10 Best Compact Handguns for Everyday Carry

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by EC, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

    Nov 17, 2007
    California ky
    I was looking at those last night can you find them for less than 200$?
  2. JR in KY

    JR in KY 10 pointer

    Jan 25, 2006
    The Occupied South
    I carry a KAHR PM 45.
    I have small hands so it is a perfect fit just the way it comes without the mag extension. Holds 5 rounds of 45 ACP and that should be plenty for anyone.
    The KAHR PM series is a bit more pricey than the CM series, but the Trigger sold me on the PM series. It is so smooth, you don't even know you pulled it.
    I Was interested in the SPRINGFIELD XDS till I tried the triggers.
  3. inchr48

    inchr48 10 pointer

    May 14, 2013
    NW Indiana
    I bought directly from Sig when they had a discount sale. I believe it was 20% off.
  4. kyhunter110

    kyhunter110 8 pointer

    Apr 6, 2006
    3 inch Kimber Ultra CDP or my glock.
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  5. bumhunter

    bumhunter Spike

    Sep 28, 2016
    Carter county, ky
    I carry either my s&w 40 shield or my Rossi .357 magnum snubby.
  6. EC

    EC 12 pointer

    Jul 13, 2003
    Louisville, KY.
  7. Semp

    Semp 10 pointer

    Feb 4, 2008
    Ditto. These type articles are a dime a dozen. As for me I like Glocks and own several. My favorite carry however is a Springfield TRP.
  8. KYBOY

    KYBOY 12 pointer

    Apr 21, 2005
    I carried a sig 225 for a long time. Single stack 9mm. Great little gun and a tack driver.
  9. Swampy207

    Swampy207 6 pointer

    Sep 30, 2014
    My vote would have to go to the G43. That's what were issued for off duty carry, and I own one personally. They actually shoot well for such a small frame/barrel, and you can conceal it anywhere.
  10. KYote-Krusher

    KYote-Krusher 10 pointer

    Jan 12, 2006
    South Central Kentucky

    Man! You must live in a ROUGH neighborhood!! :eek:

    My old Sig P232 in .380 only stacks 7 + 1, double/single but if I need any more than that in a concealed carry situation, I'm gonna' be in deep doo doo and running for the truck anyway. :p
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  11. inchr48

    inchr48 10 pointer

    May 14, 2013
    NW Indiana
    These Kimbers carry well.

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  12. bondhu

    bondhu 12 pointer

    Jul 3, 2015
    Battle Run
    you know why you should pack a 45 , they dont make a 46:D
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  13. louisvillehunter

    louisvillehunter Spike

    Oct 27, 2017
    I used to carry a FNH FNX-9 but found it to uncomfortable. I now carry a S&W M&P Shield 9. Much better as far as comfort is concerned.
  14. TPHunt2Eat

    TPHunt2Eat Fawn

    Jun 22, 2017
    Morehead, KY
    All of these are great choices and I love all of them. Personally, I carry a Kel-Tec P11 9mm. It’s light, comfortable, and affordable. The only issue I’ve ever had with it was it jammed up on my one time while reloading. Obviously, not a desirable but for the price of the gun, it is very good.
  15. Articles like that are generalized and usually the writers have no actual experience with most of the selections they suggest. Several of their choices seem to reflect that. Not to mention everyone has their preferences and what actual does or doesn't work. For example the Glock G26 is a reliable and durable pistol, yet the Glock G43 is far easier to conceal. The Springfield XD compact is another good pistol, yet it's XDS counter-part despite having a slimmer design has a horrible trigger to say the least. Walther has the PPS out, yet I've always had reliability issues from that company. My point is that top 10 lists are destined to fail, everyone has their picks and without actually having tried a large number of guns, nobody can pick which are "best".

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