Best weapon for Concealed Carry advise

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    I carry a S&W M&P Shield 1.0 in 45acp. I went thru dozens of guns at the range before deciding on my EDC. I like big, slow, damaging rounds, so 45acp is my thing. You need to be ready for it, it does kick pretty good, but with practice what I aim out goes down, full stop. Pretty much my definition of a carry gun. I haven’t left the house without it in years. It gets 100 rounds thru it every week, I clean it after range time and once in the middle of the week. I have never not had a round fire. I love my gun……
     
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    • Back in Time

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      I think you probably just hit the nail on the head. I never had much to do with handguns before.
       
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      If that is the case, it may carry over and present itself on different semiautomatics...but revolvers don't have that issue

      Just something to consider
       
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        If that's the case, you want a Ruger Super Blackhawk 44mag with a 10.5 " barrel.
        They'd run as soon as you pulled it out. lol
         
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          • RustyRatRod

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            All of mine are legal so "they" already know what I have.
             
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              Back when I was much younger, when the 1st "Dirty Harry" movie came out-I just had to have a big handgun. I saved for a few months and bought a 44 Magnum Ruger Super Blackhawk with the 10 1/2 inch barrel. I have wondered if they make a conceal holster for it. To most, it is very intimidating. I know there are a lot larger handguns out there today, but in the '70's it was the king. Many years ago, I found some 300 gr. hollow point slugs, had a friend reload 100 rounds for me. That's my home defense!
               
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                You can get a nice shoulder holster for it. I carried my S&W 500 in one.
                 
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                I have a revolver and semi automatic, both have their purposes. Depends on what your end goal is.
                 
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                • DodgeLad

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                  I love this thing. Talk about a sweet shooter. And so handsome! Even better with the Hogue grips, but adds a bit of bulk for that extra finger.

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                    I started carrying several years ago. My wife got interested so she went a shop and they had her fire about 10 different weapons. She settled on the Glock 43. As far as concealed I usually carry my Glock in the cargo pocket on pants. Works great for me.
                     
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                      this is also something to consider

                      if you are in your vehicle, AND the weapon is holstered, most of the times you cant easily get at it
                      BUT wit a should holster, you just might get at it before its too late



                      as far as EDC goes, i find a inside the waiste band holster works best for me, about the 7 oclock position with a stylish hawaiian shirt covering the exposed part (of the gun, not my plumbers crack) works well
                       
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                        I got Kitty a similar one years ago. It was the .357 Airlite. VERY light. TOO light. It had way too much recoil for her and hurt her hand. It's gone now. lol
                         
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                        Which is why when we're in the car, mine is in my lap. ESPECIALLY when riding through Macon.
                         
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                          im a lefty so when im driving it is usually in the door pocket
                           
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                            I should note that a fellow veteran friend of mine who happens to have lots of combat experience with fire arms gave my wife some good advice before she settled on a weapon.
                             
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                              PM me and I’ll give you the number of a guy that runs a range over in Avondale.
                               
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                                Ruger LCR chambered in .22 Mag
                                I distrust semi auto pistols for a life or death conceal carry.
                                I own multi fine good shooting semi auto pistols none of which I use for a carry option, too big to heavy and can be un reliable if not properly cared for, something which most of us are guilty of. Now a semi auto for a truck gun or home defense that is a different story.
                                 
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                                • Big_John

                                  Big_John In my defense, I was left unsupervised.

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                                  That is a very good point too. Mrs. Big John has a LCP that she doesn't like to shoot. Great carry gun, but not good for her to put boxes of ammo through at the range, so not a good gun for her to carry on a regular basis. On the other hand, I like my LCP and get a kick out of shooting it, so it's a good gun for me. I like my revolvers better, but that's another story.

                                  I think it's been repeated here a few times.. You need to be comfortable with it in your hand. You also need to be comfortable at the range with it. I like to know that I've put at least a hundred rounds with no hiccups through any semi-auto before I would trust it to fire when my life depended on it. That's one factor. The other is that a gun that's I don't like to shoot won't get brought out when I'm at the range. You need to be comfortable shooting what you carry.

                                  If I go plinking with the .22 revolver (lot's of fun), I at least run a couple loads of practice ammo through my carry gun.
                                   
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                                    Kitty simply doesn't have the hand strength to rack the slide on a semi auto. At least we've not found one yet. We've gone through a lot of them too.
                                     
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                                      I agree... Snub Nose .38 is a good go to...
                                       
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                                        You could just walk around with a cup full of hydrochloric acid like the camel jockeys do.
                                         
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                                        Then "they" read an argument thread on here with you upset and come to your house to take your gun so you don't shoot up the next car show.
                                        Lmao
                                         
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