HGR 039 - Concealed Carry Handguns

HGR 039 - Concealed Carry Handguns

Hello and welcome to episode 039 of Handgun Radio! Im your host Ryan Michad and this is your home for all the news, information and discussion in the handgunning world! This week, I have with me Matt and Weerd Beard to discuss some popular options in concealed carry handguns.

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Week in Review:

Ryan:

  • Got my Altamont Boot Grips in for my S&W Model 60. I am exceedingly happy with them! The fit it awesome and the figuring on the wood is very cool too. I am really pleased. The slick texture also helps with pocket carry. There is a video over at the youtube channel featuring them so go check it out!
  • Got to do some great video & shooting this weekend with the Arcus 98 DA, the Sig-Sauer P225, the Helwan which we have talked about before and the new suppressor ready Ruger 10/22 Takedown. Really awesome guns!
  • Been working on reloading so I can get a lot of shooting in this summer and also get some video for the listeners and viewers!!

     Matt:

*    Finally got some rounds down range through the competitor. Using it for NRA  action pistol Wolrd shoot, maybe Bianchi in the metallic sight division.

       *   trying to find some American Eagle 158gr .357 as a back up.

Weerd: weerdworld.com, The Squirrel Report Podcast

Unfortunetly I’m tied up with a new baby and haven’t had a chance to hit the range.  Also having a baby will make you sick as a dog!

Main Topic: Concealed Carry Handguns

This episode we are going to discuss some of the concealed carry handguns that are available, both new and old, and what things to look out for with those guns.

New (or newer) handguns:

Sig-Sauer P938:

  • Small 9mm handgun based upon the 1911/Colt Mustang design.
  • Single action trigger pull 7.5 lbs
  • 5.9” length
  • 3.9” height
  • 1.1” width
  • Barrel length 3.0” with sight radius of 4.2”
  • Weight without magazine 16.0 oz.
  • Holds six rounds
  • Comes with SIGLITE night sights.
  • MSRP $819.00
  • NOT CA COMPLIANT

Walther PPS:

  • Available in 9mm or .40 S&W
  • 6.1 lbs trigger pull
  • 3.2” barrel length
  • OAL: 6.3”
  • Magazine Capacity 7 Rounds
  • 0.9” width
  • Sight Radius 5.4”
  • Weight with empty mag 1.3 lbs
  • $533.00

S&W Shield:

  • Available in 9mm or .40 S&W
  • Trigger pull 6.5 lbs
  • 3.1” barrel
  • 6.1” length
  • 0.95” wide
  • 4.6” height
  • 7 round capacity
  • 19.0 oz. weight
  • 5.3” sight radius
  • $449.00 MSRP

Springfield XDs (4.0):

  • Available in 9mm
  • 5.5 to 7.7 lbs Trigger Pull
  • 7+1 round capacity (9+1 with mag extension)
  • 7” length
  • 4.4” height
  • 0.9” width
  • Comes with 1 flush sitting magazine and 1 magazine with grip extension.
  • $599 black finish $669 two-tone finish MSRP

Kahr PM9:

  • Available in 9mm (+p rated)
  • 6+1 capacity (7+1 with mag extension)
  • 3.1” barrel (polygonal rifling)
  • OAL 5.42”
  • 4.0” Height
  • 0.90” Width
  • Pistol weighs 14 oz. Magazine 1.9 oz.

Kahr PM45

  • .45 ACP (+P Rated)
  • 5+1 Standard magazine 6&7-round extended magazines available
  • 3.14” Barrel (pi!)
  • OAL 5.79”
  • 1.01” Wide
  • 17.3 Oz Unloaded 2oz Magazine
  • $855 MSRP, $1,000 Black with Night Sights

S&W J-Frames (36,60,442,642,637,638, etc.):

  • Chambered in .38 Special, .357 Magnum, .32 H&R Magnum (and if you’re lucky, 9mm in the 940)
  • Prices run from $430 to $800 MSRP & retail.
  • 5 shot capacity.
  • Can be had with hammer, hammerless or with a shrouded but accessible hammer (S&W 638)
  • Can be had in stainless steel, carbon steel or any of the lightweight “Airweight” materials S&W uses.
  • Grip options available to fit almost any hand.

Glock 42:

  • Chambered in .380 Automatic
  • 5.94” length
  • 4.13” height
  • 0.94” width
  • 4.92” sight radius
  • 3.25” barrel length
  • 14.36 oz. loaded
  • 5.5 lbs trigger pull
  • 6 round capacity
  • $409.00 retail

Older Designs:

Walther PPK/s:

  • Chambered in .380 Auto and .22 LR currently, and .32 in older models
  • Barrel 3.3 in
  • Capacity 6 Rounds .380 and .32 8 Rounds .22LR
  • OAL 6.1”
  • Width 1”
  • Height  3.8”
  • 22.4 oz unloaded

Colt Commander:

  • Chambered in .45 ACP, .38 Super, 9x19mm as well as other calibers like 10mm auto and .40 S&W for other brand copies
  • Barrel 4.25”
  • Capacity 7+1 Flush fit, 8+1 with mag bumper, and all sorts of odd magazines available from long sticks to drums
  • OAL 7.75”
  • Width 0.91 inches with slim grips or across the slide
  • Height 5.25”
  • Weight 28 oz unloaded
  • Price $500 for cast imports, the sky is the limit for custom guns!

Beretta 21A:

  • Available in .22 LR and .25 ACP
  • 7+1 in .22 LR, 8+1 in .25ACP
  • Barrel 2.4 IN
  • Height 3.7 in
  • Width 1.1in
  • OAL 4.92 in
  • 11.8 oz unloaded

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