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I'll be getting my CCW in a couple of weeks, and my Beretta 96 just will not do for daily carry.

I like the external safety of the PPK, but the one I handled had such a stiff safety as to by useless if I had to use it.

I like the Sig P232 as an option, but it's missing the safety that I like.

I guess what I'm asking for is advice on a good carry weapon with a minimum caliber of 380, preferably a 9mm about the size of a PPK.

I've looked at the Taurus Millenium, and I wish they still made the titanium version.
 

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I'll be getting my CCW in a couple of weeks, and my Beretta 96 just will not do for daily carry.

I like the external safety of the PPK, but the one I handled had such a stiff safety as to by useless if I had to use it.

I like the Sig P232 as an option, but it's missing the safety that I like.

I guess what I'm asking for is advice on a good carry weapon with a minimum caliber of 380, preferably a 9mm about the size of a PPK.

I've looked at the Taurus Millenium, and I wish they still made the titanium version.
even though 007 used one... a .380 is a woman's gun :)

i would recommend looking into a sig 229 or hk p2000 sk in 9mm. it depends on your body, but they are an easy concealed carry. a 1911 tucks well into your waistband with or w/o a holster too.
 

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I got a Kahr P9 and its VERY compact, and VERY reliable, we have alot of cops come into the shop getting for ankle holsters for them, I have never tryed it but I guess if they do it it should be ok. There not cheap but you dont want to trust your life to something cheap. Only 7+1 rounds but the single stack mags can be easy to keep on you.

Im not much of a 9mm guy... in fact I dont like the round at all unless you use Magsafe or some of the more expensive types. Even then it feels a bit to whimpey to me, but you trade firepower for compactness.

Here is is next to a USP compact and a .357MAG J frame with CT laser grips.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v43/fatcat/P9110159.jpg

I know bruce is going to be the Block pusher on this thread :)
 

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The ppk is not a womans gun...its a gun for suave mofo's. LOL

If you are going to go with a Walther I reccomend that you DO NOT get the new ones made by S&W unless its in 32acp. Even these suck in comparison to the old Interarms or Walther made ones. So if you go that route find an old one.

The sig is a fine gun as well and it all depends how that one feels for you.


May I make a few other reccomendations. Look into the new Bersa Thunder 380 guns. They are high quality guns made in Argentina that have gathered a good following. They are very Walther ppk inspired and utterly reliable. Plus they cost only 2/3 of what a Walther or SIG go for.

OR

Look at the older Mauser Hsc pistols. Very sleek and good guns. Some need a tweak or two from a smith to get flawless but after that they all seem to run like a swiss watch....made in Germany.
 

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I don’t CCW and have no plan to. Probably impossible even if I did being that I live in the PRK. For a small CCW I really like revolvers. They’re compact, light and come in a caliber that packs a punch. The .357 magnum round is no joke. As for reliability, you really can’t get much better than a small revolver. The only down side is that you’re limited to 5 rounds.

I really like the S&W model 640 (MSRP = $690) in stainless. At 23 oz empty, it’s little heavier than their super light revolvers but it will help a little bit with the recoil on the small frame shooting a big round.



Model 442 model for the price conscious (MSRP = $480). This is not .357 but it is .38 +P. This one comes in at 15 oz empty.



I also like their super light model 340. This is their high tech material model (Scadium frame, Ti wheel and SS). You pay to that stuff though (MSRP = $879) but at 12 oz empty you’re going to forget it’s even on you.



Also in PD (MSRP = $905).



I know shooting .357 (model 340PD) out of this one hurts. I’m sure the others aren’t much better either. But if you’re at the point where you have to draw a gun you’re not going to care or even notice during the engagement.

BTW, notice all the ones I picked for CCW do not have an exposed hammer. If you’re going to CCW a revolver you wouldn’t want it to accidentally cock. It also means DA only.
 

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Id say if you go wheelgun, get a Taurus. Based on Smith guns but a whole lot cheaper. I would just get a 38 special though.
 

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Yea, it hurts like HELL to shoot .357 Mag's out of my little J frame. I just load it with 38 specials.
 

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Yeah Astra made a 44mag 2in snubbie called THE TERMINATOR. It killed your target and your hand.
 

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Adler said:
Look at the older Mauser Hsc pistols. Very sleek and good guns. Some need a tweak or two from a smith to get flawless but after that they all seem to run like a swiss watch....made in Germany.
Funny you mention this gun. I was going to pm you and see if you knew anything about these. I recently acquired one and know nothing about it.
What do these run? What are the flaws you mention?
Thanks
 

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Well 2 companies made these under the Mauser name....Mauser and Renato Gamba. Some have some feeding issues with self defense ammo and a smith usually just needs to smooth and polish the feed ramp of the barrel. Other than that they can use a trigger job but most PPK type pistols do since they have a heavy DA pull. They are nice little guns though.
 

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Thanks for the info guys. I think I'll also be looking at a Taurus Millenium, unfortunately the titanium version is out of production.
 
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