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Old 08-31-2008, 18:34   #741
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The "safe action pistol" is indeed safe as long as nothing gets caught on that trigger and that will be okay 99.99999% of the time. I just don't want to be the winner of the lottery by having a piece of my undershirt or something get caught while reholstering... or worse yet, forgetting to remove my finger from the trigger guard while reholstering. Yes, the Glock is safe... unless you win the lottery and get something caught on that trigger. There is no secondary 'safety' to back up the 'safe action'.... which is why I prefer to carry something with at least two seperate and distinct safety devices to prevent an accidental bang. Especially when the gun is stuck in my pants if you know what I mean.

BTW, I am by no means an expert in terms of concealed or any other type of carry method... just a scientist with a very logical mind. AND a perfectionist.

So where does that leave me? Confused is the word that comes to mind. There are so many considerations in making the choice to carry concealed and then the choice of WHAT to carry and how. Confused... so when I put in my two cents worth please please take it with a grain of salt as you should all advice freely given on any of the forums.

The Para has at least three active safeties between you and bang... a thumb safety (ambidextrous on mine), a grip safety and of course... the trigger. The trigger?

I am looking at the XD40-M Pro right now. It also has three active safeties as well as what Glock would term its "passive safety system". I like it. But is it for everyone? No, of course not. I think in the end we all make our own choices based on what we are comfy with. Sometimes uninformed choices to be sure, as you will note from all of the different advice you will get on the forums, but nontheless it is all good advice if you sort the wheat from the chaff and do a little research yourself.

The P7M8 for instance (which is no longer made by the way) is certainly not for everyone. I just found it very comfy and cosy for carry IWB or in the pocket, etc. You have to give the grip a really good squeeze to get it cocked and then the 'hold' weight for that grip is minimal so you are not pulling your shots. It is thin being single stack but at the same time it is heavy being all steel. It has everything inline and a fixed barrel... more accuracy again. I like it but it looks like there are plenty of new entries into the marketplace for both concealed carry IWB and OWB that will supercede it. Same as digital cameras. No sooner do you buy it and get used to it then something better comes along.

Glocks are one of the finest pistols on the market to be sure and we own several of them and love each and every one of them to bits. Just ran a thousand rounds through a Glock 34 without a single failure of any kind. Ditto our Glock 35. Gotta love it. My 1911 style pistols in that situation would have at least one or two FTF or FTE or something and that is one too many for me, so asides from perhaps the Para's we own I lean towards striker fired pistols.... and then start to get confused again.

In the end you will probably settle on one or two that you prefer... but in all my trips to the range with a new handgun or rifle there are always a few guys that take a great interest... because there is always something better coming along that looks interesting.

Please do not take my two cents worth as anything more than that. There are very very few experts out there, even the ones that claim to be experts are generally not. DO take in all the information that you can, as I do, and then go out and make up your own mind. You have several years of concealed and duty carry under your belt (pardon the pun) so you know that 'two cents worth' is worth exactly that. Including mine most of all as there are many that have more experience than I do. I'm just a nut when it comes to comparing makes and models for various purposes and I consider IWB, OWB, duty carry, concealed carry, pocket carry, inside my hat carry, etc., all different with different parameters for excellence and safety. And there is a tradeoff, needless to say, amongst all of them.

In the end, IPSC's logo has it right on in my opinion... translated from latin... "SAFETY, ACCURACY, SPEED"... and in real life I believe that this holds true in pretty much any situation. Speed does little for you without safety and accuracy.

All the best. I am off to look for the latest and best again.
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Old 08-31-2008, 21:51   #742
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RJM: Regarding your comment about wondering why IWB with a Glock was problematic. I had forgotten that occasionally I do carry a G26 in a Bianchi leather IWB. Trigger is well covered and I have no concerns there. The holster is excellent. I think the danger Torontogunguy is talking about is during re-holstering wherein some part of one's clothing might get tangled in the trigger. But then guns were meant to be dangerous. You just have to pay attention. Which I do when re-holstering.
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Old 09-04-2008, 13:33   #743
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Old 09-04-2008, 13:37   #744
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Old 09-04-2008, 14:18   #745
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What kind of holster for your G26?
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Old 09-07-2008, 08:55   #746
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Old 09-07-2008, 09:15   #747
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Old 09-07-2008, 12:43   #748
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Old 09-07-2008, 22:40   #749
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Old 09-08-2008, 13:12   #750
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Old 09-09-2008, 04:24   #751
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Glock 27. Agency mandates we can only carry Glock, not a bad thing. I would carry a Kahr 9mm or a Beretta 92 Compact Type M if I could.
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:52   #752
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Kahr CW9 or Taurus 851 .38 Ultralight.
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Old 09-10-2008, 16:53   #753
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depends on the day. Mostly the G27, but I carry the 640 at least once or twice a week

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Nice holster on that g27, What is it, and how much was it?
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Old 09-13-2008, 17:31   #754
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Glock 26. Typically with a +2 magazine and Speer Gold Dot 147gr. Lives in a Comp-Tac MTAC or a SmartCarry.
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Old 09-13-2008, 17:44   #755
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Old 09-14-2008, 19:30   #756
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Old 09-14-2008, 21:45   #757
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Depends on how I feel I alternate between my G22 and my M&P 40 but a G19 is in my near future.
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Old 09-15-2008, 17:24   #758
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Old 09-22-2008, 18:59   #759
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Old 09-24-2008, 20:44   #760
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Glock 27 in a High Noon Bare Asset. Very comfortable
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