Why You Need a Concealed Carry Gun
How many shots per guy to do serious damage outside vest? The higher the percentage of good guys who are willing to carry, the lower the probability the bad guys who are notorious for seeking the easy mark will strike. When that one is about to expire, get a Nevada permit. The Ruger LC9 is a gun that has evolved over the years. I owned the 9mm version previously and it was a tack driver and shot like a much larger pistol. There is some breathtaking spots up there, check it out if you get a chance. The imposition of additional restrictions as to the lawful possession, transfer, sale, carrying, storage, display or use of:
Nov 14, 3. My in-laws live in Vegas, so I get down there occasionally. I spend most of my recreational time at Red Rock Canyon, hiking, bouldering, climbing. There is some breathtaking spots up there, check it out if you get a chance. Sorry for the hijack. WeeWilly , Nov 14, DocPoison and refugeepj like this. Nov 14, 4. HarborCat , Nov 14, Nov 14, 5.
I just spent a week there. Nothing has changed that I could see. Nov 14, 6. Boundertom , Nov 14, Nov 14, 7. Nov 14, 8. Nov 15, 9. Most all casinos if they know you are carrying will ask you to leave.
If you do not you are then trespassing and subject to arrest. I have carried in Nevada since it was legal, no casino problems to date. Be discreet and no problems. Con43 , Nov 15, Nov 15, The PT has very nice ergonomics and the overall feel of the pistol is very comfortable. Springfield fans eagerly awaited the release of the XDs 9 and once released, they loved everything about it.
Springfield was able to duplicate the features of their larger models to the XDs which gives XD fans a consistent platform. The XDs features include heavy texturing on the grip, a grip safety, a trigger bar safety, loaded chamber indicator bar on top of the slide, fiber optic front sight and an accessory rail to mount a light or laser.
The Sig PRS is a stout but very short pistol that packs a punch. The pistol is very short with an overall length of 5. The double action trigger pull is 9 pounds and has a full reset for follow up shots. I found it to be accurate and simple to operate. It is a hammer fired gun that has restrike RS capabilities which helps with hard primers. Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry.
Posted by Brandon Curtis, June 29, Also on Concealed Nation. Different methods of drawing from concealment 0 Comments - 4 years ago. Also, I show below comparative specifications for just these 6 of the many compact carry pistol models on the market now.
You may want to add or subtract from my criteria and modify them to include what's important to you. Above all, rent or borrow and try the gun before you buy it to save you from buyer regret and cognitive dissonance. I used my criteria to analyze, compare factors, evaluate, and field-test shoot all of these guns.
I review them individually and in depth in various gun review articles. In my book, I compare and evaluate various concealed carry guns and rank them in several categories, like rankings by weight loaded, standard capacity, width, trigger press, price, etc.
Here are just 10 of my criteria and factors I use for evaluating any handgun. So, I combined these into my last Miscellaneous criterion. Remember to not focus on just ONE criterion e. I assigned a total possible point score of 10 points for each of my 10 criteria for a total possible score of points.
You can certainly add your own additional criteria and preferences or subtract any of mine. Hope my opinions help you decide on your criteria and options, so you can personally select your best carry gun to meet your needs and preferences.
Here are the specifications side by side for my choice of six best compact concealed carry pistols in 9mm, for your consideration. Again, remember, to also consider your personal preferences, features, priorities, etc.
For previous testing and evaluation reviews of the guns individually, I have shot all of them and frequently do now , shooting at least rounds in each using the drills in my book and my protocols. I have found each of these 6 compact handguns to be accurate and reliable for my use, skills, criteria, and preferences. I rotate among all six compact guns for my concealed carry everyday carry EDC , as necessary. See my Reviews of all these guns separately on various websites and my rankings and factors in my book.
So, safely shoot these guns for yourself to make your own decisions, before you buy. For each of the 6 guns this time at the range to verify my previous tests, I shot two trials of 5-round groups for each handgun from a standing Modified Isosceles Position, with a two-handed grip, at 5, 10, and 15 yards on IDPA targets.
Understand that this brief, supplemental test is just a partial indicator of accuracy and reliability of the guns and ammo, so do your own range test with more ammo and thorough drills for your guns.
For this old codger, the average group sizes for all distances using mostly the Sig Sauer ammo and just a few on hand of the Polycase ammo were:. All 6 of these guns meet and exceed MY criteria and are excellent options for compact 9mm CC pistols. For this article, I did not rank them nor did I rate each of the criteria factors individually for each gun, like in my other separate Reviews of the guns.
They all are rated very high on each criterion. As you certainly know, there are several characteristics, pros and cons, factors, and criteria to include and consider. My list of six here may help you narrow your list some. Remember, you must make your own tradeoffs, ratings, and rankings according to your own goal, desired features, preferences for certain factors, specs, etc.
We all want all of our criteria to be met for our ONE perfect compact CC pistol, but realistically because of the variation in our personal preferences, maybe only 8 or 9 of our 10 criteria can be met by any one compact gun.
Blend your personal, subjective evaluations with the specifications evaluations. Do the pros outweigh the cons and are the large majority of your criteria met by any one gun? So, you can use one compact 9mm for competition shooting, a different one for concealed carry, another for home defense, one for casual recreational plinking and range fun, and maybe one for hunting, etc. I hope this article has helped you gain some information you did not previously have about some possible CC compact 9mm handgun options for CC.
Consider that this is just my point of view, my opinions, with my live-range fire and shooting the guns myself. Again, as always, I recommend that you shoot any handgun yourself before you purchase it.
Decide on your criteria, how you will primarily use the gun, and what features are important to you and that you are willing to pay for ahead of your range time. Then critically evaluate the gun YOURSELF per your criteria and purpose, with standard drills several mentioned in my book , with various ammo types and brands, over an extended break-in period of about rounds.
Remember, Safety First Always. This article may not be reprinted or reproduced in whole or in part by mechanical means, photocopying, electronic reproduction, scanning, or any other means without prior written permission. He is a Vietnam-era Veteran. His reference book is endorsed by several organizations and is available on his website at www.
I have a Mod. Very lite and a hand full shooting the magnums. I bought oversize Pachmayr grips to help tame the recoil.