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Hi all! New to the forum so introducing myself. Took my CC class from Mitch Vilos back in '03. Have my CC permit but have nothing to cary as of yet. Still researching my options and convincing my better half that it is a good thing to carry. Only thing I own right now is a .50 cal muzzle-loader rifle. Love it! Most familiar with 9mm Ruger and .45 cal HK but looking for something a little smaller to conceal. Joined the forum because I enjoy my right to arm myself as an American citizen and have enjoyed reading through all the posts and getting great information from all of you.
 

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Welcome!
 

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Welcome to the group, there is a lot of valuable information from the guys one here.
 

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Welcome.

My beginning concealed weapon was a Ruger 9mm (P89). I now carry an XD45 Compact.

Hope you enjoy the ride.
 

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natehunts said:
Welcome to the group, there is a lot of valuable information from the guys one here.
And FEMALES. Even though there are only a few of us!
 

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Welcome, what will it take to convince your wife?
 

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packingmama said:
natehunts said:
Welcome to the group, there is a lot of valuable information from the guys one here.
And FEMALES. Even though there are only a few of us!
Absolutely! I apologize for that. I merely meant that the group as a whole has some great information. Sorry. :oops:
 

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Welcome;

It took me a while to convince my wife too, but she now is all for it and very supportive.

Talk to packingmama, if she can't help you with your wife then no one can.

Good Luck

Tarzan
 

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packingmama said:
natehunts said:
Welcome to the group, there is a lot of valuable information from the guys one here.
And FEMALES. Even though there are only a few of us!
Absolutely! I apologize for that. I merely meant that the group as a whole has some great information. Sorry. :oops:
No problem :wink:
 

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Tarzan1888 said:
Welcome;

It took me a while to convince my wife too, but she now is all for it and very supportive.

Talk to packingmama, if she can't help you with your wife then no one can.

Good Luck

Tarzan
I wouldn't mind talking to her if you want me to. :D
 

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Welcome. Check out the Kel-Tec P3AT (.380 auto). It is a very small gun, but packs a decent punch if you are looking for something small to carry. My advise with your wife is to just start carrying. She probably won't even notice....mine didn't notice for over a month.

-PW
 

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PW said:
Check out the Kel-Tec P3AT (.380 auto). It is a very small gun, but packs a decent punch if you are looking for something small to carry.
It you're looking at something that size, I would put in a recommendation for a North American Arms Guardian in .380.

I test shot one a month or so ago and it did great considering it's size. I also took a Kel-Tec P3AT to the range with me and wasn't as impressed. The groups on my targets were similar, but I had a lot of jamming occur with the Kel-Tec (almost one round per mag). I have read on boards that you have to break the Kel-Tecs in, but this was a used Kel-Tec I borrowed with hundreds of rounds through it already. The Guardian on the other hand only had 6 rounds fired from the factory testing and didn't malfunction at all.

Now, I personally don't think the Guardian is the funnest gun to shoot; it packs a wallop and just getting through a box of 100 rounds was all I could do - my trigger finger and palm were pretty beat up. I can say that I was impressed with the bang for the buck and that something so small could whoop as much a$$ as it did. It would be an excellent BUG (back up gun).



As far as something small to carry, I would stay at 9mm and above, caliber wise - there are many easy to conceal compact 9mm, .40 and .45 guns out there that you might like. Check out Kahr, Springfield Armory and yes, Glock (even though I hate their guns). One other idea, albeit somewhat expensive, is the new Walther PPS (just an inch thick and carries 7 rounds of 9mm).



Best wishes and welcome to the forum!
 

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I have run about 200 rounds through my Kel-Tec P3AT and have not had a single jam or malfunction of any sort. I actually have 3 Kel-Tecs and have never had any misfire, jam, or malfunction of any sort on any of them.

-PW
 

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Welcome, what will it take to convince your wife?
Interestingly enough, shortly after I posted this I was looking at hand guns, specifically revolvers, on the web. I showed one to my wife and she said I should get something better than that. So I showed her a few 45s and she said that's much better! Not sure if I should interpret that as "her blessing" but a huge step in the right direction anyway. Thanks for being willing to talk to her. I may still need your services.
 

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PW said:
I have run about 200 rounds through my Kel-Tec P3AT and have not had a single jam or malfunction of any sort. I actually have 3 Kel-Tecs and have never had any misfire, jam, or malfunction of any sort on any of them.

-PW
How is its accuracy and handling? Some say you really feel the recoil. I guess if the **** you wouldn't really care, right?
 

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tapehoser said:
Welcome.

My beginning concealed weapon was a Ruger 9mm (P89). I now carry an XD45 Compact.

Hope you enjoy the ride.
I started out with Ruger 9mm also (P95). Now I carry a full frame Springfield 1911. Go figure.
 
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