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I am looking for an off-duty firearm.

Here are the criteria:
1) Easily concealable (that means no 1911)
2) .40 or .45 caliber
3) reasonably priced (under $700)
4) Revolvers need not apply

I have been considering the Glock 27(.40 cal) or Glock 36(.45 cal). Any thoughts on these two, or other suggestions?

Thanks,
Ryan
 

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Glocks would be a great choice, Springfield Armory XD 3inch sub compact, CZ RAMI

But hell the glocks are plentiful and easy to get mags and parts for...

I am looking for an off-duty firearm.

Here are the criteria:
1) Easily concealable (that means no 1911)
2) .40 or .45 caliber
3) reasonably priced (under $700)
4) Revolvers need not apply

I have been considering the Glock 27(.40 cal) or Glock 36(.45 cal). Any thoughts on these two, or other suggestions?

Thanks,
Ryan
 

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I have a G27 and a G36. They are both excellent choices, however I prefer my 27 for concealed carry. It is a little bit smaller than the 36 and holds 10 rounds. I want a Kahr PM9 (9mm) but they are impossible to find.
 

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The PM9 is shipping now, we've had two in for our LE shop in NY. Nice guns, not quite what I expected. You do know they have their sales office in Wocester, MA and would love more LE business, right?

I have a G27 and a G36. They are both excellent choices, however I prefer my 27 for concealed carry. It is a little bit smaller than the 36 and holds 10 rounds. I want a Kahr PM9 (9mm) but they are impossible to find.
 

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I carry a Glock 27 for off duty and detail work. What do you carry on duty? My department issues glocks and that is why I carry the Glock 27. It's controls are the same as the duty weapon. I also am a firm believer in the J frame smith revolvers. The model 342 Air Lite Ti stoked with 125 Gr Gold Dot +P is lighter and easier to conceal then my glock and I think the new ones are able to take 357 rounds. :BE:
Don't rule out revolvers.

SOT II do you know were I can get a couple of boxes of the new 135 Gr Gold Dot +P? I don't want to buy a case.
 

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Ryan,

Choose a weapon that you are comfortable with and also something that you can easily conceal. You want to be able to draw the weapon quickly and safely. Most of all get a weapon that suits your off duty carry needs.!

I carry my glock 17....
I also have a beretta .25 auto that fits nicely in my back pocket...

Best of luck.
 

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The best back-up gun is the one you have with you when you need it. :wink: :lol:

I'm partial to the G27. It's light, small, & easily concealable. It's also a great back-up weapon (I carry mine in a BUG vest holster, available from the Caliber Press Survival Selections catalog). If your department issues either a G22 or G23, you can use the full size mags.

The G36 is narrower & would make a great 'summer gun', as it works well with an inside the pants holster, making it easier to conceal while wearing just shorts & a T-shirt.

You'll need a grip extension with the G27.
 

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Keep it simple,

1. It must be light/comfortable enough to always carry.
2. You must shoot it, shoot it again, and shoot it some more.
3. Type/Make/caliber are all subjective. If it's a .22lr and you can put outs a gnats eyes at 10 yards, then it's better than a loud miss with a .45
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All the armchair experts out here can bite my hairy bum if you think otherwise!
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I have a Glock 27 for my off duty weapon. I have had no problems with it. Its compact conceals well. I also had to get the grip extension. I think the main choice is find something you are comfortable with and find a holster design you like. Good luck
 
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I'd like to say lets end this thread with what most are saying;

GLOCK 27 with Pierce finger grip extension. End of story
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You can never go wrong with a Glock, I used to use a Glock 36 for my off duty carry, but if you decide to go this route your better off going with the Glock 30 instead of the 36, it is a little bit wider but it holds 10 rounds compared to the 7 rounds in the 36, I got rid of my 36 due to the small 3 finger grip. I personally like the Glock 23, not too big and its great for off duty.

Good luck and Stay Safe.
 

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DODK911 @ 02 Dec 2004 21:54 said:
You can never go wrong with a Glock...I personally like the Glock 23, not too big and its great for off duty.

Good luck and Stay Safe.
I agree, the G23 is an excellent weapon. It is acurate, has ample capacity, easily concealed (just as easy to conceal as a G27, I've carried both).
 
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