- Why the Concealed Carry Review?
So, I’ve been asked by more than one person what I think about 9mm Concealed Carry pistols. The short answer is that I don’t think you can go wrong with 9mm for your Utah Concealed Carry Permit. Coupled with a solid hallow point or hydra shock round, I think you’ll be pleased with any one of the following 9mm concealed carry’s. I think it’s important to remember that most concealed carry pistols have a smaller frame, which is essential for concealed carry, but may make you frustrated if you plan on doing lots of shooting with your concealed carry. You’ll probably be happier with a full size pistol at the range than with one of the following concealed carry pistols.
- What 9mm do people like?
Ok, so here’s a general overview of three rather popular concealed carry pistols. The Glock 26, Springfield Armory XD 9, and Kel Tec PF 9. If you’re interested in the technical differences, here’s a comparison between all three of them.
- What about the Glock 26?
For starters I’ll talk about the glock 26 chambered in 9mm Luger. Glock’s are super popular. As the old saying goes, you get what you pay for, and that applies here as well. Going with a Glock is a smart choice because you know that they have a strong reputation and you’ll be able to sell it if you ever need to for a reasonable price. Also, since the Glock is so popular, you’ll have no problem getting all the bells and whistles that you could ever want to go along with this concealed carry. You may have noticed, however, that the glock is the thickest of all three. You may not think that there is much difference between .25 inches or so, but believe me when I say that there is a huge difference. So, going with this concealed carry is not a bad idea. The glock has lots of great features, a solid frame and a great reputation. You do pay a little bit more than some of the other guns out there. So that’s something to consider as well.
- How about the XD 9?
The Springfield Armory XD 9 is an increadibly popular pistol. Lots of people swear by their XD. Constructed of lightweight materials, you’ll be comfortable carrying this concealed carry around. The XD has some unique safety features and is rather comperable to the Glock 26. Many gun dealers will sell this pistol with standard 10 round magazine as well as an extended 16 round magazine. So if you have bigger hands or have to have more rounds on you, then this might be a great option. This XD adds a light rail, a feature that the Glock 26 unfortunately doesn’t have. Like I said, many people are extremely happy with the performance of XD pistols.
- How about that Kel Tec PF 9
The first time that I saw this concealed carry, the guns salesman said, “that gun is only going to make you mad!” That wasn’t a very good sales pitch, so let’s try this angle. Sure, this concealed carry may be a little hard to get perfect bulls eye’s at the range. But show me a concealed carry pistol with those features and I’ll show you that’s it’s probably a full frame pistol. Practice and training will greatly increase your accuracy with this inexpensive and lightweight pistol. This pistol is the slimmest of all three mentioned here. I just don’t know how they got this concealed carry so slim…It is also extremely lightweight compared to the other two. You’ll also notice that this pistol has a light rail, a nice feature for a pistol priced at such a nice price. Probably the greatest downside to this pistol is that it’s double action only (DAO). DAO isn’t bad, it’s just that shooting lots of rounds can get tiresome as you have a long trigger pull on each round. So there you go, a quick reivew of three rather popular pistols to go along with your Utah Concealed Carry Permit. Don’t have your Utah CCW yet, contact us and we’ll get you going!