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Old 04-01-2021, 11:24 AM   #1
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This is a just-for-fun thread brought about by the want to buy carry gun thread in the classifieds. So what in your opinion is the world's best carry gun? Also if you feel that it needs to be outfitted a certain way with whatever sights, mags, Etc toss that in as well
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Old 04-01-2021, 11:30 AM   #2
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You will get many different answers on this one, but only one answer is correct The most reliable pistol you feel comfortable with and can shoot accurately
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Old 04-01-2021, 11:34 AM   #3
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IMHO, the Sig P365, but, if money is an object the new Ruger is getting great reviews.
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Old 04-01-2021, 11:43 AM   #4
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You will get many different answers on this one, but only one answer is correct The most reliable pistol you feel comfortable with and can shoot accurately
I'm not looking for a carry gun, just curious what everybody's favorite is. There is no right or wrong answer on this, it's just a for thread
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Old 04-01-2021, 11:44 AM   #5
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My current favorites are:
1) Glock 29 with 9x25 Dillon conversion. 125 grain Gold Dot @ 1600 fps.

2) Glock 43X with 15 round shield arms mags.

3) Sig P365 with 12 round mags.


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Old 04-01-2021, 11:50 AM   #6
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My current favorites are:
1) Glock 29 with 9x25 Dillon conversion. 125 grain Gold Dot @ 1600 fps.

2) Glock 43X with 15 round shield arms mags.

3) Sig P365 with 12 round mags.


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Wow, does that 29 get that speed out of the stock length barrel? That is smoking out of a 3.75 or so inch barrel
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Old 04-01-2021, 11:51 AM   #7
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The one you can carry comfortably, goes bang and fits you.
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Old 04-01-2021, 11:54 AM   #8
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For 325 I bought a S&W shield. Put a 75dollar trigger in it and it's hard to beat. Hk usp will but don't want to scratch it
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Old 04-01-2021, 12:00 PM   #9
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Walther PPK/s. That said, I carry a LCP 9 most often. Will be following closely as I am in the market for a higher capacity.


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Old 04-01-2021, 12:03 PM   #10
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It's just a personal preference thing. There is no "best".

I keep trying all the new wonder guns, small guns, etc and keep coming back to the good ol Glock 19.
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Old 04-01-2021, 12:09 PM   #11
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Old 04-01-2021, 12:15 PM   #12
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Glock 43x w/ shield 15rd --
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Old 04-01-2021, 12:25 PM   #13
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For me, Glock 43. I like the 43X (what my wife has) but like the shorter grip for concealed carry.


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Old 04-01-2021, 12:27 PM   #14
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I'm in the P365 camp, that thing goes every I do. Gotta have the 12rd mags though. I don't care for the way it feels in my hand with the ten rounders.

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Old 04-01-2021, 12:28 PM   #15
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Anything but a Glock.
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Old 04-01-2021, 12:34 PM   #16
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I carry several different pistols depending on what clothes I am wearing.
The best gun to carry is one of the largest caliber you are most proficient with, can deploy the fastest and be accurate with on a full mag dump.
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Old 04-01-2021, 12:34 PM   #17
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I went round and round with this question and ultimately ease of carry is the main deciding factor (after function). For me, I like the small pocket pistols. I just throw it in my front pocket like I would my phone or wallet. The ease of carry means I actually carry it more. I like the Kahr p380 or cw380. They are DAO which I like for carry purposes. The idea of carrying a pistol "C&L" in my pocket doesn't appeal to me. I know the .380 gets some flack for being a small round but with quality ammo, it will more than do the job. Especially if you consider 95% of concealed carry use is within 10' or less.
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Old 04-01-2021, 12:34 PM   #18
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Cozy with my Wilson EDC 9...got to fondle a staccato C2 that came in for a customer & feels similar in the hand.
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Old 04-01-2021, 12:35 PM   #19
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Currently a SW bodyguard. I will actually carry it so it is the best to me. 2nd place is an xds 9mm but don't carry it thus it's 2nd place position.

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Old 04-01-2021, 01:23 PM   #20
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Sig p365 with 12 round mag. Occasionally a 15 round backup is carried also. It goes everywhere I go. Keys, wallet, phone, Redman and P365.

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Old 04-01-2021, 01:28 PM   #21
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Chevy....





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Old 04-01-2021, 01:34 PM   #22
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P365 with the 15rd mag. Probably the most accurate pistol I own.


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Old 04-01-2021, 01:42 PM   #23
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For me it is the Sig P365 w/ the 12rd mag all day everyday
but I would like to see the new Shield Plus.
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Old 04-01-2021, 01:51 PM   #24
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I rotate 3 depending on what Iím wearing and what I feel like carrying. 43x,45 and P10c
For me the 43x is pretty close to perfect size carry gun. I want to get it cut and put a red dot on it.
The one that fits my hand and shoots the best for me is the P10C. Running a Holosun on that one.


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Old 04-01-2021, 02:03 PM   #25
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Wow, does that 29 get that speed out of the stock length barrel? That is smoking out of a 3.75 or so inch barrel


It is extended to ~4Ē and threaded. It also is an aftermarket barrel made by Bar-Sto.







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Old 04-01-2021, 02:06 PM   #26
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Cozy with my Wilson EDC 9...got to fondle a staccato C2 that came in for a customer & feels similar in the hand.


We got a high roller in da house!

Hi Paul.

FWIW I want one of the Wilson EDC 9s badly!


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Old 04-01-2021, 02:29 PM   #27
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S&W Bodyguard ... It's just to easy....
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Old 04-01-2021, 02:37 PM   #28
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We got a high roller in da house!

Hi Paul.

FWIW I want one of the Wilson EDC 9s badly!


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Old 04-01-2021, 02:46 PM   #29
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Mikey,

I got lucky...I was referred a new customer for consignment & he had the EDC & a FNS-9C. Told him about how the deal works on GB & not a fast process by the time you go through the auction / shipping etc.

Well, he was hot for the $$$ to get another toy & said he would be happy to get $2500 for both...couldn't get the checkbook out any faster if I tried!!


Oscar, I would look at the staccato as well.

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For me itís a Glock-29. Been carrying it since Ď05. Still in its 10mm configuration.

After reading the results MikeD is getting from his conversion I may look at fitting a .357 SIG barrel to it. I have plenty of brass & bullets to use.

My other favorite was a SIG 229 in .357 SIG. I ended up selling it to a fella back in AZ .

Now itís one of those guns I wish I never sold.


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Old 04-01-2021, 06:05 PM   #31
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I carry a Ruger LC9, in my front pocket. I also carry one spare mag.
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Old 04-01-2021, 07:21 PM   #32
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colt delta elite 10mm loaded up with silvertips.........
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Old 04-01-2021, 07:55 PM   #33
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For me itís a Glock-29. Been carrying it since Ď05. Still in its 10mm configuration.

After reading the results MikeD is getting from his conversion I may look at fitting a .357 SIG barrel to it. I have plenty of brass & bullets to use.

My other favorite was a SIG 229 in .357 SIG. I ended up selling it to a fella back in AZ .

Now itís one of those guns I wish I never sold.


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If you want a 357 Sig, get you a G31. No need to have a large frame pistol when it will fit in the regular frame.


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Old 04-01-2021, 08:38 PM   #34
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G48 with Overwatch Precision trigger, 507K, and Shield S15 mags.
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Old 04-01-2021, 10:01 PM   #35
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For me Glock 48 with S15 mag. I haven’t got to carry a 43x but that’s the only one I could see standing a chance of beating it out for me
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Old 04-01-2021, 10:01 PM   #36
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G43X with S15 mag.

For deeper CC: G43 with Taran tactical +1 (only adds 1/8Ē).
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Old 04-01-2021, 10:02 PM   #37
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For me Glock 48 with S15 mag. I havenít got to carry a 43x but thatís the only one I could see standing a chance of beating it out for me

I have the 48 and 43. You can swap slides and make a 43X.


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Old 04-01-2021, 10:04 PM   #38
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G43X with S15 mag.

For deeper CC: G43 with Taran tactical +1 (only adds 1/8Ē).
This or the 365.

I sold my 365. I wish I hadn't.
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Before micros were the “thing” I toted Glocks almost exclusively because of round capacity. That being said.....until something better comes along the P365 is what I’ll have on me. I’ve carried a whole bunch of micros over the years but this Sig conceals well, has an awesome trigger, is both ergonomic and accurate....and totes 11 rounds.
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Old 04-02-2021, 01:01 AM   #40
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I carry a glock 19 just fine
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Old 04-02-2021, 03:13 AM   #41
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For those with the P365, what CCW holster are y'all using?

I'm looking to get the P365, but not sure which holster options are out there.
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Old 04-02-2021, 07:18 AM   #42
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Surprised no one mentioned the Springfield Hellcat. My wife ordered me one to try out with the shield RMSc red dot. Comes with 11+1 and 13+1.

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Old 04-02-2021, 07:32 AM   #43
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My son bought the Hellcat when it first came out. He's always tried to 1-up the ole man...with the 1 extra round

He didn't like the overall ergonomics compared to my P365 and couldn't get it to group for shatt! He sold it and bought a 365.
Nothing against Springfield Armory. I love their triggers and even carried an XDM 9 for awhile.
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My son bought the Hellcat when it first came out. He's always tried to 1-up the ole man...with the 1 extra round

He didn't like the overall ergonomics compared to my P365 and couldn't get it to group for shatt! He sold it and bought a 365.
Nothing against Springfield Armory. I love their triggers and even carried an XDM 9 for awhile.

Good to know. Other than the G48 / G43Xís 15+1, the P365 and Hellcat (and now Shield plus and Ruger ) are really the choices for micro compact these days.


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Old 04-02-2021, 08:42 AM   #45
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Glock 43 here, the x grip is just a little to long for my iWeb.
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Old 04-02-2021, 08:44 AM   #46
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This one is on my hip most days when I'm not carrying the 1911 C3
It may be an ice pick 9mm but it can stab up to 22 times with the extended mag and 18 times with standard mag. The 1911 C3 is just a .45 cal sledge hammer and usually only takes one hit for a knock out.
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Hellcat for me, shot both the P365 and the hellcat, both shot good but the hellcat felt better and seemed to shoot better in my hand....all personal feel and preferance.
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Old 04-02-2021, 09:30 AM   #48
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Either Glock 48 with S15 mags or a Sig 365 XL. I tend to grab the Sig most mornings. I shoot it slightly better and itís a little more comfortable to me.


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Old 04-02-2021, 09:53 AM   #49
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Hellcat for me, shot both the P365 and the hellcat, both shot good but the hellcat felt better and seemed to shoot better in my hand....all personal feel and preferance.
Ditto. I actually bought both with the idea the one my wife liked best would be hers and I would carry the other. We both liked the Hellcat's feel a lot more so i sold the 365 and bought another Hellcat.
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The one you can carry comfortably, goes bang and fits you.

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