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 Post subject: Change in Carry Weapon
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:30 pm 
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I don't know if I mentioned it... But I haven't been carrying for the last few months - and I don't like it!!
I felt naked and vulnerable to start with - but not so much now.
But still - I've been waiting for a chance to purchase another pocket pistol and it finally happened - ordered it Friday.

I was carrying a Beretta .380 Pico and I really liked it!
My brother mentioned wanting a small pistol, and I showed him my Pico (now THAT doesn't sounf right...) and he wanted it now...
He paid what I had in it so I sold it to him and regretted - it ever since. )-:

So, what should I get??
Another Pico?
Another .380 Taurus 783 TCP??
I really liked both of those little pistols!!

But - I want to try something different...

Sure thought about an 9mm SCCY CPX-2 - The one without a safety.
It probably would have worked fine - But I decided against it.
Everybody in the world has a 9mm... Cheap - Boring - Nazi caliber.
But quite effective!!

I had myself thinking pretty hard about getting a 45 ACP Kahr CM45. A 45 will make some big holes!!
It's about the smallest 45 I've seen and the reviews on it are all good - and I'm sure it would even fit in my pocket!
But it's definitely bigger and heavier than the 380's I had before - And a little more expensive.
And a mag full of 45 ammo would make it even heavier...
And It has to be a pocket pistol - I have no where else to conceal a pistol and it has to be comfortable to carry with the sit-down job I have.

But, another little pistol I've wanted to try and I've seen and held at a gun show - The Kel-Tec P32.

Just because it weighs 6-1/2 oz and also because it holds one more round than the 380's - 7 compared to 6.
The one at the gun show was expensive...
So I've been waiting for my supplier to get some in... And so far - I've been waiting a little over a year. )-:

Had to order a couple rifles Friday and I checked to see if there were any P32's in stock... and YES - They have some!!
So I ordered one and an extra mag too.
And a 50 round box of FMJ ammo and a box of 25 of Hornady's hollow point "Critical Defense" ammo.

I don't know how well the little P32 will digest the hollow point ammo... FMJ might be better with a 32 ACP round anyway.
I've wanted to own a 32 caliber pistol - Partly just because I have a 25 ACP, had a .380 ACP and own a 45 ACP.
I think that all of them!!

And just maybe I can talk my wife into carrying one of these.
It's be an up-grade from the .22 she has now.

So, There it is boys!!
I bought myself a new little Kel-Tec P32 and it should be here Wednesday!!

It'll be nice to not feel naked and afraid anymore... :minigun:

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I've got the .380 and really like it.
If you want a .45, I'm reading really good things about the S&W Shield 45

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I had a .32 but the round was just too anemic for me so down the road it went.
And 9mm being as common as it is, is a big plus in my book especially for ammo price and availability.

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I wouldn't have hesitated to get another TCP. I love mine, glad I talked ya out of it. Carry as often as I can carry.

I also have the SCCY and carry it rarely, just don't like the trigger, too much travel. It's a little big for pocket carry too in my opinion.

The Taurus 85 revolver isn't too bad, a little big for the pocket. I'm working on a different kind of holster for it.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:04 pm 
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mogunner wrote:
I had a .32 but the round was just too anemic for me so down the road it went.
And 9mm being as common as it is, is a big plus in my book especially for ammo price and availability.

I figured you say something like that Mo!!
Mo beat the crap out of me for carrying a 25 ACP a while back. )-:
He made a good case about it being a little underpowered. :rules:

But I still enjoy shooting and reloading for it.
The main reason I quit carrying my little 25 caliber Jimmy is because of the mags...
The springs collapse if you keep them loaded for any length of time.
I took it to the range one day and it fired 4 out of 6 rounds and stopped. That's not good!!
I dropped the mag out of it and the last two rounds just fell out of the mag.
I tried another mag (kept it fully loaded for a week or two) and the same thing happened.
I actually had 7 mags for it at the time, so I engraved a number on each one and rotated them.
I used one for a week and unloaded it and used the next one for a week. And still - a few of them ended up with "soft' springs after a while

But that's not something a guy should have to do - It ain't supposed to work that way!!
I would think Jimenez could find a little better spring to use - how expensive can a freakin' spring be??

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I've got the .380 and really like it.
If you want a .45, I'm reading really good things about the S&W Shield 45


Husker - I loved the two .380's I had too!! I think the Taurus was my favorite over the Pico.

And I made this list in my notes when I was studying the 45's:

45 ACP Pistol Comparo

Karh Arms CM45 - $X28.00 - 15.9oz

S&W Shield M&P - $X60.00 - 20.5oz

SF XDS Essentials.- $X16.90 - 29oz

Glock 36 - $X81.00 - 20.11oz

They're in order from least to most expensive and the weight is always a concern.
I fondled an XDS in a gun store and really liked it!!
The salesman, however, was a real pushy SOB...

I've transferred several S&W Shield's and have had a good look at them.
And it isn't much heavier than the Kahr.
If I can sell a few more guns over the Christmas season, I think I'd like to get a Karh and try it out.
I almost ordered it too!! I guess I could have sold the one I didn't keep between the P32 Kel-Tec and the Karh CM45. (-:

But, I know the little P32 is more like what I need and is the most practical.

I wouldn't mind buying a couple of 45's and put one in each vehicle, but my wife works at a school and we all know what a big no-no it is to have guns on school property.
I think in here in South Dakota if she got the proper training and the school board approved it, she could carry in school.
Not a 100% sure about that.

Anyway - I got the shipping notification and it'll be here Wednesday!!
Sadly, the ammo won't be here until Thursday.
It'll be a test to see if it works in below freezing weather... )-:

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Jason, if you get the Kahr and don't like it I know someone that be interested. I've been wanting a compact 45.

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My Kel Tec 32 is what I carry on me when I'm out and about. It's so light, you forget you have it on you. Hollow points seem silly, especially in the winter when heavy coats are being worn. I think the partial cock trigger is superior to Sccys long throw trigger but it's no tack driver either. It's a reliable, well balanced, lightweight just in case gun. Jason, you won't believe how little the recoil is in this light as a feather pistol.

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I have nearly 10 years carry experience with the P3at, the step up from the P32. It is my summer pocket carry gun.

Winters I switch to the 9mm or a .38. For 8-9 years I carried the PF9 and like the way it carries but with the lone wolf attacks we have seen I felt the 7 shot capacity was a down side. Add to that the need to wear a glove due to the recoil. The PF9 hurts me every time I pull the trigger and I can handle .44mag recoil with no problem. The PF9 recoil impulse hurts all the way up my wrist.

I picked up a P11 5 years back and it has become my preferred CCW. It is an 11+1 and S&W 59 mags fit too so my refill has 15 shots.

The P11 is also more comfortable to shoot than either the PF9 or the P3at.

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In winter I carry my P95 in a shoulder holster, lol.

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It should be here in an hour or two!!

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Been almost 2 hours...is it here yet?????

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Dang it!!
Still not here...

Maybe the cold weather is slowing them down - it was 3 degrees this morning and not much warmer now!!

I see they were using a U-Haul truck yesterday... They might still be having problems with their UPS truck.

Soon I hope!!

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