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    Handgun Rental

    Hey Guys!

    I am a long time lurker and a first time poster.

    I hope someone can help me out. I am getting ready to buy my next gun. In an effort at optimism, I plan to use my next gun for concealed carry! But I want to make sure and buy a gun that is comfortable to carry and shoot. I have pretty big paws but I don't want a gun that is too large to carry comfortably.

    Does anyone know of a range that has a large selection of rentals? I live in central WI (just north of Portage) but I will travel if it is worth my time.

    Thanks!

    Carry on!

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    Hi and welcome, sorry I do not know of any but someone should be along shortly to help you out.

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    May I suggest, find someone local, or willing to meet with you to try out a Taurus PT140 or PT145. You said you have big hands so I would say any LCP is out.

    I wore CCW compression shirt, recommended to me by Fireball357, to Scheels to try out concealing handguns. The PT145 concealed quite well and it's not a small gun. http://magills.com/pgroup_descrip/31...er/?return=%3f One thing I did notice, the bigger the lat spread, the better the concealment.

    Oh, and Welcome.
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    http://billsgs.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatalesyou1 View Post
    Hey Guys!

    I am a long time lurker and a first time poster.

    I hope someone can help me out. I am getting ready to buy my next gun. In an effort at optimism, I plan to use my next gun for concealed carry! But I want to make sure and buy a gun that is comfortable to carry and shoot. I have pretty big paws but I don't want a gun that is too large to carry comfortably.

    Does anyone know of a range that has a large selection of rentals? I live in central WI (just north of Portage) but I will travel if it is worth my time.

    Thanks!

    Carry on!
    Deerfield Pistol will allow you try before you buy, and rents guns also.

    http://www.deerfieldpistol.com
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    Shooter's Shop in West Allis also rents as does Fletcher Arms in Waukesha.
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    Welcome! nice to see someone else from the area..Im in Pardeeville and get to Portage often...Lets do lunch one of these days!

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    Cant help with the rental but maybe look at a walther ppk? i have big hands ant that pistol fits the very well and is super easy to conceal. my next gun is going to be one in .40s&w.

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    Thanks for the warm welcomes!

    I will certainly check out:

    http://www.deerfieldpistol.com
    http://www.proguns.com/
    http://www.fletcherarms.com/

    For those that offered handgun recommendations, thank you. I will certainly check those models. For a CCW, I won't buy a gun without getting it in my hand and shooting it.

    GlockRDH: Nice to know there is a friend in the neighborhood!

    Carry on!

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    Interceptor_Knight:

    I have already taken this class - http://ppa-wi.com/?aim=uth1

    I am waiting for my Utah CCL to arrive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BROKENSPROKET View Post
    May I suggest, find someone local, or willing to meet with you to try out a Taurus PT140 or PT145.
    +1 on the PT145.

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    Although I am not from the area, I've stopped at Mid-Western Shooters in Lomira and have seen that some guns are for rental at their range. Might be worth a try.

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    I also recommend Midwest Shooters Supply in Lomira. They have a huge selection of handguns. I'm not sure about how many of them you can rent though.

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    Pt 145

    I love my millenium pro. I'm 5 '10' 170 lb and when we get CC in WI it will hide nicely in a highnoon tuckable on my appendix.

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