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    Hand Gun selection

    Ok guys I haven't been in the market for a hand gun in a while..but I'm curious from those of you that are active with them on your choice for what I'm looking for.

    I've just gotten my concealed weapons permit today and I'm wanting some suggestions based on these needs:

    Easy to carry ( suggestions on holsters)
    Stopping power (wanna be able to kill a deer from at least 20yards)
    Large capacity magazine (I wanna shot it many times again when its dead)
    Light weight ( yeah not much else to say)

    Price isn't too much of a factor..like I'm willing to go up to 1000$ maybe a little more but lets be reasonable.

    My main purpose is for protection when I'm out and about..but otherwise I'm going to carry it with me in the woods when I'm hunting.

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    big stopping power/large capacity magazine is a bit tough when you also want high conceal ability and light weight. Maybe a smaller frame .40 or even .45 would be the ticket. You get down to 9mm and .380 and you are sacrificing some stopping power.
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    S&W make some great Law Enforcement "Backup/Concealment" models from 9mm to .40 these are 10+1 capacity which is great.




    They make an even smaller model and you can get it in a .45, but sacrafice at 6+1 capacity. Kick butt little gun though.



    Your talking $600 or so for these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
    Ok guys I haven't been in the market for a hand gun in a while..but I'm curious from those of you that are active with them on your choice for what I'm looking for.

    I've just gotten my concealed weapons permit today and I'm wanting some suggestions based on these needs:

    Easy to carry ( suggestions on holsters)
    Stopping power (wanna be able to kill a deer from at least 20yards)
    Large capacity magazine (I wanna shot it many times again when its dead)
    Light weight ( yeah not much else to say)

    Price isn't too much of a factor..like I'm willing to go up to 1000$ maybe a little more but lets be reasonable.

    My main purpose is for protection when I'm out and about..but otherwise I'm going to carry it with me in the woods when I'm hunting.

    You'll shoot your eye out, kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by downhill View Post
    You'll shoot your eye out, kid.
    I never said I didn't have any... hell I have over 30 rifles and shot guns along with 3 hand guns now..but never had a need or desire to get my concealed till now for various reasons. But thanks for the advice grandpa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
    I never said I didn't have any... hell I have over 30 rifles and shot guns along with 3 hand guns now..but never had a need or desire to get my concealed till now for various reasons. But thanks for the advice grandpa.
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    Define what you mean by "concealment" weapon...like a small backup unit? Ankle holster when in public? If so, it's tough to find a model with stopping power >9mm, and 14+1 or 15+1.

    Although I've seen someone drop a deer dead with a .22 long....I think you'll want to stick to .45 to satisfy this category.

    Going out in the woods....moisture 'n all, I'd probably lean towards a stainless one. When I was on the force here, since we're shoreline (salt water)...carried a S&W 5906 stainless.

    I always liked the feel of Berettas too. For subcompacts..look at their Px4 Storm..they have a .40 model. There's a full sized Storm model too, up to .45.

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    I have a Springfield XD 9mm "sub compact" Holds 16 or 17 rounds has a 3" barrel.
    Plenty of stopping power with the right round.

    That's what I carry every day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leatherneck View Post
    big stopping power/large capacity magazine is a bit tough when you also want high conceal ability and light weight. Maybe a smaller frame .40 or even .45 would be the ticket. You get down to 9mm and .380 and you are sacrificing some stopping power.
    depends on your aim
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post
    depends on your aim
    Yep, Mannix could drop a bad guy at 100 yards with his snub-nose .38
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    Taurus-- The Judge......

    It can shoot either a .410 guage shotgun shell, or a .45 caliber bullet, you can even alternate the rounds.....




    Model: 4510TKR-3SS
    Caliber: .45/.410 (2.5" chamber).
    Capacity: 5
    Barrel Length: 3"
    Action: DA/SA
    Finish: Matte Stainless Steel
    Grips: Ribber
    Weight: 29 oz
    Construction: Steel
    Frame: Compact
    Front Sight: Red Fiber Optic Fixed
    Rear Sight: Fixed
    Trigger Type: Smooth
    Length: 7-1/2"
    Width: 1.531"
    Height: 5.394"
    Rate of Twist: 1:12"
    Grooves: 6
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    I've been looking at a new 9mm... they are light weight and have some decent stopping power.

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    I've heard nothing but good things about H & K's, Brembo had one and I thought it was a great weapon. Plenty of safety features, rock solid reliability, a bit pricey though.

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    Concealed and "huntable" (I.E. minimum barrel length) don't play well together. I *think* in NC the minimum is 8", could be 6" but either way that isn't on my list of easily concealed.

    I'd go for a .40 of some nature, decent velocity, decent energy and almost the same capacity os a 9mm (rounds) with close to .45 energy. Great round the .40.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brembo View Post

    I'd go for a .40 of some nature, decent velocity, decent energy and almost the same capacity os a 9mm (rounds) with close to .45 energy. Great round the .40.
    Thanks i'll check a few of them out..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leatherneck View Post
    S&W make some great Law Enforcement "Backup/Concealment" models from 9mm to .40 these are 10+1 capacity which is great.




    They make an even smaller model and you can get it in a .45, but sacrafice at 6+1 capacity. Kick butt little gun though.



    Your talking $600 or so for these.

    I'm with Leatherneck on this one. S&W or Glock:

    http://www.glock.com/english/glock23.htm
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    I went with the Glock model 19 9mm... it felt good from the first grab and seems to have good velocity and stopping power. Going with FMJ and also picked up the Tactical Laser/flashlight addition....total for everything was near 1000$


    But man was that place I went to busy..everyone talking about getting guns as soon as they could before Obama gets in office.

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