Looking for another handgun for concealed carry.

Totentanz

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How well does the G42 lend itself to pocket carry?

FWIW, if that's the holster style you're looking for, Remora works pretty well. They're almost always running some kind of sale/discount and if not they have a military discount. I have one for each pistol I own; they're inexpensive, easy to use, and make a good way to store them.
 

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And you would do this based upon your experience? A ported barrel on a concealed carry pistol? Well, I guess that's one way to do it....

Well, he uses terms like holdout piece. He's obviously an operator.

Jeeziz Christ, guys, that was intended facetiously and as a commentary on people's tendencies to immediately devastate the aesthetics and efficacy of their guns. There's a fricking whistling smiley behind it fer Chrissakes. And "holdout piece" has been around a lot longer than the high-speed low-drag scene. I assumed I'd gotten it from a Chandler novel or something.

@Six-Two , what do you carry?
I can't carry, because I live in Los Angeles. If I did, it would probably be a Ruger SR9C or an LCP. The SR9C fits my hand well and the trigger feels nice. LCP is smaller and fits in a pocket. If I wasn't as worried about printing, I'd grab a Shield in 9mm.
 

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I can't carry, because I live in Los Angeles. If I did, it would probably be a Ruger SR9C or an LCP. The SR9C fits my hand well and the trigger feels nice. LCP is smaller and fits in a pocket. If I wasn't as worried about printing, I'd grab a Shield in 9mm.

That being the case, don't you think giving advice on the matter is a bit presumptuous?
 

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That being the case, don't you think giving advice on the matter is a bit presumptuous?
On the modifications? Like I said, that was a joke. As far as the stuff I posted, just because I don't carry them daily doesn't mean I haven't tried them out, handled, fired, held in holsters, etc. unless otherwise noted (like the Taurus, which was included for novelty's sake). It was with the best of intentions, I can assure you.

I've built guns from sheet metal, parts kits, and aluminum blocks. I don't consider myself an SME, but I'm not just pulling these things out of my ass. I can see how, this being the internet where sarcasm is tough to gauge and anybody can jump in off the street, it might look like I am though, for which I apologize. I'll try to use disclaimers and fewer ambiguous statements and from here on out.

And if any of those pistol choices have their detractors, by all means I'd love to hear them for my own edification.
 

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On the modifications? Like I said, that was a joke. As far as the stuff I posted, just because I don't carry them daily doesn't mean I haven't tried them out, handled, fired, held in holsters, etc. unless otherwise noted (like the Taurus, which was included for novelty's sake). It was with the best of intentions, I can assure you.

I've built guns from sheet metal, parts kits, and aluminum blocks. I don't consider myself an SME, but I'm not just pulling these things out of my ass. I can see how, this being the internet where sarcasm is tough to gauge and anybody can jump in off the street, it might look like I am though, for which I apologize. I'll try to use disclaimers and fewer ambiguous statements and from here on out.

And if any of those pistol choices have their detractors, by all means I'd love to hear them for my own edification.

First, the part I bolded in blue is the only thing you've said that matters.

As to the rest, I'm not talking about the porting and RMR comment. I'm talking about these posts, which are clearly meant to be advice.
Springfield XDS and XD Mod.2 are both absurdly cool and come in 9mm and 40 cal flavors. Have you fingered either of those? Definitely worth checking out and/or fondling next chance you get.
Alternately, the Kel-Tec PF9 is nice, light, small, and ~$250.
Alternate alternate is the Ruger LCP in .380, which is very difficult to print and can be operated from inside a wallet holster. Tiny, tiny thing, but as @Etype pointed out it's enough gun for what you need. From a personal perspective, stopping power or not, getting shot by one would make me seriously reconsider the decisions that lead me to that point.

Here's the LC9 in the wallet holster:


Either way, best of luck with the purchase!

For sheer novelty's sake, here's one from our Brazilian friends at Taurus:

Yup, that's a curved gun for IWB. No, I will not attest to its ergos or functionality, but it's too damn weird to not include.

Best,

62

FWIW, the XDS's (Single stack/slim) 9mm is only .92" wide. Pretty skinny by anybody's standards. Only comes in 9 and 45 if I recall correctly, though.

Are there problems with some of the guns you've identified as being well-suited to defensive use? Yes, there are. But that's a whole other issue.
 

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First, the part I bolded in blue is the only thing you've said that matters.
As to the rest, I'm not talking about the porting and RMR comment. I'm talking about these posts, which are clearly meant to be advice.
Are there problems with some of the guns you've identified as being well-suited to defensive use? Yes, there are. But that's a whole other issue.

What are you looking for me to say? That I know nothing about guns and should never have dared try to clue in the OP about what else is available on the market? You got it, man.

OP: Please disregard everything I've said. Sorry for the inconvenience.
 

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Just stop talking. This line of discussion is WAY off topic and isn't anywhere close to being productive.
 

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Just stop talking. This line of discussion is WAY off topic and isn't anywhere close to being productive.

I'd agree, but my curiosity is piqued.

I've built guns from sheet metal, parts kits, and aluminum blocks.

That's pretty interesting. How difficult was it to obtain a license for that stuff? Time, cost, paperwork, etc.?
 

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I'd be inclined to agree that we're way off topic and this isn't constructive, but since you asked, the answer is "very easy, and took no time at all," because there isn't one. I'm not doing anything that would necessitate an 07 FFL or an SOT; not manufacturing for sale and not making any NFA items. If I were doing it commercially or building SBRs or cans, that'd be a different story, but like I said - I'm not.

Anyway, I'm gonna check out of this conversation before it gets entirely devoted to trying to prove I don't know anything.
 

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A Tel-Kec PF9 in a Versacarry holster can be carried in a jock strap and a thin coat of oil. It helps to have some love handles, tucks in real nice.
 

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A Tel-Kec PF9 in a Versacarry holster can be carried in a jock strap and a thin coat of oil. It helps to have some love handles, tucks in real nice.


Top.... your post sounds sooooooooooooooooo wrong.... tucking in wearing a jockstrap and a light coat of oil? Is this a Ranger thing?:-o:-o:wall::wall::hmm::hmm:
 

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I finally got a chance to take my G42 to the range. The first magazine had no issues. The second magazine resulted in one malfunction. After that, I had no further problems. I was impressed with it's accuracy, especially with such a short barrel.
 
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