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Old January 3rd, 2017, 05:14 AM   #1
 
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As i have grown older and wider, carrying my SR40c is no longer comfortable to me, i tried carrying my SP-101 but it also not comfortable I am not a fan boy off any particular gun manufacturer so the sky's the limit. Any recomendations would be greatly appreciated!



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How about a single stack 9 from Ruger, S&W, Glock, Beretta, etc? Smaller, but still has a punch. My main carry now is a S&W Shield 9.
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I carry a Glock 42 after carrying the Ruger LCR.
The Glock is flatter and easier to conceal and shoot.
There is a Glock 43 if you are fan of 9 mm and not .380
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As i have grown older and wider, carrying my SR40c is no longer comfortable to me, i tried carrying my SP-101 but it also not comfortable I am not a fan boy off any particular gun manufacturer so the sky's the limit. Any recomendations would be greatly appreciated!
Ahh, the "not comfortable" carry problem. As always, the solution is to switch to a "comfortable" gun.

Seriously, I can recommend about 8,000 firearms based on the issue you describe. Since I have no idea what is comfortable for you, or what makes these guns uncomfortable, the field is extremely wide open, leaving only the SR40c and the SP-101 off.

Figure out what you don't like so you can at least scratch firearms with those features off your list. Then rent or borrow as many options as you can until you find what is comfortable for you. My guess is it won't be the same gun I carry, nor the same that many others carry, so telling you what we use is useless. No single gun fits all needs. Find the one that fits yours.

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How about a single stack 9 from Ruger, S&W, Glock, Beretta, etc? Smaller, but still has a punch. My main carry now is a S&W Shield 9.
Would you know if the trigger is better on the Shield than the one on the other M&P pistols ? My M&P 45 trigger really sucks
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Would you know if the trigger is better on the Shield than the one on the other M&P pistols ? My M&P 45 trigger really sucks
Well, I have not shot one, but I saw a video review of new shooters (all women), and they did NOT like the Shield's trigger.
They did love the Glock 42's trigger though.
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My M&P 45 trigger really sucks

Surprised to hear that, I have lurked over on the S&W site from time to time when I was into their revolvers and never ran across anyone complaining about the shield unless it's gone bad since they introduced the .45 version anyway.


I'd say from everything I could research on when I was making 'another' transition, Walthers PPS M2 looks like a real winner and it's very affordable.
And Walthers of late seem to have gone back to that German quality which had gone to h ell when they where mixed up with S&W.


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I just don't like carrying large heavy guns concealed.

For me, the Sig Sauer P238 is the ticket. Small enough for a coat pocket or an OWB holster with a hoodie over it.

Shown here with my S&W Shield 9mm -- another good choice albeit somewhat larger.

Both guns have very good triggers IMO. I'll take the Shield over a Glock any day.

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Maybe the best solution is to make yourself less wide and stay with the SR. Another option is after you lose the weight reward yourself with a new gun.
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Would you know if the trigger is better on the Shield than the one on the other M&P pistols ? My M&P 45 trigger really sucks
In general, yes. I have a Performance Center Shield that is even better. You can aslo swap triggers to an Apex or similar for even better pull.
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You want a light weight revolver one of the Ruger LCR's works great good luck!!!
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I assume you want the gun off your waistband. In that case, any of the "pocket guns" are an option. For any but the smallest of pockets, the LCP can't be beat. [I highly recommend going with the CrimsonTrace laser guard.] Perhaps not with "skinny jeans" but the Sig P938 is also a great option. And BTW, the Sig trigger is second to none.
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