Looking for another handgun for concealed carry.

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I currently carry a Glock 27, and it's great for concealed carry, except in the summer. Even when carried inside-the-pants it's still a little bulky. I need suggestions for something I could carry in my shorts pocket, or slim enough when wearing a thin t-shirt.
 

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I currently carry a Glock 27, and it's great for concealed carry, except in the summer. Even when carried inside-the-pants it's still a little bulky. I need suggestions for something I could carry in my shorts pocket, or slim enough when wearing a thin t-shirt.
I carry a Shield in .40 all summer long - small enough for pocket carry too. You could always go smaller with a .380 I spose, but I like the .40 cal.
 

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I had been carrying my Glock 26 for years. Recently, my department issued us the S&W Bodyguard for off-duty carry. It is super small with a looooong trigger pull, but it is a good shooting weapon.

I would also suggest a Glock 42 for consideration. I have tried it out and love it.
 

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I carry a glock 27 off duty as well and am so used to it that it doesn't really bother me at all. That said the old S&W 442 is perfect in a pinch.
 

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I guess I'm the outlier. I carry either a 1911 Government model or Heckler and Koch HK45 variant all year long.

That said, a lot of guys at work carry and like the M&P Shield in either 9mm or .40 S&W as an off-duty gun or BUG.
 

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My EDC is a Glock 19 and a Glock 26 when I need something smaller. I've been looking at a Shield in 9mm and a Ruger LCR in 38spc +P for a while now. I'm leaning towards the LCR as a pocket pistol.
 

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The Shield or the Walther PPS are great compact handguns that would serve you well. If you go with the shield (or any m&p), I'd recommend the Apex Tactical DCAEK trigger kit with some 10-8 sights. Makes a world of difference.

Are you comfortable with appendix carry? If so, you can keep the glock 27 and just buy a decent AIWB holster and it will disappear even in a thin shirt.

For pocket carry, I enjoy the trusty S&W 642 or 442, which was already mentioned.
 

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I always divided carry options into 3 categories. ODC, EDC and a BUG for both. For ODC and EDC, I've been of the mindset to try and keep both as similar as possible, frame, feel. caliber and action. The off shoot has always been in consideration of my BUG. Mainly because of size and function.

ODC was always a Glock 22 in .40, EDC Glock 27 in .40 or my 22, and a NAA in .32 ACP. You can really go "Deep Cover" with the NAA and definitely packs a punch.
 

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I carried a Ruger Speed Six for many years. A few years ago I started carrying a Springfield Armory 1911 GI Champion 4". Still carry it..love to shoot it. I reached Zen with the 1911 in 1970. But when it's hot I put that Ruger LCR .357 in an IWB or even in a pocket. Nice concealable little revolver. The frame's a bit light IMO for the magnum load. But it'll do.
 

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I had been carrying my Glock 26 for years. Recently, my department issued us the S&W Bodyguard for off-duty carry. It is super small with a looooong trigger pull, but it is a good shooting weapon.

I would also suggest a Glock 42 for consideration. I have tried it out and love it.
Can you modify the trigger, or is that a departmental no-no?
 

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Can you modify the trigger, or is that a departmental no-no?

Sadly, it's a departmental no-no which is a shame.

It's amazing that a weapon that small can have such a long trigger pull...but, it is a good shooting pistol once you adapt to it. Its biggest plus is its small size. I'm only 5'6" and 170ish and I can wear it anywhere I want comfortably. IWB, ankle holder, front and back pocket...it's that small.

If it wasn't issued, I would buy one and not feel bad about it.
 

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Sadly, it's a departmental no-no which is a shame.

It's amazing that a weapon that small can have such a long trigger pull...but, it is a good shooting pistol once you adapt to it. Its biggest plus is its small size. I'm only 5'6" and 170ish and I can wear it anywhere I want comfortably. IWB, ankle holder, front and back pocket...it's that small.

If it wasn't issued, I would buy one and not feel bad about it.
Bummer, Apex (Apek?) makes a nice trigger mod for the M&P Series, cuts back the pull, smoother, crisper reset, less pull.
My accuracy with the M&P improved, and I didn't get the whole trigger job.
 

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I carry a glock 27 off duty as well and am so used to it that it doesn't really bother me at all. That said the old S&W 442 is perfect in a pinch.

I carry a new, black, 442 no lock. I like S&W, but I won't buy anything that has a frig'ing key lock in the mechanism, period, end of story. I carried a Seecamp for a while too, they are nice, expensive, but nice. I'm toying with a .45 XDs right now, it's slim, small, and light. It doesn't kick much worse than the 442 either in my opinion. I wish Glock would make their small .45 a little smaller like the XDs.
 

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Well, I like the HK's lock mechanism. It's proven handy on a few occasions where storage of the weapons was cased, but not guaranteed that the kids with no experience of firearms wouldn't try futzing with them.

It also isn't something that can break nor be triggered accidentally.
 

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Well, I like the HK's lock mechanism. It's proven handy on a few occasions where storage of the weapons was cased, but not guaranteed that the kids with no experience of firearms wouldn't try futzing with them.

It also isn't something that can break nor be triggered accidentally.

Not all of us can conceal a full sized .45 without printing, Mr. Amost as huge as Polar Bear.
 

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Look into the Kahr CW9 with 147gr projectiles... if you need more than 8 in the first magazine, you really shouldn't have been there in the first place.
Very concealable.

I've heard good things about the Kahr. I'll have to go check one out.
 
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