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I am considering getting my CCW permit in Pa, I have not fired many compact pistols and was wondering what ...


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Old 11-07-2013, 03:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am considering getting my CCW permit in Pa, I have not fired many compact pistols and was wondering what advice you could give as to what pistols would work well for someone looking for a lefty friendly pistol in the glock 19 and xdm 3.8 size range. thank you all for any and all info.
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1911 was built for south paws.
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A revolver might be what you need unless you can find a semi with an ambidextrous safety that you like. A 1911 is pretty big unless you go compact model although there are some folks that do conceal carry them. I've found that smaller is more comfortable. I can carry a Glock 30 (.45) but prefer the Taurus PT740 (.40) due to it's thinner size. Neither of these guns has an ambidextrous safety but the Glock doesn't even have a separate manual safety. Just the trigger safety.

I like carrying appendix style so I'm just more comfortable having the extra manual safety on the Taurus. IMO, whatever you do, carry in a holster that covers the finger guard/trigger area. You don't want something finding it's way in there and accidentally discharging the gun while it's tucked in your pants. Could be life altering. Specially if you carry appendix style.
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Gen 4 G19 has ambi magazine release but no safety although you can get one, I have handled a gun with this iństalled . Sliderlock is the name but can't put a link up for some reason, Google Glock trigger safety and it will come up...here it is www.siderlock.com my bad glad I can edit....
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Stock 1911 has all its controls on the left side so no ambi safety is needed for a south paw.
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If you can handle the size of it for ccw, that's the downfall in my eyes is size and weight......
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Ultra carry CDP kimber is 3" barrel and as small or smaller than a 27 glock. Great gun.
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The Glock 19 & Glock 26 are both excellent choices for concealed carry. Just remember the same basic rules with all guns, don't put your finer on the trigger until you're ready to shoot. Carry with a holster that covers the trigger guard.

The Glock 26 shoots great and hides easily. That is a major plus for concealed carry as I have found if it's hard to carry and/or hide people will leave it at home.

A reason that I love the S&W 642 for carry. I carry mine a lot when carrying concealed.
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Just put a crimson trace on my 27. Mistake I think it sticks out about a foot.
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