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Postby keyman » Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:43 pm

It's quite obvious that there are more than one CCW guns.



I recently bought one of the Ruger LCR 38 spl. guns, and it is very easy to conceal, and the lightweight makes it even better. I carry it in a High Noon OWB holster, and it works quite well for me.
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Postby Doriadiver » Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:41 am

Hey K, how do you like that LCR? A couple of my friends have purchased em recently but I haven't gotten a range report back yet.
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Postby keyman » Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:53 pm

Hi DD . . . the LCR is one fine shooting gun. I won't kid you about the recoil, but if you're holding the gun good and tight, it works real good.



Accuracy is good, too. I'm not one to put all the rounds in the bullseye, but I figure that my patterns would bring down a pretty big fellow.



There is no noticeable difference between the 38 spl and the +P, both have a pretty good recoil. It is easy to clean, and with five rounds in the gun it weighs only 15.56 oz. I like that. Very easy to conceal, and the weight speaks for itself.
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Postby eddbrowne » Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:45 pm

If I was starting over, I might spend $1200 for a

Rohrbaugh 380 for personal defense. The R9 is

too hard to rack for my wife.



I have read some negative comments, but I might suggest

the Taurus 738 ($400). Both the R380 and 738 have good

reviews in Rifleman, with my "good" depending on

reliability, then size/weight in summer.



The Sept 2010 issue of the NRA's 'Shooting Illustrated'

has a full review of the 738/TCP, and gives full approval.

[disclosure: Taurus has full page ad for TCP on pg 5]

They tested several TCP's, including a local purchase, with

various types and brands of ammo, with very good results.



Says the partial pre-set trigger makes for better DAO.

Has manual and auto slide stop.

Says the included belt case is a good carry solution.

[Get the laser; it can even help end things without gunfire.]



A larger good carry is SIG 232 ($700). If you are good at

gun work (or a buddy), then others can work out.

(My KT p32's are worth a thousand each for my work.)



My next gun will be a KT PMR-30; then a Taurus 738.

(The only 9m wife can handle is the crude Hi-Point C9,

due to its heft, blowback slide, and spring.

I wish I could still find the comp version.)
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Postby GOANRA » Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:48 pm

My wife carries a Kel-Tec .380 acp for defense and can put 3 in the head of a standard 'Q' target at 30 ft on the 1st try.

She has tiny, weak little hands, but just loves that thing.



The 7 rounds of 90 gr JHP personal defense ammo + her happy trigger finger doesn't leave me much room to worry about her when she goes out, alone.

The BG will never see her sidearm... she'll just open-up on the puke.
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Postby Doriadiver » Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:38 am

Ahhhh Goanra.....I just love a happy ending! Mine carries the Sig P238. It's perfect for her. Easy to stash and she shoots it very well though it is a little pricey for .380 and 1 mag.
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Postby GOANRA » Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:38 pm

diver, how to put a price on wife's safety? Around here, the law is, "Mama wants, Mama gets". LOL

Sig is better quality.

The Kel-Tec .380 used to be mine. She tried it at the range and loved it. Then she "informed me" it was now hers [but I can still clean it, of course].



Not a problem since she told me to go & get my own + gave me the belt-clip since she doesn't like it for her purse or console.



I got the P3AT for the pocket-clip for those HOT summer days, but I don't like shooting it at the range much.

It just doesn't make sense that she actually 'enjoys shooting' that tiny gun. [??]



Maybe some thinngs don't need figuring.
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Postby Doriadiver » Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:44 am

"Our" rule Goanra is.....Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy! Same thought process' different wording. I'm also allowed to clean her Sig. It usually goes like this....."Can we clean my gun today?'' Notice the "we"? But yes her safety is paramount. She already has claimed my Kimber @ the time of my death. It's nice to know she'll be safe. LOL
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Postby GOANRA » Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:53 pm

LOL, Yup, the Royal "WE"... can WE mow the lawn today? LOL



I wish I could get my wife to tote something a little more potent than her Kel-Tec .380, but she just loves that thing.

The 1st sidearm she 'took' from me was a .357 mag snubbie with nice rubber grips. She used .38 +P and loved it.



Can't argue with success, she can put 2 boxes of .380 through that little thing with amazing accuracy. I can't.
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Postby tigwelder56 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:35 pm

I'm confused gentlemen, is there anything else besides "We"? I've heard the oft used term "You" plenty of times. Then there's also that other combination, "I won't" followed up by "You can" or "You will". Then there used to be "If you want", but I don't hear that much anymore. I think John Browning and his kind didn't design firearms for protection anymore than he designed them as a source of appreciation, comfort and something to do in the workshop. A reason to step outside for an hour or two! Something we can love and caress without having to mow the lawn. So from those of us thankful Sportshusbands... Thanks John!
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