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    perceived carry size verses reality

    i'm looking to buy a new CCW pistol to replace my sig p250 sc 9mm.
    i think its too chunky.
    looking at taurus 709 or xds. those are only slightly smaller on the width and a fraction less high. but i know that my taurus 740 i owned before the sig just carried better.

    ? do those fractions of an inch really matter ? or is it in our mind ?

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    There are forums devoted to the other kind of carry where you might find someone who could provide you with useful guidance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
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    There are forums devoted to the other kind of carry where you might find someone who could provide you with useful guidance.

    stay safe.
    i had a look through the list of forums, couldnt see one that seems to be better, you know which one would get maybe a better response ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by exgabrit View Post
    i'm looking to buy a new CCW pistol to replace my sig p250 sc 9mm.
    i think its too chunky.
    looking at taurus 709 or xds. those are only slightly smaller on the width and a fraction less high. but i know that my taurus 740 i owned before the sig just carried better.

    ? do those fractions of an inch really matter ? or is it in our mind ?
    Yes inches do matter, but weight can matter more.
    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...21#post2162121
    ...What I don't like is even though the shield carries four more rounds it also weighs 3 oz. more. I can feel that extra weight even though the footprint of both are about the same. I'm sure I'll get use to it.

    My M&P compact weighs 9 oz. more than my snubby. It's like carrying an anchor. I only carry it when I think it's necessary. More rounds is more weight. The way I look at it, is if I can't deal with the situation with five rounds then three to eights rounds more means I shouldn't have been at that place at that time anyway.

    There is always a compromise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by exgabrit View Post
    i had a look through the list of forums, couldnt see one that seems to be better, you know which one would get maybe a better response ?
    As I carry concealed only rarely I have no idea which would be better, but am still sure that any forum devoted to concealed carry would be where you would find folks with an interest in the issue you raise.

    Not trying to be a smartass but https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q...ed+carry+forum came up with a few likely prospects. This https://duckduckgo.com/?q=concealed+carry+forum yielded a bigger selection to wade through.

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    NAA revolvers are not bulky...
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    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingWolf View Post
    NAA revolvers are not bulky...

    In the latest issue of American Rifleman they talk about concealed carry with these new 'optics' and one guy says he carrys 'small of back inside waistband" geeeze, that's like shoving a brick up your escape hatch.

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    I carry a lot of full size handguns.

    Comfort depends a lot of having a good belt and good holsters even suspenders for the biggest and heavy ones.

    A small hand gun is easier to carry but that is what you have is a small handgun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firearms Iinstuctor View Post
    A small hand gun is easier to carry but that is what you have is a small handgun.
    When I wanted something small, I first decided what caliber I would accept, and decided 9mm was OK for me but not .380. Then I looked for the smallest/lightest 9mm that I could shoot well.

    The answer for me was a P938 with the fat rubber grip. On my first day at the range, I was shooting better groups with it than with my 1911.

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