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No H&K. List is BS!!!! Na list is ok, but I'm still a wee shocked H&K compact didn't make it in the top ten.
 

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We live in a low violent crime area, in fact if there is one murder a year it's a big deal. So I feel perfectly fine with a Taurus 605 J-frame 357 magnum 5 shot in my front pocket. With an HKS speedloader in my watch pocket.
Or, a Charter Arms Bulldog 44 Special in the front pocket, again with an HKS speedloader.
I tried carrying a Colt Commander 45 ACP in an IWB holster, but for the threat level around here it's just too uncomfortable.
 
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For myself, I carry a Diamondback DB9 in a IW holster and a Diamondback 380 acp with laser in my hip pocket. In my truck I caryy a Para Ordance Carry 9 and backup to that in my truck is a Tauras 25 acp in ash tray. Also a AR 15 mounted insided the back panel of the truck. Can never be to careful!
 

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I carry a .45 ACP SIG Sauer P220R Carry with 10-round single stack extended mags.

If I have to shoot, I want a gun that works reliably, and a bullet that ends the fight.
 

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I'm one of the folks who prefers the Glock 26 to the 19...I can certainly understand someone who wants an even smaller weapon to haul around every day.
 

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Im a lefty. So i prefer to carry a FNH FNX9. With the 4in barrel it conceals nicely on my hip under a shirt.
Im not a fan of the 45 clan... 9mm plus-p-plus is a superior round.
 

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Based on his view.
There are far more Rugers sold than any of those listed. Glock sales are not even in the running.
I would dispute the rankings
 

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Like I said experts already know
That's the thing, lists like this are all opinion. There still good help for people who don't know much about guns and/or haven't found what is best for them. Best is all a personal liking though afterall. A what's best for the individual. Most of those pistols I don't like very much, but that's me and with my body type I conceal a fullsize pistol just fine with the right clothes. A fullsize pistol has always shot better than any compact or sub compact that I've ever shot as it's a fuller grip, longer barrel, more weight so less recoil, more forgiving and more comfortable. To each his own though and what works for them. :smile:
 

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He's got some good choices on the list and it would be hard to dispute some of them (specifically the J frame S&W or even the LCR). My personal preference is for a commander style 1911 (a Kimber Pro CDPII in my case) which gives the benefit of a full size frame with the shorter slide/barrel. My secondary carry gun is an S&W M36 because lets face it sometimes that 1911 is just a bit inconvenient to carry and if it comes down to carrying a .38 or not carrying at all, I'll take the .38. I will say that list gives a pretty good starting point for people looking to buy their first carry gun.

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What works for the writer is just fine for him but what works for me and you all too is what works and that is the best there is.
I carry an old Ruger Security-Six with a six inch barrel. I can shoot it at 25 yards without thinking. At the standard 7 yard "combat range" it can be fired from the hip and hit where-ever I want. When I take the time to aim it will keep a 1.5" group at 50 yards and I can easily pick off a man sized target at 100 yards off-hand.
I am completely comfortable with the gun - I have been shooting it for over 40 years. I have owned 9mm, and 45 ACP but I haven't been able to trust them. I have recently fired a Ruger in 40 S&W and it was a nice gun but it was no where near as accurate as my old Ruger wheel gun.
 
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