see if they fit your hand. Unless you're a small guy, I'd avoid the .25 and .380 caliber pistols for anything other than a backup. My personal preference is always for a revolver like the S&W 642.

    Which gun and which holster are pretty personal choices BUT a good holster is a must. Buy a cheap one and you'll soon replace it. Uncle Mikes are nice for screwing inside the door of your gun safe to hold pistols. If you prefer leather, look at Galco, Bianchi and other high quality rigs.
     
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    Patrickv Darrington New Member

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    Thanks for the advise. I am headed to a local gun store this weekend to get a feel for what fits. I had not given thought to a revolver but that may fit the bill.