tricityguy wrote:I have been carrying a Kel-Tec P3AT. Essentially the same as a Ruger LCP, with some minor differences.I've got a hankering for a new CC gun. My OC rig is a Springfield XD-9 Tactical, crimson trace grips and a Blackhawk Serpa holster. A great rig and my non-rifle weapon of choice if something goes down. Downsides are the size and weight. Difficult to conceal on my small frame and really pulls on my waistband. Not comfortable to wear for very long.
Current CC gun is a Beretta Tomcat .32, also with crimson trace grips. I like the gun but feel it is a poor primary weapon. Makes a great BUG but I feel vulnerable when CCing it as my only weapon. Mostly an up close and personal "Saturday Night Special" with limited stopping force.
So I'm in the market. Need something concealable and convenient, easy to draw and holster, reliable and powerful enough to stop most typical threats. Something you're comfortable carrying as a primary for hours on end. Highly prefer firearms with available crimson trace grips.
So, what do you CC and why? Or, what do you recommend?
EDIT: The LCP has a Crimson Trace system available.
Accurate pistol for what it is, which is a mouse gun. I'm not driving nails like with my OC piece, my FNP45, but it will shoot a good enough group to defend yourself at 7m.
I pack it around in a DeSantis Nemesis holster in my front right pocket: http://www.lipseys.com/eImages/DSN38.jpg
It's a 7-shot .380, and my Dad said it best:
"Yeah, it may be a .380, but I have it all of the time, when you're debating stuffing that .45 in your belt."
And since you're in the Tri-Cities, Hole in the Wall has a used one for sale right now. If you asked nicely, they might let you test shoot it. I believe they have an LCP for rent as well.