Looking for a new carry gun

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Looking for a new carry gun

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So I'm tired of lugging around a full size SA 1911. I have to pull up my pants way too much. I'm looking for something a bit more compact.

Right now I'm considering a SA Loaded Micro Compact or the Colt New Agent. I'm kind of leery about the Colt because I've been hearing some bad stuff about their craftsmanship and customer service as of late. Anyone own a recently manufactured Colt product?

I've also been looking at smaller stuff like the Ruger LC9 or LCR, the Glock 19 or 23 and similar pistols. Still trying to make up my mind.

Any suggestions?
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Ruger SP101 is where it is at
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Springfield XD Sub-compact .40 is really where it's at.
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Just carry an M4. Pants problem solved.
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Rangerguru wrote:Springfield XD Sub-compact .40 is really where it's at.
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Been carrying G19 for years now. Great, great gun and sweat, humidity has no effects on finish or serviceability. Also carry a snubnose .38 five shot depending on dress. Can't go wrong with any of the umpteen choices there, guess it depends on what you're figgerin' to run into, crack mugger or zombie.
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TC204 wrote:S&W Governor
Funny. :D

Doesn't really do anything for me on the size issue. I might use it for a home defense gun, but that's about it. I can't imagine carrying that hoss.
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I'm pretty partial to the Glocks myself. I've carried a 19 or 23 for the last 5 years or so. I went to the 19 (9MM) due to the lower price for practice ammo, which allowed me to shoot more. My wife has taken my Model 26 I bought, but that is another nice small, light weight pistol that wont really drag the paints down when carried for extended period.s of time. Mine has always been 100% reliable, and far more accurate than the average shooter. Its nice to be able to use the same mags between all of my 9mm Glocks as well.
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Take a look at the HK USP Tactical Compact.

At about 1.72 lbs with a magazine and a little over 7 inches long. Plus it's a .45.
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Baseplate wrote:Ruger SP101 is where it is at

I have a Ruger SP101 and am curious as to what holster you are using? I am assuming you are concealing and not open carry. I am carrying a XD-45 in a Smart Carry holster at this time.

I have carried the Ruger in my pocket when the pants are baggy enough.
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I see nothing wrong with the pocket and all of my pants are baggy enough for the gun, but they make an in the pocket sleave you could buy for cheap that hides the outline and keeps it from slipping around in the pocket. Or you could use an ankle holster but I don't like them
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mortar_guy78 wrote:So I'm tired of lugging around a full size SA 1911. I have to pull up my pants way too much. I'm looking for something a bit more compact.
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If you are used to shooting 1911s than I would suggest trying XDs. They shoot like a 1911 but with better reliability and the pricing is about same as a glock. Their subcompact XDMs have pretty high magazine cap. Also SA's lifetime warranty is excellent.

With that being said I've switched from a XDM40 to G17 but this is mostly due to ammo cost. If you dont mind working on the different shooting platform compact glocks are excellent too. I've heard their customer service is just as good but haven't dealt with them yet.

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I carry a PPK/S in the summer, it's pretty flat and comfortable to carry. It feeds Gold Dot's well so it'll be there when I need it.
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