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  • EXIT WOUND

    Active Member
    Sep 22, 2011
    169
    I just got approved for my W&C and applied for the HQL. Not sure if I filed correctly for the HQL since I didn't upload any documentation. All I did was file Permit Exempt and gave them my permit number.

    Now I need to look for a gun. I was thinking micro 9 and/or a pocket gun. In the micro 9 side, I was originally set on getting a Canik MC9, but with it being a new gun and all the recent quality issues, I'm leaning away from it. Because of that, I was think P365 or a Shield Plus. What are your thought?

    As for a pocket carry gun, I was thinking a small rim fire .22 that would hold 10 rounds or possibly a Ruger LCP II in .380. Haven't really look into this much.

    What's everyone's recommendations?

    Thanks!
    Go rent as many as you need to. Many good choices but what's best for you is personal. Shoot them and buy what you do best with. Good Luck..
     

    FN509Fan

    Ultimate Member
    Nothing more elegant and economical than a Bersa Thunder 380 Duotone.
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    Cool_Moo5e

    Active Member
    Sep 4, 2023
    493
    Harford
    When I took my CCW class the instructor game me a H&K VP9 and I was sold, it's an ambidextrous gun, better trigger then a glock and the handgrip feels so much better.

    Pocket gun I am still thinking about and I've considered the 22lr route I just gotta try a couple guns out. :sarcasm:
     
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    pleasant1911

    Ultimate Member
    Apr 12, 2012
    10,094
    When I took my CCW class the instructor game me a H&K VP9 and I was sold, it's an ambidextrous gun, better trigger then a glock and the handgrip feels so much better.

    Pocket gun I am still thinking about and I've considered the 22lr route I just gotta try a couple guns out.
    Hot damn! You ccw ing a 4.7 inch barrel gun. (Just looked up hk vp9).
     

    John from MD

    American Patriot
    MDS Supporter
    May 12, 2005
    22,466
    Socialist State of Maryland
    When I took my CCW class the instructor game me a H&K VP9 and I was sold, it's an ambidextrous gun, better trigger then a glock and the handgrip feels so much better.

    Pocket gun I am still thinking about and I've considered the 22lr route I just gotta try a couple guns out.
    Please don't use a .22 for concealed carry. If for no other reason, rimfires ignition is unreliable no matter what brand. There are plenty of .380's around, one of which that will carry 11 or 13 rounds. Even the pocket gun that created the pocket gun craze, the P3AT, will carry up to 10 rounds with a 9 round mag.

    The .380 centerfire ammo is reliable and the gun is just as small as a .22.
     

    Cool_Moo5e

    Active Member
    Sep 4, 2023
    493
    Harford
    Please don't use a .22 for concealed carry. If for no other reason, rimfires ignition is unreliable no matter what brand. There are plenty of .380's around, one of which that will carry 11 or 13 rounds. Even the pocket gun that created the pocket gun craze, the P3AT, will carry up to 10 rounds with a 9 round mag.

    The .380 centerfire ammo is reliable and the gun is just as small as a .22.
    Sorry it was sarcasm, 380 is about as low as I'd to to carry outside of trapping I wouldn't use a 22lr handgun.
     

    Cool_Moo5e

    Active Member
    Sep 4, 2023
    493
    Harford
    Got ya. I google and clicked on the vp9 tactical.
    there are a couple of variants of it, this was a 4.1" barrel that I used and I am sold I think overall it was a 7.5" gun and if I find a match that could be my bedside/winter carry it's a 5.6" barrel if I like it enough.
     

    Cool_Moo5e

    Active Member
    Sep 4, 2023
    493
    Harford
    There's also the VP9SK variant (subcompact) that is definitely concealable. I have the P30SK with almost identical dimensions to the VP9SK and it gets a lot of carry outside of the summer months.
    whats the difference between the VP9 and the P30? is it just the older variant? I know the Euro police use to carry the P30s
     

    teratos

    My hair is amazing
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    Patriot Picket
    Jan 22, 2009
    59,608
    Bel Air
    so other than the firing mechanism and a few may be more modern features it's the same gun.
    Pretty much. Same ergos. Most comfortable gun I’ve ever held…that’s one man’s opinion.

    In colder months, I CC a VP9.
     

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