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#6122167 - 01/11/18 09:16 PM Re: Concealed carry help [Re: white17]
Tattoodlineman Offline
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Registered: 01/08/17
Posts: 77
Loc: Central/Adirondacks NYS
Originally Posted By: white17
Well I use a Milt Sparks Versa Max 2. It is an IWB holster and the best I have used. I tried a few before finally finding one I like.

Your LC9s should be ok if you are comfortable with it and can shoot it. Does it fit your hand ? Do you understand how the gun operates ? Does it feel 'safe' when you handle it? Do you like or dislike the double action ?



I def like the double action, but as I said its the only pistol I have ever fired in my life.
Fits my hand perfect, I understand my weapon well, I can take it apart, clean it and put it back together with my eyes closed its my baby. But its my only pistol and when carrying OWB around my farm, several times I have noticed my safety in the fire position. Im constantly in and out of truck 50x a day, somehow because of where the safety is it gets moved to the fire position. That worries me if I want to carry it IWB because of my build.
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#6122177 - 01/11/18 09:21 PM Re: Concealed carry help [Re: Tattoodlineman]
Marty Offline
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Registered: 01/13/14
Posts: 10178
Loc: North East Kansas
Kahr PM9 hides easily.
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#6122181 - 01/11/18 09:28 PM Re: Concealed carry help [Re: Tattoodlineman]
Tattoodlineman Offline
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Registered: 01/08/17
Posts: 77
Loc: Central/Adirondacks NYS
The gentleman at the gun shop also recommended the Kahr PM9 or the kimber micro9
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Grey fox- 9
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Bobcat- 1
Coon- 14
Crow- 2
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#6122192 - 01/11/18 09:38 PM Re: Concealed carry help [Re: Tattoodlineman]
white17 Offline

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Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 24840
Loc: McGrath, AK
That would definitely concern me about that safety !!

I carry a 1911 and have never had anything like that happen. Also, with the 1911 there is the added security of the grip safety. It is single action though and you may not like it. For me, I would never go to a double action. So it's all what you are comfortable with.
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#6122193 - 01/11/18 09:40 PM Re: Concealed carry help [Re: Tattoodlineman]
Posco Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/05/17
Posts: 655
Loc: Maine, Aroostook
I had a hard time getting my head around polymer frames and striker fires. I'm glad I got over it.

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#6122202 - 01/11/18 09:52 PM Re: Concealed carry help [Re: Tattoodlineman]
elktrack Offline
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Registered: 01/19/12
Posts: 211
Loc: North Idaho Panhandle
I'm skinny too and can totally understand the challenge of carrying concealed. You will find that there isn't one holster that will work for you 365 days a year. You'll get to the point where you have a couple that you use depending on what you are wearing and time of year. I carry appendix a lot but will switch up depending on clothing/weather/activities etc. The number one thing you need to focus on is training though. Train, train, train. The carry method will evolve as you get more proficient too. Quality training is well worth it and you can take it and practice on your own. You'll start to develop preferences on what you wanna carry and how to carry. You will always revert to your training when things get nasty and it won't matter if you're concealing a 50 Cal if you haven't trained with it. Remember,carrying a gun isn't supposed to be comfortable,it's supposed to be comforting.

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#6122204 - 01/11/18 09:54 PM Re: Concealed carry help [Re: Tattoodlineman]
Marty Offline
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Registered: 01/13/14
Posts: 10178
Loc: North East Kansas
PM9 has no safety but you do not need one on a pistol....6+1 with flush mag, 7 and 8 round mags are available.

One thing about mine is that when putting in a fresh mag I have to be sure that the top round is seated properly in the mag or there may be an issue, the way the mags are designed its possible for the top round to get pushed out of proper position and it may not feed correctly. I just work around that when I reload. I have $350 in all that you see in the first picture.





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#6122214 - 01/11/18 10:00 PM Re: Concealed carry help [Re: Tattoodlineman]
elktrack Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/19/12
Posts: 211
Loc: North Idaho Panhandle
As far as what weapon? Sounds like you've got a good relationship going with the one you have now. Keep using it and focus on your skills. Don't worry about the safety getting disengaged occasionally as your working and bumping around, that's gonna happen. As long as your holster prevents anything from reaching the trigger you'll be fine.
Keep your booger hook off the trigger until it's time to get busy. If I were in your shoes I'd take the pistol you have and like and train and shoot the heck out of it and shoot everything you get a chance to. You'll figure out what you like.

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#6122272 - 01/11/18 11:50 PM Re: Concealed carry help [Re: Trappercass]
wwc Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/23/14
Posts: 752
Loc: Illinois Livingston county
Originally Posted By: Trappercass
I am a 1911 fan. So I go with either a sig p238, p938, or kimber ultra carry. I had a local guy use my pistols for the holster molds and carry them outside the waist high and tight. The ultra and the 238 are both small enough they practically conceal themselves.

X2 on the Sig's if you are like every other red blooded American you will not own just one ,take your time and do your research and talk to a lot of people and don't be afraid to ask to shoot someone's gun .
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#6122350 - 01/12/18 06:11 AM Re: Concealed carry help [Re: wwc]
varmintshooter Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/17/08
Posts: 1048
Loc: NE North Carolina
You might have to drive a little but I am sure there is a gun shop/ shooting range somewhere close to you. We have several within a few hours of me. You can rent pistols and revolvers and try them out. Most places like this also sell guns and all types of holsters. Your second option would be a pistol club.
If the gun does not fit your hand you will not shoot it well. Gun stocks come in different sizes and so do folks hands. Recoil will also make a big difference. Find a place to shoot before buying and don't get caught up in cal. sizes. One well placed .22 is better than a bad shot with a .45.
If you are carrying for self protection you will need to find a place to shoot and practice anyway and a pistol coach will help wonders.

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#6122370 - 01/12/18 06:51 AM Re: Concealed carry help [Re: Tattoodlineman]
EdP Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/04/12
Posts: 1102
Loc: meadowview, Virginia
My daily carry is an LC9s in a Crossbreed IWB holster. At 5'8" and 160 lbs, staying truly concealed requires an untucked shirt. That way there is no printing and the holster belt clips are out of sight. As an alternative I can tuck my shirt and wear a vest over it.

The LC9 trigger sucks but the LC9s is a huge improvement (I've had both). For $300 you get a good reliable 9mm that is about as small and easy to carry as any you can get. Many others make similar models of similar size and price. Most are double action only. Just pick what feels good in your hand. You can't go wrong with the LC9s, but the others are out there because different folks like different things.

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#6122441 - 01/12/18 08:30 AM Re: Concealed carry help [Re: Tattoodlineman]
farmnhunt Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/12/17
Posts: 39
Loc: MISSOURI,Laclede Co
I like the sig 938 and the alien gear holster is the most comfortable inside the waistband I've carried. i prefer the leather backing.

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#6122446 - 01/12/18 08:36 AM Re: Concealed carry help [Re: Tattoodlineman]
2ndjoborfun Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/14/10
Posts: 454
Loc: Alabama
Mini Glock here (40 caliber)

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#6122459 - 01/12/18 08:46 AM Re: Concealed carry help [Re: Tattoodlineman]
ToTheWoods Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/29/13
Posts: 585
Loc: St. Croix County, Wisconsin
The only way to truly know it to try the weapon for yourself. Example... I like the glocks, like how it feels in my hand... until I shoot it. You should really shoot and fit the gun to what is comfortable to you. That goes witht the method of carry as well

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#6122461 - 01/12/18 08:48 AM Re: Concealed carry help [Re: elktrack]
DelawareRob Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/22/13
Posts: 1821
Loc: Middle of Delaware
Originally Posted By: elktrack
As far as what weapon? Sounds like you've got a good relationship going with the one you have now. Keep using it and focus on your skills. Don't worry about the safety getting disengaged occasionally as your working and bumping around, that's gonna happen. As long as your holster prevents anything from reaching the trigger you'll be fine.
Keep your booger hook off the trigger until it's time to get busy. If I were in your shoes I'd take the pistol you have and like and train and shoot the heck out of it and shoot everything you get a chance to. You'll figure out what you like.


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#6122507 - 01/12/18 09:47 AM Re: Concealed carry help [Re: Tattoodlineman]
jbyrd63 Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/25/14
Posts: 2497
Loc: Ky
One thing to remember is if you are holding a gun at a gun shop that is not the carry weight. After you put the rounds in it some are rather heavy. You guys that carry 10 mm or 40 I don't know how you can stand the weight ,but that is me.

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#6122534 - 01/12/18 10:23 AM Re: Concealed carry help [Re: Tattoodlineman]
doublesettrigger Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/15/07
Posts: 2270
Loc: West Tennessee
LC9S in a Remora holster, front pocket carry in bib overalls, military trousers or pants with loose pocket. It also carries fine in cowboy boot but of course boot or leg carry is quite a bit slower to draw. LC9S has the best trigger of all the small 9's that I have ever tried. Whatever you get, practice, practice, practice.

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#6122556 - 01/12/18 10:43 AM Re: Concealed carry help [Re: Trappercass]
Rye Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/31/07
Posts: 4218
Loc: havelock, NC
Originally Posted By: Trappercass
I am a 1911 fan. So I go with either a sig p238, p938, or kimber ultra carry. I had a local guy use my pistols for the holster molds and carry them outside the waist high and tight. The ultra and the 238 are both small enough they practically conceal themselves.


This. I have a 238, and will be getting the 938 as soon as practical to purchase. The LCP, and the like, are just harsh weapons to fire. I'm not a glock fan at all, so that rules out another class for me. As for carry, I have an all leather IWB made by a local guy that works awesome.


Edited by Rye (01/12/18 10:45 AM)
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#6122584 - 01/12/18 11:14 AM Re: Concealed carry help [Re: jbyrd63]
Trapper7 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/27/06
Posts: 5768
Loc: MN, Land of 10,000 Lakes
Originally Posted By: jbyrd63
One thing to remember is if you are holding a gun at a gun shop that is not the carry weight. After you put the rounds in it some are rather heavy. You guys that carry 10 mm or 40 I don't know how you can stand the weight ,but that is me.


I agree. I prefer revolvers and my carry pistol is a S&W Airweight 38Spl. I have a Colt King Cobra 357 with a 5 inch barrel. I would much prefer to carry it. But, with a belt holster, it pulls my pants down. I don't understand how you guys that carry a 10m or a 45 ACP can do it?
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#6122588 - 01/12/18 11:18 AM Re: Concealed carry help [Re: Trapper7]
trapperbill Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 844
Loc: Kansas
Originally Posted By: Trapper7
Originally Posted By: jbyrd63
One thing to remember is if you are holding a gun at a gun shop that is not the carry weight. After you put the rounds in it some are rather heavy. You guys that carry 10 mm or 40 I don't know how you can stand the weight ,but that is me.


I agree. I prefer revolvers and my carry pistol is a S&W Airweight 38Spl. I have a Colt King Cobra 357 with a 5 inch barrel. I would much prefer to carry it. But, with a belt holster, it pulls my pants down. I don't understand how you guys that carry a 10m or a 45 ACP can do it?
You need a good gun belt!! Without a good proper gun belt as the foundation the whole thing falls down like a house.

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